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Arts Education: FY 2017 Grants Panelists

Art Works - Panel A
June 15, 2016

Kimberly Beegle Graham
Deputy Director, Louisiana A+ Schools
George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts
Baton Rouge, LA

Allen D. Bell
Arts Education Manager
Georgia Council for the Arts
Atlanta, GA

Beth L. Cornell (Layperson)
Retired Administrator
Lemoyne, PA

Yesenia Garcia Herrington
Coordinator, Creative Learning Initiative
The Austin Independent School District
Austin, TX

Glenis Redmond
Poet-in-Residence, Teaching Artist
Peace Center for the Performing Arts and The State Theatre (NJ)
Piedmont, SC

Malik Robinson
Executive Director
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Denver, CO

Art Works – Panel B
June 28, 2016

Timothy S. Brophy
Director of Institutional Assessment, Professor of Music Education
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Sarah Beth Gooding
Program Coordinator
Armstrong Community Music School
Austin, TX

Kyra Kristof Pincheira (Layperson)
Potent Cartographer
Royalston, MA

Jerri Price-Gaines
Director
Clazzical Notes
Altadena, CA

Stanford Thompson
Musician, Educator
Founder & Executive Director
Play On, Philly!
Ardmore, PA

Eugene Watanabe
Pianist, Violinist
President and Co-founder
Gifted Music School
Salt Lake City, UT

Art Works - Panel C
July 14, 2016

Peter Kirschmann
Catalyst Program Manager, The Clubhouse Network
Museum of Science
Somerville, MA

Kenneth Lockette (Layperson)
Assistant Superintendent
Avonworth School District
Mars, PA

Emmett S. Phillips, Jr.  
Hip Hop Artist, Program Coordinator
Children and Family Urban Movement
Des Moines, IA

Tania Romero
Audio Video Production Instructor
Austin Independent School District
Round Rock, TX

CB Smith-Dahl
Video Director, Educational Consultant
Community Bridge Video
Oakland, CA

Art Works - Panel D
July 20, 2016

Patricia Cruz    
Chief Innovation Officer
Young Audiences Arts for Learning
Baltimore, MD

Cecilia FireThunder (Layperson)    
Adjunct Instructor, Lakota Studies Department
Oglala Lakota College
Martin, SD

Justin Merrick
Performing Artist, Teacher
Founder, Executive Producer
JMUSE Productions
Memphis, TN

Barbara O’Brien  
Director, Alliance Arts for Learning Institute
Alliance Theater, Woodruff Arts Center
Decatur, GA

Aaron Sala   
Director of Cultural Affairs
Royal Hawaiian Center
Honolulu, HI

Linda Whittington   
Arts Consultant, Retired Legislator
Schlater, MS

Art Works - Panel E
July 21, 2016

Elisha Wilson Beach    
Freelance Blogger, Dance Educator, Grants Consultant
Toluca Lake, CA

Rhonda Buckley (Layperson)
Executive Director
International Society for Performance Improvement
Takoma Park, MD

Varissa McMickens Blair
Executive Director
Roebling Museum
Essington, PA

Linwood Ogelsby
Consultant
Maplewood, NJ

Laurie Schell    
Director, Music Makes Us
Metro Nashville Public Schools
Nashville, TN

Paul Sznewajs
Executive Director
Ingenuity
Chicago, IL

Art Works II - Panel A
November 10, 2016

Elizabeth Acevedo
Writer
Washington, DC

Laura Forbes
Theater and Dance Artist
Arts Education Program Director
Alaska State Council on the Arts
Anchorage, AK   

Dawn Martinez Oropeza
Executive Director
Al Exito
Adjunct Faculty
Grand View University
Des Moines, IA

Chad Swan-Badgero
Arts Education Program Manager
Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs
Eaton Rapids, MI

Banu Valladares (Layperson)
Grants, Partnerships and Collaborative Programs Curator and Administrator
North Carolina Humanities Council
Charlotte, NC

Art Works II - Panel B
November 17, 2016

Priscilla Aquino Garza (Layperson)
Deputy Director of Policy
Educate Texas
Austin, TX

Inez Bush
Director, Pre-College Programs and Professional Development for Teachers
Otis College of Art and Design
Culver City, CA

Beverly P. Mason (Layperson)
Director, School-Community Partnership Program
Clark County School District
North Las Vegas, NV

Art Works II FY17 - Panel C
November 17, 2016

Robert Bullwinkel
Program Manager for Arts Leadership
Fresno County Office of Education
Fresno, CA

Laurie A. Carter (Layperson)    
Executive Vice President and University Counsel
Eastern Kentucky University
Lexington, KY

Myran Parker-Brass
Jazz Performer
Executive Director for the Arts
Boston Public Schools
Boston, MA

Asante Salaam
Outreach Manager, Office of Cultural Economy and The Network for Economic Opportunity
City of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Susy Watts
Independent Consultant, Arts Education Research and Evaluation
Olympia, WA

Art Works II - Panel D
November 21, 2016

Darnell Fine
Educator and Writer
Stone Mountain, GA

Christine Marasigan (Layperson)
Legislative Aide
Alaska State Legislature
Anchorage, AK

Jairo Ontiveros
Director, Education and Community Engagement
Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County
Miami Beach, FL

Lisa Richardson
Arts Administrator
Pacific Palisades, CA

Gabrielle Uballez
Executive Director
Working Classroom
Albuquerque, NM

Art Works II - Panel E
December 1, 2016

Carmen Boston (Layperson)
Children’s Programs & Partnership Coordinator
District of Columbia Public Library
Washington, DC

Manuel Delgado
Luthier, Teaching Artist
La Tradicion Music and Delgado Guitars
Nashville, TN

Shana Habel
K-12 Dance Adviser
Los Angeles Unified School District
Bellflower, CA

Edward (“Chuck”) Winkler
Education Program Administrator, ADA Coordinator
Texas Commission on the Arts
Austin, TX

Kathryn Wyatt
Executive Director and Co-Founder
Kidznotes
Executive Director
El Sistema USA
Raleigh, NC

Art Works II - Panel F
December 6, 2016

Robert Cline
Director of Marketing and Communications, Hancher
The University of Iowa
Cedar Rapids, IA

Charles Dickerson
Executive Director and Conductor
The Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles
Lomita, CA

Christopher (Topher) Kandik (Layperson)
English Teacher
SEED Public Charter School of Washington, DC
Washington, DC

Ahmad Mayes
Director of Education and Community Engagement
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Cincinnati, OH

Laura Reynolds
Director of Education & Community Engagement
Seattle Symphony
Seattle, WA

Michael Yaffe
Associate Dean
Yale School of Music
West Hartford, CT

Art Works II - Panel G
December 8, 2016

Jennifer Chowning
Head of Education & Programs
Briscoe Western Art Museum
San Antonio, TX

Clayton Evans
Artist
Deputy Director
Artpreneurs, Inc
Silver Spring, MD

Alex Fernandez
STEAM consultant
Interweb Consulting
Buffalo, NY

Ryan Patton
Assistant Professor of Art Education
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA

Daniel Peragine
Visual Arts/Digital Media Instructor
The Winston School
Oceanside, CA

Sonya Pryor-Jones (Layperson)
Chief Implementation Officer
Fab Foundation
South Euclid, OH