Board & Staff

The Board of Trustees

The governance, management, and direction of the Camargo Foundation are vested in the Board of Trustees.

  • Kate Barr
    Executive Director of Propel Nonprofits, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Carlyle Brown
    Writer/performer, Artistic Director of Carlyle Brown & Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Patricia Hampl
    Writer, Regents Professor, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Barbara Hunt McLanahan (Chair)
    Executive Director, Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, New York 
  • Gary Nan Tie (Treasurer)
    Mathematician, St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Calogero Salvo (Secretary)
    Filmmaker, New York, New York
  • Charles Zelle (Vice-Chair)
    Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Transportation, St. Paul, Minnesota


  • Julie Chénot +

    Executive Director

    You can contact Julie if you have questions about the Foundation's mission, programs, partnerships, summer institutes & seminars, etc.

  • Cécile Descloux +


    You can contact Cécile if you have questions about accounting, planning, finance, human resources, visas, contracts & agreements, etc.

  • Julian McKinnon +

    Program and Communication Coordinator

    You can contact Julian if you have questions about application & selection process, programs, logistics of the residency, communication, etc.