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The Leadership Committee is a shared decision-making body that represents the interests of all Arts Connect partners and is responsible for fiduciary, strategic and project oversight.

Leadership Committee

John Abodeely

CEO, Houston Arts Alliance

Cathy Bencivenga

Executive Manager of Education & Community

Engagement, Alley Theatre

Long Chu

Program Officer, Houston Endowment, Inc.

Rachel Hemphill Dickson

BOLD Artistic Associate, The Ensemble Theatre

Rick Cruz

Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Houston ISD

Caroline Goeser

W.T. and Louise J. Moran Chair of Learning and Interpretation, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Harrison Guy

Director of Arts and Culture, Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation & Founder, Urban Souls Dance Company

Craig Hauschildt
Arts Integration Specialist, Houston ISD

Deborah Lugo
Executive Director, Arts Connect Houston

Jack McBride, Chair
Associate Director, WITS 

Janette Garza Lindner
Director, Veritas Total Solutions

Deborah Lugo
Executive Director, Arts Connect

Debbie McNulty
Arts and Culture Leader

Wenden Sanders
Fine Arts Director, Houston ISD

Board Members

Lauren Anderson, Vice President
Houston Ballet

Brenda Peters Chase, President
Enterprise Products

Caroline Goeser, Member-at-Large

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Craig Massey
Merrill Lynch

Jack McBride, Treasurer

Writers in the Schools

Judy Nyquist, Secretary 
Community Volunteer

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