Board of Directors

The Palo Alto Art Center Foundation is governed by a robust Board of Directors, who are committed to supporting our mission. These community leaders also secure resources to strengthen the art and educational programming of the Palo Alto Art Center and its visibility in the community. Our Board of Directors make vital contributions to the long-term success of the Palo Alto Art Center as a community institution.​

Emeritus Council

The Emeritus Advisory Council is composed of former members of the Board of Directors. They are advocates and advisors of the Art Center, representing various business, community, education, and artistic perspectives.

Brigid Barton

Pat Bashaw

Bern Beecham

Lucy Berman

Melissa Caswell*

Judith Content

Jeannie Duisenberg

Sid Espinosa

Joanne Gee

Anne Gregor

Mary Kelley

Carol Kenyon

Iris Korol

Gurmeet Lambda

Patty McGuigan

Amelia Norris

Cornelia Pendleton

Susan Rosenberg

Loren Saxe​

Jan Schachter

Carolyn Tucher

Karen Valladao

Lisa Van Dusen

Teri Vershel


Karen Kienzle
Director of Palo Alto Art Center

Karen Kwan
Director of Development

Annabel Koh
Development Associate

Ganga Belman
Operations Manager

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