Tina Summerlin has been working in arts administration in New York City since the early 1980’s. She worked with the photographers Annie Leibovitz and Robert Mapplethorpe, and then became the first Executive Director of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. For 20 years, she worked in Civitella Ranieri’s New York office. She currently works with Artists’ Fellowship, Inc., giving emergency grants to professional visual artists in need.