On October 18, 2018, the executive committee of the Arts Education Alliance of the Bay Area adopted a new set of by-laws (which can be downloaded here) at which point they became the board of directors and elected officers of the board. The first term for these officers will end at a membership meeting to be scheduled for spring of 2019.

Board of Directors

The Arts Education Alliance is led by a volunteer board of directors which meet every two months to make decisions about the direction and operations of the organization. Members of the board are responsible for organizing AEABA events and overseeing all operations. New members of the board of directors must be approved by the membership at annual membership meetings which will begin in spring of 2019. Officers of the board meet monthly. Members of the organization are welcome to join

  • Chair: Michael Palladino, Business Community

  • Vice Chair: Guillermo Ornelas, Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

  • Treasurer: Jill Dineen, Leap, Arts in Education

  • Secretary: Liz Ozol, Berkeley Civic Arts Commission

  • Executive Director: Todd Berman, Uphill Arts and Integrated Learning Specialist Program

  • Jasmine Yep Huynh, SF Ballet

  • Nina Woodruff-Walker, Museum of Children’s Art

  • Aimee Espiritu, Espiritu Consulting

  • Camille Olivier-Salmon, SF Arts Ed Project

  • Andrew Berger, Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • Kristen Gurbach Jacobson, Alonzo King Lines Ballet

  • Ami Molinelli, Music in Schools Today and Teaching Artist Guild

  • Shanna Bowie, Destiny Arts Center

  • Sylvia Sherman, Community Music Center

  • Patricia Zamora, Boys & Girls Club of San Francisco

  • Juan Manzo, American Conservatory Theater

  • Van Nguyen-Stone, Performing Arts Workshop


Executive Director

The Director of the Arts Ed Alliance is a part-time, paid position which reports to the Executive Committee and to our fiscal sponsor, the Intersection of the Arts. The director is responsible for organizational operations, communications, membership management, and budget supervision.

Todd Berman has been using his art to explore what makes San Francisco so special ever since arriving here from New York in 1998. He creates scenes that capture a chaotic sense of community in bright, expressionistic drawings and crowd-sourced, collaborative collages. He also uses his art as an educator for museums, city programs, curriculum development, teacher trainings, and in classrooms throughout the San Francisco Unified School District since 2000. Todd graduated from the Integrated Learning Specialist Program in 2015 and is now an instructor with the program. He joined AEABA in 2010 and has been a member of the executive committee since 2013.