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General Contact

info@worldartswest.org or call 415.474.3914

Board of Directors

Amanda Almonte
Owner, Citybloom, Inc.

Esha Bandyopadhyay
Attorney, Dancer, and Pilates Instructor

Stephanie Bousheri, Vice-Chair
Entrepreneur, Scientist, Arts Advocate

Sydney Firestone, Treasurer
Deloitte Director, Retired

Eddie Madril,
Sewam American Indian Dance Company, Founder

Indra Mungal
Community Program Director

Chandre Sarkar-Singhal, Chair
Arts Advocate and Design Professional

Daniel Sternbergh, Audit Committee Chair


Executive Director
: Julie Mushet - julie@worldartswest.org

Festival Artistic Directors:
Patrick Makuakāne - patrick@worldartswest.org
Latanya d. Tigner - latanya@worldartswest.org
Māhealani Uchiyama - mahea@worldartswest.org

Festival Artistic Directors Emeritus: Carlos Carvajal and CK Ladzekpo

Festival Managing Director: Arlene Kato - arlene@worldartswest.org

Production Manager: Sonia D. Pina - sonia@worldartswest.org

Senior Production Consultant: Jack Carpenter

Marketing and Communications Director: Terry Conway - terry@worldartswest.org

Development Director: Anne Huang - anne@worldartswest.org

Strategic Advisor: Bruce Davis

Public Relations: Scott Horton - scott@worldartswest.org

Bookkeeper: Fred Tse

Production Intern: Sachiko Nagai-Kobori

Core Volunteers: Gigi Jensen, Sadie McFarlane, Janie Revelo, Gloria Vlachos


Festival Graphic Design:
Jason Fuges
Basic 8 Creative

Web Development and Maintenance:
Third Strand, Inc.

Web Design:
Erika Bauer
ebStudios Creative

RJ Muna

Steven Blumenkranz

Mark Muntean Fine Art Photography

Bonnie Kamin

Research and writing for program and website pages:
Patti Trimble 2008-present


2019 Festival Auditions Production Team

Stage Manager: Patty-Ann Farrell
Assistant Stage Manager: Kilian Farrell-Alvarado
Backstage Manager and Production Assistant: Dudley Flores
Backstage Runner: Kimberly Harvey-Scott, Selina Lewis, and Sachiko Nagai-Kobori
Front of House Manager: Maude Wilson
Admissions Manager: Rick Perotti
Usher Manager: Eyla Moore and Dara Taylor
Patron Services Manager: Kimberly Harvey-Scott and Rob Taylor
Patron Services Associate: Tisha Chinn
Merchandise Manager: Andréa Spearman
Donor Development Associate: Cora Barnes, Coco Duhon-Kelley, Trishya Movilla, and Sachiko Nagai-Kobori
Patron Services Volunteer: Gigi Jensen
Videographer: Rapt Productions
Photographer: William Lee
Hospitality: Diane Theodorelos/Cow Hollow Catering

2018 Festival Production Team

Technical Director: Marty McGee
Scenic Designer: Marty McGee and Sean Riley
Lighting Designer: Patty-Ann Farrell
Sound Designer: Calvin LL Jones
Stage Manager: Janeen Johnson
Assistant Stage Manager: Nikita Kadam
Backstage Manager / Production Assistant: Dudley Flores
Artist Check-in Manager: Selina Lewis
Artist Check-In / 2018 Festival Intern: Ramon Cavalleiro
Backstage Runner #1: Kilian Farrell-Alvarado
Backstage Runner #2: Krista Lane
Backstage Runner #3: Casey Daliyo
Backstage Runner #4 / 2018 Festival Intern: Emma Grasso Levine
Backstage Merchandise Manager: Alexandria Herndon
Front of House Manager: Sara Moncada
Front of House Liaison: Shawn Adamski
Patron Services Manager: Rob Taylor
Patron Services Associate: Trishya Movilla and Maude Wilson
Reception Manager: Sachiko Nagai-Kobori and Abby Stein
Merchandise Manager: Andréa Spearman
Donor Services Associate: Coco Duhon-Kelley and Cora Barnes
Videographer: Rapt Productions
Hospitality: Cow Hollow Catering and Patina Catering

Advisory Council

Brenda Berlin
Arts Education Consultant
Former Executive Director of Young Audiences of No. California

Bernard Boudreaux
Senior Manager, Community Relations, Target Corporation, Retired

Blanche Brown
Community Arts Advocate
Dancer and Founder of Group Petit le Croix

Julia Cheng
Community Arts Advocate

Lanie Denslow
President, PDI-POA: Protocol Officers Association

Diane Goldsmith
Artist-Agent, Graphic Designer, Square Moon Productions

Dennis Jang
CFO, Trans Pacific National Bank

David Lei
Former President, International Sources
Founder, Chinese Performing Arts Foundation

Esther Li
CPA, Foundation for Deep Ecology

Lynn Luckow
CEO, LikeMinded

Fiona Ma
California State Board of Equalization

David Roche
Executive Director, Western Folklife Center