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


Board Chair

Tara Lewis

Immediate Past Chair
Michelle Thomas

Vice Chair, Development
Michael Meadows

Vice Chairs, Grants
Carol March
Jim Nugent

Katie Robbins

Nominating & Cultivation
Kim Hext

Purvi Patel Albers

The Carlson Foundation President & Executive Director
Terry D. Loftis

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


Cheryl Alston
Tracey Barclay
Meredith Camp
Nancy Carlson
Milene Carvalho
Michael Dalton
Lauren Embrey
Tracy Fitz
Wanda Gierhart – Fearing
Steven Gilhooly
Shane Hendricks
Gus Hinojosa
Dresden Huston
Cam Kirkpatrick
Caroline Kohl
Debbie Lively
Sonja McGill
Deborah McMurray
Sandra Moon
Sarah Cotton Nelson
Kathy Nelson
Ann Marie Painter
Jill Tananbaum
Regina Taylor
Zannie Voss
Yvette Wheeler
Donna Wilhelm
Kurt Wolber
Dawn Wright
Ryne Young


Terry D. Loftis
Wilhelm Family President & Executive Director


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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