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About the Center: Administration & Staff

Executive Director

Administration and Finance

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

Central Operations

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


  • Lenise Andrade, Community Engagement Manager
  • Deborah Heath, Development Coordinator
  • Brandon Baez, Membership Assistant

Education and Museum

  • Leah Goodwin, Director of Museum and Education
  • Sherehe Hollins, Education Program Manager
  • Stella Karl, Museum Program Manager
  • Kirsten Vega, Arts Education Program Supervisor


  • Megan Andretta, Marketing Director
  • Julie Riggert, Marketing Manager
  • Josie Shepherd, Marketing Coordinator

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, Head Chef
  • Jose Sanchez, Banquet Manager

Technical Production

  • Rob Collier, Technical Production and Facilities Director
  • Samantha McLaughlin, Assistant Technical Director

Theater Operations and Sales

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