ABOUT OUR TEAM

Staff

Michelle Mansour Executive Director michelle@rootdivision.org
Lindsay Ellen Howland Education Programs Director education@rootdivision.org
Samantha Reynolds Art Programs Manager samantha@rootdivision.org
Carissa Diaz Installations & Site Coordinator Carissa@Rootdivision.org
Celeste Christie Office & Systems Manager office@rootdivision.org
Phi Tran Design & Marketing Manager PHI@ROOTDIVISION.ORG

Board of Directors

Amy Ellingson Board Chair
Victoria Oliver Board Secretary
Adam J. O'Donnell Board Treasurer / Chair of Finance Committee
Ray Beldner Board Member
Andrea Crow Board Member
Melody Wang Gillick Board Member
Payal Gupta Board Member
Cynthia Kagay Board Member
Kristin Kaiser Board Member / Chair of Marketing Committee
Jena Lee Board Member
Cynthia Loukides Board Member / Chair of Fundraising Committee
Ancel Martinez Board Member
Carrie Ann Plank Board Member
Adam Polakoff Board Member
Sarah Ratchye Board Member
Amber Jean Young Board Member
Elena Patiño Alumni Artist Representative
Margaret Timbrell Studio Artist Representative
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
Anh Bui Root Division Studio Artist
Amy Cancelmo Root Division Art Programs Director
Kevin B. Chen Artist; Curator; Manager of Artist Studio and Public Programs, de Young Museum
Susana Cortez Installations & Site Manager
Amy Ellingson Artist; Root Division Board Chair
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

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
Justin Hoover, MFA
Raphael Noz
Heather Bernard
Ryan Jones*, MFA
Ramekon O'Arwisters
Elise Boivin
Spike Kahn
Janine Okmin
Kevin B. Chen, MFA
Waikee Kwan
Adam Palokoff, JD
Susa Cortez*
Emily Lakin
Mel Prest, MFA
Elizabeth Crawford
Marcus G. Lee
Julie Richter
Geoff Etnire, JD
Boris Lieberman, JD
Morgan Schauffler
Amber Goldstein
Tom Loughlin*, MFA
Julia Schafer
Brett Greenberg, JD
Rhiannon Macfayden
Kate Stirr*, MFA
Victoria Heilweil, MFA
Reed Mayfield
Sharon Tanenbaum
Dana Hemenway*, MFA
Conrad M. Meyers II*
Maysoun Wazwaz
 
 
(*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 visted our Volunteer page.

Anika Nagpal, Education Fellow
Yvonne Bucay, Education Intern
Julia Burmeister, Education Intern
Alexa Weiss, Exhibitions Intern 
Cenorina Ramirez, Exhibitions Intern
Kayla King, Installations Intern
Kurt Otis, Installations Intern
Hailey Simmons, Organization & Education Intern
Isabel Bronston-Joseph, Organization Intern