Meet the Arts Council Board

Our thoughtful, creative board guides us along every artful step. You might recognize our trustees from around town; that’s because we carefully pick advisors who know firsthand what it’s like to live in our incredible community.


Jeff Galipeaux, Chair
Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition, LifeMoves

Nada Miljkovic, Vice Chair
Founder and President, Artist on Art; Instructor/Lecturer, UCSC

Diane Syrcle, Secretary
Senior Director of Development, Arts Division, UCSC

Jon Auman, Treasurer
Vice President, Corporate Finance, Plantronics

Board of Directors:

Consuelo Alba
Executive Director, Watsonville Film Festival

Aaron Brookes
Director of Sales and Marketing, Jacobs Farm del Cabo

Angela Chesnut
County Supervisor Analyst, Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors

Kathleen Crocetti
Artist, Community Arts & Empowerment

Jennifer Gallacher
Marketing and Communications Coordinator, UCSC

Ann Hazels
Artist; Owner/Director, Radius Gallery

Margot Hoffman
Associate Teaching Artist, West Creative Performing Arts

Valéria (“Val”) Miranda
Executive Director, Santa Cruz Art League

Alex Soto
Senior Program Manager, Plantronics

Jeffrey Treviño
Assistant Professor, Music and Performing Arts, CSUMB

Government Representatives:

Aurelio Gonzalez
City of Watsonville, Councilmember

Ryan Coonerty
City of Santa Cruz, 3rd District Supervisor

Laurie Hill
City of Capitola, Commissioner

Donna Lind
City of Scotts Valley, Councilmember

Donna Meyers
City of Santa Cruz, Councilmember