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Program Manager for Creative Forces

Carolyn Bartley serves as the National Endowment for the Arts Program Manager for Creative Forces®: National Endowment for the Arts’ Military Healing Arts Network. Prior to joining the NEA in 2020, Carolyn worked at Americans for the Arts as the Creative Forces Project Administrator. Before making a career change into arts administration with a focus on arts, health, and the military, Carolyn spent 15 years in the U.S. Air Force. She served in a variety of assignments to include three deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Carolyn finished her active duty Air Force career working in the Office of Information Dominance and Chief Information Officer where she oversaw staff activities of more than 50 personnel. Carolyn received her BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland College Park, holds a MS in Computer Systems from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a MA in Arts Management from George Mason University.

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