OFFCenter’s Board & Staff

PRESIDENT
Margaret Lopez

VICE PRESIDENT
Sally Bergen

SECRETARY
Joanne Keane

BOARD MEMBERS
Kathy Chavez
Sahnta DiCesare-Pannutti
David Gick
Jo Rebeka
Mary Carol Reed
Susan Tische
Ayren Valery
Karen Turner – Honorary Founding Board Member

STAFF
Robert Allen – Executive Director
Chamizal MacPherson — Studio/Program Manager

KEY CONTRACTED STAFF / VOLUNTEERS
Adabel Allen – Programming
Sunny Birklund – Giant Puppet Parade Coordinator
Dave Blecha – Drawing & Painting Instructor
Bonnie Bluhm – Music/Entertainment Coordinator
Ron Breen – Former Director
Amanda Gardner – Writing Advisor
Heather Larson — Bookkeeper
Chamizal MacPherson – Folk Art Festival Coordinator
Leslie Bailey — iCreate Guitar/Ukulele Instructor
Sybil Wertheim – Knitting & Crochet Coordinator

OFFCenter cultivates a diverse board representative of Albuquerque’s multifaceted cultural, economic, and socially committed community. Board Member expertise currently encompasses the areas of business, accounting, education, art therapy, community health, homeless advocacy, publishing and design, visual arts, music, writing, arts administration, non-profit management, fundraising, and community organizing. One-third of OFFCenter’s board members are low income artists representing the population we serve.