The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) has announced the newest members of its Board of Trustees for 2020-21. They are Kate Feldstein, Timothy O. Fisher, David Jackson and Carol MacCorkle.
They will serve under the leadership of returning board chair Patricia Aoyama. The trustees’ term began July 1. Following are bios of the new board members:
For 30 years, Kate Feldstein was president of Economics Studies, Inc., an economic consulting firm she co-founded with her late husband Martin Feldstein. She also served on a number of corporate boards, including Bank of America, Bell South, Conrail, and Knight Ridder/McClatchy. Feldstein has also been active in several nonprofit organizations in the arts, education, and healthcare.
She currently serves as a trustee of The Frick Collection and is an honorary trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Prior board service includes Catholic Charities of Boston, McLean Hospital, Simmons College, and the Winsor School. She is a collector with particular interest in 17th-century Dutch landscapes.
Feldstein received a BA from Radcliffe and a Ph.D in economics from MIT. A native Bostonian, she recently became a part time resident of Santa Barbara.
Timothy O. Fisher is a retired senior vice president of The Hillman Company, where he continues to serve as a member of the Board of Directors. The Hillman Company is a private, family owned investment company in Pittsburgh, with a diversified portfolio focused on alternative assets.
Fisher was employed with The Hillman Company in various capacities since 1972, and his former oversight responsibilities included Hillman’s private equity, hedge fund, and long-only equity portfolios. Fisher currently serves as chairman of the Pennsylvania Pure Distilleries LLC, a craft spirits distiller. He is a director of HealthyMee, an innovative software company serving the healthcare sector.
Fisher serves on the advisory boards of Owl Ventures, March Capital, Treilantic Capital, and Fernbrook Convergence, and is a special adviser to Three Ocean Partners, a boutique investment bank headquartered in New York.
Born and raised in New England, Fisher lives in Pittsburgh, Holderness, NH, and Santa Barbara. Over the past three decades, he has played an active role conserving land in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, working with the Squam Lakes Association, the Lakes Region Conservation Trust, and the Squam Lakes Conservation Society.
Fisher currently serves on the Advisory Council of the UCSB Arts & Lectures program, and is vice chair of the Granada Theater. He received a BA from the University of Denver in 1971 and earned an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Colgate Darden School of Business in 1976.
David Jackson has more than 10 years of experience working in philanthropy with a focus and passion for the arts and education. Working from the Zegar Family Foundation’s (ZFF) New York-based office, he helped increase the number of grantees in this field, partnering with T.E.A.K. Fellowship among others.
After finishing graduate studies at Columbia, he began working in development for the Little Orchestra Society in New York and helped launch the Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center in Los Angeles.
Jackson lives in Santa Barbara, dedicating his time to researching potential grantees for ZFF, and expanding the foundation’s outreach to more organizations committed to improving education standards for all students, from pre-school through college.
Carol MacCorkle and her husband Emmett “Mac” MacCorkle (now deceased) moved from Menlo Park to Santa Barbara in 2018 after having been frequent visitors to this area.
She enjoyed a 40-year career as a residential real estate broker in Silicon Valley, and was an active member in the community, including president of the Menlo-Atherton Board of Realtors, and participated on boards of the Menlo Circus Club and the De Saisset Museum of Art at Santa Clara University.
A graduate of Cornell University, MacCorkle has been active in alumni affairs, and was a founder and chair of the President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW), which provides support for women faculty and women graduates. Additionally, she was appointed to the Board of Trustees of Cornell and, currently, has the honor of being a presidential councillor.