Staff Directory

Executive

Jeff Bell

Executive Director
(919) 814-6525
Email Jeff

Tamara Brothers
Tamara Brothers

Deputy Director
(919) 814-6526
Email Tamara

Vicki Vitiello
Vicki Vitiello

Director of Operations
(919) 814-6504
Email Vicki

Artists & Organizations

Dara Silver
Dara Silver

Senior Program Director 
(919) 814-6531
Email Dara

Jeff Aguiar
Jeff Aguiar

Theater and Literature Director 
(919) 814-6512
Email Jeff

Jamie Katz Court

Music and Dance Director 
(919) 814-6502
Email Jamie

Arts Learning

Michelle Burrows
Michelle Burrows

A+ Schools Program Director
(919) 814-6503
Email Michelle

Jennifer Huggins
Jennifer Huggins

A+ Schools Program Coordinator
(919) 814-6520
Email Jennifer

Tom Nevels
Tom Nevels

A+ Schools Professional
Development Manager
(919) 814-6521
Email Tom

Kathleen Collier
Kathleen Collier

Arts in Education Director & Accessibility Coordinator
(919) 814-6515
Email Kathleen

Joseph Perez
Joseph Perez

A+ Schools Program Administrator
(919) 814-6509
Email Joseph

Creative Economies

Leigh Ann Wilder
Leigh Ann Wilder

Creative Economies Director
(919) 814-6508
Email Leigh Ann

Janelle Wienke
Janelle Wienke

Arts in Communities Director
(919) 814-6506 
Email Janelle

Marketing & Communications

Samuel Gerweck
Samuel Gerweck

Special Projects Coordinator
(919) 814-6523
Email Sam

Kyesha Jennings
Kyesha Jennings

Content Director
(919) 814-6522
Email Kyesha

Brenna McCallum
Brenna McCallum

Research Director
(919) 814-6505
Email Brenna

Ai-Ling Chang
Ai-Ling Chang

Graphic &
Website Manager
(919) 814-6501
Email Ai-Ling

Folklife

Zoe van Buren
Zoe van Buren

Folklife Director
(828) 250-3123
Email Zoe

Administration & Finances

Burdette Southerland
Burdette Southerland

Budget Manager
(919) 814-6510
Email Burdette

Tanya McGuire
Tanya McGuire

Grants Manager
(919) 814-6514
Email Tanya

Barbette Hunter
Barbette Hunter

Grants Coordinator
(919) 814-6507
Email Barbette

Karen Tarkulich
Karen Tarkulich

Program Administrator
(919) 814-6513
Email Karen

Contact Us

North Carolina Arts Council
109 East Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
ncarts@ncdcr.gov | (919) 814-6500

Mailing Address
4632 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-4632

Fax Number
(919) 715-0189