OUR PEOPLE

Leadership

Bob Bates

Co-Founder and Artistic Director View Bio

Bob Smiland

President and CEO View Bio

Amy Cuenco

Director of Finance

George Garcia

Director of Operations

Matt Scelza

Chief Development Officer View Bio

Beth Tishler

Chief Programs Officer View Bio

Jennifer Carroll

Associate Director of Education View Bio

Dolores Chávez

Director, The Rosenthal Theater View Bio

Bianca Dobrikovic

Director of Institutional Giving View Bio

Tom Grond

Director of Facilities View Bio

Jan Kirsch

Director of Professional Development View Bio

Vy Pham

Associate Director of Communications View Bio

Rebecca Swisher

Director of Development 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 Programs Assistant

Lydia Carmany

Development Associate View Bio

Myrna Cristerna

Theater Associate

Wendy Cruz

Administrative Associate

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

Holli Hornlien

Programs Manager View Bio

Raeesa Hyder

Senior Individual Giving 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

Tiffany Owens

Professional Development Facilitator / Curriculum Specialist

Eva Perez

Teaching Artist, Visual Arts View Bio

Diana Rivera

Teaching Artist, Drama View Bio

Ross Rodriguez

Technician, Ceramics Studio View Bio

Dave Schroeder

Studio Assistant, Creativity Lab

Michelle Solorio

Teaching Artist, Ceramics

Cyndi Sorrell

Executive Assistant to President & CEO

Madeleine St. John

Volunteer Manager View Bio

Rebecca Tager

Teaching Artist, Ceramics

Zoë Tomasello

Professional Development Coordinator

Susan Truong

Events Manager View Bio

Jessie Tucker

Facilities Manager View Bio

Edith Vargas

Teaching Artist, Music View Bio

Edlin Velasquez

Programs Coordinator View Bio

Devon Ward

Programs Assistant

Sadie Yarrington

Teaching Artist, Dance

  • John Miyasaki
  • Paula Perlman Teaching Artist, Dance
  • Beth Peterson Teaching Artist, Maskmaking
  • Michelle Seabreeze Teaching Artist, Drama & Dance
  • Steve Sobalvarro Teaching Artist, Media Arts
Board Officers

  • Rick Madden Chairman, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
  • Geoffrey Anenberg Vice Chairman, Creative Space
  • Jonathan Schreter Treasurer, Bolton & Company
  • Silvia Marjoram Secretary, American Business Bank
Board Members

  • Erikk Aldridge AEG
  • Jon Basalone Trader Joe's
  • Craig Benell Morgan Stanley
  • Al Brooks JP Morgan Chase
  • Eric Coleman The Walt Disney Company
  • Dan Erlij United Talent Agency
  • Mitchell Frank Spaceland Productions
  • Jackie Harman COYN
  • Eugene L. Hernandez Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Douglas Hinchliffe Seventh Street Development
  • Jeffrey Jaeger Standard Property Company
  • Sam Kunianski Torrey Pines Bank
  • Susan Luehrs Wells Fargo Bank
  • Jay Mangel Crowe Horwath LLP
  • Scott Morielli Graff Californiawear
  • Vanessa Walker Oakes Flintridge Preparatory School
  • David Rainer Pacific Western Bank
  • Joseph Sanford Advisory Board, U.S. Bank
  • Steve Schoenholz Tempted Apparel
  • Mithra Sheybani Attorney
  • Doron Silverman Bespoke Furniture Inc.
  • Tom Stillwell Midnight Oil
  • Joni Topper JP Morgan Chase
  • Grant Withers Capital Group
The Founders

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

  • Wallis Annenberg
  • Kim Baer
  • Bill & Tamara Bagnard
  • Frank Baxter
  • Alan Berro
  • Michael Becker
  • Holly & Charlie Bowyer
  • Cynthia Harnisch Breunig
  • Marvin G. Burns
  • Vera R. Campbell
  • Ira Cohen
  • Bob Davidson
  • Carol G. Emerling
  • Susan Emerling-Torres
  • Bobbie Greenfield
  • Crosby Haffner
  • Linda Hothem
  • Paul C. Johnson
  • Glorya Kaufman
  • Laurie Konheim
  • Melanie Lundquist
  • Michael Maltzan
  • Jeff Marine
  • David Merritt
  • Randy Miller
  • Connie Moran-Romero
  • Anthony E. Nicholas
  • John Peterson
  • Drew Planting
  • Maura Rampolla
  • Monica Rosenthal
  • Martha Saucedo
  • William Schoenholz
  • Eric Schotz
  • Michael Schreter
  • Robert Walker
  • 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
  • Rick Garzon Residency Art
  • Sarah Hanner Charly West
  • Amanda Hovest KBDA
  • Oscar Magallanes Oscar Magallanes Studios
  • 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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