Board Members and Their Affiliations

Arts Association of Alachua County
Ellen West, President and Governing Committee
Arts in Public Places Trustee/City of Gainesville – Vice Chair
Gainesville Fine Arts Association
Melrose Bay Art Gallery Member Artist
Center of Modern Art

Jack Hughes, Vice President
Gainesville Sports Commission Executive Director
Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs Advisory Board
National Association of Sports commissions Past Chair
Santa Fe Collage Athletics Advisory Board
Nonprofit Center of North Central Florida Board
Fisher House Board

Norma Homan, Secretary-Treasurer and Governing Committee
Treasurer, Duval Community Arts Council
Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, Past Business Manager and Treasurer
Gainesville Association for the Creative Arts, past Executive Director
Women for Wise Growth

Ed Crapo
Property Appraiser, Alachua County 1981 to date
Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
Alachua Farm Bureau
North Central Florida Builders Association
President of AAAC for two decades
Friends of Paynes Prairie

Richard Heipp
UF School of Art and Art History, Chair, Professor
North Central Florida Blues Society (NCFBS),Board

Beverly Hill
Friends of the Library
Women for Wise Growth
Past Supervisor of Elections, Alachua County

Jeff Huber
Florida Museum of Natural History, Exhibit Sculptor, Preparator
Hogtown Collector Studio, owner
Automotive collection consultant

Sue Johnson, Governing Committee
Glen Springs Elementary School Art Teacher,
Friends of Alachua County Public Schools Elementary Arts Program
Founding Member,
Harn Museum Docent,
Melrose Bay Art Gallery
Gainesville Fine Arts Association
Plein Air Florida

Murray Laurie
Historic preservation consultant
The Matheson Museum, past board President
The Harn Museum, Member and Docent
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Citizen Support Organization Board
The Micanopy Historic Preservation Trust Board
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Writers Workshop,Teacher
Anhinga Writers Workshop Teacher

Linda Piper
Events Coordinator, City of Gainesville
Producer, Downtown Festival and Art Show, Hoggetowne Medieval Faire

Chuck Sapp, Governing Committee
Gainesville Fine Arts Association Past President
Owner, Paddiwhack and High Springs Gallery

Angela Terrell
Duval Fine Arts Academy – Fine Arts Facilitator,
Pace Center for Girls Board
Acrosstown Repertory Theatre Board
District Choir Director/Music Jerusalem Baptist Association Congress.
Friends of Music
National Achievers Honor Society
Duval Community Arts Council

Nkwanda Jah
Director, Cultural Arts Coalition
Annual 5th Avenue Arts Festival, Director
Environmental Ambassadors
Girl Power After School program
Three Rivers Legal Services
Black AIDs Services and Education
Acrosstown Repertory Theatre past board member
Gainesville Recreation Board past member

Lytha Nicholson, Executive Director
Gainesville Fine Arts Association
Blue Ridge Mountain Arts Association, Blue Ridge, Georgia
Venice Art Center, Venice, Florida
Gilmer Arts and Historic Association, Ellijay, Georgia

Kathy Fleming, Governing Committee
Assistant Director, UF Foundation
VP of Marketing, 3 start-up health care organizations


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