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Who We Are section

To our board, a standing ovation.

We’re fortunate to have such support within our diverse, qualified board, and their backgrounds cross the not-for-profit and for-profit worlds. Members are all established, successful professionals with great interest in San Francisco’s young people. They are local leaders, artists, parents, educators. And believers.
They volunteer their valuable time and talents to bring the arts and the power of creativity into children's lives.

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Lorne Abramson > Principal/Co-Founder, ELM Advisors
Meryl Bennan > Writer, Realtor
Deborah Bishop > Writer
Joshua Blank > Attorney
Gina Ferrante > Assistant Principal, Lincoln High School
Stephen Goldstine > Consultant, Oakland School of the Arts Alternative High School
Margaret Lourenço > Vice President and Co-Owner, Smart Elevator Tech, LLC
Martha Mangold > Attorney
Janet Mohle-Boetani > Deputy Medical Executive, California Correctional Health Care Services
Tiersa Nureyev> Artist, Designer, Educator
Kevin O'Connell > CPA, DZH Phillips LLP
Anton Stuebner > Associate Director, Catharine Clark Gallery
Janet Mason Tarlov > Co-founder, Canyon Market
Julie Wertz > Creative Director, jwDesignCo.
Sylvia Faison Wilkerson > Principal, Event Organizers
Lynne Winslow > President, Winslow & Associates


Former Board Members

A tip of the hat and tremendous gratitude to the women and men who have given so generously of their time and expertise to further the mission of the San Francisco Arts Education Project. 

Richard Beggs > Film & Theatrical Sound Designer
Trish Bransten > Principal & Director, Rena Bransten Gallery
Becky Burad > Financial Operations Business Owner, Bridgeway, LLC
Natalie Greene > Artist, Educator
William Hack > Supervisor, SFUSD, Visual and Performing Arts
Susan N. Malone > Partner, Audit & Advisory Services Hood and Strong, LLP
James Molesky > Attorney
Abner Nolan > Artist, Educator
Richard Olsen Artist, Educator, SFArtsED Artist-in-Residence 
Nathan Schouest > Assurance & Advisory Senior Manager, Frank, Rimerman & Co., LLP
Jane Spray > CFO Pisces, Inc.
Paulette Stracuzzi > Corporate Affairs, AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah


Artistic Advisory Board

Anne Abrams > Arts Advocate; Principal, A2 Communications
Agelio Batle > Artist, Educator
Richard Beggs > Film & Theatrical Sound Designer
Ray Beldner > Artist
Dawoud Bey > Photographer, Educator
Trish Bransten > Principal & Director, Rena Bransten Gallery
Rena Bransten > Principal & Director, Rena Bransten Gallery
Leela de Souza Bransten > DancerVice President of Development, College Track
Joseph Bryant, Jr. > Pastor
Susie Buell > Founder, Esprit de Corp, Civic Leader
Catharine Clark > Director, Catharine Clark Gallery
George Coates > George Coates Performance Works
Peter Coyote > Actor, Author, Activist
Randy Craig > Composer, Educator
Christiane Crawford > Dancer, Dance Instructor
Deborah Cullinan > Executive Director, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Danny Duncan > Director, Playwright, Teacher
Laura Elaine Ellis > Co-Founder, Black Choreographer's Festival, Dancer, Choreographer, Educator
Richard Gibson > Director, Academy of Ballet
Joe Goode > Founding Artistic Director, Joe Goode Performance Group
Ronn Guidi > Founder, Oakland Ballet
William Hack > Supervisor, SFUSD, Visual and Performing Arts
Ann Hatch > Founder, Oxbow School
Wayne Hazzard > Co-founder, Executive Director, Dancers' Group
Kerri Hurtado > ArtSource Consulting
Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr. > SFArtsED alumnus, Broadway performer
Margaret Jenkins > Artistic Director, Margaret Jenkins Dance Company
Craig Jessup > Singer, Songwriter, Actor
Alonzo King > Artistic Director, Lines
Melecio Magdaluyo > Musician, Jazz Instructor, Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts
Rob Melrose > Artistic Director and co-founder, Cutting Ball Theater
Cria Merchant > SFArtsED alumna, Marriage & Family Therapist
Robert Moses > Artistic Director, Robert Moses' Kin
Abner Nolan > Artist, Educator
Kimi Okada > Co-Artistic Director, ODC/SF; Director, ODC/SF Performance Gallery School
Vince Peterson > Founding Artistic Director, Choral Chameleon
Diane Price > Founding Director, Young People's Teen Musical Theater Company
Jeff Raz > Founder, Clown Conservatory, Actor, Director
Andrea Snow > Actress/Educator
Susan Stauter > Artistic Director, San Francisco Unified School District
Alice Waters > Founder, Chez Panisse Restaurant and Foundation
Paula West > Jazz Cabaret Singer
Charles Zukow > CEO/President, Charles Zukow Associates

Board Members in memoriam

Remy Charlip > Choreographer, Writer, Illustrator, Educator
Peggy Ford > San Francisco School of Circus Arts
Dan Kryston > Director, Musical Theater Program, Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts
Joan Mankin > Actor