Sanaz Hojreh is an independent consultant working in the field of arts education and nonprofit management supporting schools, organizations and foundations to envision and achieve their goals. She most recently held the post of Director for the Newark Arts Education Roundtable, a collective impact organization designed to increase access and participation in arts education in Newark. While leading the organization she doubled the funds raised, increased membership, and implemented an NEA grant to develop a common evaluation tool. Prior her work with the NAER, Ms. Hojreh spent sixteen years at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center
(NJPAC), including a decade as the Assistant Vice President for Arts Education. She was responsible for leading the Center’s arts training programs for youth, as well as the Passport to Culture SchoolTime and FamilyTime Performance Series. During her tenure, these programs served over a million children, families and educators.
Ms. Hojreh is an active social sector volunteer. She serves as a board member of GlassRoots and Pleasant Valley Productions; a founding and elected member of the NAER; co-chair of Newark Arts High School Advisory Council for the Performing Arts; and as a member of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council in Newark. Ms. Hojreh served as the co-chair of Education Directors of Performing Arts Centers, a national consortium, and has presented at national conferences including the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) and International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY).
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Rutgers University, Ms. Hojreh earned degrees in Theater Arts and Business and holds a certificate from Columbia University’s Emerging Leaders Program.