Board + Advisory Committees

Board

A 15-member Board of Directors governs 4Culture, with individuals representing the cultural, geographic, and ethnic diversity of King County. 4Culture Board members bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their roles.

2023 Meeting Schedule

The Board of Directors meets on the last Wednesday of each month—except when noted—from 4:00—5:30 pm in a hybrid fashion; Board members and other guests may attend the meeting online via Zoom or by joining staff at the 4Culture offices.

Members of the public who may wish to attend a Board meeting or committee meeting may do so remotely; just click on the date in question to register for that meeting. Member of the public may also address the board in person; contact Erica Maniez for additional instructions. Members of the public who may wish to attend Executive Committee or Finance Committee meetings, or provide written comment, may do so by contacting Erica Maniez.

Executive Committee
Wednesday, February 15, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Teams

Finance Committee
Wednesday, February 15, 9:00 am – 10:00 pm, Teams

  • Staci Adman

    • Kenmore (District 1)
      Staci is an artist who lives and creates in Kenmore, WA. She graduated from the University of Washington with a BFA in painting and now works in a wide variety of media. She has enjoyed sharing her love of art with children and youth for a couple of decades. She currently teaches adult glass and fiber classes at The Schack Art Center in Everett and her work is found in several local galleries. Staci had the honor of being a co-creator of the Kenmore Mural Project in Kenmore, WA in 2016 and has created several public art projects around Woodinville sponsored by the Woodinville Rotary’s Peace Pole project.
  • Greg Beams

      • Kirkland (District 6)
      • Greg Beams is a retired CPA and partner from Ernst & Young where he worked with emerging and global technology companies in the Pacific Northwest. Greg earned his MFA in Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He previously served on the Board of Apprenti, a non-profit Organization focused on transitioning minorities, women and veterans into high paying technology careers through an apprenticeship program.
  • Jeanne Burbidge

    • Vice President
      Federal Way (District 7)
      Jeanne Burbidge is VP and a founding Board Director for the Federal Way Performing Arts Foundation. She served twenty years on the Federal Way City Council through 2017, as well as terms as Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Earlier, Jeanne chaired the city’s Arts Commission and served on boards at Centerstage Theatre, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and on the King County Arts Commission. Other community involvement included the Library Arts Commission and Federal Way Arts Festival. She earned a B.A. from Seattle University and an MSW from the University of Washington.
  • Kimberly Deriana

    • Seattle (District 2)
      Kimberly Deriana is a Mandan and Hidatsa architectural designer and artist that specializes in sustainable, environmental, Indigenous architecture, housing, and planning. Deriana is part of yəhaw̓, a collective of Indigenous creatives providing interdisciplinary cultural, art, and design services. Some of her projects include Indigenous Seattle, an Office of Planning & Community Development EDI initiative; Chief Seattle Club's ?al ?al building with Jones & Jones Architects; and Plaza Roberto Maestas mixed-use housing with 7 Directions Architects/Planners.
  • Khazm Kogita

      • Member-at-Large
      • Seattle (District 8)
      • Khazm “King Khazm” Kogita is a multidisciplinary artist, music producer, and community organizer who's a prominent figure in the Hip-Hop community in Seattle and internationally. His work to unify and empower the communities is demonstrated through over 25 years of art and service. Khazm is Executive Director of 206 Zulu, a Seattle Disability Commissioner, a Here & Now Project Board Member, and Manager of Washington Hall.
  • Afua Kouyaté

    • Seattle (District 2)
      Afua Kouyaté is a teaching and performing artist specializing in cultural arts leadership, emphasizing therapeutic engagement. As the Executive Director of Adefua Cultural Education Workshop, she is viewed as one of Seattle’s treasures, a leader in the cultural arts sector, and dedicated to the community. Afua is renowned for building educational pathways for youth and families for African cultural experiences. Afua presents a full year of programming in the of study of arts, history, and culture.
  • Peter Kwon

      • Treasurer
      • SeaTac (District 5)
      • Peter Kwon is a Systems Engineer for Napster, the pioneering digital music streaming company headquartered in Seattle. Also a Councilmember for the City of SeaTac, Peter has spearheaded the creation of the "Arts, Culture, and Library Advisory Committee" to promote community involvement and participation. With a lifelong passion for arts and culture, Peter is a member of the Highline Historic Society, the Highline Botanical Garden, and frequently helps to organize various community events.
  • Seth Margolis

    • Seattle (District 8)
      Seth Margolis is the Director of Education Operations for the Boeing Academy for STEM Learning at The Museum of Flight in Seattle and has worked at heritage organizations in the United States and Canada. He teaches museum education for the UW Graduate Program in Museology, serves on the advisory board for the Museum Studies Certificate Program, and is a member of the 4Culture Heritage Advisory Committee.
  • Frank Martin

