Board of Directors

North County Arts Network is supported by a Board of Directors that defines the focus and goals of this organization.

With drive, dedication and specialized knowledge they aim to fulfill the mission and vision of NCAN.

Current Board:


Patricia Frischer
San Diego Visual Arts Network


Andrew Utt
ICA San Diego

Interim Secretary
Naomi Nussbaum
Synergy Arts Foundation



Representative TBD
City of Carlsbad

City of Carlsbad Cultural Arts

Alex Goodman
Oceanside Theatre Company

Ahmed Dents
New Village Arts

Sharlene O’keefe

Poway OnStage

Brigid Parsons
City of Oceanside Arts Commission

Jim Gilliam
San Diego County Commission for Arts and Culture



Carolyn Grant
Museum of Making Music

Maria Mingalone
 Oceanside Museum of Art
Oceanside Museum of Art

Our thanks go to the following for their past participation:

  • Kayla Moshki, City of Solana Beach
  • Rae Henderson-Gray, New Village Arts
  • Collette Murphy Stefanko, City of Encinitas Arts Administer
  • Amanda Ecoff, Carlsbad Friends of the Arts, Executive Administrator (2018-2022)
  • Michael Rennie, Poway OnStage
  • Sterling Anno, Oceanside Film Festival
  • Drew Cady, Mainly Mozart, Cady Arts
  • John Campbell, Smorgborg
  • Elizabeth Castillo, USD’s Nonprofit Institute
  • Maggie Chiaro, artist
  • Lori Escalera, digital media
  • Mikee Ferran, California Center for the Arts
  • Jonathan Fohrman, MiraCosta College
  • Daniel Foster, Oceanside Museum of Art
  • John Gabriel, San Diego Opera
  • Ernesto Gonzalez, LUX Art Institute
  • Marilyn Huerta, California State University San Marcos
  • Joann Johnson, admin support
  • Jacque Kilpatrick, California State University San Marcos
  • Beth Marino, Escondido Center for the Arts
  • Kait Matthews, Art Beat on Main Street
  • Jeff McNunlan, Children’s Discovery Museum
  • Jerri Patchett, Fallbrook Arts
  • Kristi Stone, Be Creative Zone
  • Lynnette Tessitore-Lopez, City of Chula Vista
  • Amelia Xann, Creative Launch Strategies