Staff Directory & Office Descriptions

The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency funded by public investment in arts and culture. The Council consists of five collaborative offices: Executive Leadership, Investment, Organizational Programs, Innovation and Engagement, and Artist Programs/Percent for Art. 

Executive Leadership Office

The Executive Leadership Office manages the Council’s work, board relations, legislative communications, and other internal and external relationships.

             
 DONNA COLLINS DAN KATONA
 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DEPUTY DIRECTOR
 donna.collins@oac.ohio.gov dan.katona@oac.ohio.gov
614-728-4445  614-728-4457

Operations & Public Affairs Office

The Operations & Public Affairs Office directs the agency's communications, major events, technology needs, and aids the Executive Leadership Office.

                     
 JUSTIN NIGRO HANNAH BROKENSHIRE TED HATTEMER
OPERATIONS &
PUBLIC AFFAIRS DIRECTOR
COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGIST TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIST
 justin.nigro@oac.ohio.gov hannah.brokenshire@oac.ohio.gov ted.hattemer@oac.ohio.gov
614-728-4445  614-728-4463  614-728-4469

Investment Office

The Investment Office oversees all agency grant administration and grantmaking activities—including managing ARTIE, the OAC’s online grants system.

                           
 DIA FOLEY JANELLE HALLETT KIM TURNER CARLA OESTERLE
 INVESTMENT DIRECTOR INVESTMENT ASSOCIATE INVESTMENT ASSOCIATE
& ADA COORDINATOR
FISCAL OPERATIONS
ASSOCIATE 
 dia.foley@oac.ohio.gov janelle.hallett@oac.ohio.gov kim.turner@oac.ohio.gov carla.oesterle@oac.ohio.gov
 614-728-4429 614-466-4496   614-995-0066  614-728-4471

Organizational Programs Office

The Organizational Programs Office serves as the initial contact for nonprofits and other organizations seeking information about opportunities for OAC support. View and download the Organizational Programs Region Map to determine the coordinator for your county.

                   
 BRIANNA DANCE JIM SZEKACS
     ORGANIZATIONAL PROGRAMS    
COORDINATOR
Eastern Region 
    ORGANIZATIONAL PROGRAMS    
COORDINATOR
Western Region
brianna.dance@oac.ohio.gov jim.szekacs@oac.ohio.gov
 614-728-4427  614-728-4449


Innovation and Engagement Office

The Innovation and Engagement Office identifies professional learning opportunities, engages constituents through relevant content, and facilitates conversations surrounding innovative projects. This office is comprised of the arts learning office and the OAC’s Riffe Gallery.

   
CHRISTY FARNBAUCH     MARY GRAY    CHIQUITA MULLINS LEE
INNOVATION & ENGAGEMENT
DIRECTOR
RIFFE GALLERY
DIRECTOR
ARTS LEARNING
COORDINATOR
 christy.farnbauch@oac.ohio.gov           mary.gray@oac.ohio.gov           chiquita.mullinslee@oac.ohio.gov   
 614-728-4400 614-728-2239  614-728-4455

 

Artist Programs/Percent for Art Office

The Artist Programs/Percent for Art Office administers programs, awards, and services for individual artists in Ohio and executes the state’s Percent for Art program.

                 
 KEN EMERICK  KATHY SIGNORINO
ARTIST PROGRAMS/
PERCENT FOR ART
DIRECTOR
ARTIST PROGRAMS/
PERCENT FOR ART
COORDINATOR
   ken.emerick@oac.ohio.gov     kathy.signorino@oac.ohio.gov  
 614-728-4421  614-728-6140



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