Who We Are 

Supporting an Industry of Service and Creativity

Art MattersUnited Arts of Central Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the one-stop-shop to support the arts, sciences and history in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.

Through a dynamic collaboration of individuals, businesses, local governments, foundations and more than 75 arts and cultural organizations, we work to enhance the quality and variety of cultural experiences throughout Central Florida.

We serve arts, sciences, history and other cultural providers, benefiting Central Florida residents and visitors, by raising and distributing funds and by providing management, administrative and advisory services.

United Arts has invested more than $170 million in local arts and culture organizations and education, and through them, the diverse and energetic community that is Central Florida because we believe that art, music, science, dance, history and theater matter… for our children, for our economy and for our community!

Our Leadership


The City of Orlando
The Honorable Buddy Dyer

Darden Restaurants Foundation
Stephanie Ghertner

Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation, Inc.
Bonnie Hubbard

Ginsburg Family Foundation
Alan Ginsburg


Orange County, Florida
The Honorable Jerry Demings

Orange County Public Schools
Dr. Maria F. Vazquez

Walt Disney World Resort
Tajiana Ancora-Brown

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chair: Daniel J. O'Keefe, MSL CPAs & Advisors

Vice Chair: Linda Ferrone, Orlando Utilities Commission

Treasurer: Lindsay Abt, Ernst & Young, LLP

Secretary: Maria Ruiz-Hays, Wyndham Destinations

Immediate Past Chair: ** S. Brendan Lynch, Lowndes

Chair, Audit & Finance Committee: Charles King, CPA, KPMG LLP

Chair, Development Committee: Linda Landman González, Orlando Magic

Chair, Standards & Allocations Committee: Stephanie Ghertner*, The Darden Foundation, Darden



Board of Directors

Tajiana Ancora-Brown*, Walt Disney World Resort

Sharon Arroyo, Duke Energy

Carlos Barrios, Baker Barrios Architects, Inc.

Amogh Bhonde, Siemens Energy

Sheldon Dutes, WESH 2 News

Dr. Wendy Givoglu, Valencia College

Neal Goldner, Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Elisha González, FAIRWINDS Credit Union

Marcia Hope Goodwin*, City of Orlando

Pamela Gould**, Orange County Public Schools

Jodie Hardman, Bank of America

Roseann Harrington, Orange County, Florida

Malika Harrison, Orlando Magic

Nathan W. Hill, Gunster

Danielle Hollander**, Visit Orlando

Bonnie Hubbard*, Elizabeth Morse Genius Foundation

Dr. Barbara M. Jenkins*, Orange County Public Schools



Members at Large:

Marcellene Baugh, Massey Services, Inc.

Marc McMurrin*, Ginsburg Family Foundation

Andrew J. Snyder, Orlando Health










Jennifer Lowndes, Holland & Knight

Lawrence Lyman, Tactical Electronics Corporation

Jeffrey M. Moore, University of Central Florida

The Honorable Christine Moore*, Orange County Commissioner

Karla Muniz, AdventHealth

Jo Newell**, Orlando Chamber

Tanisha Nunn Gary**, African American Chamber of Commerce

Diane O'Dell, Universal Orlando

Terry Olson,** Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs, Orange County, Florida

Gaby Ortigoni**, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Orlando

Dr. Debra Pace**, School District of Osceola County

Maria Isabel Sanquírico, Eleven 11 Communications

* Trustee Alternate

** Ex-Officio Member




President & CEO: Jennifer Evins

Vice President of Administration & CFO: Juliana M. Steele

Executive Assistant: Amy Reheard

Development & Communications

Marketing & Communications Director: Sean Thurman

Digital Marketing Coordinator: Peyton Whittington

Director of Development: Crystal Priester

Campaign Manager: Arika Richardson

Grants & Outreach

Director, Grants & Research: Trudy Wild

Grants Program Officer: Elyse Jardine

Education Program Officer: Ivan Quintero

Outreach Coordinator: Michael Hadee


Orlando Arts, Editor: Cindy Bowman LaFronz