      • Skykomish (District 3)
      • Frank Martin is the managing principal of the Chain Companies and has been a recipient of a 4Culture Preservation grant to restore the Skykomish Theater into what is now known as Onemish Lodge, an extended stay basecamp in the heart of the Great Northern Corridor. Prior to Chain, Frank was a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, Senior Project Manager for Investco Financial Corporation, and Construction Manager for a general contractor in Seattle.
  • Patricia Moss

      • Black Diamond (District 9)
      • Patricia Moss is an artist, educator, and counselor who practices mindfulness and explores perception. An outdoor enthusiast, she is fascinated with the impact of nature on the human psyche and the healing aspects of nature and art. Her images primarily reflect Northwest trails and landscapes that echo her spiritual connectedness with God and nature. Highlighting her experiences with vistas and micro viewpoints, she hopes to encourage others to practice mindfulness and gratefulness with every step.
  • AC Petersen

    • Kirkland (District 6)
      AC Petersen has been choreographing and producing dance/theatre works since 1983. She is a volunteer book narrator at the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library, and worked in communications and media relations with the UW Libraries. While at the Northwest Asian American Theatre, she worked with individual artists from Asia and Pacific Island regions in creating new interdisciplinary works. She was a founding co-editor of DanceNet, a publication for the region’s dance community, from 1990-2000, and has a BA in Architecture from the University of Washington.
  • Natasha Rivers

      • Secretary
      • Renton (District 5)
      • Natasha Rivers is the Senior Sustainability & Measurement Manager at BECU where she is developing a strategic framework around their social impact and commitment to philanthropy, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Natasha has served on the boards of the Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Urban League Young Professionals, and Treehouse for Kids. In 2022, Rivers was named one of Seattle’s 40 Under 40 by the Puget Sound Business Journal. She is a Leadership Tomorrow alum and Partner with Social Venture Partners (SVP). Natasha earned her PhD in Geography from UCLA with a focus on contemporary sub-Sharan African migration.
  • Latha Sambamurti

    • Redmond (District 6)
      Latha Sambamurti is the producer and Artistic, Outreach and Development Director of several large-scale arts and culture festivals in Washington. She is an educator, trained musician , band leader, and winner of Kirkland Performance Center’s You Rock award for community service. Sambamurti has been a Washington State Arts Commissioner and a Redmond Arts & Culture Commissioner/Chair. She serves as a board director for several state and regional cultural organizations. Sambamurti holds a master’s degree in English Literature.
  • Steven Schindler

    • Issaquah (District 3)
      Steven Schindler is a partner with Perkins Coie, where he represents individuals and families in personal and estate planning strategies. His practice also includes working with individuals and groups to form charitable organizations and advising existing charitable organizations on a variety of legal and tax matters. He serves on a number of boards, including the Atlantic Street Center, End of Life Washington, and Powerful Schools, Inc, and is a member of the 2018 cohort of Leadership Tomorrow. Steven joined the 4Culture Finance Committee in 2020.
  • Eugenia Woo

    • President
      Seattle (District 2)
      Eugenia parlayed a lifelong interest in architecture, history, cities, and communities into a career in historic preservation, serving as Historic Seattle’s Director of Preservation Services since 2009. She develops and implements preservation policies and initiatives; provides technical assistance; engages in community outreach; and coordinates broad advocacy efforts. In 2022, Eugenia was honored with an Advocacy Award of Excellence from US Docomomo. Eugenia was a 4Culture Historic Preservation Advisory Committee member from 2015-2020, serves on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and is a co-founder and current Treasurer of Docomomo US/WEWA.

Advisory Committees

Our four program areas—Arts, Heritage, Historic Preservation, and Public Art—are managed by staff working closely with teams of specialists providing professional input, guidance, and advice from the field.

Arts

2023 Meeting Schedule

The Arts Advisory Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month from 3:00—4:30 pm on Zoom.

  • January 17
  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 18
  • May 16
  • June 13
  • July 18
  • August 15
  • September 19
  • October 17
  • November 21
  • December 19

For more information about meetings and attendance, please contact Nina Yarbrough at nina.yarbrough@4culture.org or (206) 477-7537.

