Board of Directors


Jamey Murphy, MBA (2019)

Executive Assistant at San Diego Community College District, U.S. Navy Veteran with 20 years of experience in administrative management.

Immediate Past President/Treasurer

Peter Gust, MBA (2017)

Chief Financial Officer, Sapphire Vacation Services & Resort Recovery Solutions


Barbara H. Garcia (2014)

National School District, Language Arts Specialist, Retired.




Brian Cerasoli, MBA (2020)

Staff Accountant, Rady Children's Hospital

Teresa Drew, MA (2019)

Associate Director, STEM Next Opportunity Fund

Joy Freeman, MHR (2021)

Manager, Human Resources, San Diego Airport Authority

Kristin Kurth, MA (2021)

Operations Support, Thrive Public Schools

Karah Lain, MFA (2021)

Assistant Professor of Visual Art, Point Loma Nazarene University

Rein Townsend, MEd (2020)

Director of Admissions - Regional and Online Campuses, University of La Verne

Katerina Violante (2020)

Director of Education, Triton Support Services

N. B.: 100% of board members contribute financially in support of Arts for Learning San Diego

Honorary Board Members

Dr. Joyce Gattas (Chair)

Julie Dubick

Colleen Finnegan

Ronne Froman

Robert Gleason

Jill Hall

Hilliard Harper, Executive                                       Director Emeritus

Dea Hurston

Mel Katz
Jessie Knight

Kris Michell

Dr. Terry O'Donnell

Sandy Perlatti

Patti Roscoe

Felicia Shaw

Nancy Spector

Alan Ziter

Are you interested in becoming an Honorary Board Member?  Please contact Adrienne Valencia, Interim Executive Director at (619) 550-3068 or for more information!

National Advisory Committee

Emanuel Ax
Van Cliburn
Garth Fagan
Leon Fleisher
Claude Frank
Richard Goode
Gary Graffman

Lorin Hollander
Celeste Holm
Yo-Yo Ma
Wynton Marsalis
Zubin Mehta
Arthur Mitchell
Murray Perahia

Itzhak Perlman
Shirley Ririe
Peter Serkin
Leonard Slatkin
Richard Stoltzman
Michael Tilson

Deborah Voigt
Charles Wadsworth
Susan Wadsworth
Andre Watts
Pinchas Zukerman

Arts for Learning San Diego 

1286 University Avenue, #267  |  San Diego, CA 92103
Tel: 619.282.7599

Arts for Learning San Diego is a nonprofit organization classified under the IRS code 501(c)(3) 

Federal Tax ID: 95-2464304