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Board of Directors

Executive Committee
Dr. Barbara Baderman
Edgar Olivo
Vice Chair
Evan Burks
Anne Doyle
Dr. George Justice
Dr. Maire Simington
Immediate Past Chair
Reginald Adams
Andrea Ahmed
Gail Bradley
Dr. Lydia Breunig
Ryan Bruce
Tina Clark
Julie Codell
Marcella Columbus
Manifesto Project Board Apprentice
Dr. Sharonah Fredrick
Rita Hamilton
Randall Rodman Holdridge
Dana Jamison, MD
Dr. Laurel Kimball
Mary Lu Nunley
Eshé Pickett
Albert Monreal Quihuis
Jaclyn Roessel
Dianna Soe Myint
Dr. Christine Szuter
Emerson Yearwood

The Arizona Humanities’ volunteer board of directors is made up of members who share a commitment to enhancing the cultural life of Arizona in pursuit of a just and civil society and whose background, expertise, and contacts provide the tools Arizona Humanities needs to remain a successful, dynamic and entrepreneurial organization.


Serving on the Board

Arizona Humanities believes its board of directors should reflect the rich diversity of Arizona. One-fourth of the board is appointed by the governor, and the remainder is elected by the current board of directors from statewide applicants.  Members serve three-year terms, with the possibility of renewal for an additional three years. Arizona Humanities welcomes diverse applicants from the public and private sector. This is a working board in a very real sense, one that depends on the contributions of every board member.  Each year board members consider grant proposals, fund raise, set policy, help plan and oversee Arizona Humanities-sponsored activities, and sit on ad hoc or standing committees. Board members are a vital link between Arizona Humanities and the communities we serve across Arizona. The full board meets five times annually, on the third Friday of February, April, June, August, and October.


If you would like more information on becoming a board member, please contact Brenda Thomson, Executive Director, at 602-257-0335 x22 or bthomson@azhumanities.org.