Our Team

Our Team + Board

Dedicated to Our Youth + Community

The driving force at ARTS is our dedicated
leadership + programming teams, teaching artists,
interns, and volunteers.

Staff

James Halliday
Executive Director

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Nadia Nuñez
Community ARTS Manager

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Albert Songalia
ARTS After School Coordinator

Support Team + Teaching Artists

Natalia Rogers
Creative Youth Development Manager

Chris Schaie
Maker Workshop Lead + Teaching Artist

Rob Tobin
Community Teaching Artist

Omar Quintero
Community Teaching Artist

Hill Young
ARTS @ Home Visual Arts Teaching Artist

Shalissa Olmeda
Care Interns Coordinator

Rodney Anderson
ARTS @ Home Visual Arts Teaching Artist

Mayra Diaz
ARTS @ Home Digital Media + Design Teaching Artist

Leo Francisco
ARTS @ Home Visual Arts Teaching Artist

Alonso Nuñez
ARTS @ Home Visual Arts Teaching Artist

Jasper Sussman
ARTS @ Home Vocal Music Teaching Artist

ARTS Interns

Hayley Clark
ARTS @ Home Intern

Sora Gallagher
Community ARTS Intern

Marlene Gonzalez
Community ARTS Intern

Kayla Jackson
Community ARTS Intern

Kelsey Kenny
Community ARTS Intern

Alla Lutsenko
ARTS @ Home & Design Intern

Shawndel May
ARTS @ Home Intern

Monica Mesinas-Zuniga
ARTS @ Home Intern

Clarizza Rodriguez
ARTS @ Home & Design Intern

Alla Lutsenko
ARTS @ Home & Design Intern

Yesenia Santos
ARTS @ Home Intern

Ivy Vuong
Community ARTS Intern

Community of Care Interns

Stefania Amezcua
SDSU

Denay Gonzales
SDSU

Amanda Harkabus
SDSU

Alexa Hernandez
SDSU

Reannan Last
SDSU

Naudia Scott
SDSU

Jalili Shafiqullah
SDSU

Board Members

Our 2021 Board includes:

Jacqueline Reynoso (2018 – 21, Chair)
Director of Programs & Policy, Cordoba Corporation

Jessica Barlow (2018 – 21)
Director, Center for Regional Sustainability, San Diego State University

Arzu Ozkal (2020 – 23)
Associate Professor, Area Head of Graphic Design, School of Art + Design, San Diego State University

Sam Mazzeo (2020 – 23, Legal Counsel)
Founder/Managing Partner, Better APC

Phillip Esteban (2020 – 23)
Chef; Founder, Craft Meals SD, White Rice, Open Gym

Tom Reise (2020 – 23, Secretary)
California Institute of Contemporary Art Foundation

Lauren Lockhart (2021 – 24)
Public Art Manager, San Diego International Airport

Patrick Stewart (2021 – 24, Treasurer)
CEO, San Diego Public Library Foundation

 

 

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