Board of Directors

The Californians for the Arts Board of Directors represents artists, arts organizations, and arts advocacy networks from throughout the state of California.


Victoria Hamilton, President
Arts and Culture Advocate, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
San Diego

Danielle Whitmore, Vice President
Executive Director, Blue Line Arts

Richard Stein, Past President

President & CEOArts Orange County


Brad Erickson, Treasurer
Executive Director, Theatre Bay Area
San Francisco

Rachel Osajima, Secretary
Executive Director, Alameda County Arts Commission


Marie Acosta
Executive Director, Latino Center of Art & Culture

Michael Alexander

Executive Director Emeritus, Grand Performances

Los Angeles

Julie Baker
Owner, Julie Baker Projects
Grass Valley

Tomas J. Benitez
President, Board of Directors, Latino Arts Network of California
Los Angeles

Patrick Brien
Executive Director, Riverside Arts Council

Rhyena Halpern
Assistant Director, Community Services Department; Director, Arts & Sciences, City of Palo Alto
Palo Alto

Kerry Adams Hapner
Director of Cultural Affairs, City of San Jose
San Jose

Angie Kim
President & CEO, Center for Cultural Innovation
Los Angeles

Sofia Klatzker, Representative to Americans for the Arts State Arts Action Network
Executive Director, Arts for LA
Los Angeles

Joseph S. Lewis III
Professor of Art, University of California, Irvine

Debra Lucero
Executive Director, Shasta County Arts Council & Friends of the Arts-Upstate
Redding and Chico

Jonathan Moscone
Chief of Civic Engagement, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco

Ron Muriera

Owner, RPM Consulting

San Jose

Dalouge Smith, Representative to California Alliance for Arts Education Policy Council
President & CEO, San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory
San Diego

Jody Ulich
Director, Convention and Cultural Services
City of Sacramento