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.

2024 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, January 24, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Teams

Finance Committee
Wednesday, February 21, 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.
  • Catherine Nueva España

    • Vice President
      Seattle (District 4)
      Catherine Nueva España is a consultant with experience in arts, design, and creative practices. She helps leaders recognize personal values and create a practice of sustaining collaborations. She has been interim executive director at On the Boards and EarthCorps, executive director at Velocity Dance Center, and a board member at Khambatta Dance Company. She serves as a board commissioner for ArtsWA, and serves on a variety of grant panels. España received her BA from Wellesley College, and her MA in Dance Studies from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London.
  • Leanne Guier

    • Pacific (District 7)
      Leanne Guier is the retired mayor of Pacific, Washington, where she served from July 2013 until December 2023. Leanne has also worked as the Political Coordinator for the UA Plumbers and Pipefitters Local. She has served on a variety of King County Regional Committees, including Water Control, Transportation, Growth Management, and Flood Control. In 2019, she was elected President of the Sound Cities Association (SCA). Leanne also spearheaded construction of 3 War Memorial sites along the Interurban Trail.
  • Angie Hinojos

    • Redmond (District 3)
      Angie Hinojos is the Executive Director and co-founder of Centro Cultural Mexicano in Redmond. Angie is a Trustee for Cascadia College, and Chair of the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs. She is a Public Artist and a passionate advocate for social and racial justice. She received a degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley and utilizes her experience with art and culture to strengthen community bonds. As a community organizer, Angie has focused on equity in education to increase access to higher education for underserved communities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bryan Ohno

    • Kent (District 5)
      Bryan Ohno is the Director of Soos Creek Studio, a contemporary ceramic studio that creates sustainable use pottery, and trains the next generation of youth potters. Bryan’s career has led him to direct two art galleries in Tokyo and Seattle. He was also the founding director of MadArt. Bryan previously served on 4Culture’s Art Advisory Committee. Bryan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from the University of Puget Sound. Bryan also serves on the Kent Arts Commission.
  • 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

    • Treasurer
      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.
  • Neil Strege

    • Renton (District 9)
      Neil Strege is Vice President of the Washington Roundtable, a public policy research and advocacy group comprised of senior executives of major Washington state employers. Before joining the Roundtable, Neil worked at the King County Council and for a Member of Congress. He is a graduate of Washington State University and lifelong resident of Washington State. Neil serves on the board of the YMCA Youth and Government program, and is the Vice Chair of the Washington Research Council.
  • 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

2024 Meeting Schedule

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

  • January 16
  • February 20
  • March 19
  • April 16
  • May 21
  • June 18
  • July 16
  • August 20
  • September 17
  • October 15
  • November 19
  • December 17

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.
  • Sudeshna Sen

    • Seattle (District 3)
      An Indian American filmmaker, Sudeshna grew up in India and Japan before moving to the United States for graduate school. Her films have premiered at SIFF, Outfest Los Angeles, New York Indian Film Festival, and Vancouver South Asian Film Festival. Sudeshna is a member of Alliance of Women Directors, Women in Film and serves on the board of Seattle International Film Festival.
  • Lauren Superville

    • Seattle (District 7)
      Born and raised in New Jersey, Lauren Superville is an Individual Giving Officer at Seattle Opera. Her background is in project coordination and creating and managing successful community events. She is leveraging her passion for relationship building by bringing together a wide range of stakeholders including staff, donors, and board members for the Opera’s mid-level giving program.
  • Bryan Ohno

    • Kent (District 5)
      Bryan Ohno is the Director of Soos Creek Studio, a contemporary ceramic studio that creates sustainable use pottery, and trains the next generation of youth potters. Bryan’s career has led him to direct two art galleries in Tokyo and Seattle. He was also the founding director of MadArt. Bryan previously served on 4Culture’s Art Advisory Committee. Bryan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts from the University of Puget Sound. Bryan also serves on the Kent Arts Commission.
  • Jessica Ramirez

    • SeaTac (District 7)
      Jessica Ramirez is the Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator for the City of SeaTac, and participates in their Arts, Culture and Library Advisory Committee, which is the citizen advisory committee charged to advise the City Council on topics related to art and culture. In addition, Jessica represents City of SeaTac in the quarterly Local Arts Agency Network meetings.

