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

Ron P. Muriera, Vice President
Owner/Consultant, RPM Consulting
San Jose

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

Rachel Osajima, Secretary
Executive Director, Alameda County Arts Commission


Richard Stein, Immediate Past President
President & CEO, Arts Orange County


Marie Acosta
Executive Director, Latino Center of Art & Culture

Michael Alexander
Interim Director, Cal Tech Campus Programs


Tomas J. Benitez
President, Latino Arts Network of California

Los Angeles

Patrick Brien
Executive Director, Riverside Arts Council

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

Keasha Dumas Heath
Board Member, The Museum of African American Art

Los Angeles

Jennifer Kane
Executive Director, Arts ConnectionThe Arts Council of San Bernadino County
Joshua Tree

Jennifer Kane
Board Member,The Museum of African American Art
Joshua Tree

Sofia Klatzker
Executive Director, Arts for LA
Los Angeles

Jennifer Laine
Executive Director, San Benito Arts Council


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

Redding and Chico

Mitch Menchaca
Executive Director, Association of California Symphony Orchestras
Los Angeles

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

Christi Salamone
President & CEO, La Quinta Arts Foundation
La Quinta

Dalouge Smith
CEO, The Lewis Prize for Music

San Diego

Eliza Tudor
Executive Director, Nevada County Arts Council

Grass Valley

Jody Ulich
Director, City of Sacramento Convention and Cultural Services 

Bridget Cantu Wear
Associate Director of Development, Strategic Partnerships,

The Old Globe Theatre
San Diego