OUR PEOPLE

Leadership

Bob Bates

Co-Founder and Artistic Director View Bio

Bob Smiland

President and CEO View Bio

Jamie Cataldo

Director of Individual Giving and Events

Amy Cuenco

Director of Finance

George Garcia

EVP and Chief Operating Officer

Katy Hilton

Director of Institutional Giving View Bio

Michael Sample

Co-Artistic Director

Beth Tishler

Chief Impact Officer View Bio

Collette Williams Alleyne

Chief Education Officer View Bio

Jennifer Carroll

Associate Director of Education View Bio

Tom Grond

Director of Facilities View Bio

Holli Hornlien

Associate Director of Work of Art View Bio

Jan Kirsch

Director of Research View Bio

Tiffany Owens

Associate Director of Professional Development View Bio

Susan Truong

Associate Director of Events View Bio
Staff

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Audrey Ansari

Executive Assistant View Bio

Gladys Avila

Work of Art Program Coordinator

Nancy Avila

Accounting Supervisor

Myrna Cristerna

Theater Program Manager

Wendy Cruz

H.R. Generalist

Jenifer Fleming

Manager of Individual & Events Giving View Bio

Kevin Hallagan

Programs Assistant

Mike Halverson

Senior Programs Manager View Bio

Marissa Herrera

Teaching Artist, Dance View Bio

Erin Higashi

Administrative Associate

Justin Izbinski

Institutional Giving Associate

Erica Larsen

Teaching Artist, Animation & Multimedia

Samantha Longman

Teaching Artist, Creativity Lab
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Christopher Maikish

Senior Manager, Communications View Bio

Nick Manuguerra

Assistant Facilities Manager View Bio

Karina Mata

Studio Assistant, Visual Arts View Bio

Kristy Messer

Teaching Artist, Drama & Film View Bio

Orlando Moreno

Programs Coordinator

Lizbeth Navarro

Teaching Artist, Ceramics View Bio

Eva Perez

Teaching Artist, Visual Arts View Bio

Beth Peterson

Teaching Artist, Maskmaking

Ross Rodriguez

Technician, Ceramics Studio View Bio

Steve Sobalvarro

Teaching Artist, Media Arts

Matthew Sutphin

Corporate and Volunteer Engagement Manager View Bio

Marissa Sykes

Teaching Artist, Creativity Lab

Rebecca Tager

Teaching Artist, Ceramics

Zoë Tomasello

Programs Coordinator

Jessie Tucker

Facilities Manager View Bio

Edith Vargas

Teaching Artist, Music View Bio

Edlin Velasquez

Interim Executive Assistant View Bio

Sadie Yarrington

Teaching Artist, Dance
Board Officers

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Jonathan Schreter

Chair, Bolton & Company
Susan Luehrs headshot

Susan Luehrs

Secretary, Wells Fargo Bank
Board Members

Erikk Aldridge

Erikk Aldridge

AEG
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Patricia Brum

Snell & Wilmer, LLP
Eric Coleman headshot

Eric Coleman

The Walt Disney Company
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Malik Ducard

Google/Youtube
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Peter Gal

Dreamworks

Brian Goldsmith

Lionsgate

Kapil Gupta

Cedars Sinai
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Jackie Harman

COYN
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Sean Howard

MGC Sports/ Solomon Page
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Brian Ishida

Pacific Western Bank

Jeffrey E. Jaeger

Standard Properties
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Wade Killefer

KFA, LLP

Sam Kunianski

SK Consulting

Kevin Pleasant

JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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Tom Stillwell

Big Fish Consulting

Vanessa Walker Oakes

Flintridge Preparatory School
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Grant Withers

Capital Group
The Founders

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

  • Geoffrey Anenberg Creative Space
  • Wallis Annenberg
  • Kim Baer
  • Bill & Tamara Bagnard
  • Jon Basalone Trader Joe's
  • Frank Baxter
  • Craig Benell
  • Alan Berro
  • Michael Becker
  • Cynthia Harnisch Breunig
  • Al Brooks
  • Marvin G. Burns
  • Vera R. Campbell
  • Ira Cohen
  • Bob Davidson
  • Sharon DeBriere
  • Susan Emerling-Torres
  • Mitchell Frank Spaceland Productions
  • Bobbie Greenfield
  • Crosby Haffner Synan Holdings
  • Eugene L. Hernandez
  • Douglas Hinchliffe
  • Steve Hirsh
  • Linda Hothem
  • Paul C. Johnson
  • Glorya Kaufman
  • Laurie Konheim
  • Melanie Lundquist
  • Rick Madden Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Kathleen Maguire
  • Michael Maltzan
  • Jay Mangel
  • Jeff Marine
  • Silvia Marjoram American Business Bank
  • Randy Miller
  • Connie Moran-Romero
  • Scott Morielli Graff Californiawear
  • Anthony E. Nicholas
  • Drew Planting
  • David Rainer Pacific Western Bank
  • Maura Rampolla
  • Monica Rosenthal
  • Joseph Sanford
  • Martha Saucedo
  • Steve Schoenholz Tempted Apparel
  • William Schoenholz
  • Eric Schotz
  • Michael Schreter
  • Bob Shearin
  • Mithra Sheybani Attorney
  • Mark Slavkin
  • Beatriz Stotzer
  • Thomas Strickler
  • Katerina Tana
  • Joni Topper JP Morgan Chase
Young Professionals Board Members

  • Huwayda Fakhry Nabih Youssef Associates
  • Justin J. Garza The Dream Adopters
  • Sarah Hanner Charly West
  • Amanda Hovest KBDA
  • Michael Khosravifard UX Design
  • Toyin Moses Actress

"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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