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About the Center: Administration and Staff

Meet the team!


  • Jerry Van Leeuwen, Executive Director
  • Rachel Kestner, Associate Executive Director
  • Vanessa Garcia, Director of Human Resources
  • Gary M. Poor, CPA, Director of Finance
  • Natalie Butterfield, Accounting Supervisor
  • Mary Zaragoza, Accounting Specialist
  • Judy Godoy, Executive Assistant
  • Daisy Barragan, Administrative Assistant

Central Operations

  • Ernie Valverde, Facilities Manager
  • Dominick Reinhart, Security Manager
  • Michael Wright, IT Administrator

Conference Center Sales

  • Karen Cleland, Director of Conference Sales
  • Terri Thomas-Fry, Sr. Catering Sales Manager
  • Coby Thompson, Sr. Catering Sales Manager
  • Eric Ybarra, Executive Chef
  • Jose Sanchez, Banquet & Concessions Manager
  • Herlen Galvez, Sous Chef
  • Kaila Martinez, Event Coordinator
  • Vickie Johnson, Sales Coordinator


  • Josie Shepherd, Director of Marketing
  • Regina Luciano, Senior Creative Designer
  • Ely Ramos, Public Relations & Digital Media Specialist
  • Tenney Rizzo, Jr. Graphic Designer
  • Candice Cleland, Marketing Coordinator
  • Maria Isabel Hernandez, Jr. Publicist

Museum and Education

  • Sherehe Hollins, Director of Education
  • Beth Marino, Museum Exhibition Manager
  • Mikee Ferran, Museum Program Coordinator
  • Laurissa Rudgers, Education Program Coordinator
  • Anna Volante, Museum Administrative Assistant


  • Brandon Baez, Community Engagement Coordinator
  • Kari Bishop, Donor Relations Coordinator

Technical Production

  • Rob Collier, Director of Technical Production
  • Benjamin Mann, Technical Production Manager
  • Matthew Jenkins, Technical Supervisor

Theater Operations and Sales

  • Julianna Crespo, Director of Performing Arts
  • Stephany Farley, Public Programs Manager
  • Carlos Crespo, Front of House Manager
  • Rosemary Valdivia, Theater Sales Coordinator
  • Laura McMullin, Theater Sales Coordinator
  • Monica Paniagua, Theater Sales Coordinator
  • Bruce Labadie, Programming Consultant
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Ticket Office

  • Nancy Harper, Assistant Ticket Office Manager
  • Jason Danio, Assistant Ticket Office Manager & Tessitura

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