Eric Phelps is responsible for resource development for NCIIA, including foundation, corporate, public and individual funding. He brings more than 20 years experience in nonprofit management encompassing executive leadership, fundraising, human resources, program development, conference planning and strategic oversight. Eric was most recently Director of the Grinspoon Institute for Jewish Philanthropy, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. He has also served as Executive Director of the New Art Center in Newton, MA and of VSA Arts of Georgia in Atlanta. Eric also worked as Development Director of IMAGE Film & Video Center and Community Events Coordinator of Special Audiences, both in Atlanta. Eric holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and a degree in American Sign Language from Georgia Perimeter College. A native of Greenfield, MA, Eric once played an entire concert using a conch shell and cactus tines.