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Board of Directors

Kevin Barclay, Chair, Retired Librarian

Former Assistant Director of Deschutes Public Library District. Serves on several local and state boards including, Deschutes Cultural Coalition, Bend Cultural Tourism Fund Commission, Thrive (local social service nonprofit), and Public Library Division Board of the Oregon Library Association (Past Chair).

Kelly Cannon-Miller, Vice Chair, Deschutes Historical Museum

Director for non-profit historical society for ten years, responsible for strategic management of historical museum and collections, manage staff of 4, serve on three statewide historical commissions/editorial boards.

Pam Beezley, Treasurer, Sunriver Music Festival

Manager of 40 year old arts organization - 3 on staff and 200 volunteers. Collaborator with other arts

and culture organizations in Central Oregon. 

Jenny Malone, Board Member,  Arts, Beautification and Culture Commission

20 years financial management experience for non-profit arts & social service organizations

Amanda Bird, Board Member, The Tower Theatre

6 years experience in music and performing arts sector. Create and distribute outbound communications on behalf of nonprofit Tower Theatre Foundation to inform and collaborate with stakeholders, media and other Central Oregon nonprofits. Support fundraising efforts and education outreach to over 5,000 students in Central Oregon.

Donna Burklo, Board Member, Family Kitchen

Donna Burklo currently serves as the Program Director for Family Kitchen (the community free meal program in downtown Bend), as a Realtor, and as a freelance writer. After many trips to the area over the years, she and her family made Bend their home in 2004. Since that time, she has been involved in local community theater, youth work, taught piano and voice lessons, and served on several community boards. Her background is in marketing, sales and training for the high tech industry, yet motherhood encouraged her to find more flexible schedule options. Over the past 17 years, in addition to her current positions she has held the titles of Book Publisher, Teacher, Marketing Company Owner and Youth Director. She most cherishes being a mother, daughter, sister and friend

Maesie Speer, Board Member, Caldera

Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Maesie Speer is passionate about building inclusive creative spaces. She is currently the Arts Center Programs Manager at the Caldera Arts Center outside Sisters and formerly administered arts and culture initiatives at The Oregon Community Foundation. A life-long performance-maker, Maesie has performed with Hand2Mouth, Theatre de la Jeune Lune, Sojourn Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and Artists Repertory Theatre, among others. Maesie also volunteers as a program committee member with ScaleHouse.

Jaclyn Abslag, Board Member, Redmond Committee for Art in Public Places

Andries Fourie, Board Member, The High Desert Museum 

Andries Fourie is Curator of Art and Community Engagement at The High Desert Museum and a former Professor of Art at Willamette University. He has exhibited, taught, lectured and conducted art workshops in South Africa, Canada, Namibia, Kenya, and the United States.

Jasmine Helsley-Barnett, Community Coordinator & Recording Secretary, Arts and Culture Alliance

Jasmine was the owner of JAH Promotions who supported the growing music scene

in Central Oregon since 2011. Jasmine’s major successes include management roles at local music

events/venues including Munch & Music, Clear Summer Nights, Les Schwab Amphitheater.

Jasmine earned a B.S. in Business Management, and brings her administrative, marketing, and grant-

organizing skills to ACA.

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