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.


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

Jennifer Gallacher, Vice Chair
Marketing and Communications Coordinator, UCSC

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

Jon Auman, Treasurer
Vice President, Corporate Finance, Quotient Technology, Inc.

Board of Directors:

Consuelo Alba
Executive Director, Watsonville Film Festival

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

Kathleen Crocetti
Artist, Community Arts & Empowerment

Ana Elizabeth
Event Producer, SURETHING Productions and Management

Jeff Galipeaux
Senior Manager of Talent Acquisition, LifeMoves

Margot Hoffman
Associate Teaching Artist, West Creative Performing Arts

Valéria (“Val”) Miranda
Executive Director, Santa Cruz Art League / Executive Director, Pajaro Valley Arts

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