2016 GIA Conference
Saint Paul, MN   October 16–19
A Confluence of People, Cultures, and Ideas

2016 Conference Committee

  • Vickie Benson, The McKnight Foundation (Co-Chair)
  • Glyn Northington, Nonprofits Assistance Fund (Co-Chair)
  • Teresa Bonner, Aroha Philanthropies
  • Sharon DeMark, The Saint Paul Foundation
  • Sue Gens, Minnesota State Arts Board
  • Robyn Hollingshead, Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies
  • Kate Lawson, Target
  • Leslie LeCuyer, Central Minnesota Arts Board
  • Arleta Little, The McKnight Foundation
  • Eleanor Savage, Jerome Foundation
  • Erik Takeshita, Bush Foundation
  • Janet Brown, Grantmakers in the Arts
  • Jim McDonald, Grantmakers in the Arts

GIA Board of Directors

Officers and Executive Committee

Robert Booker, chair
Arizona Commission on the Arts
Kristen Madsen, vice-chair
Creative Sonoma
Maurine Knighton, secretary
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation
Glyn Northington, treasurer
Nonprofits Assistance Fund
Laura Aden Packer
The Howard Gilman Foundation
Angelique Power
The Field Foundation of Illinois


T. Lulani Arquette
Native Arts & Cultures Foundation
Denise Brown
Leeway Foundation
Anita Contini
Bloomberg Philanthropies
Randy Engstrom
Seattle Office of Arts & Culture
Susan Feder
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Arlynn Fishbaugh
Montana Arts Council
Ken Grossinger
CrossCurrents Foundation
Tatiana Hernandez
Hemera Foundation
Amy Kitchener
Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Arleta Little
The McKnight Foundation
Kerry McCarthy
The New York Community Trust
Margaret Conant Reiser
John H. & Wilhelmina D. Harland Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Ted Russell
Felicia Shaw
Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis
Gary Steuer
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation
Caitlin Strokosch
National Performance Network
Edwin Torres
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
F. Javier Torres
ArtPlace America
San San Wong
Barr Foundation
Laura Zucker
Los Angeles County Arts Commission

GIA Staff

  • Jan Bailie, Director of Finance & Operations
  • Noah Barnes, Membership Manager
  • Janet Brown, President & CEO
  • Steve Cline, Web & Knowledge Manager
  • SuJ’n Chon, Program Manager
  • Kathy Lindenmayer, Director of Development & Membership
  • Jim McDonald, Deputy Director & Director of Programs
  • Linda Mikkelsen, Conference Planning Consultant
  • Monica Thomas, Communications & Publications Manager