Lanie McNulty is a fine artist with a unique background in business and education and a passion for educating and mentoring children from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
As an artist, Lanie is best known as a documentary photographer. Her work includes From the Ashes of Rwanda, which documents life in Rwanda in the aftermath of the 1994 genocide, and the award-winning series Lifted Up in New York City, which portrays worship throughout the diverse communities of New York City. In her more recent work, Lanie has developed a process called photo improv to create staged, narrative images of American family life. In 2009, Lanie was awarded the Bronx Borough President’s Citation for Outstanding Contribution by an Artist. Lanie is committed to using her art for community outreach and to support educational causes, including a collaboration with Citigroup to launch the capital campaign for a new vocational and academic high school in Kayonza, Rwanda.
When not behind her camera, Lanie has held leadership roles in marketing and business development for The New York Times Company, Time Warner, Inc., and Bertelsmann USA, and as a producer and creative director of educational software games at Music Pen, Inc. Lanie is also actively involved in several programs in education. As a member of the board of visitors of the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College, she was the catalyst for a leadership program for undergraduates and another program to recruit and develop junior faculty in public policy. Lanie is a member of the board of directors of Writopia Lab, a not-for-profit organization that runs creative writing workshops for children in New York; Los Angeles; Washington, DC; and Chicago. She also was selected to serve on the public purpose task force of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School, an independent school in New York City; and continues to serve on the council of advisors at the Association to Benefit Children, an early childhood program serving children and families in East Harlem, and on the book committee of the International Center of Photography.
Lanie holds an AB from Dartmouth College, magna cum laude with high honors in government, and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MS in education from Bank Street College of Education. Lanie lives in New York City with her husband, Paul, and their three teenagers.