Design: FY 2024 Grants Panelists

Our Town - Panel A
November 29, 2023

Jules Good (Layperson)
Founder and Consulting Lead
Neighborhood Access 
Somersworth, NH

Melvin L. Henley 
Policy Manager
Community Economic Development Association of Michigan
Detroit, MI

Dana-Marie Lemmer 
Executive Director and Curator
Wiregrass Museum of Art, Inc.
Dothan, AL

Kirsten Vega 
Associate Program Officer
California Humanities
Berkeley, CA

Leeann Wallett 
Program Director
Creativity in Community
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Inc.
Wilmington, DE

Mary Welcome 
Washington State Department of Transportation
Palouse, WA

Our Town - Panel B
November 29, 2023

Amanda Gay Johnson Ashley 
Associate Professor 
Urban Studies and Community Development
Boise State University
Boise, ID

Dara Epison 
Community Engagement Coordinator
The Rail Park
Philadelphia, PA

David Lewis 
Executive Director
Mississippi Arts Commission
Jackson, MS

Ada Pinkston 
Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education
Towson University
Baltimore, MD

Cassandra Thomas (Layperson)
Director, Economic Development
City of Providence, Rhode Island Mayor's Office
Providence, RI

Our Town - Panel C
November 30, 2023

Jill Amundson (Layperson)
Impact Evaluator
West Central Initiative
Ashby, MN

Jessica C. Gelter 
Executive Director
Arts Alive!, Inc.
Brattleboro, VT

Eyakem Gulilat 
Cultural Development Director
Oklahoma Arts Council
Oklahoma City, OK

Adele Person 
Executive Director
Bunnell Street Arts Center
Homer, AK

Our Town - Panel D
November 30, 2023

Tameka Baba 
Assistant Professor, Knowlton School
Ohio State University
Worthington, OH

Franco Bejarano (Layperson)
Clinical Program Manager
Intown Cares
Atlanta, GA

Neisha Reynolds 
Grant Analyst/Writer
City of Durham, North Carolina
Durham, NC

Karin L. Wolf 
Madison Arts Program Administrator
City of Madison, Wisconsin
Madison, WI

Our Town - Panel E
December 6, 2023

Lauren Brown 
Executive Director
Athens Area Council for the Arts
Athens, TN

Hugh French 
Quoddy Tides Foundation
Eastport, ME

Wen Guo 
Assistant Professor
Department of Art Education
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL

Barbara J. Roloff (Layperson)
Partner and Consultant
Seven Sisters Community Development Group, LLC
Milton-Freewater, OR

Kirsten B. Stoltz 
Project Director
Prairie Cultural Commons
Denver, CO

Our Town - Panel F
December 6, 2023

Moira Egler (Layperson)
Program Manager, Place-Based Planning
Pittsburgh Regional Transit
Pittsburgh, PA

Kaveh Razani 
St. Louis Art Place Initiative
St. Louis, MO

Britt Redd 
Adjunct Professor
College of Architecture and Planning
Ball State University
Indianapolis, IN

Michelle Traver 
Public Art Administrator
Portland, OR

Ann Yoachim 
Professor of Practice 
Director, Albert and Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design
Tulane School of Architecture
Administrators of the Tulane Educational Fund
New Orleans, LA

Our Town - Panel G
December 7, 2023

Nootan Bharani 
Associate Director, Cultural Stewardship and University Partnerships, Arts + Public Life
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Harrison Guy 
Arts/Culture for The DeLuxe Theater
Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
Houston, TX

Wendi Hassan 
Executive Director
Cache Valley Center for the Arts
Logan, UT

Jaimes Mayhew 
Lecturer, Art and Art History
University of Vermont & State Agricultural College
Winooski, VT

Our Town - Panel H
December 7, 2023

Megan Marie Berner 
Arts & Culture Manager
City of Reno, Nevada
Reno, NV

Mehuman Ernst 
Independent Artist
Portland, ME

Benji Power 
Real Estate Developer
Procida Development Group
Miami, FL

Johanna Kate Taylor 
Associate Professor
Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts
Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel A
June 21, 2023

Dennis Chiessa
Assistant Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture
University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

Colin Fanning
Assistant Curator, European Decorative Arts and Sculpture
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA

Noël Palomo-Lovinski
Associate Director and Professor, School of Fashion
Kent State University Main Campus
Kent, OH

Cheryl Russell (Layperson)
Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Saint Anthony Hospital Foundation
Oak Park, IL

Pangea Kali Virga
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Miami on Sight
Artist and Educator
Miami, FL

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

Maya Bird-Murphy
Executive Director
Chicago Mobile Makers
Oak Park, IL

Vanessa Chandler (Layperson)
Development & Operations Associate
Friends of the Rail Park
Philadelphia, PA

Zoe Fortin
Executive Director
Brooklyn, NY

Berit Lavender
Managing Director
Providence, RI

Daniel Martinez
Co-Founder, LAA Office
Assistant Professor, Architecture
Indiana University Bloomington
Columbus, IN