COCA Staff and Board
The Council on Culture & Arts office is currently located at 914 Railroad Avenue. Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Our staff works in a hybrid work environment, with staff members having select in-person office hours while working remotely the remainder of the week. In-person Wednesday office hours are by appointment only.
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Kathleen oversees all COCA strategic and business initiatives, board development, operations, funding, and programming. She has served the arts in many leadership roles, including director, manager, educator and advocate, in organizations throughout the Midwest, Florida and Japan. Her experience includes the creation of strategic community partnerships, marketing, communications and sales campaigns, community engagement events, project grants and fund development initiatives, and business and administrative operations. She has presented and produced a variety of performances by national and local artists, and managed collaborative projects between the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Kathleen has served in advisory and board capacities for organizations including the New England Foundation for the Arts, Minnesota State Arts Board, Minnesota Theatre Alliance, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and the Arts Leadership Certificate program, University of Minnesota. She has been a leadership fellow with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters and the Shannon Institute. Kathleen holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, and a master’s of liberal studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She’s a flautist, enjoys entertaining, and loves to garden and travel.
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Nick is charged with strengthening and aligning administrative and financial functions with COCA’s core missions of assisting and service. In this role, Nick oversees budget and financial planning, purchasing and contracting, and administrative functions related to personnel.
A Macedonia native, Nick is a Garnet and Gold Scholar that graduated from the Florida State University, College of Business with Bachelor of Science degrees in multinational business, accounting and finance, and Master of Business Administration degree. Nick has over 10 years of accounting and finance experience and has brought to this position a broad range of operation management, finance, accounting, and budgeting experience.
Arts Education Manager
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In-Person Office Hours | Thursdays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sahara moved to Tallahassee to complete her Bachelors degree in Art History at Florida State University and has lived here for over five years. During her time in Tallahassee, she has worked to curate community art exhibitions, interned with FSU’s Museum of Fine Arts as an education and curatorial intern, and volunteered at art and cultural institutions. Sahara recently received her Master’s in Art History from Florida State University while working as a Museum Educator at The Grove Museum. During her time at The Grove, Sahara further expanded upon her interests in art education, community engagement, and public programming. She has a passion for writing and research and has been accepted to and presented at conferences including the Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC). While not working, Sahara enjoys cycling,
reading, and cooking for her fiancé and friends.
Marketing & Communications Manager
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In-Person Office Hours | Tuesdays 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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Samantha focuses on the marketing, communications, public relations, and promotions of COCA’s mission, brand & services. With her background as a communications professional, Samantha has a range of marketing, project management, visual branding, and content management experience in the private and non-profit sectors. They also have over twelve years of experience in the performing arts, volunteering at theatres throughout the Midwest and Florida. Samantha’s love for the arts started when she was three and performing plays for her grandma. Samantha earned their BA in Theatre Performance and holds a master’s degree in Integrated Marketing & Management Communications from Florida State University. When she’s not participating in theatre productions, Samantha loves shopping at antique stores, playing video games, and walking the trails of Tallahassee with her wife, Holly, and their dog, Rey.
Public Art & Exhibitions Manager
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In-Person Office Hours | Mondays 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
Sam oversees the Art in Public Places public art programs. She coordinates special public art projects and art engagements within the community, curating shows for the Artport and City Hall galleries and serving as a liaison between community groups regarding cultural initiatives. Sam has been involved in community-focused artistic projects for the past six years and is a practicing artist and art educator. Sam has relocated several times since she left her hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, living in Alabama, Montana, and Indiana to push her art education. Still, Sam is happy to call Tallahassee now her home. She holds a BFA from the University of Alabama with concentrations in Ceramics and Sculpture. Sam also completed a post-baccalaureate program at the University of Montana and recently graduated with her MFA in Sculpture & Intermedia from Ball State University. Sam feels passionate about the inclusive nature of public art and believes in its potential to bring a community together by curating a shared sense of creative expression. She is excited to get to know the city of Tallahassee through her work with COCA. When she is not pursuing work for COCA, Sam enjoys spending time with her dog, Daisy, renovating her A-frame home with her partner, Will, and working on her organic sculptures in her home studio.
