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Kathryn Ervin, Chair

Kathryn Ervin is a Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at California State University San Bernardino and is serving as Department Chair. She served on the faculty at Michigan State University. She is a graduate of Wayne State University and Illinois State University. She teaches courses in Directing, Acting, Creative Drama and African American Theatre and Film and Culture.

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Anne Viricel, Treasurer

In addition to her position as Treasurer of Arts Connection, Dr. Anne L. Viricel is Executive Director of the San Bernardino Symphony, spending her days creating opportunities for visibility for the region's longest running and most prestigious professional orchestra. In the evenings, she serves as a professor at the University of Redlands School of Business specializing in quantitative operations and strategy coursework. She is also a public servant in her locally elected role as Vice President of the San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees.

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Sandra Espadas, Secretary

Sandra Espadas is Senior Director, Community Development with Hope through Housing Foundation. She has extensive knowledge in community organizing, data and policy analysis, building police-community relationships and placed based strategies. Ms. Espadas has worked with various stakeholders in communities throughout the County of San Bernardino to improve their quality of life. Most recently, 

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Marcia Geiger, Board Member

Marcia Geiger began her career as an oil painter after moving to Joshua Tree, California, in 1989. Primarily self taught, she had formerly received an associate’s degree in commercial art in her home state of Nebraska before spending several years traveling abroad. In Joshua Tree, she took lessons in oil painting at the community center, while volunteering at the Hi Desert Nature Museum in nearby Yucca Valley and working as a bookkeeper. Since then, she has gradually transitioned from full time bookkeeping to full time artist.

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Mary Addison Hackett, Board Member

Mary Addison Hackett is an artist whose work includes painting, film/video, and other time-based projects. She earned her MFA in Studio Arts from The University of Illinois at Chicago and her BFA from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She has an autobiographical practice focusing on day-to-day life. Her videos often address issues of self-representation and combine performance with wry humor, philosophical inquiry, and feminist overtones.

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Steve Thomas, Board Member

Steve Thomas has a 30-plus year history of teaching, curating and exhibiting within Southern California. Shortly after earning a Masters in Fine Arts in photography at Mills College (1989), Steve was hired as a part-time teacher of photography at Chaffey College, CSU Los Angeles, CSU San Bernardino and UC Extension.

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Rebecca Trawick, Board Member

Rebecca Trawick is the Director/Curator at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, a teaching museum located on the campus of Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga (San Bernardino County) where she has curated and facilitated exhibitions and public programming since 2002.

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