Arts Education: FY 2022 Grants Panelists

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel A

Rishard Allen
Research Consultant
Arts Council of Indianapolis, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Jennifer Allen-Barron
Arts Education Director
Oklahoma Arts Council
Oklahoma City, OK

Stephen Blanchett
Art Education Director
Juneau Arts and Humanities Council
Juneau, AK

Nile Blunt
Director of Academic Programs
McPherson Director of Academic Programs
Memorial Art Gallery
Rochester, NY

Kristen Brummel (Layperson)
Education Specialist
Leadership Institute
Hawaii Department of Education
Honolulu, HI

Robert E. Bullwinkel
Arts and Education Consultant
Big Idea
Sebastopol, CA

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel B

Alexander Laing
Principal Clarinet
Phoenix Symphony Association
Phoenix, AZ

Melody Ng
Associate Professor of Music
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Madison, AL

David Spencer
Professor of Music
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN

Nicole M Springer
Community Music School
Webster University
St. Louis, MO

Nathan Street
Director of Fine Arts
Guilford County Schools
Asheboro, NC

Emily Weisgrau (Layperson)
Weiswood Strategies Ltd.
Ardmore, PA

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel C

Reed Bobroff
Arts Integration Coordinator / Drama Teacher
Native American Community Academy
Albuquerque, NM

Valrica Miranda Bryson
Adjunct Professor of Music
University of the Virgin Islands
Lawrenceville, GA

Gretchen Caserotti (Layperson)
Boise, ID

Tamar Krames
Arts in Education Program Manager
Washington State Arts Commission
Olympia, WA

Timothy L'Ecuyer
Director of Education
Winnipesaukee Playhouse
Teaching Lecturer
Plymouth State University
Laconia, NH

Diane Litsey
Executive Director
Children's Dance Foundation
Vestavia, AL

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel D

Christian Adame
Peggy L. Osher Director of Learning and Community Collaboration
Portland Museum of Art
Portland, ME

Leslie Barker
Arts-Based Community Development Director
Mississippi Arts Commission
Jackson, MS

Davida Ogbar (Layperson)
Senior Manager of Learning and Activation
Cincinnati, OH

Annie Saldaña
Program Coordinator
Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
Carolina, PR

Shoji Satake
J. Bernard Schultz Endowed Professor of Art
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV

Dorothy Smith (Layperson)
Senior Manager of Development
Redford, MI

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel E

Larry Burton
Owner operator of Outdoor Adventures
Carson City, NV

Dawn Chiang
Lighting Designer
Bridgeport, CT

Trixie Dantis (Layperson)
Youth Services Manager
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Cary, IL

Matthew Koperniak
Coordinator of Performing Arts
Fulton County Schools
Roswell, GA

Hamzat A Koriko
University of North Dakota Main Campus
Playwright, Artistic Director, Executive Director
African Arts Arena (AAA)
Grand Forks, ND

Grants for Arts Projects 2 - Panel A

Jason Anderson
Visual and Performing Arts Content Specialist
Maine Department of Education
Houlton, ME

Chiho Feindler
Senior Director of Programs and Policy
VH1 Save The Music Foundation
Nutley, NJ

Natalie Gabbard
Project Director
Arts and Humanities Partners for Education
Berea College
Berea, KY

Douglas W. Herbert (Layperson)
Retired, U.S. Department of Education
Flagstaff, AZ

Deborah Lugo
Executive Director
Arts Connect Houston
Houston, TX

Kunya Kenyatta Rowley
Founder & Artistic Director
Hued Songs
Music Access, Arts, and Culture Manager
Miami Foundation
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Grants for Arts Projects 2 - Panel B

Philip Espe
Library Associate
Cleveland Park Branch
District of Columbia Public Library
Washington, DC

Jahzeel Montes
Executive Director
Internal Creations, Inc.
Cape Coral, FL

David Neves
Professor and Coordinator of Music Education
Department of Music
University of Rhode Island
Director of Youth Wind Ensembles
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School
Woonsocket, RI

Sophia Potter
Executive Director
Omaha Area Youth Orchestras, Inc.
Omaha, NE

Mary Schaefle (Layperson)
Business Analyst
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Mounds View, MN

Grants for Arts Projects 2 - Panel C

Precious Blake
Visual Journalist and Arts Administrator
Baltimore, MD

Mike Lawler
Director of Development and External Relations
ARTS for ALL Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Karen McKenney (Layperson)
Retired Artistic Director
Las Vegas, NV

Moira Pirsch
Education Director
Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Madison, WI

Steven Raider-Ginsburg
Executive & Artistic Director
Field Arts and Events Hall
New Haven, CT

Salinee Vanichanan-Meek
Teaching Artist Flathead Valley Schools
Adjunct Professor at Flathead Valley Community College
Kalispell, MT

Grants for Arts Projects 2 - Panel D

Mark Diaz
Associate Education Director
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education
Chicago, IL

Abigail Handy
Community Development Coordinator
Northeast Louisiana Arts Council
West Monroe, LA

Leasharn M. Hopkins
Arts Educator/Teaching Artist
Blythewood, SC

Dan Li
Art Education Academic Specialist
Department of Art, Art History, and Design
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI

Rachel Paras (Layperson)
Associate Director (Supervising Program Specialist)
Public Health
Alameda County Health Care Services
Fremont, CA

James M Rees
Secondary Division Director
District Arts Coordinator
Faculty Member
Provo High School
Spanish Fork, UT

Grants for Arts Projects 2 - Panel E

Adam Booth
Shepherdstown, WV

Am're Ford
Executive Director
Arts in Action, Inc.
Tulsa, OK

Laurel F. Nishi (Layperson)
Program Analyst
Federal Government
Arlington, VA

Matt Omasta
Professor of Theatre Education & Associate Dean for Research & Creative Endeavors
Caine College of the Arts
Utah State University
Logan, UT

Ronneia Jené Watson
Educator, Freelance Qriter, and Librarian
Norcross, GA

Deborah Ann Yarrow
Arts Education Manager
Creative Sonoma
Petaluma, CA

Grants for Arts Projects 2- Panel F

Lauren Brooks
Development Specialist
Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
Saint Louis, MO

Alorie Clark
Arts Learning Coordinator
District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Washington, DC

Imani Garner (Layperson)
ViacomCBS Inc.
New York, NY

Denese Odegaard
Executive Director
Learning Bank
Fargo, ND

Christopher Schroeder
Executive Director
Josiah Quincy Orchestra Program, LTD
Jamaica Plain, MA