CAELI Alumni

225 arts leaders have graduated from the National Guild's Community Arts Education Leadership Institute since 2010*. They include:

  • Philip Alexander, Arts in Education Director, Brooklyn Arts Council, New York, NY
  • Jeffery Allen, Director, Arts Education, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland, OH
  • Kathleen Allen, Interim Executive Director, Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra, Seattle, WA
  • Alise Alousi, Associate Director, InsideOut Literary Arts Project, Detroit, MI
  • Nicole Amri, Program Director, SAY Sí, San Antonio, TX
  • Troy Anderson, Executive Director, Suzuki-Orff School of Music, Chicago, IL
  • Sandra Andino, Philadelphia, PA
  • Alicia Andrews, Assistant Director, Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center, New York, NY
  • Philip Asbury, Project Manager, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Mariana Astorga-Almanza, Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator, Lynwood Unified School District, Lynwood, CA
  • Steve Ausbury, Deputy Director, Brooklyn College Community Partnership, Brooklyn, NY
  • Barbara J. Bachtell, Executive Director, Broadway School of Music & the Arts, Cleveland, OH
  • Gosia Bagley, Program Director, Chicago Center for Music Education, Chicago, IL
  • Susanne Baker, Founder & Director, DePaul University's Community Division, Chicago, IL
  • Krystal Prime Banfield, Dean, Berklee City Music, Boston, MA
  • Stephanie Barragán, Education Coordinator, ElevArte Community Studio, Chicago, IL
  • Varissa McMickens Blair, Arts Education Consultant, Philadelphia, PA
  • Ashley Blakeney, Program Manager, Pablove Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
  • Noah Bloom, Director of Programs, Neighborhood Music School, New Haven, CT
  • Josie Bockelman, Director of Education, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • Adriana Borzellino, Director of Dancing Classrooms NYC, Dancing Classrooms, New York, NY
  • Heather Brady, Director of Education and Engagement, Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
  • Leonardo Bravo, Director, School Programs, The Music Center, Los Angeles CA
  • Stacie Nussbaum Brennan, Education Director, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
  • Caitlin Butler, Senior Manager of Institutional Relations and Grant Oversight, Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates, Philadelphia, PA
  • Natalie Butler, Uptown Academy Director, The People's Music School, Chicago, IL
  • Rodney Camarce, Youth Development and Engagement Manager, Philadelphia, PA
  • Dava Cansler, Founder/Executive Director, Foluke Cultural Arts Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Noelia Garcia Carmona, Dance Program Director, New Ballet Ensemble & School, Memphis, TN
  • David Carter, Education Director/Principal Clarinet, Tulsa Symphony, Tulsa, OK
  • Eepi Chaad, Director of Community Engagement, Art League Houston, Houston, TX
  • Durell Cooper, New York, NY
  • Grace Kang Chandarlapaty, Program Specialist, Exploring the Metropolis, New York, NY
  • Helen Chao-Casano, Director Co-Curricular Performing Arts Programs, Punahao School, Honolulu, HI
  • Fiona Chatwin, Executive Director, Villa Musica, San Diego, CA
  • Megan Clay Constantine, Director, Department of Music, The Music Settlement, Cleveland, OH
  • Amy Craft, Executive Director, Art House, Inc., Cleveland, OH
  • William Crow, Managing Museum Educator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • Josué Cruz, Jacksonville, FL
  • Pamela Curtis, Cambridge, MA
  • Assunta D'Ambrosio, Director of Programs & Curriculum, South Shore Conservatory, Hingham, MA
  • Lara Davis, Arts Education Manager, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle, WA
  • Lonnie Davis, President and CEO, Jazz Arts Initiative, Charlotte, NC
  • Julie deBettencourt, Program Director, Snow City Arts, Chicago, IL
  • Karin Demarest, Arts Education Consultant, Arts Council of Sonoma County, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Jaime DeMott, Director, Community Music School of MSU College of Music, East Lansing, MI
  • Timothy S. DePrey, Director of Individual Instruction, MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis, MN
  • Karen Deschere, Executive Director, Wharton Institute for the Performing Arts, Berkeley Heights, NJ
  • Lauren Deutsch, Executive Director, The Jazz Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Jennifer DiFiglia, Senior Director of Programs, LeAp, New York, NY
  • Patrick Dougher, Consultant, Brooklyn, NY
  • Phil Dunlap, Director of Education, Jazz St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO
  • Tarah Durnbaugh, Associate Director of Programs, Urban Gateways, Chicago, IL
  • Ariel Edwards, Community Arts Director, Clay Art Center, Port Charles, NY
  • Paul Ellis, Executive Director & General Counsel, Daisy Wilson Artist Community, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Sue Elliot, Director of Eduation, Seattle Opera, Seattle, WA
  • Erin Elman, Dean of Continuing Studies, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • Ted Enoch, Philadelphia, PA
