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.

2021 Meeting Schedule

The Board of Directors meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month—except when noted—at 4:00 pm at the 4Culture offices.

  • August (no regular meeting)
  • September 29 Agenda [PDF]
  • October 27 Agenda [PDF]
  • November (no regular meeting)
  • December 8 Agenda[PDF] (10:45 am – 2pm)

Due to the closure of our office in respect of Seattle and King County Health guidelines, we are holding all public meetings via Skype, Zoom, and/or phone. Members of the public who may wish to attend the Board meeting may do so via Zoom. Please use this registration link. Members of the public who may wish to attend committee meetings or provide written comment may do so by contacting Willow Fox.

Executive Committee
Wednesday, November 17, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Zoom

Finance Committee
Wednesday, November 17, 9:00 am – 10:00 pm, Zoom

Governance and Nominating Committee
Monday, November 22, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Zoom

2021 Retreat
Wednesday, December 8, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Zoom

You can download additional board materials here, on our password protected board page.

  • 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 for a couple of decades, and she currently teaches adult lampwork beadmaking classes at The Schack Art Center in Everett. Staci had the honor of being a co-creator of the Kenmore Mural Project in Kenmore, WA in 2016.
  • Greg Beams

      • Treasurer
      • 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 also serves 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 a Board Director for the Federal Way Performing Arts Foundation. She served 20 years on the Federal Way City Council through 2017. She also served as Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Earlier, Jeanne chaired the city’s Arts Commission and served on boards at Centerstage Theatre and Northwest Chamber Orchestra, and on the King County Arts Commission. Other community involvement included the Library Arts Commission and Federal Way Arts Festival.
  • 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

      • 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 20 years of art and service. Khazm is Executive Director of 206 Zulu, a Seattle Commission for People for DisAbilities Commissioner, a Here & Now Project Board Member, and Manager of Washington Hall.
  • Peter Kwon

      • 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 the William A. Helsell Education Department 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.
  • Vivian Phillips

      • President
      • Seattle (District 2)
      • Vivian Phillips is a communications professional, arts manager, and advocate. She served as Director of Communications for Mayor Paul Schell, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Seattle Theatre Group, and as an adjunct professor in Seattle University’s MFA Arts Leadership program. Vivian has produced theater, executive produced and hosted arts programming for television, and was Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission for three terms. She currently serves on the boards of PSPR/KUOW and the University of Washington Foundation.
  • 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. 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-Saharan 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.
  • Eugenia Woo

    • Member-at-Large
      Seattle (District 2)
      Eugenia Woo parlayed a lifelong interest in architecture, history, 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. 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

2021 Meeting Schedule

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

In case of inclement weather, meetings may be conducted over conference phone or Skype.

  • January 12
  • February 16
  • March 9
  • April 20 [new date]
  • May 11
  • June 22 [new date]
  • July 13
  • August 10
  • September 14
  • October 19 [new date]
  • November 9
  • December 14

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.
  • 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.
  • Vivian Phillips

    • Board Representative
      Seattle (District 2)
      Vivian Phillips is a communications professional, arts manager, and advocate. She served as Director of Communications for Mayor Paul Schell, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Seattle Theatre Group, and as an adjunct professor in Seattle University’s MFA Arts Leadership program. Vivian has produced theater, executive produced and hosted arts programming for television, and was Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission for three terms. She currently serves on the boards of PSPR/KUOW and the University of Washington Foundation.
  • Eben Pobee

    • Shoreline (District 1)
      Eben Pobee is the co-founder and artistic director of the Just Humanitarian Project (JHP) Legacy in Shoreline, an organization that fosters cultural understanding through African music and dance performances and workshops.
  • 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

2021 Meeting Schedule

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

  • February 18
  • April 15
  • June 17
  • August 19 [cancelled]
  • October 21
  • December 16

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 is the Director of the William A. Helsell Education Department at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. He teaches museum education for the UW’s Graduate Program in Museology and serves on the advisory board for the Museum Studies Certificate Program.
  • Nancy Salguero McKay

    • Federal Way (District 7)
      Nancy Salguero McKay is Curator of Collections for the Highline Historical Society/Highline Heritage Museum, a position she has held since 2005, the same year she received her Certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Washington.
  • Ruth Pickering

    • Fall City (District 3)
      Ruth is a founding member and current president of the Fall City Historical Society. She has also served on the board of the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum and managed the publication of three local history books.
  • Langston Collin Wilkins, PhD

    • Seattle (District 8)
      Langston is the Director of the Center for Washington Cultural Traditions, a collaboration between Humanities Washington and the Washington State Arts Commission that seeks to document and preserve the traditional culture of Washington State. He received his PhD in Folklore & Ethnomusicology from Indiana University in 2016.

Preservation

2021 Meeting Schedule

The Preservation Advisory Committee meets on the second Thursday of every other month at 3pm in the 4Culture offices.

  • February 11
  • April 8
  • June 10
  • August 12 [cancelled]
  • November 4 [new date]
  • December 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.
  • Claudia Kiyama

    • Seattle (District 4)
      Claudia Kiyama is an architect who has worked and taught in Mexico and has been involved with the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, the Mapping Historic Ballard effort, and the Beyond Integrity task force, working towards equitable representation in King County preservation efforts.
  • 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.
  • Erica Maniez

    • Seattle (District 1)
      Erica Maniez is the Director of the Issaquah History Museums, whose work centers on interpreting Issaquah’s heritage and historic places through exhibits, educational programming and community projects.
  • 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 currently lives in south King County and is the senior planner for the City of Enumclaw. 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.

Public Art

2021 Meeting Schedule

The Public Art Advisory Committee meets on the third Thursday of each month at 9am in the 4Culture offices.

  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17
  • July 15
  • August (no regular meeting)
  • September 16
  • October 21
  • November 18
  • December 16

For more information, please contact Andy Le at andy.le@4culture.org or (206) 263-1587.

  • 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.
  • Saul Becker

    • Burien (District 5)
      Saul Becker is a painter, printmaker and sculptor. As a partner at Mutuus Studio, he leads research and development efforts with a focus on craft and experimentation.
  • 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 1)
      Kamari Bright is a writer, artist, and housing advocate dedicated to highlighting the less-amplified voices that enrich our communities.
  • 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.
  • Janet Galore

    • Seattle (District 4)
      Janet Galore is a designer, artist, and creative director working in emerging technologies and applications.
  • 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.
  • Keith McPeters

    • Seattle (District 4)
      Keith McPeters is trained as a landscape architect and architect. His work focuses on the design of public landscapes, urban designs, and master planning.