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Our Staff


Deborah Lugo

Executive Director


Eepi Chaad

Director of Partnerships & Learning


Taylor Bush

Director of Strategic Initiatives


Monique Mogilka

Data Manager


Mandy Whited

Operations Manager

Our Board

Lauren Anderson
Houston Ballet

Caroline Goeser
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Jack McBride
Arts Connect Houston

Judy Nyquist 
Community Volunteer

Michael Pipkin, President

Rushmore Resource Partners

Mike Rome
Houston Christian University

Todd Stein

Mid-America Arts Alliance

Our Leadership Committee

The Leadership Committee is a shared decision-making body

that represents the interests of all Arts Connect partners

and is responsible for strategic and project oversight.

Harrison Guy, Chair
Director of Arts and Culture
Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment 

Urban Souls Dance Company

Dr. Rick Cruz
Deputy Superintendent
Houston ISD

Rachel Hemphill Dickson
BOLD Artistic Associate
The Ensemble Theatre

Janette Lindner

Veritas Total Solutions

Deborah Lugo
Executive Director
Arts Connect Houston

Alisa Magallón
Associate Director of Programming and Engagement
Houston Grand Opera

Nicole Moore-Kriel
Program Officer
The Powell Foundation

Eileen Morris
Artistic Director
The Ensemble Theatre

Wenden Sanders
Fine Arts Director
Houston ISD

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