  • Melissa Falb, Director of Group Instruction, MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis, MN
  • Linda Fernandez, Manager of Children and Youth Programs, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
  • Amelia Firnstahl, Director of Operations, Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Pasadena, CA
  • Shawna M. Flanigan, Director of Arts Education, Center of Creative Arts, St. Louis, MO
  • Alison Fleminger, Director of Arts, University Settlement, New York, NY
  • Quanice Floyd, Founder & Director, Arts Administrators of Color DMV Network, Washington, DC
  • Aidah Fontenot, Senior Program Manager - Community Partnerships & Programs, Project Create, Washington, DC
  • Rachel Fritz, Chief Opearations Officer, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Milwaukee, WI
  • Cynnie Gaasch, Executive Director, Young Audiences of Western New York, Buffalo, NY
  • Julianne Gadoury, Grants Coordinator, Arts Education, New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Concord, NH
  • Melissa Gawlowski Pratt, Assistant Director, School Programs, Lincoln Center Education, New York, NY
  • Karen Geer, Executive Director, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, Brooklyn, NY
  • Larisa Gelman, Educational Outreach Center Director, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY
  • Kurtis Gildow, Dean of Programs, Merit School of Music, Chicago, IL
  • Donna Glick, Director of Education & Community Programs, Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA
  • Elise Gallinot Goldman, Education Director, KID smART, New Orleans, LA
  • Joseph J. Gonzales, Director, Museum Communications Program, Museum Studies Program, Philadelphia, PA
  • Janice Gouldthorpe, Executive Director, Genesee Center for the Arts & Education, Rochester, NY
  • Julia Gourley, Executive Director, Krasl Art Center, Saint Joseph, MI
  • Aliza Greenberg, COBALT, Manager Metropolitan Opera Guild, New York, NY
  • Jennifer Green-Flint, Director, Shenandoah Conservatory Arts Academy, Winchester, VA
  • Zachary Greshman, Education Programs Director, Art League Houston, Houston, TX
  • Anne Harrison, Director of Youth Services, Congreso de Latinos Unidos, Philadelphia, PA
  • Deirdre Harrison, Director of Community Engagement, Music Institute of Chicago, Evanston, IL
  • Victoria Harrison, Program Manager, Play on, Philly!, Philadelphia, PA
  • Rebekah Harkins, Director of Programs and Development, Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, New York, NY
  • Ethan Hecht, Center Director, Colorado Music Festival & Center for Musical Arts, Lafayette, CO
  • Paula B. Hepfer, Executive Director, Cumberland Valley School of Music, Chambersburg, PA
  • Valerie Heron-Duranti, Director of Creative Youth Development, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Amherst, MA
  • Shari Hersh, Director of Design Review and Senior Project Manager, Mural Arts Advocates, Philadelphia, PA
  • Cherie Hill, Communications Manager/Chief of Staff, Luna Dance Institute, Oakland, CA
  • Ben Hires, Director of Programs, Boston Children's Chorus, Boston, MA
  • Lynn Hoare, Senior Director of School-Based Programs, Creative Action, Austin, TX
  • John Holyoke, Sr. Program Manager, Educational & Community Partnerships, Lincoln Center Education, New York, NY
  • Stephanie Hsu, Founding Director, Yakima Music en Acción, Yakima, WA
  • Ayanna Hudson, Director, Arts Education, National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC
  • Lisa Hunt, Assistant Director, Cleveland Heights - University Heights City School District, Cleveland, OH
  • Anne K. Huyck, Saint Louis, MO
  • Rosa Hyde, Manager, Arts Education Performances, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark, NJ
  • Stephen Ingle, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Creative Kids, Inc., El Paso, TX
  • Sachiko Isihara, Executive Director, Suzuki School of Newton, Auburnadale, MA
  • Maureen R. Ischay, President, BTSD Services, Cleveland, OH
  • Carissa B. Johnson, Consultant, Apex, NC
  • Linda Johnson, Executive Director, Streetside Stories, San Francisco, CA
  • Keith Kaminski, Director of School Programs and Partnerships, DreamYard Project, New York, NY
  • Robin Kearton, Director, Community Center for the Arts, Urbana, IL
  • Lark Keeler, Curator of Education, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA), North Miami, FL
  • Phaedra Kelly, Education Director, The ArtsCenter, Carrboro, NC
  • Aurora King, Director of School & Community Partnerships, Destiny Arts Center, Oakland, CA
  • Eliza Kiser, Director, Pullen Arts Center, Raleigh, NC
  • Nancy Kleaver, Director of Community and Family Programs, Lincoln Center Education, New York, NY
  • Chloe Kline, Education Director, Community MusicWorks, Providence, RI
  • Stephanie Kluk, Studio Go and Community Enrichment Manager, Art Hous, Inc., Cleveland, OH
  • Jackson Knowles, Program Director, MINDPOP, Austin, TX
  • Jane Kramer, Executive Director, Enriching Lives Through Music, Larkspur, CA
  • Debra Kreisberg, New York, NY
