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Advisory Council

The Advisory Council provides input and guidance from constituents who have a deep interest in supporting education from a variety of perspectives. The team is responsible for providing ArtsNOW with recommendations that help to guide the vision, operations and advancement of the organization. Members hail from different regions and from backgrounds that include education, business, foundations, arts organizations, universities and state agencies.

Michele Arwood
Executive Director
Thomasville Center for the Arts

Jessica Booth
Fine Arts Program Manager
Georgia Department of Education

Debbie Broadnax
Ford Elementary School
Cobb County School District

Chris Burke
Director of Community Relations
Georgia Institute of Technology

Lucinda Chapman
ArtsNOW Board Member

Elizabeth Cleveland
Community Representative

Sherry Cohen
ArtsNOW Board Member

Jaclyn Colona
Innovation Fund Project Manager
Governor's Office of Student Achievement

Stephanie Douglas
Community Relations
Georgia Institute of Technology

Patrick Fulbright
Area Director
University of Georgia Small Business Development Center

Shannon Green
ArtsNOW Visual Arts Consultant

James Heater
Regional Director

Christina Kennedy, PhD
Education Director
Hillside Conant School
Atlanta Public Schools

Barrett Coker Krise, CAP ®
Senior Philanthropic Officer
Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta

Jason Leming
Instructional Technology Support

Doug Mancosky
Chief Science Officer
Hydro Dynamics, Inc.

Dr. Carol McGrevin
Board Chair

Dr. Chris McMichael
Barrow County School System

Melissa Morse
Chief Learning & Performance Officer
Henry County Schools

Tamara Pearson, PhD
Center for Excellence for
Minority Women in STEM
Spelman College

Megan Schaeffer
Hamilton Schaeffer Studio

Sylvia Wallis
Marshpoint Elementary School
Savannah-Chatham Cty Public Schools

Dr. Monika Wiley
Director of Fine Arts/School Choice
Clayton County Public Schools

Shawn Williams
Regional Director

Heidi Turcotte
Program Director

“Integrated learning is all about creative ways of connecting. We apply those same principles to the way we work. From our artist consultants to our board of directors, all the ArtsNOW team members work in concert to transform the way students learn and live.” – Pamela Walker, CEO and President

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