The Frick Pittsburgh – Leadership
Robin Nicholson, Director
Robin Nicholson, Executive Director

Robin, a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, was appointed as the third director in the Frick’s history in September 2014. Prior to this, he served for nine years as head of exhibitions and deputy director for art and education at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia, where he oversaw the museum’s curatorial, education, publications, and marketing departments. His professional background also includes leadership positions at the Drambuie corporate art collection and The Fine Art Society, art dealers based in London and Edinburgh. He was educated at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada and the University of Cambridge, England. Robin is a renowned scholar of the art of the 18th-century Stuart royal courts in Paris and Rome and author of an academic study of the portraiture of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, published by Bucknell University Press in 2002. He has also published and lectured extensively on 18th- and 19th-century European art.

Linda Buker
Linda Buker, Director of Policy & Internal Resources

A 20-year veteran of the Frick, Linda has held a variety of positions over the years which have provided her with the unique opportunity to learn and grow along with the organization. Her current responsibilities include the development and management of the internal policies for the Frick, managing the IT and other technologies, human resource and benefits administration, overseeing the facilities, security and grounds of the site. Linda has a Bachelor’s degree in history from Slippery Rock University and has enjoyed graduate study courses in both psychology and English from Chatham University.

Amanda Dunyak Gillen
Amanda Dunyak Gillen, Director of Learning & Visitor Experience

Amanda, who joined the Frick as curatorial associate in 2004, was named director of education in 2013. In her current role, she oversees the development and implementation of a wide and diverse range of both on-site and off-site education programs, thematic Clayton tours, and more. She also led the technology initiative through which educational interactives were developed for the Frick’s Visitor Center, which opened in 2014. Amanda earned a Bachelor’s degree in History and a certificate in elementary education from Allegheny College, and a Master’s degree in Public History from Duquesne University.

Sarah Hall
Sarah Hall, Chief Curator, Director of Collections

With more than 20 years’ experience at the Frick, Sarah has been in charge of the curatorial department since 2007. In this role, she oversees the care, exhibition, and interpretation of the Frick’s collections, ranging from fine and decorative arts to historic structures and cars and carriages, displayed at The Frick Art Museum, Clayton, the Car and Carriage Museum, and the Grable Visitor Center. She has been involved in the staging of over 70 exhibitions, with more than a dozen of these being Frick organized. She has also played an integral role in the inception and continuation of the Frick’s programming with contemporary artists. Sarah has a Bachelor’s degree from the University at Buffalo, where she also did graduate study in arts and humanities specializing in film history, media studies, and creative writing.

Lisa Macioce
Lisa Macioce, Chief Financial Officer

Lisa has over 20 years of experience in the Pittsburgh nonprofit sector. Currently she oversees all aspects of the accounting and finance functions as well as enterprise related activities on site including museum admissions, The Café at the Frick and the Frick Museum Store. Lisa holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from Robert Morris University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Susan Neszpaul
Susan Neszpaul, Director of Advancement & Engagement

Susan is responsible for the development and membership programs for the museum. She and her team are involved with all facets of support for the Frick through memberships, sponsorships, major gifts, planned giving and grantwriting. Susan previously served as Vice President of Constituent Programs at Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, the caretaker of Fallingwater. She began her career in the non-profit world working as the Manager for the Pittsburgh-based American Wind Symphony Orchestra, a 50-member ensemble that toured throughout the United States and internationally. Susan earned a B.A in Communications from LaRoche College and a Master’s degree in Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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