2019 GIA Conference
Cultural Intersections
Denver, CO  |  October 13–16

2019 Conference Committee

  • Gary Steuer, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation (Co-Chair)
  • Ginger White Brunetti, Denver Arts & Venues (Co-Chair)
  • Ken Grossinger, CrossCurrents Foundation
  • Margaret Hunt, Colorado Creative Industries
  • Tariana Navas-Nieves, Denver Arts & Venues
  • Cheryl Zimlich, Bohemian Foundation
  • Eddie Torres, Grantmakers in the Arts
  • Nadia Elokdah, Grantmakers in the Arts

GIA Board of Directors

Officers and Executive Committee

Glyn Northington, chair
Propel Nonprofits
Jaime Dempsey, vice-chair
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Sharnita C. Johnson, secretary
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Ken May, treasurer
South Carolina Arts Commission


Roberto Bedoya
City of Oakland
Denise Brown
Leeway Foundation
Anita Contini
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Randy Engstrom
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Susan Feder
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Amy Kitchener
Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Arleta Little
The McKnight Foundation
Kerry McCarthy
The New York Community Trust
Elizabeth Méndez Berry
The Nathan Cummings Foundation
Tariana Navas-Nieves
Denver Arts & Venues
Angelique Power
The Field Foundation of Illinois
Ted Russell
Jerome Foundation
Eleanor Savage
Kenneth Rainin Foundation
Gary Steuer
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation
Caitlin Strokosch
National Performance Network / Visual Artists Network
Gabrielle Strong
Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
San San Wong
Barr Foundation

GIA Staff

  • Steve Cline, Web & Knowledge Manager
  • Yessica Corporán, Membership Manager
  • Carmen Graciela Díaz, Communications & Publications Manager
  • Nadia Elokdah, Deputy Director & Director of Programs
  • Sylvia Jung, Senior Development Manager
  • Champ Knecht, Director of Operations & Finance
  • Sherylynn Sealy, Program Manager
  • Eddie Torres, President & CEO