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In-Person Office Hours | Fridays 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET
Summer manages all aspects of COCA’s grant programs, including the Cultural Grant Program, the Cultural Tourism Marketing Grant Program, and the Cultural Facilities Matching Grant Program. Though she is a native of the Midwest, Summer moved to Jacksonville, Florida as a child, where she attended Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. She then earned a BA in English and an MA in Historical Administration and Public History from Florida State University. In her previous role at the Division of Arts and Culture, she developed a passion for folk art and sustainable public arts programming. She has enjoyed being a patron of Tallahassee’s many arts-focused local businesses, such as the 621 Gallery, Cap City Video Lounge, and more. When she’s off the clock, Summer is usually working on her novel or spending time with her wife and their above-average number of animals.
Chair, Seat: Practicing Artist (County)
Current Term: 2022 – 2026
Dan Taylor is a Tallahassee artist best known for his abstract oil paintings featuring bold, striking color palettes. His paintings have become highly sought-after and have been featured regionally at the Tampa Museum of Art and locally with the Council on Culture & Arts, LeMoyne Center for Visual Arts, Venvi Art Gallery, Gadsden Art Center, Hotel Duval and FSU’s Oglesby Art Gallery. He has volunteered countless hours of his time and been generous with his talents to raise funds for organizations and causes he cares about including Tallahassee’s Big Bend Cares, where he serves on the board, and 621 Gallery. Taylor also works in precious metal clay to create unique jewelry designs and he produces large scale garden sculpture in steel, wood, and various other materials.
Dan Taylor has served on the COCA Board of Directors since 2018.
Vice Chair, Seat: At-Large (City)
Current Term: 2020 – 2024
Katherine Maiorana is the SVP of Strategy and Business Development at Sachs Media. As a communications professional with more than 25 years of experience, she is skilled in B2B and corporate marketing communications, strategy, public relations, employee communications, thought leadership, reputation management, and production. Additional corporate and agency experience includes DeVry Education Group; Alinea Group; Ogilvy; Boston Consulting Group; Schwarzkopf USA; NYNEX; and the Florida State Lottery. Katherine received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Florida State University and her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In her free time, Katherine enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities, reading, cooking, and the arts. An amateur artist, Katherine enjoys sketching and acrylic and oil painting.
Katherine Maiorana has served on the COCA Board of Directors since 2020.
Past Chair, Seat: Marketing (County)
Current Term: 2019 – 2023
Lucia Fishburne is a life-long advocate for the creative industries in Florida. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of the Florida Book Awards, administered by Florida State University’s Strozier Library. The Florida Book Awards – the most comprehensive state book awards program in the United States – is an annual competition that recognizes, honors, and celebrates the best work written by Florida authors and about Florida culture in the previous year. Lucia has also assisted the FSU College of Communication and Information (CCI) as a research associate. Prior to her work at FSU, Lucia directed the Executive Office of the Governor as Florida’s State Film Commissioner where she was responsible for leading the state’s efforts to build, expand and retain the film, TV and digital media entertainment industry sector. She was appointed to that position following ten years of service in the workforce and economic development arena in Florida.
Lucia holds a MS degree from Florida State University in marketing communications and an accreditation in public relations (APR). Spurred by her love of music and performance, Lucia has toured as a professional singer/songwriter throughout the southeast. Highlights of her creative accomplishments include an original composition featured in the Victor Nunez film, “Ruby in Paradise” (the top film at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival), and Composer/Performer/Producer credits for “Algebra TV,” winner of the Milia ’95 international multimedia conference in Cannes, France.
A Florida resident for most of her life, Lucia enjoys being a tourist in her own state whenever she can with special emphasis on enjoying Florida’s unique natural assets, historical sites and creative talent.
Lucia Fishburne has served on the COCA Board of Directors since 2015.
Treasurer, Seat: At-Large (County)
Current Term: 2022 – 2026
Rachelle has both a business and design background – and believes that art, culture, and good design – have the power to transform communities, power economic development, and shape hearts and minds. She currently works as a designer + strategist at DAG Architects.
