Carmen Febo-San Miguel, MD

Executive Director, Taller Puertorriqueño, Inc.

After serving for 14 years as Taller’s Board Chair, Carmen Febo-San Miguel became Executive Director of Taller Puertorriqueño in 1999.  Under her tenure the organization has grown from a budget of $600,000 to a budget of close to a million.  During this time she has also led the artistic program by: developing new collaborations to exhibit Taller’s art collection off-site; expanding artist residencies into the Philadelphia School District and nearby charter schools; created the Visítenos arts outreach program; coordinated the annual arts festival, Feria del Barrio; overseeing conceptualizing and installing of nearly 100 exhibitions; and garnered national recognition through grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Knight Foundation, NEA and others.

Dr. Febo-San Miguel was born in Ciales, Puerto Rico. She attended the University of Puerto Rico where she graduated magna cum laude and subsequently attended medical school. In addition to her leadership of Taller Puertorriqueño, she continued to serve the community part-time as a physician until June of 2012. She brings many years of professional experience to the position including 9 years as a board member of the Board of Managers of The Philadelphia Foundation, serving the last 2 years of her term as chair.  Dr. Febo-San Miguel is deeply committed to Taller’s goals and mission of education and dissemination about the rich cultural heritage of Puerto Rico, Latino and related cultural groups including African Americans. In addition to her work with Taller and the Philadelphia Foundation, Dr. Febo San Miguel served as a board member of Congreso de Latinos Unidos, the Philadelphia Aids Consortium and Centro Guayacán among others.  Dr. Febo served under Mayor Street, chairing the transition committee on Boards and Commissions.  She chaired the American Street Community Trust Board of the Empowerment Zone from 2001 to 2005 and until 2008 served as a board member.  She was a member of the Mayor’s Commission for Arts and Culture and the Creative Economy under Mayor Nutter, and has been appointed to the Art Commission by Mayor Kenny.  She currently serves in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Exhibitions Committee.