  • Remy Kunstler, Program Director, Elders Share the Arts, New York, NY
  • Kearsten Kuroishi, Theater Program Specialist, City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, Las Vegas, NV
  • Karen LaShelle, Executive Director, Creative Action, Austin, TX
  • Jane Lavino, Snugden Family Curator of Education & Exhibits, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
  • Contessa Lobley, Executive Director, Tessa's Black Entertainment & Youth Center, Milwaukee, WI
  • Julia Lopez, Foundations & Innovations Program Manager, Mural Arts Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Howard Sid Lucas, Job Counselor, National Caucus and Center for Black Aging, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
  • Rosalina Macisco Matthies, Executive & Artistic Director, Santa Barbara Dance Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Greg MacPherson, Senior Director, Programs, Big Thought, Dallas, TX
  • Emily Magenheimer, Campus Manager, Levine Silver Spring, Levine Music, Silver Spring, MD
  • Tanya Maggi, Director of Community Performances & Partnerships, New England Conservatory, Boston, MA
  • Jessica Malek, Vice President Big Thought Institute, Big Thought, Dallas, TX
  • Lindsey Maliekel, Director of Education/Public Engagement, The New Victory Theater/New 42nd Street, New York, NY
  • Tara Malik, Media Arts, and Culture Director, RYSE Youth Center, Richmond, CA
  • Julia Wilkinson Manley, CEO & Artistic Director, Colorado Conservatory of Dance, Broomfield, CO
  • Erik Mann, Executive Director, Cleveland Classical Guitar Society, Cleveland, OH
  • Kevin Marr II, Program Administrator, Foluké Cultural Arts Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Jennifer Martin, Director of Education & Operations, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
  • Magda Martinez, Director of Programs, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
  • Joanna Massey, Director of Learning & Engagement Programs, Carnegie Hall, New York, NY.
  • Maria Mathieson, Director of Music Education, Levine School of Music, Washington, DC
  • Jamie Mayer, Associate Director of in School Programs, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), Newark, NJ
  • Indi McCasey, Creative Education Consultant, San Francisco Bay Area, CA
  • Bruce McColl, Director, Currier Museum Art Center, Manchester, NH
  • Julie McDonald, Executive Director, Leap…imagination in learning, San Francisco, CA
  • Reed Davaz McGowan, Executive Director, Norris Square Neighborhood Project, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sarah Anne McNear, Director of Education, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY
  • Jessica Mele, Executive Director, Performing Arts Workshop, San Francisco, CA
  • Cecilia Mendez, Director, Center for Art and Community Partnerships, Boston, MA
  • Cecilia Isabel Mendez, Director, Center for Art and Community Partnerships, Boston, MA
  • Ruth Mercado-Zizzo, Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion Initiative, EdVestors, Boston, MA
  • Mary Ellen Messner, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Ingenuity Incorporated, Chicago, IL
  • André Middleton, Co-Chair Board of Directors, Friends of Noise, Portland, OR
  • Devon Miller, Managing Director, Junior Players, Dallas, TX
  • Myka Miller, Executive Director, Harmony Project, Los Angeles, CA
  • Tami Miller, Curator of Exhibitions, Collections, and Education, Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI
  • Beverly Mislang, Associate Director Resource Development, Youth Speaks, Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • Melissa Mohr, Director of Education, Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
  • Hilary Moore, Creative Schools Program Manager, Arts Corps, Seattle, WA
  • Paul Moshammer, Studio Director, Creativity Explored, San Francisco, CA
  • Annette Mozzoni, Director of Education, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School, East Providence, RI
  • Lisa Murch, Project Manager, Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA
  • Robyne Walker Murphy, Executive Director, Groundswell, Brooklyn, NY
  • Shaun Neblett, President, Changing Perceptions Theater (CPT), New York, NY
  • Rebekka Nickman, Program Manager, DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative, Washington, DC
  • Lorna Jane Norris, VP of Education, South Shore Conservatory, Hingham, MA
  • Mike Nourse, Director of Education, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
  • José Ochoa, Executive & Artistic Director, The Chicago High School for the Arts, Chicago, IL
  • Erin Offord, Director of Community Engagement, Big Thought, Dallas, TX
  • Maile Ogasawara, Program Supervisor, Center for Community Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Olakunle Oladehin, Executive Director, Everybody Dance Now!, New York, NY
  • Karin Orenstein, Wynnefield Branch Director, Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, PA
  • José Ortiz, Student Opportunities and Support Manager, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York, NY
