Recent Grants

Design: FY 2018 Grants Panelists

Art Works - Panel A
June 21, 2017

Ernesto Alfaro
Urban Planner and Lecturer
SLA Studio Land and Rice University
Houston, TX

Diandre Fuentes
Artist and Designer
Vans
Long Beach, CA

Denise Gonzales (Layperson)
Senior Consultant, Nonprofit Division
Fusion Labs
Santa Fe, NM

Mia Scharpie Principal
Creative Agency
Cambridge, MA

Justin Shiels
Creative Director
FSC Interactive
New Orleans, LA

Susan Surface Curator
The Alice
Seattle, WA

Art Works - Panel B
June 21, 2017

George Aye
Director of Innovation and Co-Founder
Greater Good Studio
Chicago, IL

Vanessa Roanhorse (Layperson)
Owner
Roanhorse Consulting
Albuquerque, NM

Sandra Vivanco
Architect
A+D, Architecture + Design
San Francisco, CA

Laetitia Wolff
Director of Strategic Initiatives
American Institute of Graphic Arts
New York, NY

Our Town - Panel A
Jan 10, 2018

Nicole J Caruth
Artistic Director
McColl Center for Art & Innovation
Charlotte, NC

Anne Katz
Arts Wisconsin, Inc.
Madison, WI

Kristina Latino
Founder and Principal
Cornerscape Projects
Cambridge, MA

Christopher Shea (Layperson)
Community Development Consultant
Monkton, MD

Carol Zou
Director of Programs
Asian Arts Initiative
Philadelphia, PA

Our Town - Panel B
Jan 10, 2018

Nisha Baliga
Director, Participatory Planning
Hester Street Collaborative Inc.
Brooklyn, NY

Isaac Cohen
Landscape Designer
Studio Outside
Dallas, TX

Kathleen Kvern
Vice President, National Advancement
Artspace Projects, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN

Matthew Jordan Miller (Layperson)
PhD Candidate
Urban Planning and Spatial Analysis
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Renee Piechocki
County of Allegheny, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh , PA

Our Town - Panel C
Jan 11, 2018

Germane Barnes
Lecturer
School of Architecture
University of Miami
Miami, FL

Stephanie Bertaina (Layperson)
Senior Policy Analyst
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Washington, DC

Russell Brito
Member
American Planning Association
Albuquerque, NM

Betsy Pandora
Executive Director
Short North Alliance
Columbus, OH

Kirsten B Stoltz
Visiting Artist & Scholar Program Coordinator
University of Colorado at Boulder
Denver, CO

Our Town - Panel D
Jan 11, 2018

Gia M Hamilton
Director
Joan Mitchell Foundation
New Orleans, LA

Matthew Harrison (Layperson)
Community Economic Development
Tippah County Development Foundation
Ripley, MS

Sharnita Johnson
Program Director
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Madison, NJ

Dominic Christopher Marchionda
City University Planner
Economic Development and Research
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH

Matthew B Slaats
Special Projects Director, Research
University of Virginia
Crozet, VA

Our Town - Panel E
Jan 17, 2018

Maribel Alvarez
Executive Director
Southwest Folklife Alliance, Inc.
Tucson, AZ

Justin Archer Burch (Layperson)
Program Officer
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Little Rock, AR

Darren Isom
Board Member
Collage Dance Collective, Inc.
Sacramento, CA

Zachary Mannheimer
Principal Community Planner
Subjective Theatre Company of Des Moines, Inc.
Des Moines, IA

Robin Fahle Ohlgren
Consultant
Moscow, ID

Our Town - Panel F
Jan 17, 2018

Ben Fink
Lead Organizer, Performing Our Future
Appalshop, Inc.
Whitesburg, KY

Jeffrey Geerts
Special Projects Manager
Iowa Economic Development Authority
Johnston, IA

Kaziah Dare Haviland
Director of Design and Planning
Thunder Valley Community Development Corporation
Porcupine, SD

Brent Kakesako (Layperson)
Executive Director
Hawai'i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development
Honolulu, HI

Jessica Margaret Stago
Grand Canyon Trust
NABIN Program Manager
Winslow, AZ

Our Town - Panel G
Jan 18, 2018

Margeaux Akazawa
Public Health Analyst
US Dept. of Health and Human Services
Arlington, VA

Sara Daleiden
Director, MKE<->LAX
Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design
Milwaukee, WI

Mitch Menchaca
Staff Member
Association of California Symphony Orchestras
Los Angeles, CA

Sherry L Rupert (Layperson)
President
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association
Carson City, NV

Ellen Patricia Ryan
Senior Director, Strategy and Planning
Fairmount Park Conservancy
Philadelphia, PA