CAELI Class of 2019

The National Guild for Community Arts Education is pleased to announce the 2019 class of the Community Arts Education Leadership Institute (CAELI). Twenty-six individuals representing community arts education organizations across the nation were selected to participate in CAELI, a leadership program designed for individuals in the nonprofit arts education sector.
Over the course of eight months, the program provides participants the opportunity to hone and advance leadership skills and effectiveness through a sequential curriculum that includes virtual workshops, one-on-one coaching with top trainers and practitioners, and an introspective dive into how being a leader impacts the personal and the professional. Participants attend a five-day, in-person seminar held at Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia, PA in July.
The CAELI class of 2019 will join an alumni network, more than 200 members strong, offering peer mentorship and a trove of resources for continued development long after the conclusion of the program. Together, these leaders represent our best opportunity to ensure all people have access to opportunities to maximize their creative potential.

CAELI is now in its tenth year and is led in collaboration with Partners in Performance, Inc.
Support for CAELI comes from The American Express Foundation, The Angell Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, our CAELI Alumni Network, and other generous individuals.
Through a competitive process, this year’s class includes:

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  • Rheanna Marie Abbott, Manager, Arts in the Middle Program, Lincoln Center Education, New York, NY
  • Pachy Banks-Cabral, Advancement Officer, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
  • Scott Bartelson, Management Associate, Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT
  • Alaina Calloway Bolton, Music Education Director, Apple Tree Arts, Grafton, MA
  • Josiah Micha Bruny, CEO, Music Changing Lives, Moreno Valley, CA
  • Alberto Careaga, Director of Education, Art League Houston, Houston, TX
  • Alorie Clark, Senior Manager, Arts Education and Community Programs, Step Afrika!, Washington, DC
  • Kerry Davis, Development Coordinator and Community Liaison, Cleveland Print Room, Cleveland, OH
  • Teresa Drews, Director of Education, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Milwaukee, WI
  • Sarah E.R. Grosman, Programs Manager, Turtle Bay Music School, New York, NY
  • Eric Hung, Grant Writer and Conference Chair, Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, Burlington, NJ
  • Daylynn Allis Lambi, Executive Director & Founder, Marrow PDX, Portland, OR
  • Mika Claire Lemoine, Teaching Artist Mentor, Destiny Arts Center, Oakland, CA
  • Vita Litvak, Manager of Adult Programs, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
  • Colleen Longshaw, Associate Director, CARE, Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, OH
  • Nathan Majoros, Deputy Director, Lifetime Arts, New Rochelle, NY
  • Linsey McDaniel, Managing Director, Balafon West African Dance Ensemble, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Patricia Morales, Director of Young Artist Programs, Southwest School of Art, San Antonio, TX
  • Elena Marie Muslar, Assistant Director, Entertainment and Fine Arts Professions, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA
  • Sarah Jane Pietlicki, Program Manager, Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Chicago, IL
  • Cathleen Marie Plazas, Senior Director, Curriculum & Program Evaluation, NJPAC, Newark, NJ
  • Carmen Myriam Santos-Robson, Assistant Director and Development, Newark School of the Arts, Newark, NJ
  • LeBrandon Stephen Smith, Associate, NeON Arts, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
  • Margaret Wyporek Spear, Assistant Director, Strategic Growth and Programming, The Hartt School Community Division, West Hartford, CT
  • Veronica Stein, Program Director, Snow City Arts, Chicago, IL
  • Molly Terbovich-Ridenhour, President & CEO, San Diego Civic Youth Ballet, San Diego, CA

Published: June 04, 2019