Responsible for agency administration; implementing the mission and the strategic vision of the California Arts Council; oversight of all agency policy and programs; local, state and federal level inter-agency activities; state and national legislative relationships; public information; Council support and representation; leadership of civil service staff; and actions requested by the Office of the Governor, legislature, and other state agency directors.
Shelly Gilbride, Ph.D.
Programs Officer(916) 324-0075
Directs implementation of grant programs, and selected special projects. Oversees grant review panels and supervises programs staff. Coordinates the Creative California Communities & Reentry through the Arts programs.
Director of Public Affairs(916) 324-6617 firstname.lastname@example.orgDirects public affairs staff. Manages communications, marketing, external partnerships, outreach, public events, and special initiatives of the agency.
Director of Legislative Affairs(916) 322-6391 email@example.comServes as agency’s liaison for Legislature, Office of the Governor, and constituent groups. Monitors and analyzes relevant legislation and responds to requests for information.
Debra Waltman, M.B.A.
Director of Administrative Services(916) 322-6337
firstname.lastname@example.orgDirects operations and administrative support staff. Manages all aspects of the budget process. Manages the completion of contracts, interagency agreements, and purchasing.
Arts Program Specialist(916) 322-6502
email@example.comCoordinates the Creative California Communities, Cultural Districts and Arts and Public Media programs.
Jaren Bonillo, M.F.A.
Arts Program Specialist(916) 322-6584
firstname.lastname@example.orgCoordinates the State-Local Partnership Program, Statewide and Regional Network and Professional Development and Consulting programs.
Arts Program Specialist(916) 322-6338
email@example.comCoordinates the Veterans Initiatives in the Arts and Cultural Pathways programs. Accessibility Coordinator.
Josy Miller, Ph.D.
Arts Education Program Specialist(916) 322-6385
firstname.lastname@example.orgCoordinates the Artists in Schools, JUMP StArts, and Research in the Arts programs. Coordinator of Poetry Out Loud.
J. Andrea Porras
Arts Program Specialist(916) 322-6395
email@example.comCoordinates the Local Impact and Artists Activating Communities programs.
Arts in Corrections Program Manager(916) 322-6344
firstname.lastname@example.orgManages Arts in Corrections activities and contracts. Liaison for CDCR inter-agency partnership.
Public Affairs Specialist(916) 322-6413
email@example.comCoordinates press and outreach efforts. Editor of Arts Council newsletter and blog.
Graphic Designer(916) 322-6572
firstname.lastname@example.orgGraphic design and branding support for the agency. Coordinates use of agency logo.
Mariana Moscoso, M.A.
Arts in Corrections Program Analyst(916) 322-6371
email@example.comCoordinates the Arts in Corrections contracts/procurement and program development and monitoring.
Administrative Analyst(916) 322-6335
firstname.lastname@example.orgAdministrative support for executive staff. Council member liaison. Fields general inquiries.
Kala Kowtha, M.S.
Information Technology Specialist(916) 322-6582
email@example.comResponsible for general IT support, databases, and network administration.
Procurement and Contracts Analyst(916) 322-6588
firstname.lastname@example.orgResponsible for agency contracts and procurement activities.
Senior Accounting Officer(916) 322-6342 email@example.comOversees accounting unit and fiscal reporting to State control agencies
Accountant I(916) 322-6390 firstname.lastname@example.orgAccounting, grant payments.
Accountant I(916) 322-6569 email@example.comAccounting, grant payments.
firstname.lastname@example.orgReception, office supplies procurement and storage of CAC records.
Ayanna L. Kiburi, M.P.H.
(916) 322-6376 email@example.com
Primary advisor to the Council and Director. Oversees the agency's administrative and programmatic operations. Responsible for identifying and implementing long-range plans to address the resource needs required to support the California Arts Council’s mission and Strategic Plan.