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.

Michael Cusumano
Cusumano Real Estate Group

Sue Georgino
Georgino Development, LLC

Michael Hastings
Direct Point Advisors Inc.

Craig Murray
CMP Entertainment Group, Inc.

David Shannon
Award Winning Children’s Author

Carson Smith
Director Community Outreach
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
Senior Assistant City Attorney
Burbank City Attorney’s Office

Tom Vice
Senior Vice President

Freddy Jarjour
Finance Manager
Spectrum Brands

Cathy Stevens
Real Value Properties Inc.

Carrie Brown
Director of Internal Communications
The Walt Disney Company

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

Patrick Prescott
Community Development Director
City of Burbank

Karen Broderick
Stagecraft Teacher
Burbank High School

Brenda Etterbeek
Instrumental Music Instructor

Alexandra Helfrich
Arts Advocate

Kevin McCarney
Poquito Mas

Lili Rossi
Director of Development
The Country School

Caroline Ross Solberg
Film and TV Editor

Art St. Germain
Senior Editor

Karen Volpei-Gussow
Keller Williams

Suzanne Weerts



The Foundation’s staff manages the day-to-day operations of the Foundation and work in partnership with members of the Board to fulfill the Foundation’s strategic plan.

Azra Variscic
Director of Development

Donna Martley


Board Advisor

The Foundation’s Board Advisor provides 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