Heritage

2024 Meeting Schedule

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

  • January 25
  • March 21
  • May 16
  • July 18
  • September 19
  • November 21

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

  • 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.
  • Rachael McAlister

    • Auburn (District 7)
      Rachael McAlister is the Director of the White River Valley Museum in Auburn, WA. Before taking on the role of director in 2018 she served as the Museum’s Curator of Education for seven years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from Belmont University and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University. McAlister’s work includes extensive arts and heritage programing, municipal leadership, strong cultural partnerships, energized and engaged staff, and a commitment to racial justice and equity.
  • 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.
  • Temi Odumosu

    • Seattle (District 2)
      Temi Odumosu is an interdisciplinary scholar and curator at the UW iSchool. Her research and curatorial work are engaged with the visual and affective politics of slavery and colonialism, race and visual coding in popular culture, postmemorial art and performance, image ethics, and politics of cultural heritage digitization. Odumosu holds a Ph.D. and master’s of philosophy in art history from the University of Cambridge and contributes to a variety of international research networks and initiatives.

Preservation

2024 Meeting Schedule

The Historic Preservation Advisory Committee meets on the second Thursday of every other month, usually virtually on Microsoft Teams, from 3:00-4:50pm:

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

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

  • Stefanie Barrera

      • Seattle (District 2)
      • Stefanie Barrera is an architectural designer at SMR Architects focusing on affordable housing projects. While working on her Masters of Architecture at the University of Washington, Stefanie interned for 4Culture's Beyond Integrity Group. Her interest in historic preservation emanates from a curiosity to learn about other cultures, and the connection between cultural significance and place.
  • 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’s recent renovation and adaptive reuse projects include Mercy Magnuson Place (Building 9) at Magnuson Park and YWCA’s 5th and Seneca Building in Seattle.
  • 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 gallery guide at the Washington State History Museum and a land use planner. Dawn has worked in land use planning and community development in Oregon, Washington, and Utah, engaging and informing community members about historic preservation.
  • Huy Pham

    • Seattle (District 8)
      As the Executive Director of APIAHiP: Asian & Pacific Islander Americans in Historic Preservation, Huy leads the national nonprofit organization in its mission to protect historic places and cultural resources significant to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans through historic preservation and heritage conservation. Huy is eager to continue his work collaborating with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, community members and groups, developers, stakeholders, and policymakers to apply a progressive preservation ethic to their work at the local, state, and national levels.

Public Art

2024 Meeting Schedule

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

  • January 18
  • February 15
  • March 14
  • April 25
  • May 16
  • June 13
  • July 25
  • August (no regular meeting)
  • September 26
  • October 17
  • November 14
  • December 26

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

  • Sonia-Lynn Abenojar

    • Seattle (District 2)
      Sonia-Lynn Abenojar is co-founder of La Union Studio, an architectural and interior design studio based out of Seattle, Washington. Her interdisciplinary experience in urban planning and design, community engagement, and project management led her to a career in cultural placemaking and inclusive design. Abenojar is passionate about the built environment; she holds a BA in Architecture + Community Design from the University of San Francisco and a Master of City Planning degree from UC Berkeley.
  • 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. He is a recipient of the Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award; Betty Bowen Award; and Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Washington. Berk has held solo exhibitions at the Frye Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Institute of Visual Arts at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Seattle Art Museum.
  • Kamari Bright

    • Seattle (District 4)
      With the goal of creating something that starts the process of healing, Kamari Bright is a multidisciplinary artist with works that have been received across the US, Greece, France, Mexico, Germany, & Canada. The 2022 Artist Trust Fellowship Award for Black Artists recipient is currently working on a manuscript connecting the influence of Christian folklore on present-day misogyny, and a videopoem extrapolating collective trauma and its connection to land stewardship.
  • Catherine Nueva España

    • Board Representative
      Seattle (District 4)
      Catherine Nueva España is a consultant with experience in arts, design, and creative practices. She helps leaders recognize personal values and create a practice of sustaining collaborations. She has been interim executive director at On the Boards and EarthCorps, executive director at Velocity Dance Center, and a board member at Khambatta Dance Company. She serves as a board commissioner for ArtsWA, and serves on a variety of grant panels. España received her BA from Wellesley College, and her MA in Dance Studies from the Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London.
  • 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.
  • 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 a Principal at GGN, a landscape architecture studio based in Seattle. A diverse design background allows Keith to merge architecture and landscape architecture with his interests in art, music, and history. His design advisor role at GGN involves him in the concept and design phases of many projects across the studio. He received his BS in Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees from the University of Virginia.
Ex Officio Board Members
Councilmember Claudia Balducci, District 6
Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, District 8
Councilmember Sarah Perry, District 3
Brian J. Carter, 4Culture