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Program Staff

Program Staff

Ken Skrzesz, Executive Director

Ken Skrzesz

Executive Director

Ken Skrzesz was previously the Coordinator of Fine Arts for the Maryland State Department of Education, where he designed and implemented arts education programs through curriculum writing, staff professional development, and ongoing assessment.  He has served as the Performing and Visual Arts Magnet Teacher Specialist for Anne Arundel County Public Schools, the Executive Director of the Clear Space Theatre Company and Kinetics Dance Theatre, and the Director of Student Life for the School of American Ballet.

Chad Buterbaugh

Program Director, Grants for Organizations (Folk and Traditional Arts); Director, Maryland Traditions410-767-6450Program(s):Grants for Organizations, Maryland Traditions: Maryland’s State Folklife Program

Steve Drapalski

Program Director, Grants for Organizations (Dance, Music, Theater) and Maryland Presenting and Touring, Accessibility Coordinator410-767-6536Program(s):Grants for Organizations, Maryland Presenting and Touring

Pamela Dunne

Senior Program Director. Grants for Organizations (Media, Multidiscipline, Visual Arts)410-767-6484Program(s):Grants for Organizations

Liesel Fenner

Public Art Program Director410-767-6544Program(s):Public Art

John Harris

Administrative Specialist II410-767-6515

Michele Hayes

Management Associate410 767 6542

Janine Lis

Marketing and Communications Manager410-767-6545

Dana Parsons

Director of Grants and Professional Development410.767.6557Program(s):Grants for Organizations

Steven Skerritt-Davis

Program Director, Community Arts Development, Arts & Entertainment Districts, and Individual Artist Awards Programs410-767-6494Program(s):Community Arts Development, Arts & Entertainment Districts, Individual Artist Award
Okeena Stephenson

Keena Stephenson

Executive Assistant/Council Liaison410-767-8832

Christine Stewart

Program Director, Grants for Organizations (Arts Services, Children's Events, Literary Arts); Arts in Education410-767-6476Program(s):Grants for Organizations, Arts in Education Programs