  • Davin Peelle, Associate Director, Leadership Giving, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Alexander Peña, Director/Lead Teacher, Rochester, NY
  • Julienne Penza, Managing Director of Arts Education, Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, Westhampton Beach, NY
  • Caitlin Perkins, Director of Continuing Education, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
  • Erin Perry, Executive Director, The Legacy Project, Inc., Pittsburg, PA
  • Jennifer Pickering, Executive Director, LEAF Community Arts, Black Mountain, NC
  • Netanel Portier, Director of Project Management Office, Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates, Philadelphia, PA
  • Jill Potter, Director of Programs, Urban Gateways, Chicago, IL
  • Regan Pro, Kayla Skinner Deputy Director for Education & Public Programs, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
  • Elizabeth Quinn, Creative Director, Caldera, Sisters, OR
  • Seema Rao, Director, Intergenerational Learning, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Emily Reed, Vice President of Education and Community Engagement, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston, MA
  • Michael Reingold, Associate Director, JCC Thurnauer School of Music, Tenafly, NJ
  • Hilary Field Respass, Director, Hartt School Community Division, West Hartford, CT
  • Sarah Rinner, Elementary School Program Director, Creative Action, Austin, TX
  • Karen Benita Reyes, Executive Director, ArtReach at Lillstreet, Chicago, IL
  • Brooke Rogers, Managing Director, Wingspan Arts, New York, NY
  • Amy Rosenbluth, Executive Director, Lake Erie Ink: a space for youth, Cleveland, OH
  • Kristopher Rudzinski, Branch Director, Settlement Music School, Mary Louise Curtis Branch, Philadelphia, PA
  • Katie Ruprecht-Wittrock, Arts Integration Specialist, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota, Saint Cloud, MN
  • Jerod Santek, Minneapolis, MN
  • Alex Sarian, Senior Strategist, LaPlaca Cohen, New York, NY
  • Amy Scheers, Executive Director, Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, St. Louis, MO
  • Michael Schenkelberg, Director of Music School, Swallow Hill Music, Denver, CO
  • David Schiopota, Associate Director of Education, Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, Aurora, OH
  • G. Kwame Scruggs, Founder & Executive Director, Alchemy, Inc., Copley, OH
  • Thomas Scurto-Davis, Executive Director, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
  • Christine Seibert, Director of Education, Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland, OH
  • Nancy M. Servis, Davis, CA
  • Karen Shepherd, Director, Maryland Campus, Levine School of Music, Washington, DC
  • Pamela Shortall, Associate Director of School and Community Partnerships, Chicago Children's Choir, Chicago, IL
  • Candy Nguyen Smirnow, Business Manager/Registrar, The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA
  • Andrew Smith, Director, Suzuki Music Schools of Westport and Orange, Westport, CT
  • Anne Smith, Director of Community Partnerships, South Shore Conservatory, Hingham, MA
  • Katherine Smythe, CEO & Artistic Director, New Ballet Ensemble and School, Memphis, TN
  • DeLashea Strawder, Asssociate Artistic Director & Director of Vocal Music Programs, Mosaic Youth Theatre Detroit, Detroit, MI
  • Julie Rulyak Steinberg, Executive Director, Turtle Bay Music School, New York, NY
  • Käthe Swaback, Program Director, Raw Art Works, Lynn, MA
  • Chad Swan-Badgero, Arts Education Program Manager, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Lansing, MI
  • Marie Tai, Asociate Director, Community Music Center of Boston, Boston, MA
  • Susan Teegan-Case,  ArtWell/Arts and Spirituality Center, Media, PA
  • Rachel Telesmanick, Associate Director, Community Music Center, Portland, OR
  • Jeannette Tremblay, Director of School and Studio Programs, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
  • Rebecca Tuynman, Education Manager, Ryman Arts, Los Angeles, CA
  • Nicole Upton, Director of Partnerships and Professional Learning, Ingenuity Incorporated, Chicago, IL
  • Allison Valchuis, Director, Art Center, 92nd Street Y, New York, NY
  • Leo Van Asten, Executive Director, Rhapsody Arts Center, Verona, WI
  • Xavier Verna, Executive Director, Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee, MI
  • Sarah Wass, Program Director, Harmony Project, Los Angeles, CA
  • Elizabeth Whitford, Executive Director, Arts Corps, Seattle, WA
  • Sarah Andrew Wilson, Assistant Director of Music Education, Levine Music, Washington, DC
  • Jeremy Winchester, Executive Artistic Director, Flint Youth Theatre, Flint, MI
  • Yolanda Wisher, Director of Art Education, Philadelphia Mural Arts Advocates, Philadelphia, PA
  • Eve Wolff, New York, NY
  • Teri Yago-Ryan, Executive Director, Big Picture Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
  • Guillermina Zabala, Media Arts Director, SAY Sí, San Antonio, TX
  • Carol Zee, Artistic Director, The Gabriella Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

*Updated February 2019