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Board and Staff

TACA Board & Staff

TACA’s activities and business are managed by the Board of Directors, which is comprised of passionate arts patrons and supporters. The Board of Directors meets six times annually to receive reports from working committees and to attend to other matters of governance.

Board of Directors

TACA Board Chairman, Michelle ThomasBoard Chair
Michelle Thomas*

Immediate Past Chair
Donna Wilhelm*

Chair Elect
Tara Lewis*

Vice Chair, Development
Meredith Camp*

Vice Chair, Grants
Jim Nugent*

Board Vice Chair
Wanda Gierhart- Fearing*

Cheryl Alston*

Nominating & Cultivation
Michael Meadows*

Purvi Patel Albers*

The Carlson Foundation President & Executive Director
Wolford McCue*

Chairmen Emeriti
Jane C. Dunne
Ed Fjordbak
Linda H. Gibbons

Tracey Barclay
Shonn Brown
Nancy Carlson*
Milene Carvalho
Michael Dalton
Barbara Daseke
Alan Dorantes
Gwen Echols
Lauren Embrey
Tracy Fitz
Kourtny Garrett
Shane Hendricks
Kim Hext
Gus Hinojosa
Dresden Huston
Tierney Kaufman Hutchins
Caroline Kohl
Debbie Lively
Carol March
Sandra Moon
Sarah Cotton Nelson
Dawna Richter
Katie Robbins
Jill Tananbaum
Regina Taylor
Zannie Voss*
Yvette Wheeler*
Jim Wiley
Megan Bowdon Wilkinson
Dawn Wright
Kathleen Wu*

*Executive Committee


Wolford McCue
Carlson President & Executive Director


Julie Bice
Senior Development Manager

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Lani Burgar
Director of Finance & Administration

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Leah Hammett
Board Liaison, Executive Assistant & Project Manager

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Greg Oertel
Programs & Marketing Manager

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Maura Sheffler
Deputy Director, Programs & Marketing

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Bailey Summers
Development Associate

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