About Us

Who we are

Meet the ArtsKC team. For general information and inquiries, please email info@artskc.org


Senior Manager, Business Engagement

 Anna manages the Now Showing Program, business engagement services, and ArtsKC workplace giving campaigns.

Email: afiorella@artskc.org


Senior Manager, Public Policy & Government Relations

Branden manages the organization’s advocacy efforts and government relations.

Email: bharalson@artskc.org

President & CEO

Dana leads the ArtsKC team with expertise in support of local nonprofit arts and education organizations.


Director of Resource Development

Godfrey provides broad-based support for the arts community and cultivates corporate, foundation, and individual donor relationships.

Email: griddle@artskc.org

Program Manager, Grants

Tara facilitates hundreds of applications for funding a year, convenes decision committees, administers approvals and denials, and provides critical feedback to applicants.

Email: tkaraim@artskc.org


Vice President of Finance & Operations

Kathryn oversees all accounting and administrative functions for the organization.


Director of Marketing & Communication

Natalia leads the communications with her expertise in strategy and media relations.

Email: nherrera@artskc.org

Senior Accounting & Operations Manager

Sammy supports the accounting and operations functions for the organization.

Email: sfosah@artskc.org


Manager, Executive Liaison and Leadership Initiatives

Zetta coordinates all organizational activities as they pertain to the President and CEO and the volunteer Board of Directors.

Email: zhamersley@artskc.org

Senior Accounting & Operations Coordinator

Kristi supports the ArtsKC finance team, manages daly operation tasks, and assists the Grants Manager.

Email: vassar@artskc.org

Board of Directors

Fiscal Year 2022

Jon D. Stephens

Board Chair,

Shirley Bush Helzberg

Founding Chair

Madeline Romious

Vice Board Chair,

Chuck McCann


Michael Gonzales

Diversity & Inclusion Consortium

Dr. Derald Davis

Vice Chair,
Kansas City Public Schools

maria Maffry


michael toombs

Artist Collective & The Storytellers Inc. 

Miguel Rivera

Artist & Kansas City Art Institute

julie Robinson

Trozollo Communications Group

susan wilson


ArtsKC diversity


ArtsKC seeks to achieve diversity and cultural equity in its leadership, partnerships, grant making and programs. ArtsKC seeks to be a supporter and model for all arts organizations in the region, particularly in areas of board make-up, staffing, training and communications practices.

ArtsKC carries out its region-wide mission with proactive efforts to embrace differences of culture, ethnicity, race, religion, international origin, sexual orientation, physical abilities, socio-economic status, age and gender. Its goals will be achieved when:

All individuals and organizations that make up our region have fair access to the information, financial resources and opportunities vital to full cultural expression;

All share the opportunity to be represented in the development of arts policy and the distribution of arts resources;

All cultures are expressed in thriving, visible arts organizations of all sizes; and,

Programming reflects the experiences of all cultures, communities, age groups and abilities.

All counties, municipalities and arts genres have a proportional voice in region-wide arts planning and resource allocation.

Mid America Freedom Band

Photo: Mid America Freedom Band

work with us

Photo: Coterie Theatre

Open positions will be posted here during the time frame we are accepting resumes. 

Business partnerships are available.


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