Michelle Mansour Executive Director michelle@rootdivision.org
Samantha Reynolds Art Programs Director samantha@rootdivision.org
Carissa Diaz Installations & Site Manager Carissa@Rootdivision.org
Celeste Christie Office & Systems Manager office@rootdivision.org
Phi Tran Marketing & Design Manager phi@rootdivision.org
Sherwin Rio Exhibitions Fellow exh_fellow@rootdivision.org

Board of Directors

Cynthia Loukides Board Chair
Adam Polakoff Board Secretary
Adam J. O'Donnell Board Treasurer
Ancel Martinez Board Member
Andrea Crow Board Member
Carrie Ann Plank Board Member
Margaret Timbrell Board Member
Ray Beldner Board Member
Sarah Ratchye Board Member
Victoria Oliver Board Member
Nathan Suter Co-Founder / Emeritus Board Member
Mitch Temple 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
Amy Cancelmo Curator, Art Historian
Kevin B. Chen Artist; Curator; Manager of Artist Studio and Public Programs, de Young Museum
Samuel Cortez Alumni Studio Artist & Former Installation & Site Manager
Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen Artist Consultant; Founder & Director of A Simple Collective; Co-Director, Emerging Arts Professionals
Jacqueline Francis Advisory Council
Michelle Mansour Root Division Executive Director
Raphael Noz Root Division Studio Artist; Former Latino Teaching Artist Fellow, 2013-14
Samantha Reynolds Root Division Art Programs Manager
Donna Enad Napper Art Consultant

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


Interns & Volunteers

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

Kathya Mitchell Lopez, Education Intern
Alice Norrell, Education Intern
Brie Silva, Exhibitions Intern
Sandra Liu, Exhibitions Intern
Ely Gann, Installations Intern
Em Miller, Installations Intern
Angelina Healy, Marketing Intern
Giana Gayles, Design Intern
Gladys Ochoa, Organizational & Special Events Intern