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.


Richard Stein, President
President & CEO, Arts Orange County

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

Brad Erickson, Treasurer & State Arts Action Network Representative
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

Julie Baker, 2017 Confluence Co-Chair
Executive Director, The Center for the Arts
Grass Valley

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

Patrick Brien
Executive Director, Riverside Arts Council

John Gallogly
Executive Director, Theatre West
Los Angeles

Rhyena Halpern, 2017 Confluence Co-Chair
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
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

Dalouge Smith
President & CEO, San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory
San Diego

Jody Ulich
Director, Convention and Cultural Services
City of Sacramento

Danielle Whitmore
Executive Director, Blue Line Arts