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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

        Martha Demson

        Paymaster Program Specialist

        Board members

        Jennifer Laine

        CAA Board President Executive Director, San Benito Arts Council Hollister

        Edmund Velasco

        CAA Vice President Local 7 Musicians’ Union Orange County

        Dalouge Smith

        CAA Treasurer CEO, The Lewis Prize for Music San Diego

        Leticia Rhi Buckley

        CFTA Board President CEO, LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes Los Angeles

        Jonathan Glus

        CFTA Vice President Executive Director, City of San Diego Commission on Arts and Culture San Diego

        Patrick Brien

        CFTA Treasurer Vice President & COO Arts Orange County

        Cara Goger

        CFTA Secretary Executive Director, Mariposa County Arts Council Mariposa

        Jennifer Kane

        Executive Director, Arts Connection: The Arts Council of San Bernadino County Joshua Tree

        Victoria L. Hamilton

        Board Director, Prebys Foundation

        Eliza Tudor

        Executive Director, Nevada County Arts Council Grass Valley

        Josiah Bruny

        CEO, Music Changing Lives Moreno Valley

        Heather Angelina Dunn

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

        Sean Fenton

        Executive Director, Theatre Bay Area San Francisco

        Rafael González

        CEO & President, Grand Performances Los Angeles

        Maria Jenson

        Creative and Executive Director, SOMArts Cultural Center San Francisco

        Lyz Luke

        Executive Director, Living Jazz Oakland

        Felicia Shaw

        Executive Director, San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition

        Nurit Siegel Smith

        Executive Director, Music Forward Foundation Los Angeles

        Usha Srinivasan

        Co-Founder, Mosaic America San Jose

        Megan Van Voorhis

        Director of Convention & Cultural Services, City of Sacramento Sacramento

        Bridget Cantu Wear

        Associate Director of Development, Strategic Partnerships The Old Globe Theatre San Diego

        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.