  • Amy Dukes

    • Issaquah (District 3)
      Amy Dukes is Arts Program Administrator for the City of Issaquah. In this role, she oversees the community arts granting program, manages the public art program, contributes to policy development, participates in the Local Arts Agency Network, and serves as the liaison to the Mayor-appointed Arts Commission. She has worked in the arts and philanthropic sectors since 1995 in the Seattle area, Southern CA, and NYC.
  • Gabriela Denise Frank

    • Seattle (District 8)
      Gabriela Denise Frank is a Pushcart Prize-nominated writer of essays and fiction. Her work has appeared in True Story, Hunger Mountain, Bayou, Baltimore Review, Crab Creek Review, Pembroke, The Normal School and The Rumpus. Her writing and literary art installations are supported by grants, residencies and fellowships from 4Culture, Mineral School, Vermont Studio Center, Jack Straw and the Civita Institute.
  • Patricia Moss

      • Board Representative
      • Black Diamond (District 9)
      • Patricia Moss is an artist, educator, and counselor who practices mindfulness and explores perception. An outdoor enthusiast, she is fascinated with the impact of nature on the human psyche and the healing aspects of nature and art. Her images primarily reflect Northwest trails and landscapes that echo her spiritual connectedness with God and nature. Highlighting her experiences with vistas and micro viewpoints, she hopes to encourage others to practice mindfulness and gratefulness with every step.
  • Jacob Prendez

    • Seattle (District 8)
      Jake is an award winning visual artist and strong advocate for the Latinx community. He has exhibited and lectured at numerous universities around the country and recently opened the Nepantla Cultural Arts Gallery in West Seattle, a multi-use space hosting art exhibitions, events, workshops, and retail space for artists and artisans.
  • Becky Witmer

    • Seattle (District 2)
      Becky Witmer is Managing Director of ACT. She began her career in arts management through marketing and communications, serving at organizations such as the Intiman Theatre, Opera Colorado, and Central City Opera. Witmer also serves on the board of the Downtown Seattle Association, the League of Resident Theatres, the Leadership Tomorrow Arts & Culture Curriculum Committee, and the TeenTix advisory board.

Heritage

2023 Meeting Schedule

The Heritage Advisory Committee meets on the third Thursday of every other month at 12pm in the 4Culture offices.

  • January 19
  • April 20
  • June 15
  • August 17
  • October 19
  • December 21

For more information, please contact Chieko Phillips at chieko.phillips@4culture.org or (206) 477-6811.

  • Leslie Anderson

    • Seattle (District 4)
      Leslie is the Director of Collections, Exhibitions, and Programs at the National Nordic Museum. Anderson has held appointments in the curatorial departments at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frist Art Museum (Nashville), and the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida.
  • Christina Arokiasamy

    • Kent (District 5)
      Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Christina Arokiasamy is renowned for her culinary skills, as a spice expert and as an award-winning cookbook author. She was Malaysia’s first-ever official Food Ambassador to the United States and brings with her over 25 years of world class culinary expertise as a former chef of various Four Seasons Resorts throughout Southeast Asia. Christina is a passionate advocate for cultural heritage practitioners in King County.
  • Teofila “Teya” Cruz-Uribe

    • Burien (District 8)
      Teya is the Director of the Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture and the Health Center Administrator of the Sea Mar Adolescent Medical Clinic. Teya has an M.A. in Museology from the University of Washington’s (UW) Museology Program, and an M.A.I.S. in Russian, Eastern European & Central Asian Studies from the Jackson School of International Studies at University of Washington.
  • Suzanne Greathouse

    • Kenmore (District 1)
      Suzanne Greathouse is the President of Kenmore Heritage Society and brings over 30 years of experience working with a broad spectrum of individuals, businesses, corporations, and universities. A Kenmore resident since 2014, Suzanne serves as a Bothell/Kenmore Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, Kenmore Planning Commissioner and is on the boards of the Northshore Senior Center and EvergreenHealth Foundation. Suzanne is focused on evolving the Heritage Society into a vibrant, inclusive, and fun organization.
  • Jolene Haas

    • Newcastle (District 9)
      Jolene is the Director of the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center in West Seattle that is operated by the Duwamish Tribe. Jolene is a Duwamish/Suquamish tribal member and a Director on the Board of Directors of Duwamish Tribal Services, the nonprofit arm of the Duwamish Tribe.
  • Seth Margolis

    • Board Representative
      Seattle (District 8)
      Seth Margolis is the Director of Education Operations for the Boeing Academy for STEM Learning at The Museum of Flight in Seattle and has worked at heritage organizations in the United States and Canada. He teaches museum education for the UW Graduate Program in Museology, and serves on the advisory board for the Museum Studies Certificate Program.

Preservation

2023 Meeting Schedule

The Preservation Advisory Committee meets on the second Thursday of every other month, usually virtually on Microsoft Teams, from 3:00-5:00pm:

  • January 12
  • March 9
  • May 11
  • July 13
  • September 14
  • November 9

For more information, please contact Dana Phelan at dana.phelan@4culture.org or (206) 263-1604.

