Michelle Mansour Executive Director michelle@rootdivision.org
Michael Gabrielle Education Programs Manager michael@rootdivision.org
Renée Rhodes Art Programs Manager renee@rootdivision.org
Phi Tran Marketing & Design Manager phi@rootdivision.org
Carissa Diaz Installations & Site Manager carissa@rootdivision.org
ChiChai Mateo Development & Programs Assistant chichai@rootdivision.org
Rachel Welles Operations Assistant rachel@rootdivision.org

Board of Directors

Cynthia Loukides Board Chair
Heidy Braverman Vice Chair
Adam Polakoff Board Secretary
Adam J. O'Donnell Board Treasurer
Ancel Martinez Board Member
Andrea Crow Board Member
Carrie Ann Plank Board Member
Ellen Oh Board Member
Jake Tipane Board Member
John-Mark Ikeda Board Member
Jennifer Stuart Board Member
Sharon Tanenbaum Board Member
Victoria Oliver Board Member
Makiko Harris Studio Artist Representative
Rafael Bustillos Studio Artist Representative
Nimah Gobir Alumni Artist Representative
Samuel Cortez Alumni Artist Representative
Amy Ellingson Emeritus Board Member
Mitch Temple Co-Founder / Emeritus Board Member
Nathan Suter Co-Founder / Emeritus Board Member

Curatorial Committee

Alongside the staff and board members, our Curatorial Committee share the organization’s values and commitment to art, artists, and creativity. They are comprised of Root Division Board members, affiliate artists, and prominent members of the arts community.

Michael Arcega Artist. Advisory Council
Kevin B. Chen Artist; Curator; Educator
Samuel Cortez Alumni Studio Artist & Former Installation & Site Manager
Jacqueline Francis Advisory Council
Kiana Honarmand Studio Artist Representative
Jaime Knight Artist; Advisory Council
Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen Artist Consultant; Founder & Director of A Simple Collective; Co-Director, Emerging Arts Professionals
Michelle Mansour Root Division Executive Director
Alicia McDaniel Exhibitions Fellow
Donna Enad Napper Art Consultant
Raphael Noz Alumni Studio Artist
Renée Rhodes Art Programs Manager
Sherwin Rio Exhibition Fellow Alum

Advisory Council

Advisory Council members offer expertise and support on various events, projects, and tasks throughout the year. Areas of expertise and support include Marketing, Fundraising, Special Event Planning, Curatorial, Educational, and Operational (Legal, Financial, Human Resources, Technical/ IT Support).

Michael Arcega
John-Mark Ikeda*
Donna Enad Napper
Ray Beldner
Ryan Jones*
Raphael Noz
Heather Bernard
Kristin Kaiser
Janine Okmin
Jasmin Bode
Emily Lakin
Mel Prest
Elise Boivin
Marcus G. Lee
Annie Rummelhoff
Kevin B. Chen
Boris Lieberman, JD
Anna Sidana
Jamie Corley
Rhiannon MacFayden
Margaret Timbrell
Samuel Cortez*
Conrad M. Meyers II*
Sharon Tanenbaum
Geoff Etnire, JD
Willis Meyers
Amy Whittaker
Jacqueline Francis
    (*RD Studio Alum)


Fellows + Interns

We offer internships in the following areas: Education, Exhibitions, and Visual Communications.
To learn more about ways to get involved visit our Volunteer page.

Tavarus Blackmon, Curatorial Fellow
Chanell Stone, Exhibitions Fellow
Rebecca Sexton, Education Fellow
Fredi Lopez, Exhibitions Intern