We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and passionate board of directors, who support our artists, children, and programs with a breadth and depth of talent and backgrounds in both the profit and non-profit sectors.

2023-2024 Board of Directors

Julie Wertz
Board President
Creative Director, jwDesignCo.

Deborah Bishop
Board Vice PresidentWriter

Martha Mangold
Board Secretary

Neel Doppalapudi
Board Treasurer
Portfolio Analyst, CRV

Amy Andersen
Vice President, Market Development Enterprise & Cloud Venture, Oracle

Meryl Bennan
Writer, Realtor

Susan Friedman
Human Resources Executive

William Hack
Educator, Administrator (Retired)

Kaelin McGill
Account Supervisor, Creative Studio @ LinkedIn

Nell Mei
Head of Business Operations, Epic for Kids

Janet Mohle-Boetani
Dep. Medical Exec.,
Public Health Branch California Correctional Health Care Services

Samantha Ozuna
Retail Executive

Erik Parra
Artist, Educator

Janet Mason Tarlov
Canyon Market

Cole Thomason-Redus
Educational Content Curator, San Francisco Opera &
Artistic Director, Marin Girls Chorus

Richard Vaznaugh
Attorney at Law

Sylvia Faison Wilkerson
Event Organizers

John Won
Digital Assurance & Transparency
Director at PwC

Artistic Advisory Board

Agelio Batle
Artist, Educator

Richard Beggs
Film & Theatrical Sound Designer

Ray Beldner

Dawoud Bey
Photographer, Educator

Trish Bransten
Principal & Director, Rena Bransten Gallery

Rena Bransten
Principal & Director, Rena Bransten Gallery

Leela de Souza Bransten
Dancer; Vice President of Development, College Track

Joseph Bryant, Jr.

Susie Buell
Founder, Esprit de Corp; Civic Leader

Catharine Clark
Director, Catharine Clark Gallery

George Coates
Founder, George Coates Performance Works

Peter Coyote
Actor, Author, Activist

Randy Craig
Composer, Educator

Christiane Crawford
Dancer, Dance Instructor

Danny Duncan
Director, Playwright, Teacher

Christine Elbel
Nonprofit and Philanthropic Consultant

Laura Elaine Ellis
Co-Founder, Black Choreographer’s Festival; Dancer, Choreographer, Educator

Richard Gibson
Director, Academy of Ballet

Joe Goode
Founding Artistic Director, Joe Goode Performance Group

Ann Hatch
Founder, Oxbow School

Wayne Hazzard
Co-founder, Executive Director, Dancers’ Group

Laura Heffron
Philanthropic Consultant

Kerri Hurtado
ArtSource Consulting

Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr.
SFArtsED Alumnus, Broadway performer

Margaret Jenkins
Artistic Director, Margaret
Jenkins Dance Company

Craig Jessup
Singer, Songwriter, Actor

Alonzo King
Artistic Director, Lines

Melecio Magdaluyo
Musician, Jazz Instructor, Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts

Cria Merchant
SFArtsED Alumna,
Marriage and Family Therapist

Robert Moses
Artistic Director,
Robert Moses’ Kin

Abner Nolan
Artist, Educator

Kimi Okada
Co-Artistic Director, ODC/SF; Director,
ODC/SF Performance Gallery School

Ben Ospital
Co-founder, Modern Appealing Clothing

Chris Ospital
Co-founder, Modern Appealing Clothing

Camille Olivier-Salmon
Director/Choreographer, SFArtsED Program Director Emeritus

Vince Peterson
Founding Artistic Director,
Choral Chameleon

Diane Price
Founding Director, Young People’s
Teen Musical Theater Company

Jeff Raz
Founder, Clown Conservatory,
Actor, Director

George Rush
Attorney / Producer

Andrea Snow
Actress, Educator

Lori Starr
Executive Director, Contemporary Jewish Museum

Susan Stauter
Artistic Director, San Francisco Unified School District

Alice Waters
Founder, Chez Panisse Restaurant and Foundation

Paula West
Jazz Cabaret Singer

Lynne Winslow
President, Winslow & Associates

Charles Zukow
CEO & President, Charles Zukow Associates

Emeritus Board Members

A tip of the hat and tremendous gratitude to the women and men who have given so generously of their time and expertise to further the mission of the San Francisco Arts Education Project.

Richard Beggs
Film and Theatrical Sound Designer

Trish Bransten
Principal & Director, Rena Bransten Gallery

Becky Burad
Financial Operations Business Owner, Bridgeway, LLC

Natalie Greene
Artist, Educator

Susan N. Malone
Managing Partner, Hood and Strong, LLP

James Molesky

Margaret Lourenço
Smart Elevator Tech, LLC

Abner Nolan
Artist, Educator

Tiersa Nureyev
Artist, Designer, Educator

Kevin O’Connell
Partner, Baker Tilly

Nathan Schouest
Assurance and Advisory Senior Manager, Frank, Rimerman & Co., LLP

Jane Spray
CFO Pisces, Inc.

Paulette Stracuzzi
Corporate Affairs, AAA Northern California, Nevada, & Utah

Lynne Winslow
President, Winslow & Associates


Remy Charlip
Choreographer, Writer, Illustrator, Educator

Peggy Ford
San Francisco School of Circus Arts

Dan Kryston
Director, Musical Theater Program, Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts

Joan Mankin

Stephen Goldstine
Oakland School of the Arts Alternative High School

Ronn Guidi
Founder, Oakland Ballet

Richard Olsen
Artist, Educator