For over 16 years, Kelly Brilliant has led The Fenway Alliance in improving the physical, social, economic, and cultural environment of Boston’s Fenway community. In 2012, Kelly spearheaded a year-long community effort to designate the Fenway by the Massachusetts Cultural Council as the first of 30 Cultural Districts in Massachusetts. Under Kelly’s leadership, the Alliance was selected to manage the Fenway Cultural District. Kelly founded the major Boston public events Opening Our Doors, TEDxFenway, and Public By Design - a public art series that features Massachusetts-based artists. Prior to leading The Fenway Alliance, Kelly directed Healthy Malden 2000, a nonprofit organization established to serve the health of the city and the state through a variety of public health initiatives. Kelly was Managing Director and co-author of the FLASHPOINT curricula initiated by the Eastern District Attorney’s Office of Massachusetts and Director of Curriculum for Harvard University’s Program for Young Negotiators. Kelly received a B.A. from Vassar College and an M.A. from Boston University. Her career is marked by the belief that everyone should have access to the art and culture at the heart of Boston’s diverse communities.
Genevieve Day comes to The Fenway Alliance from the world of small business and entrepreneurship. She was co-owner and managing partner of a yarn and fabric shop in Jamaica Plain where she built a thriving crafting scene over eight years as a small business owner. She sold the business in 2018 and it continues as a beloved community crafting resource for the area. In 2016, she founded the natural fibers company New England Farm to Fiber and is the founder of the Boston Farm & Fiber Festival, an annual New England local farm yarn and craft festival at the Boston Public Market. Genevieve has been involved in community development work and outreach for the Curley K8, a Boston Public School educating 900+ students from all socio-economic backgrounds in the heart of Jamaica Plain. She is the founding member of the Curley Arts Committee, was co-chair of the School Parent Council for two years, and worked on community outreach for the $350k capital campaign to build a new turf playing field at the school. Most recently, Genevieve worked for Fusco & Four, producers of Boston Design Week, where she served as the Non-Profit Organizations Coordinator. Genevieve started at the Fenway Alliance in 2019 as Assistant Director and in September of 2023 was named Co-Executive Director. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington and an MA from Emerson College. Genevieve is delighted to bring her passion for community arts and development to her role as Co-Executive Director of the Fenway Alliance.
Madeline Boehm was born and raised in the Chicago area. Having only recently moved to Boston, she works part-time for Revolutionary Spaces that takes care of the Old State House and Old South Meeting House in Downtown and is the new Fenway Alliance Intern. She graduated from her Bachelors program in Art History at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2020. Madeline then went on to receive her Masters in Art History with a concentration in Early Modern European Art and Certificate in Women and Gender Studies this past year from Texas Christian University. Throughout her academic career, she worked part-time in the Registration Department for local museums to aid in their administrative and collections care operations. She is excited to join the dedicated Fenway Alliance Team in their promotion of the vibrant arts and culture of the Fenway Community. You can reach out to Maddi at: Madeline@fenwayculture.org