Sunny Fischer

Interim President & CEO


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Sunny Fischer is currently interim President and CEO at United States Artists. She is the former Executive Director of The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation and a well-known and respected philanthropy pioneer in Chicago. She is co-founder of The Chicago Foundation for Women and was founding executive director of The Sophia Fund, one of the first private women's foundations in the country.  She is Board Chair and a founder of the National Public Housing Museum and serves on several boards, including the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Futures Without Violence and Project. After 21 years with the Driehaus Foundation, she now consults for nonprofits and foundations.

Meg Leary

Director of Programs


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Meg Leary joined United States Artists as the Director of Programs in May of 2014. Before joining USA, she was the Communications and Program Officer at the Irving Harris Foundation, a Chicago-based family foundation that grants over $15 million annually to organizations working in arts and culture, early childhood and infant mental health, social justice, and Jewish philanthropy. She managed a portfolio of grants to support arts and cultural organizations, progressive media and documentary film projects, and social justice, anti-racism, and interfaith efforts nationally and in Israel. Previous positions include Director of Development and Operations for the Reeling LGBT Film Festival and roles at the Hemispheric Institute for Performance and Politics and East Coast Artists.

Ms. Leary has a master in fine arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a master of arts in performance studies from New York University's, Tisch School of the Arts, and a bachelor of arts degree from Smith College. She currently serves on the board of ACRE (Artist's Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions) and Links Hall and previously held leadership roles on the boards of Beyondmedia Education and the Fire This Time Fund. Ms. Leary is also a visual artist and opera singer.

Lisa Feingold

Director of Development


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Lisa Feingold joined United States Artists as Director of Development in January of 2016 with more than 25 years of business development and relationship management experience. Before joining USA, she was a Senior Major Corporate Gift Officer at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago where she managed major corporate partnerships and worked with the Children's Research Fund Board in support of the annual Children's Ball benefitting pediatric medical research. Previous positions include Associate Director of Development and Senior Director of Institutional Giving at Goodman Theatre, where Ms. Feingold was part of a senior director's team that developed and executed the fundraising plan to raise more than $6 million annually. She also cultivated and stewarded a portfolio of corporate donors and managed a five-person institutional giving team responsible for achieving the corporate, foundation, and government fundraising goal of $2.6 million. Prior to joining the Goodman, Ms. Feingold was the Manager of Corporate Relations at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, a travel agent at Acorn Travel and an Assistant Vice President at Pittsburgh National Bank (now PNC).

Ms. Feingold has a B.S. from Indiana University. She enjoys singing and playing the guitar, biking and the open air road on the back of a motorcycle. 

Anna Harris, MBA, CPA

Director of Finance & Administration


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Ms. Harris, a Chicago native, comes to USA with more than 20 years of experience in project management, fiduciary and administrative duties, financial statement preparation, treasury and finance systems upgrades and growth and expansion through team building. She began her career while attending the University of Illinois at Chicago, working as a fund accounting clerk at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center. She then worked for Goldblatt's Department stores as the Manager of Accounting for eight years.  Goldblatt's Department stores was a chain of local discount stores that operated in Chicago, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin from 1914 to early 2000.  Harris moved to the nonprofit sector and began working for the Academy of General Dentistry, a professional association of dentists from Canada and the United States, headquartered in Chicago. Founded in 1952, the academy has grown to become the second-largest dental association in the U.S., behind the American Dental Association (ADA).  She then began her fifteen-year tenure as the Manager of Finance with Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare quality, safety, cost-effectiveness and access through the best use of information technology and management systems. Ms. Harris has a Master of Business Administration from Keller Graduate School of Management, a division of DeVry University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Rebecca Beltrán

Programs Manager

Rebecca Beltrán joined United States Artists as Program Manager in March 2016. Prior to USA, she was with BLICK Art Materials managing institutional sponsorships and promotional events for the national art retailer’s 60+ stores. Originally from Los Angeles, Ms. Beltrán’s previous positions include positions in  development for the Craft & Folk Art Museum and performing arts presenter UCLA Live! (now Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA), as well as registrar/ associate at Fahey/ Klein Gallery, specializing in iconic fine art photography. Her ambition for the arts began with internships through the J. Paul Getty Foundation’s Multicultural Internship Program at the Vincent Price Art Museum at East LA College and the City of Beverly Hills, as well as National Public Radio’s (NPR) arts desk.

Ms. Beltrán studied Art History at Loyola Marymount University and Arts Management at Claremont Graduate University. She attended the Akademie für Internationale Bildung in Germany, and was a 2010 Riordan MBA Fellow at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. She is currently on the auxiliary Board for the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago.