Cornelia Carey is the Executive Director of CERF+ — the Artists Safety Net. She is a founder of the National Coalition for Arts Preparedness and Emergency Response, an initiative to strengthen emergency resilience and response in the arts sector. Prior to her tenure at CERF+, Carey ran programs supporting artists and cultural institutions at the Vermont Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She has a Master’s Degree in Education with a specialization in human development and educational research. She has served on boards and review panels for foundations, state arts agencies, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Carey lives with her husband and daughter on their farm in Calais, Vermont.