Rachelle McClure has served on the COCA Board of Directors since 2019.
Secretary, At-Large (City)
Current Term: 2021 – 2025
Nathan Archer is a research communicator and editorial cartoonist residing in Tallahassee, Florida. Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Nathan received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000, before obtaining a Master of Arts degree in arts administration from Florida State University in 2006.
Having sharpened his communications and marketing skills throughout the non-profit and public sector, he currently works for the Florida Center for Reading Research, disseminating research findings in an effort to promote literacy across the state and region.
A passionate arts and free speech advocate, Nathan uses editorial cartooning to voice his own opinions online and in the pages of the Tallahassee Democrat.
Nathan Archer has served on the COCA Board of Directors since 2018.
E. Marie Sissle
At-Large, Seat: At-Large (City)
Current Term: 2020 – 2024
E. Marie Sissle is a native of Tallahassee, FL. and has over 25 years in the entertainment field. She founded Midtown Entertainment Group, Midtown Enrichment Corp, SoMo PlayHouse and SoMo Coalition of the Arts in Tallahassee, Florida. Sissle is proud to be a graduate of Theatre TCC, Florida A&M University where she earned a B.A. in Performance Theatre, and Full Sail University where she earned an M.S. in Entertainment Business. Sissle has created two children’s books, over 10 original plays, one television animated script, and recently completed her first screenplay.
E. Marie Sissle has served on the COCA Board of Directors since 2020.
At-Large, Seat: At-Large (County)
Current Term: 2020 – 2024
Kristen Summers currently works as an attorney for the Florida Department of Health. When she’s not practicing law, she manages her business as a watercolor artist where she combines her passions for art, birds, and Florida’s unique natural systems.
Kristen graduated from the University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Conservation in 2010 and from the Florida State University College of Law in 2014.
Kristen is passionate about the arts, the environment, and fostering community relationships. Kristen believes that art and cultural programs are essential parts of a strong, sustainable, and thriving community. She is excited to continue to support these programs throughout Leon County by serving on the COCA Board of Directors. Kristen also serves on the Board of Directors for Sustainable Tallahassee and volunteers as a big sister with Big Brothers, Big Sisters.
In her free time, Kristen enjoys being in nature, working in her garden, and spending time with her cat and chickens.
Kristen Summers has served on the COCA Board of Directors since 2020.
Board of Directors
Seat: Tourism (County)
Current Term: 2021 – 2025
Amanda Clements is a native Tallahasseean and graduate of Florida State University. She currently serves as the Director of Strategic Communications at Tallahassee Community College where she is responsible for College-wide communications, media relations, and community relations. Her career has included positions at Cumulus Broadcasting, VISIT FLORIDA, United Way of the Big Bend, and Coton Colors. She is a graduate of Leadership Tallahassee and a past president of the Junior League of Tallahassee. Amanda and her husband, Bruce McCullough, live in Waverly Hills with their two children.
Amanda Clements has served on the COCA Board of Directors since 2021.
Seat: History & Heritage (City)
Current Term: 2021 – 2025
Haiqiong Deng is a master player of the 21-string Chinese zheng. She has performed throughout North America and premiered dozens of new compositions by American composers. Haiqiong has also explored diverse world music traditions, including her decade-long learning with master Indian sitarist, Nalini Vinayak.
As a cultural bearer and ambassador, Haiqiong has received many awards including: the 2021-2022 Florida Specific Cultural Project Grant, 2017 Florida Cultural Heritage Award, 2012 the Master Artist of the Florida Folklife Apprenticeship Award, and the Outstanding Performance Prize at the 1995 Chinese National Zheng Competition in Shanghai.
Haiqiong received her Bachelor of Music in guzheng Performance from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Master of Arts in Arts Administration and Ethnomusicology, and Ph.D. in Musicology from the Florida State University. Haiqiong taught at Florida State University, University of South Florida, and Tallahassee Community College. She also directed the FSU Chinese Music Ensemble for seventeen years. In 2020, Haiqiong founded the Mindful Plucking Music Academy to provide a live and virtual platform to cultivate mindful listening, nurture cultural understanding, and contribute to human wellbeing to people from all over the world.
