Board of Directors

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Jephta Bernstein

Committed to the value of arts education in the schools, violinist Jephta Bernstein founded and directs non-profit, PYCh: Project Youth and Chamber Music, in 2012, currently known as Off the Hook Arts, at the intersection of music and ideas, as it’s Executive Artistic Director.  Read more
Mark B. Baker

Mark Baker received his BBA from the University of Miami and his JD from Southern Methodist University. He achieved academic honors at both institutions. From 1974 to 1981, Mr. Baker practiced law in Dallas, first as an associate to Herndon, Girand, Smith, and Kolodey and later as a partner with Pailet and Baker.  Read more
Vice President
Pete Frosio
Silvana Santinelli

Dr. Silvana Santinelli showed clear signs of musical talent when she began her piano studies in her native Mexico. She has performed in Russia, Czech Republic, France, Canada, China and Switzerland, in addition to the United States and her native Mexico.  Read more
Tom Miles

Members at large

Kelly Giddens
Dru Van DorenDru Van Doren
Dru Van Doren is a longtime Fort Collins resident with deep ties to the arts community through dance, theater and music – as an audience member, the mother of a dancer and a musician, a concert and festival/event producer and former Executive Director of Canyon Concert Ballet – and to area youth through a decade of work with the Girl Scouts and Foothills Unitarian Church.  Read more
anne-cleary-otha-boardAnne Cleary
Dr. Anne Cleary is a Professor of Psychology at CSU who has lived in historic Old Town Fort Collins since 2006. Her area of specialization is Cognitive Psychology with a particular focus on human memory and learning. From 2013-2015, she served as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation, directing the Perception, Action and Cognition Program.  Read more
Dianne Harper
Nancy Tellez