Dr. Ronald Aubert is Vice President of Advanced Analytics at Medco Health Solutions in the Department of Advanced Clinical Services and Research. Dr. Aubert is also an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) School of Public Health, and in the Family Medicine Department at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.  He serves on the External Advisory Committee for the UMDNJ School of Public Health and the Peers for Progress Advisory Board. Prior to joining Medco, Dr. Aubert was a Commander for the U.S. Public Health Service, a Senior Health Care Analyst at the Aetna Center for Health Care Research, and Chief of the Epidemiology Section, Division of Diabetes Translation the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Dr. Aubert received a B.A. in biology from Oberlin College, an MSPH and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed the Epidemic Intelligence Service fellowship at the CDC.

Vincent Cianni is nationally known documentary photographer, whose work is in the collection of La Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts Houston; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Museum of the City of New York, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the George Eastman House.  Cianni received awards from the New York State Council on the Arts, Artist’s Space, New Jersey Sate Arts Council, Agfa Corporation, Ruttenberg Arts Foundation, Jerome Foundation, and most recently two support grants from the Palm Center and the New School University’s Faculty Fund Award Faculty Fund Award to support his new project “Gays in the Military: How America Thanked Me.”

Cianni’s documentary photography explores community and memory, the human condition, and the use of image, word and text. We Skate Hardcore was published by NYU Press and the Center for Documentary Studies in 2004 and was awarded the American Association of University Presses’ Best Book Design.  His work was published in Double Take, Aperture, The New Yorker, New York 400: A Visual History of America’s Greatest City (Running Press, 2009); The Polaroid Book: Selections from the Polaroid Collection of Photography (Taschen, 2005) and 1000  Male Nudes (Taschen, 1998). He also currently teaches photography at Parsons, The New School of Design and the International Center of Photography.

John Gilvey is a Master Glass blower and a founding partner of Hudson Beach Glass, with locations in Beacon New York, and Philadelphia. Trained at the School of Visual Arts he received a BA in Fine Arts. A native of Mahopac, Gilvey started working in glass in 1975 and opened a glass blowing studio in Wingdale New York in 1977, named the Webeatuck Glass Studio. Working with Michael Benzier they founded Hudson Beach Glass, eventually restoring the 1890 Tompkins Hose Company Building in Beacon. Mr. Gilvey is a founder and former board member of Beacon Arts Community Association and is an active volunteer with the Community Foundation of Dutchess County. He is also on the advisory board of the New York Gift Show, and a consultant for the Linblad Expeditions/National Geographic Artisan Development program.

Stephanie Heimann is co-Director of Fovea is the Photography Director of the New Republic Magazine. Previously she has been the photo editor for Al Gore, as part of the team producing his iPad book, well as the physical book "Our Choice" which is the twin companion to "Inconvenient Truth".  In New York, she has worked at many national & international magazines including Newsweek, Fortune Small Business, Luxury SpaFinder Magazine, New York Magazine, Scientific American and more. She spent 8 years living as an expatriate in Hong Kong and Moscow, where she worked as a photojournalist and photo editor, covering post-Soviet culture and the first war in Chechnya.

Nancy Hull is Fovea's Volunteer Director. She studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design, and art history at Columbia University. She is the former Art Director of Contemporary Pediatrics, Contemporary Oncology, Internal Medicine, and RN Magazines, and Senior Designer for Medical Economics Magazine. She currently is working on her own drawings and works on paper. She has had a longtime interest in both photojournalism and human rights.

Sabine Meyer, Co-Director of Fovea, is the Photography Director of the National Audubon Society. She was born in France and obtained a Maitrise in Journalism in 1986 from the Centre Universitaire d’Enseignement du Journalism in Strasbourg. She started her career in print media in Strasbourg in 1987 and moved to the US in 1989 to pursue a Masters in Journalism. She has been a photo editor since 1992, and has worked for New York Magazine, Worth, Conde Nast Traveler, and National Geographic Adventure where for 10 years she held the position of Director of Photography. Most recently she has worked for Time Magazine, and for AARP’s online magazine. She has lectured for the School of Visual Arts and Parsons School of Design and reviews portfolios regularly for Review Santa Fe, Review New York, and the International Center of Photography. She has been teaching photo editing at ICP since the fall of 2004.

James Austin Murray is a fine artist who makes wall sculptures and paintings, which he exhibits nationally and has shown internationally, including solo shows at Dam-Stuhltrager in New York. He also has exhibited with Bettcher Gallery in Miami and Soho Myriad in Atlanta. He opened and directed a gallery in Tribeca for three years called the Markham-Murray Gallery. He has worked for Bloomberg TV doing television graphics before working in the New York Fire Department for 11 years. As a member of the FDNY he produced exhibits to raise funds for the New York Firefighters Burn Center, including the “September 11 Photo Project” which became a nationally released hardback book.

Rob Penner is the propritor of Beacon Fine Art Printing and an accomplished photographer. Rob studied photography at the School of Visual Arts and found work as an assistant to many of the top photographers. Between 1994 and 2005 Rob worked in the advertising, design and branding industries as a Director of Production. In 2005 he returned to photography shooting diverse genres including portraiture, food, and event photography. In 2007 he opened and directed a photography gallery in Beacon called “400 Square”. There he specialized in exhibiting local and national photographers. As a Fine Art photographer Rob's work has been shown at a number of Hudson Valley galleries and has been selected for numerous accolades and exhibitions.

Advisory Board

Stuart Alexander Paddle 8; Photo Historian and Independent Curator

Cecelia Bohan New York Times

Julien Jourdes Blink

Alison Morley International Center for Photography



Julien Jourdes, founder

John Hockridge, honorary trustee

Susanne Neunhoffer, founder and honorary trustee

Jamie Wellford, founder