OUR PEOPLE

Leadership

Bob Bates

Co-Founder and Artistic Director View Bio

Bob Smiland

President and CEO View Bio

Amy Cuenco

Director of Finance

Bianca Dobrikovic

Director of Institutional Giving View Bio

George Garcia

Director of Operations

Joe Komsky

Director of Individual Giving and Events

Beth Tishler

Chief Programs Officer View Bio

Jennifer Carroll

Associate Director of Education View Bio

Dolores Chávez

Director, The Rosenthal Theater View Bio

Tom Grond

Director of Facilities View Bio

Jan Kirsch

Director of Professional Development View Bio

Vy Pham

Director of Communications View Bio

Susan Truong

Associate Director of Events View Bio

Collette Williams Alleyne

Senior Director of Education View Bio
Staff

Anthony Aguilar

Associate Technical Director/Lighting Design View Bio

Rachelle Arias

Staff Accountant

Gladys Avila

Work of Art Program Associate

Nancy Avila

Senior Accountant

Jesse Bliss

Teaching Artist, Creative Writing

Sara Carlson

Professional Development Assistant

Lydia Carmany

Development Manager View Bio

Myrna Cristerna

Theater Program Manager

Wendy Cruz

Admin and H.R. Generalist

Mark Gonzalez

Programs Coordinator View Bio

Kevin Hallagan

Professional Development Assistant

Mike Halverson

Professional Development Manager View Bio

Anisa Hamdan

Programs Manager View Bio

Marissa Herrera

Teaching Artist, Dance View Bio

Erin Higashi

Administrative Associate

Holli Hornlien

Programs Manager View Bio

Roby Klug

Ceramics Studio Assistant

Erica Larsen

Teaching Artist, Animation & Multimedia

Mindy Lee

Teaching Artist, Graphic Design View Bio

Joannza Lo

Teaching Artist, Animation, Multimedia & Graphic Design View Bio

Samantha Longman

Teaching Artist, Creativity Lab

Ivan Lopez

Studio Assistant, Media Arts View Bio

Scott MacPhee

Studio Assistant, Visual Arts

Nick Manuguerra

Assistant Facilities Manager View Bio

Karina Mata

Studio Assistant, Visual Arts View Bio

Jay McDonald

Grant Writer View Bio

Kristy Messer

Teaching Artist, Drama & Film View Bio

Orlando Moreno

Programs Assistant

Lizbeth Navarro

Teaching Artist, Ceramics View Bio

Raquel Olvera

Communications Associate View Bio

Tiffany Owens

Professional Development Facilitator / Curriculum Specialist

Eva Perez

Teaching Artist, Visual Arts View Bio

Paula Perlman

Teaching Artist, Dance

Beth Peterson

Teaching Artist, Maskmaking

Mary Elizabeth Prall

Development Associate

Allie Prescott

Studio Assistant, Creativity Lab

Diana Rivera

Teaching Artist, Drama View Bio

Ross Rodriguez

Technician, Ceramics Studio View Bio

Michael Sample

Program Consultant

Dave Schroeder

Studio Assistant, Creativity Lab

Michelle Seabreeze

Teaching Artist, Dance and Drama

Steve Sobalvarro

Teaching Artist, Media Arts

Michelle Solorio

Teaching Artist, Ceramics

Cyndi Sorrell

Executive Assistant to President & CEO

Berry Stein

Teaching Artist, Visual Arts

Madeleine St. John

Volunteer Manager View Bio

Rebecca Tager

Teaching Artist, Ceramics

Zoë Tomasello

Professional Development Coordinator

Jessie Tucker

Facilities Manager View Bio

Edith Vargas

Teaching Artist, Music View Bio

Edlin Velasquez

Programs Coordinator View Bio

Sadie Yarrington

Teaching Artist, Dance

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Board Officers

  • Jonathan Schreter Chair, Bolton & Company
  • Geoffrey Anenberg Treasurer, Creative Space
  • Silvia Marjoram Secretary, American Business Bank
Board Members

  • Erikk Aldridge AEG
  • Eric Coleman The Walt Disney Company
  • Dan Erlij United Talent Agency
  • Alfred Fraijo Sheppard Mullin
  • Mitchell Frank Spaceland Productions
  • Brian Goldsmith Lionsgate
  • Kapil Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA Cedars Sinai
  • Jackie Harman COYN
  • Eugene L. Hernandez Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Jeffrey Jaeger Standard Property Company
  • Sam Kunianski Torrey Pines Bank
  • Susan Luehrs Wells Fargo Bank
  • Rick Madden Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Scott Morielli Graff Californiawear
  • Vanessa Walker Oakes Flintridge Preparatory School
  • David Rainer Pacific Western Bank
  • Steve Schoenholz Tempted Apparel
  • Mithra Sheybani Attorney
  • Tom Stillwell Big Fish Consulting
  • Grant Withers Capital Group
The Founders

  • Bob Bates Co-Founder
  • Irwin J. Jaeger Co-Founder
Founders Board Members

  • Wallis Annenberg
  • Kim Baer
  • Bill & Tamara Bagnard
  • Frank Baxter
  • Craig Benell
  • Alan Berro
  • Michael Becker
  • Holly & Charlie Bowyer
  • Cynthia Harnisch Breunig
  • Al Brooks
  • Marvin G. Burns
  • Vera R. Campbell
  • Ira Cohen
  • Bob Davidson
  • Sharon DeBriere
  • Carol G. Emerling
  • Susan Emerling-Torres
  • Bobbie Greenfield
  • Crosby Haffner
  • Douglas Hinchliffe
  • Steve Hirsh Cooper Design Space
  • Linda Hothem
  • Paul C. Johnson
  • Glorya Kaufman
  • Laurie Konheim
  • Melanie Lundquist
  • Michael Maltzan
  • Jay Mangel
  • Jeff Marine
  • David Merritt
  • Randy Miller
  • Connie Moran-Romero
  • Anthony E. Nicholas
  • John Peterson
  • Drew Planting
  • Maura Rampolla
  • Monica Rosenthal
  • Joseph Sanford
  • Martha Saucedo
  • William Schoenholz
  • Eric Schotz
  • Michael Schreter
  • Bob Shearin
  • Mark Slavkin
  • Beatriz Stotzer
  • Thomas Strickler
  • Ned Sutro
  • Katerina Tana
  • Craig Watson
Young Professionals Board Officers

  • Crystal Hale 2018 Board Chair, G&C Equipment Corporation
Young Professionals Board Members

  • Aretta Frazier LA's BEST, Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • Justin J. Garza The Dream Adopters
  • Rick Garzon Residency Art
  • Sarah Hanner Charly West
  • Amanda Hovest KBDA
  • Michael Khosravifard UX Design
  • Oscar Magallanes Oscar Magallanes Studios
  • Toyin Moses Actress
  • Ethan Schiff Backbeat Management

"That's what I love most about art. There's no mistake; there's no A. It's interpretive to the person. Inner-City Arts teaches that you can succeed at any level."

– Eric Schotz, President, LMNO Productions, Inner-City Arts Board Member

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