Haiqiong Deng has served on the COCA Board of Directors since 2021.
Seat: Business (City)
Current Term: 2022 – 2026
Carol Hill (she/her) has been a member of the Tallahassee community for 29 years. Carol is an alumna of Florida A&M University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Theatre Performance and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Carol has served as a volunteer with many organizations in the community. She has served as a member of the Tallahassee Junior League, and the United Way of the Big Bend. Carol has also served as a board member for Lighthouse of the Big Bend, the Meek Eaton Black Archives, the Oasis Center for Women and Girls, and the Southern Shakespeare Company. Carol is one of the founding members of Essential Theatrical Associates (ETA), an emerging theater company which focuses on the enrichment of the community through positive activism, bold inclusive choices, and deliberate diversity. Carol still performs, focusing on film, voiceovers, and commercials. Carol is thrilled to be a part of COCA and serve in the capacity of Board member.
Carol Hill has served on the COCA Board of Directors since 2022.
Seat: Volunteer (County)
Current Term Ends: 2023
Beth Keating is a shareholder in the Gunster Law Firm’s Tallahassee office. Beth’s practice is focused on federal and state regulatory law, particularly as such regulation is applied to utility companies. Beth’s experience includes the legal representation of and policy consultation for competitive telecommunications, cable and technology companies, as well as electric and natural gas utilities before state and federal agencies and the Florida Legislature.
A native of Mississippi, Beth came to Tallahassee for law school and decided to make the Capital City home. A long-time board member of the Foundation for Leon County Schools and a member of Leadership Tallahassee Class #37, she firmly believes in the importance of community engagement. As a music lover (and former radio DJ), she’s also a firm believer in the beneficial impact the creative arts can have on individuals and the community as a whole.
Beth Keating has served on the COCA Board of Directors since 2021.
Paul Lewis, Jr.
Seat: History & Heritage (County)
Current Term: 2019 – 2023
A 1973 graduate of the University of West Florida, Paul Lewis’ areas of study included philosophy, psychology and art. He did postgraduate study at both Duke and Northwestern Universities. Lewis moved to Tallahassee in 1995 after assuming the Director of Regulatory Affairs position with Duke Energy Florida. His career with Florida Power Corporation and Duke Energy spans nearly 40 years though he retired from the corporate world in 2014. Lewis has served with multiple community service organizations including as the President of the Mary Brogan Museum of Arts and Science in Tallahassee. His legacy project was establishing and serving as the founding president and board chairman of the Main Street Winter Garden project. Among other efforts to bring redevelopment and revitalization to the historic downtown district, he assisted in creating a community redevelopment taxing authority that began a funding mechanism for future redevelopment.
Paul Lewis, Jr. has served on the COCA Board of Directors since 2019.
Seat: Finance (City)
Current Term Ends: 2024
Over the past two decades, Aynalem has served at Florida State University (FSU) in various capabilities. As part of a technical support team, she is a contact person to the oversight of budgetary and financial activities of a complex administrative unit. She is responsible for budget formulation, presentation and enactment. She applies regulations, policies, methods, and techniques to manage the unit’s budget and financial activities. She also provides analysis of operating performance, reviews funding requests, and offers recommendations for approval of funding requests. Additionally, she serves as a liaison with internal and external partners to develop and administer the FSU License Plate Marketing. Aynalem is committed to community service and is a member of a variety of different groups including Golden Key International Honor Society and the National Scholars Honor Society. She is also a volunteer with the Guardian ad Litem program and Junior Achievement Big Bend and is a Board member of Catholic Charities of North Florida and the FSU Black Faculty and Staff Network. She serves as Faculty Advisor for Alpha Kappa Delta Phi FSU Chapter and as the FSU United Way Campaign Coordinator.
Aynalem Markos has served on the COCA Board of Directors since 2021.
