The Butterfly Project Staff

Cheryl Rattner Price,
Co-Founder and Executive Director

Cheryl HeadshotCheryl Rattner Price has over 30 years experience in ceramics, sculpture and architectural design, creating public art that brings communities together for a cause. In addition to her work as Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Butterfly Project, she has been a pioneer for San Diego’s Anti Defamation League (ADL) Holocaust Education Conferences, particularly developing Holocaust survivor relationships with educators and students. Passionate about art, education and tolerance, board memberships include The Agency for Jewish Education and San Diego Center for Jewish Culture (JCC/CJC). Her role has expanded globally, coaching educators and artists to create impact and meaning through the effective use of The Butterfly Project for people of all faiths. Read more about Cheryl Rattner Price

Christine Tomasello,
Director of Operations

Untitled 2Christine is a writer, coach, and small business consultant who received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from UC Irvine and her Master’s in Counseling from CSU Fullerton. In 2013, Christine began consulting with local San Diego entrepreneurs and small businesses, helping them design and implement operational systems to support their growing business. Christine has been with The Butterfly Project for over four years and has helped the organization shape its strategy and operational foundation. Read more about Christine Tomasello

Jody Newlander,
Community Engagement Manager

IMG_1236Jody Newlander brings a wealth of experience and expertise in program management and education to The Butterfly Project. She received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Theatre Management from Rollins College and her Masters of Arts in Education (emphasis in Elementary Education) from George Washington University.

In her current life, Jody focuses her attention on educational and the advancement of Jewish life in her community. She has served as the Parent Committee Chair at Congregation Beth Israel Preschool, and currently serves on the Board of Directors and as a Religious School Teacher at Congregation Beth Israel in San Diego. Read more about Jody Newlander