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Program Staff

Ken Skrzesz, Executive Director

Ken Skrzesz

Executive Director

Ken Skrzesz has served as the Executive Director of the Maryland State Arts Council since 2017, emphasizing procedural equity as the path toward quality arts experiences for all Maryland residents. From 2014-2017, Ken was the Coordinator of Fine Arts for the Maryland State Department of Education, where he shared his vision of creativity and collaboration as the driving forces of success for all students.  Ken has designed and implemented arts education and professional development programs in numerous locations through standards development, curriculum writing, and assessment.

Precious Blake

Program Director, Arts in Education(410) 767-6476Program(s):Arts in Education Programs
Rosa Chang

Rosa Chang

Special Projects & Grants Assistant 410-767-8879Program(s):Public Art Programs

Liesel Fenner

Public Art Program Director410-767-6544Program(s):Public Art Programs
Kayla Morgan

Kayla Morgan

Marketing & Communications; Arts in Education 410-767-6412Program(s):Arts in Education Programs

Tammy Oppel

Grants Management Associate410-767-8851Program(s):Creativity Grants, Grants for Organizations

Dana Parsons

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

Keyonna Penick

Executive Assistant410-767-8832

Derrick Quevedo

Office Secretary III410-767-6555

Amelia Rambissoon

Marketing & Communications Manager(410) 767-6542

Shaunte Roper

Fiscal Officer(410)-767-6551

Emily Sollenberger Dobbins

Program Director, Arts Services; Disciplines: Arts Services, Children's Events, Folk & Traditional Arts, Large Organizations, Multi-disciplinary, Visual Arts/Media410-767-6484Program(s):Creativity Grants, Grants for Organizations, Independent Artist Award, Maryland Presenting and Touring
Headshot of staff member Laura Weiss

Laura Weiss

Program Director, Arts Services; Disciplines: Dance, Literary Arts, Music, Public Art, Theatre410-767-6545Program(s):Creativity Grants, Grants for Organizations, Independent Artist Award, Maryland Presenting and Touring