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About the Center: Administration & Staff

Executive Director

Administration and Finance

  • Gary M. Poor, CPA, Director of Finance
  • Vanessa Garcia, Director of Human Resources

Central Operations

  • Ernie Valverde, Facilities Manager
  • Chris Chaparro, Security Supervisor

Education and Museum

  • Leah Goodwin, Director of Museum and Education
  • Sherehe Hollins, Education Program Manager
  • Beth Marino, Museum Exhibition Supervisor
  • Kirsten Vega, Arts Education Program Supervisor
  • Laurissa Rudgers, Museum & Education Assistant


  • Josie Shepherd, Marketing Manager
  • Regina Luciano, Graphic Designer & Creative Strategist


  • Lenise Andrade, Director of Community Engagement
  • Brandon Baez, Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Kari Bishop, Donor Relations Assistant

Sales & Catering / Conference Center

  • Karen Cleland, Director of Conference Center Sales and Services
  • Terri Thomas-Fry, Senior Catering Sales Manager
  • Coby Thompson, Catering Sales Manager
  • Eric Ybarra, Executive Chef
  • Jose Sanchez, Banquet Manager

Technical Production

  • Rob Collier, Director of Technical Production and Facilities
  • Samantha McLaughlin, Assistant Technical Director
  • Matthew Jenkins, Technical Supervisor

Theater Operations and Sales

  • Julianna Crespo, Director of Performing Arts
  • Michelle Whittaker, Front of House Manager
  • Stephany Farley, Community Events & Outreach Supervisor
  • Lindsey Morales, Performing Arts Coordinator
  • Bruce Labadie, Programming Consultant
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