Staff Directory

Executive Leadership

Jeff Bell headshot

Jeff Bell

Executive Director (919) 814-6525
Vicki Vitiello

Vicki Vitiello

Deputy Director (919) 814-6504

Artists & Organizations

Dara Silver headshot

Dara Silver

Senior Program Director, Artists & Organizations (919) 814-6531
Jamie Katz Court headshot

Jamie Katz Court

Music and Dance Director, Accessibility Coordinator (919) 814-6502
Khalisa Thompson

Khalisa Thompson

Theater and Literature Director (919) 814-6512

Arts Learning

Michelle Burrows headshot

Michelle Burrows

A+ Schools Program Director (919) 814-6503
Jennifer Huggins headshot

Jennifer Huggins

A+ Schools Program Coordinator (919) 814-6520
Tom Nevels headshot

Tom Nevels

A+ Schools Professional Development Manager (919) 814-6521
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Laura Walters

A+ Schools Program Administrator (919) 814-6509

Creative Economies

Leigh Ann Wilder headshot

Leigh Ann Wilder

Creative Economies Director (919) 814-6508
Janelle Wienke headshot

Janelle Wienke

Arts in Communities Western Regional Director (919) 814-6506
Sam Gerweck headshot

Samuel Gerweck

Arts in Communities Eastern Regional Director (919) 814-6523

Marketing & Communications

Diana Pineda headshot

Diana Pineda

Marketing Director (919) 814-6517
Brenna McCallum headshot

Brenna McCallum

Research Director (919) 814-6505
Ai-Ling Chang headshot

Ai-Ling Chang

Graphic and Website Manager (919) 814-6501

Folklife & Military/Veterans Arts

Zoe van Buren headshot

Zoe van Buren

Folklife Director (919) 814-6518
Erin Rembert

Erin Rembert

Military and Veterans Arts Coordinator (919) 814-6522

Administration & Finances

Burdette Southerland headshot

Burdette Southerland

Budget Manager (919) 814-6510
Tanya McGuire headshot

Tanya McGuire

Grant Awards & Contracts Manager (919) 814-6514
Jackie Haske

Jackie Haske

Grants Reporting & Compliance Manager (919) 814-6513
Takeema Hoffman headshot

Takeema Hoffman

Program Administrator (919) 814-6530
Mariah Harris

Mariah Harris

Program Administrator (919) 814-6524