Seat: Business/Economic Development (County)
Current Term: ends 2025
Seat: Practicing Artist (City)
Current Term: ends 2025
As the owner and managing director of Venvi Art Gallery, Brinda has the pleasure of curating renowned artists for the gallery’s shows. After earning her baccalaureate and master’s degree in mathematics at Florida State University, Brinda works as a math faculty for online universities.
Unusual shapes and textures paired with pure, vibrant colors are key characteristics of Brinda’s work. The values in color and the emotions they evoke inspire her to explore different hues. Not only are these shades inspirational, but so is the intentional selection. Brinda selects colors that aim to shock or surprise the viewer. She loves the excitement she experiences while thinking on new ideas, compositions, and creating art. Brinda finds there are infinite things to learn from art; one cannot master art in one lifetime. An artist’s life is constantly learning and always realizing something new.
Brinda Pamulapati has served on the COCA Board of Directors since 2023.
Ex Officio Members
Brian Welch was elected to the Leon County Commission in November of 2020 to represent the residents of Northeast Leon County in District 4.
Brian has also been a Social Studies teacher at Chiles High School since 2007. A diehard Timberwolf, Brian has served in many roles during his tenure at Chiles, including as the “Voice of the Timberwolves” football team, Key Club sponsor, Youth Leadership Tallahassee coordinator, Business Advisory Council coordinator and Vice President and Founding member of the Chiles High School Foundation.
Brian received an Associate’s degree from Tallahassee Community College in 1999. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Florida State University in 2001, followed by a Master’s degree in the renowned Applied American Politics and Policy (MAPP) program at FSU in 2003. Brian subsequently received an additional Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Florida in 2016.
Brian Welch’s term on the COCA Board of Directors began in 2023.
City of Tallahassee
Raised on Tallahassee’s south side with a passion for the public good, Mayor Pro Tem Jeremy Matlow believes that citizens and neighborhoods should drive the priorities of City Hall. By bringing more people into the political process and advocating for the concerns of everyday people, Jeremy is committed to building a city that works for everyone through dedicated public service
Jeremy helped lead the revitalization of Gaines Street and the All Saints District as President of the Gaines Street Community Association. He is the co-founder of Gaines Street Pies, a successful business he and a partner built from the ground up into an enterprise with 85 employees right here in Tallahassee. Jeremy was also appointed by the Mayor’s Office to serve on the Municipal Code Enforcement Board.
Jeremy lives with his wife Sarah and two sons, Declan and Ethan. He was elected to the office of City Commissioner in 2018.
In addition to sitting on the CRA and Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency, Commissioner Matlow serves as Chair of the Capital Regional Transportation Planning Agency and a member of the Downtown Improvement Authority.
Jeremy Matlow’s term on the COCA Board of Directors began in 2019.
Tallahassee Community College
Born in Miami, Florida, Donmetrie Clark attended Florida A&M University, and earned both a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education in English Education, with additional coursework in Educational Leadership. After graduating from FAMU, he taught high school English for two years, and later accepted adjunct positions at FAMU and TCC in what was Academic Support (now Transitional Studies). In 2001, he was hired full-time in the Communications and Humanities division, which houses courses in English, Speech, Foreign Language, Fine and Performing Arts (studio art, music, theatre), Humanities, Art History, Religion, and Philosophy. Also housed in the division are the state and national champion Forensics Speech and Debate Team and an outstanding theater program, Theatre TCC! that produces three major productions annually. The Division supports the Ralph Hurst Gallery, and the TCC Fine Art Gallery, which annually features nine different shows, including local artists, faculty, and student exhibits.
Currently in his 20th year at TCC, he has taught composition, children’s literature, American literature, African-American literature, college success, and developmental reading and writing. In 2016, he accepted the position of Associate Dean for the Communications and Humanities division, and he was appointed Dean of Communications and Humanities on July 1, 2021. For the last 16 years, he has also served as a reader, table leader, and question leader for the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition examination.
Donmetrie Clark’s term on the COCA Board of Directors began in 2021.
