Jo-Anne Green is Co-Director of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) and its world-renowned web site Turbulence. Born in Johannesburg, South Africa she graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1981 with a BFA Honours in Printmaking and a major in Art History. She emigrated to Boston in 1983 where she later obtained her MFA in Painting from UMASS Dartmouth. In 1985, Green co-founded Cultural Resistance to educate the American public about apartheid through the art and culture of South Africa. Until 1991, the organization curated multiple exhibitions, organized video screenings and performances, and published a monthly newspaper.
Prior to joining NRPA in March 2002, Green was instrumental in starting the artist-in-residence program at the University of New Mexico's (UNM) Albuquerque High Performance Computing Center; this initiative led to the creation of the Arts Technology Center (ATC). Green served as program coordinator for both the ATC and the Arts of the Americas Institute at UNM for two years before returning to Boston in 2001. She has earned a MS in Arts Administration from Lesley University in 2003. Green has exhibited her paintings, one-of-a-kind artist's books, and installations in South Africa, Boston, and New York.