  • Stefanie Barrera Aguila

      • Seattle (District 2)
      • Stefanie Barrera Aguila is an architectural designer at SMR Architects and was 4Culture’s Beyond Integrity intern in 2018. She holds a Bachelor’s in Art History and Visual Culture Studies from Whitman College and a Master’s of Architecture degree with a concentration in History, Theory and Criticism from the University of Washington.
  • Justin Ivy

    • Seattle (District 2)
      Justin Ivy is the owner of Heritage Art Glass, a Seattle-based stained and leaded glass studio specializing in repair, restoration, and new historic reproduction windows. Working with a wide array of clientele, from homeowner to developer to church board, he has been involved with projects in many of the Puget Sound region’s historic structures.
  • Robyn Mah

    • Shoreline (District 1)
      Robyn Mah is a principal at I.L. Gross Structural Engineers and has made historic building rehabilitation a cornerstone of her career. Robyn has worked on many renovation and adaptive reuse projects, including Mercy Magnuson Place (Building 9) at Magnuson Park, across the region.
  • Frank Martin

      • Board Representative
      • Skykomish (District 3)
      • Frank Martin is the managing principal of the Chain Companies and has been a recipient of a 4Culture Preservation grant to restore the Skykomish Theater into what is now known as Onemish Lodge, an extended stay basecamp in the heart of the Great Northern Corridor.
  • Dawn Moser

      • Auburn (District 7)
      • Dawn Moser lives in south King County and is a land use planner. Dawn has worked in land use planning and community development in Oregon, Washington, and Utah, learning about historic preservation and being involved in outreach efforts.
  • Huy Pham

    • Seattle (District 8)
      As the Preservation Programs Director at the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, Huy manages preservation programming and place-based advocacy, including the Washington’s Most Endangered Places program, multiple grant programs, a property easements program, public education programming, and technical preservation support.

Public Art

2023 Meeting Schedule

The Public Art Advisory Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 9am on Zoom.

  • January 19
  • February 16
  • March 16
  • April 20
  • May 18
  • June 15
  • July 20
  • August (no regular meeting)
  • September 21
  • October 19
  • November 16
  • December 21

For more information, please contact Andy Le at fiona.dang@4culture.org or (206) 263-1605.

  • Lesley Bain

    • Mercer Island (District 6)
      Lesley Bain is a passionate and successful advocate for urban life. Her portfolio includes city-scale visions, a wide range of architecture, arts planning, neighborhood plans, and street concept plans.
  • Leo Saul Berk

    • Seattle (District 2)
      Leo Saul Berk is an artist who examines the transformative potential of exceptional architecture to positively shape our lives.
  • Kamari Bright

    • Seattle (District 4)
      Kamari Bright is a writer, artist, and housing advocate dedicated to highlighting the less-amplified voices that enrich our communities.
  • Kimberly Deriana

    • Seattle (District 2)
      Kimberly Deriana is a Mandan and Hidatsa architectural designer and artist that specializes in sustainable, environmental, Indigenous architecture, housing, and planning. Deriana is part of yəhaw̓, a collective of Indigenous creatives providing interdisciplinary cultural, art, and design services. Some of her projects include Indigenous Seattle, an Office of Planning & Community Development EDI initiative; Chief Seattle Club's ?al ?al building with Jones & Jones Architects; and Plaza Roberto Maestas mixed-use housing with 7 Directions Architects/Planners.
  • Kate Fernandez

    • Seattle (District 2)
      Kate Fernandez is an artist, cultural producer, and educator. She currently works as the Director of Interpretation & Visitor Experience at the University of Washington's Burke Museum.
  • Tommy Gregory

    • SeaTac (District 5)
      Tommy Gregory is a practicing artist and the Sr. Manager and Curator for the Port of Seattle, where he oversees conservation, commissions, and acquisitions as well as temporary exhibitions at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
  • Maria Lau Hui

    • Bellevue (District 6)
      Maria Lau Hui is an architect and LEED Accredited Professional with a broad range of experiences in academic, residential, and civic building typologies.
  • Philippe Hyojung Kim

    • Seattle (District 2)
      Philippe Hyojung Kim (he/him/they) is a Seattle-based artist, curator, and educator. He is a member of SOIL, a co-founder/curator of Specialist, a Fine Arts faculty member at Seattle Central College, and a curator for Washington State Arts Commission. Philippe grew up in a small town outside of Nashville, TN, and moved to Pacific Northwest in 2013. He currently lives and works in Seattle’s North Beacon Hill neighborhood with his husband, Drew, and their dog, Jack.
  • Keith McPeters

    • Seattle (District 8)
      Keith McPeters is trained as a landscape architect and architect. His work focuses on the design of public landscapes, urban designs, and master planning.