From inception to those responsible and accountable for the health and future of the organization
Board of Directors & Key Volunteers – May 2013
Bill Jeffers, President, is an award-winning poet and sculptor who has been involved with Art From the Streets since before the first show. He coordinated the annual show in 2012 and will do so for the 2013 show at the Austin Convention Center. He is a Project Development Specialist for the Skills Development Fund, a program of the Texas Workforce Commission.
Gene Golembiewski, Treasurer, acts as the business manager for Art From the Streets. He organizes and manages the check-out process for the annual show and assists in facilitating art classes. He is a CPA and an auditor for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
Cindy Dollar Brown, Secretary is an attorney, realtor, painter, and fabric artist who has volunteered at the AFTS annual show and sale since 2003. In 2011, Cindy joined the AFTS board of directors. Cindy is a docent with the Blanton Museum of Art.
Devon Bijansky joined the board in February 2013. She is involved with board development, and fundraising efforts. Lisa is an attorney with the Texas Racing Commission.
SueAnn Chandler is a retired executive at the Texas School for the Blind, and a long-time volunteer at the annual show. She joined the board in 2012, and has assumed primary responsibility for managing our volunteer recruitment and training activities.
Jane Cohen is a longtime patron of the Annual show She joined the Board in 2011, and is primarily involved in fundraising activities. Jane is the Edward Clark Centennial Professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law.
Lisa Culbertson joined the board in February 2013 and is interested in assisting with fundraising and our social media efforts. Lisa is the Upper School Dean of Students at St Andrews Episcopal School.
Heloise Gold, Director, was one of the original founders of Art From the Streets. She conducted one of the weekly classes for 20 years and now continues to recruit volunteers to assist with the annual show, as well as playing a key part in the production of the show. She is a longtime dancer/performing artist and Tai Chi instructor.
Kristin Kreisel assisted with coordination of the annual shows in 2011 and 2012, and for four years prior to that served as the program’s volunteer marketing director (2006-2010). She is Resource Manager for Dell Global Site Design. Kristin is the proud mother of a brand new baby boy, Ford.
Kelley Worden asassisted with the art prep activities leading to the annual show and with the annual show itself for the last two years. She joined the board in April 2013 and will continue supporting production of the annual show and with fundraising events. Kelley’s primary job is the care and feeding of two active teenagers.
Key classroom volunteers
Pamela Costello has been volunteering with the show since 2004 and volunteering in the classroom for the last four years. She is the class manager for the Thursday class, and maintains the schedule for the classroom facilitators for both classes.
Elizabeth Romanella has been with the program since 2006. She is the class manager for the Tuesday class, assists with production of the annual show, and coordinates outside showings and exhibits of the artist’s work. She is a retired Arts Administrator with 20 years experience in developing, organizing and coordinating exhibition programs and museum administration.
Key marketing volunteers
Lindsay Tolles has worked with AFTS since 2009. She leads the professional volunteer marketing team for the annual show and is responsible for creative development, advertising, online and social media as well as email and direct marketing. She’s an amateur painter, and a corporate brand manager for Dell.
Anne Pratt is a professional copy writer. She started working with Art From the Streets in 2006.