Arts Education: FY 2024 Grants Panelists

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel A
November 9, 2023

Erika Atkins
Executive Director
Bloomingdale School of Music
New York, NY

Lucy Chen
Vice President of Advocacy & Community Engagement 
Cathedral Arts Project, Inc.
Jacksonville, FL

Kim Graham
Executive Director
Arizona Educational Foundation
Phoenix, AZ

Sara Katz
Assistant Director
Burlington City Arts, City of Burlington
Ferrisburgh, VT

Shawn Mangum (Layperson)
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones Investments
Lake Oswego, OR

Thomas W. Nevels
Professional Development Manager
A+ Schools of North Carolina 
North Carolina Arts Council
Raleigh, NC

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel B
November 14, 2023

Kay Augustine (Layperson)
Education Program Consultant
Johnston, IA

Jody Blake
Associate Professor of Music Education
University of Tennessee Martin
Wickliffe, KY

Rashida Coleman
Director of Students and Family Engagement
DC Youth Orchestra Program
Washington, DC

Mario Lopez
Executive Director
Billings Symphony Society
Billings, MT

Nathan Street
Assistant Professor of Graduate Education
Southern Wesleyan University
Seneca, SC

Tamara Williams
Executive Director
Washington Revels, Inc.
Rockville, MD

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel C
November 16, 2023

Tyrone Aiken
Chief Artistic Officer
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey, Inc.
Kansas City, MO

Michael B. Faison (Layperson)
Retired Executive Director
Idaho Commission on the Arts
Boise, ID

Jenice Gharib
Self-Employed Arts Administrator
Santa Fe, NM

Shannon Hardwicke
Executive Director
The June Bug Center, Inc.
Radford, VA

Chiquita Mullins Lee
Arts Learning Coordinator
Ohio Arts Council
Columbus, OH

Thomas Tsai
Freelance Artist 
Adjunct College Dance Professor
California State University, Fullerton
Glendale, CA

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel D
December 1, 2023

Matthew Anderson
Arts in Education Director
North Dakota Council on the Arts
Emerado, ND

Sylvia Cini-Grenada (Layperson)
Program Manager
Jobs for the Future
Charlotte, NC

Georgina Goodlander
Visual Arts Director
Idaho Falls Arts Council, Inc.
Rigby, ID

Kathy Liao
Access and Inclusion Program Officer
Mid-America Arts Alliance
Kansas City, MO

Alex Myers
Associate Professor of Design
Creighton University
Omaha, NE

Devon E. Tutak
Ready To Learn Community Engagement 
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Alexandria, VA

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel E
December 1, 2023

Philip Alejo
Associate Professor of Music
Fred Fox School of Music
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Willow Larson
Associate Director of Development
National Museum of Wildlife Art
Jackson, WY

Hannah Rebecca Lastra
Grants Professional
M. Palmer Consulting 
Teaching Artist
Lowell, AR

Erica Pitre (Layperson)
Director of Research Development
Emory University
Suwanee, GA

Simon Tran
Manager of Public Engagement
Seattle Asian Art Museum
Seattle, WA

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel F
December 5, 2023

Jorge Garza
Founder and Artistic Director
Segundo Barrio Children's Chorus
Houston, TX

Rainamei Luna
PhD Candidate in Music Education
Pennsylvania State University Main Campus
State College, PA

Ruben McFarlane
Department Coordinator in Academic Affairs
Berklee College of Music
Charlestown, MA

Megan Robbins
Senior Manager of Learning and Teaching
People's Music School, Inc.
Chicago, IL

Maximo Ronquillo, Jr.
President & Board Secretary, Guam Philharmonic Foundation, Inc.
Tamuning, GU

Mary Schaefle (Layperson)
Finance Project Manager
Minnesota Department of Transportation
Mounds View, MN

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel A
June 20, 2023

Kelly Bisogno
Coordinator of Fine Arts
Virginia Department of Education
State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education
Midlothian, VA

Ernest O. Disney-Britton (Layperson)
Arts Administrator, Retired
Indianapolis, IN

Terry Liu
Community Arts Consultant
Kapaa, HI

Lauren Meehan
Director, Arts Ed Newark
Newark Arts Council
West Orange, NJ

Elisa Garcia-Radcliffe
Director of Arts Learning
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Tucson, AZ

Jarred Small
Arts Learning Coordinator
Ohio Arts Council
Columbus, OH

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel B
June 22, 2023

Laura Arthur
K-12 Music Teacher on Special Assignment
Portland Public Schools
Portland, OR

Thomas Fortner
Assistant Conductor / Youth Orchestra Music Director
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
Sioux Falls, SD

Imani Garner (Layperson)
Administrator for General Counsel
Viacom CBS
New York, NY

Joseph Matthews
Director of Impact and Inclusion
Memphis Orchestral Society, Inc.
Memphis, TN

Ed Spitzberg
Interim Executive Director
DC Youth Orchestra Program
Bethesda, MD

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel C
June 29, 2023

Justin Gomlak
Director of Education and Community Engagement
Van Wezel Foundation, Inc.
Sarasota, FL

Lana Hallmark
Arts/Nonprofit Consultant
Little Rock, AR

Dawn Martinez Oropeza
Executive Director, Latinas Latinos Al Exito Inc
Teaching Artist
CultureALL, Inc
Des Moines, IA

Sabian Pleasant
Artist Mentor / Creative Music & Movement Instructor
Tacoma, WA

Carmaletta M Williams (Layperson)
Chief Executive Officer
Black Archives of Mid-America, Inc.
Grandview, MO

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel D
July 21, 2023

Rebecca Amato (Layperson)
Director of Teaching and Learning
Illinois Humanities Council
Chicago, IL

Phil Davis
Arts and Humanities
University of Maryland at College Park
Countywide Arts Coordinator
Arts and Cultural Heritage
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Washington, DC

Alana Ladson
New Haven Festivals, Inc.
Communications Manager
Music Haven, Inc.
New Haven, CT

Lee Ann Scotto Adams
Executive Director
Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP)
Cranston, RI

J Williams
Program and Operations Manager of Undergraduate Transition Seminars
Georgia Institute of Technology
McDonough, GA

Christian A. Wurst
Assistant Curator of Exhibitions
Sheldon Museum of Art
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel E
July 21, 2023

Andy Harrison (Layperson)
Founder and CEO
Superlative Brand Consulting
Dallas, TX

Marjorie Megan McNamer
Artist and Ethnomusicologist
Missoula, MT

Osiris Molina
Professor of Clarinet/Woodwind Area Coordinator
University of Alabama
Associate Principal Clarinet
Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Association
Northport, AL

Michelle Muro
Fine Arts Education Consultant
Tri-County Educational Service Center
Wooster, OH

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

Lee Snelgrove
Arts and Culture Manager
Richland Library
Columbia, SC