A look at our Leadership:

Burbank Arts for All Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public arts education foundation governed by our Board of Directors, led day-to-day by our Staff, and supported by our Leadership Advisory Council and Board Advisors.

Leadership Advisory Council

Members of our Leadership Advisory Council serve as innovative thought leaders, advisors, and ambassadors of the Burbank Arts for All Foundation.

Micheal Cusumano
Cusumano Real Estate Group

Sue Georgino
Georgino Development, LLC

Don Hahn
Academy Award-nominated film producer
(“Beauty & the Beast,” “The Lion King”)

Michael Hastings
Direct Point Advisors Inc.

Craig Murray
CEO
CMP Entertainment Group, Inc.

David Shannon
Award Winning Children’s Author

Carson Smith
Sr. Manager of Community and Content Relations
Nickelodeon Animation Studios

 

Board of Directors

The Burbank Arts for All Foundation is governed by a body of Board members. As a body, the Board of Directors are the fiduciaries of the Foundation. The Board steers the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the Foundation has adequate resources to advance its mission.

Jill Vander Borght
Co-Chair
Attorney
California State Department of Justice

Tom Vice
Co-Chair
Senior Vice President
FotoKem

Freddy Jarjour
Treasurer
Finance Manager
Spectrum Brands

Cathy Stevens
Secretary
Realtor
Real Value Properties Inc.

Carrie Brown
Communications Consultant

Bob Mohler
SVP Digital Media
Telepictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company

Patrick Prescott
Community Development Director
City of Burbank

Barbara Beckley
Artistic Director
The Colony Theatre

Karen Broderick
Stagecraft Teacher
Burbank High School

Mauro Diaz
Assistant Vice President for International Recruitment
Woodbury University

Alexandra Helfrich
Arts Advocate

Debbie Kukta
City Treasurer
City of Burbank

Kevin McCarney
CEO
Poquito Mas

Joan McCarthy
Senior Manager, Community Engagement – Los Angeles
The Walt Disney Company

Lili Rossi
Director of Development
The Country School

Caroline Ross Solberg
Film and TV Editor

Art St. Germain
Senior Editor
mOcean

Karen Volpei-Gussow
Realtor
Keller Williams

Suzanne Weerts
Arts Advocate

 

Staff

The Foundation’s staff, led by the Executive Director, manage the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and work in partnership with members of the Board to fulfill the Foundation’s strategic plan.

Trena Pitchford
Executive Director

Saundra Montijo
Program and Outreach Manager

Donna Martley
Bookkeeper

 

Board Advisors

The Foundation’s Board Advisors provide guidance and partnership to ensure alignment with BUSD’s Arts for All master plan.

Peggy Flynn
Arts & Career Technical Education Coordinator
Burbank Unified School District

Daniel Swartz
Visual & Performing Arts Teacher on Special Assignment
Burbank Unified School District