- Policy and Advocacy
Maureen Dwyer, Sitar Arts Center
Maureen Dwyer is the Executive Director of Sitar Arts Center, an arts education program in Washington, DC that brings its diverse community together to give underserved children and adolescents the opportunity to study the visual and performing arts in an afterschool safe haven. Previously the Deputy Director, Maureen has worked at the Center for twelve years and was originally the Grants Manager responsible for developing its institutional giving program. Prior to Sitar Arts Center, Maureen co-directed a small performance company and worked as a performing artist and an early childhood educator. She has a BA in drama from Catholic University of America and enjoys teaching musical theater at the Center. Maureen was a member of the 2008 Future Executive Director’s Fellowship Class of the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington.