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        About > Staff + Board

        Meet the team driving change

        Our staff

        Julie Baker

        Chief Executive Officer

        Tracy Hudak

        Director of Field Engagement

        NeFesha Yisra'el

        Director of Programs

        Eduardo Robles

        Senior Manager of Communications

        Teri Ball

        RAIN Project Manager

        L.T. Martinez

        Executive Assistant

        Jean Young

        Communications Coordinator

        Jennica Bisbee

        Field Engagement Coordinator

        Board members

        Jennifer Laine

        CA Arts Advocates, Board President Executive Director, San Benito Arts Council

        Josiah Bruny

        CA Arts Advocates, Vice President CEO, Music Changing Lives

        Sean Fenton

        CA Arts Advocates, Secretary Executive Director, Theatre Bay Area San Francisco

        Edmund Velasco

        CA Arts Advocates, Treasurer Local 7 Musicians’ Union

        Felicia Shaw

        CA for the Arts, Board President Executive Director, San Diego Art Matters

        Jonathan Glus

        CA for the Arts, Vice President Executive Director, City of San Diego Commission on Arts and Culture

        Cara Goger

        CA for the Arts, Secretary Executive Director, Mariposa County Arts Council

        Nurit Siegel Smith

        CA for the Arts, Treasurer Executive Director, Music Forward Foundation

        Leticia Rhi Buckley

        CEO, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes

        Heather Angelina Dunn

        Partner, DLA Piper LLP US, California Lawyers for the Arts

        Rafael González

        CEO & President, Grand Performances

        Maria Jenson

        Creative and Executive Director, SOMArts Cultural Center

        Lyz Luke

        Executive Director, Living Jazz

        Tamaira “Miss Tee” Sandifer

        CEO and Founder, Studio T Arts & Entertainment / Studio T Urban Arts Academy

        Usha Srinivasan

        Co-Founder, Mosaic America

        Megan Van Voorhis

        Director of Convention & Cultural Services, City of Sacramento

        Alejandro Gutierrez Chavez

        Executive Director, Arts Connection- The Arts Council of San Bernardino County

        Alonso Escobar

        Arts Advocacy and Policy Director, Mono Arts Council

        Bob Lehman

        Executive Director, San Diego Museum Council

        Marisa DeLuca

        President, Artists in Solidarity / Arts Commissioner, City of Oceanside

        Marleena Barber

        Director, Orange County Arts and Disability / VAPA Consultant , Orange County Department of Education

        Michelle Amador

        CA Established Artist Fellow, Self-Employed / Director of Development, Mark Morris Dance Group

        Natalie Johnson

        Founder, Web3 Uncut LLC (self-employed) / Co-Founder, Corner Store Co-Op

        Shayla James

        Director, San Diego Creative Youth Development Network

        Who we are

        We’re advocating for legislation to make California more creative

        We’re working to increase California’s investment in the arts, make creativity an integral part of our economy, and give artists in California a voice in Sacramento.

        Careers at CA Arts Advocates

        There are no open positions.

        Help us build awareness of the arts in California

        Our sister organization, California for the Arts, provides programs and services to make advocating for the arts easier than ever. As a 501c3, they help promote awareness of the arts, while California Arts Advocates – a 501c4 – ensures the arts are represented on a legislative level.