Michelle Mansour Executive Director michelle@rootdivision.org
Michael Gabrielle Education Programs Manager michael@rootdivision.org
Renée Rhodes Art Programs Manager renee@rootdivision.org
Phi Tran Marketing & Design Manager phi@rootdivision.org
Carissa Diaz Installations & Site Manager Carissa@Rootdivision.org
ChiChai Mateo Development & Programs Assistant chichai@rootdivision.org

Board of Directors

Cynthia Loukides Board Chair
Heidy Braverman Vice Chair
Adam Polakoff Board Secretary
Adam J. O'Donnell Board Treasurer
Ancel Martinez Board Member
Andrea Crow Board Member
Carrie Ann Plank Board Member
Jake Tipane Board Member
John-Mark Ikeda Board Member
Margaret Timbrell Board Member
Ray Beldner Board Member
Victoria Oliver Board Member
Makiko Harris Studio Artist Representative
Rafael Bustillos Studio Artist Representative
Samuel Cortez Alumni Artist Representative
Amy Ellingson Emeritus Board Member
Mitch Temple Co-Founder / Emeritus Board Member
Nathan Suter Co-Founder / Emeritus Board Member

Curatorial Committee

Alongside the staff and board members, our Curatorial Committee share the organization’s values and commitment to art, artists, and creativity. They are comprised of Root Division Board members, affiliate artists, and prominent members of the arts community.

Michael Arcega Artist. Advisory Council
Kevin B. Chen Artist; Curator; Educator
Samuel Cortez Alumni Studio Artist & Former Installation & Site Manager
Jacqueline Francis Advisory Council
Kiana Honarmand Studio Artist Representative
Jaime Knight Artist; Advisory Council
dani lopez Root Division Studio Artist
Rhiannon Evans MacFadyen Artist Consultant; Founder & Director of A Simple Collective; Co-Director, Emerging Arts Professionals
Michelle Mansour Root Division Executive Director
Alicia McDaniel Exhibitions Fellow
Donna Enad Napper Art Consultant
Raphael Noz Alumni Studio Artist
Renée Rhodes Art Programs Manager
Sherwin Rio Exhibition Fellow Alum

Advisory Council

Advisory Council members offer expertise and support on various events, projects, and tasks throughout the year. Areas of expertise and support include Marketing, Fundraising, Special Event Planning, Curatorial, Educational, and Operational (Legal, Financial, Human Resources, Technical/ IT Support).

Michael Arcega
John-Mark Ikeda*
Donna Enad Napper
Heather Bernard
Ryan Jones*
Raphael Noz
Jasmin Bode
Kristin Kaiser
Janine Okmin
Elise Boivin
Emily Lakin
Mel Prest
Kevin B. Chen
Marcus G. Lee
Annie Rummelhoff
Jamie Corley
Boris Lieberman, JD
Anna Sidana
Samuel Cortez*
Rhiannon MacFayden
Sharon Tanenbaum
Geoff Etnire, JD
Conrad M. Meyers II*
Amy Whittaker
Jacqueline Francis
Willis Meyers
(*RD Studio Alum)


Interns & Volunteers

We offer internships in the following areas: Education, Exhibitions, Organization , and Visual Communications.
To learn more about ways to get involved visit our Volunteer page.

Alicia McDaniels, Exhibitions Fellow
Kathya Michell Lopez, Education Fellow & Exhibitions Intern
Michael Nguyen, Design Intern