Kimberly K Harding
Florida A&M University
Kimberly K Harding received her BA degree in drama from Spelman College, and earned her MFA degree in the area of Performing Arts Management from Brooklyn College. For several years she toured professionally as a stage manager and has two Off-Broadway credits to date. In New York City she worked in administrative and production capacities for The Acting Company, Manhattan Theater Club, Negro Ensemble Company, and Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Currently, Harding is employed at Florida A&M University where she is an Associate Professor of Theatre. Harding left New York to pursue a desire to work in theatre education at her alma mater, Spelman College.
In addition to her teaching load she serves the theatre program as the Ticket Sales & Services Manager, Educational ArtReach Coordinator, Director of Marketing and as the theatre’s Sound Designer. Harding has two published articles to her credit on the lives and works of theatre artists Micki Grant and Vinnette Caroll, both which appear in African American Playwrights: A Sourcebook (2004). In 2008 she was the project manager and an editor for the National Black Arts Festival’s 20th Anniversary commemorative book, a summer festival for which she stage managed events during its first twenty years.
As a leisure pursuit she enjoys creative writing and has written several family/youth theatrical works that have been produced by the Essential Theatre and the Irene C. Edmonds Youth Theatre. Currently she is working on her first full-length play, Between Goodbye and Hello which had its first public reading at the Black Theatre Network Conference in Atlanta, GA.
Kimberly K Harding’s term on the COCA Board of Directors began in 2016.
Tourism Development Council
Michelle Personette is an executive and communications
professional specializing in the education, entertainment, and tourism
industries. She received her B.A. in English from Florida Gulf Coast University
and her M.A. in communication with a concentration in advertising and public
relations from the University of Central Florida. Michelle has worked on
campaigns and promotions for the Florida Everblades, Florida Gulf Coast
University, Universal Studios, Holiday Inn Family Suites, and the Challenger
Learning Center of Tallahassee.
As the first marketing and communications manager at the Challenger Learning Center, Michelle was responsible for planning and executing the pre-opening promotions, marketing, group sales and fundraising efforts of the center. In 2005, Michelle was promoted to the Executive Director of the Challenger Learning Center and oversaw all aspects of the center’s daily operations, budgeting, marketing, grant writing, personnel management, project management, contract negotiation, and fundraising. While in this role, she had the opportunity to work on communications campaigns for both documentary and commercial films with over a dozen film distributors.
For the last several years, Michelle has found great pleasure in sharing her business and communications experience with undergraduate students as an adjunct professor at Flagler College.
Michelle Personette’s term on the COCA Board of Directors began in 2022.
Leon County Schools
Heather Thomas is a former high school English teacher, and was the Executive Editor at Tallahassee Woman Magazine for 14 years before becoming the Marketing Coordinator for Leon County Schools. Heather is a longtime board member and a past-Chair of the Foundation for Leon County Schools and a current Board member for 211 of the Big Bend. She is a former, founding board member for Girls on the Run of the Big Bend and is a Leadership Tallahassee Class 36 graduate. She is married to Gerry Thomas and they have two children—Grace (16) and Cooper (13).
Heather Thomas’s term on the COCA Board of Directors began in 2020.
Florida State University
Jennifer is thrilled to call Tallahassee her new home as the Director of Opening Nights at Florida State University. As a native Texan, she is thrilled to be a part of a thriving cultural scene in the Capital city.
Prior to coming to Tallahassee, Jennifer served the Angelina Arts Alliance in Lufkin, TX for over five years as its Executive Director. She lived in Aspen, CO for a short while and served Theatre Aspen in a marketing capacity. In Wichita, KS, Jennifer worked for the Orpheum Theatre as its Director of Marketing and then served as its President for seven years.
With more than 13 years of arts administration, marketing, fundraising and performing arts programming experience, Jennifer brings a genuine passion for connecting people to the arts because she believes that the arts are transformative for individuals and communities alike.
With a great love for both the visual and performing arts, Jennifer is passionate about serving and uplifting the arts wherever she lives.
Jennifer earned a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Communication from Wichita State University, where she lived and worked for over 12 years.
Jennifer Wright Allen’s term on the COCA Board of Directors began in 2022.