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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

Program Staff

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.

Teara Q. Booker

Teara Q. Booker

Accessibility, Arts & Entertainment Districts, and Individual Artist Awards410-767-6568Program(s):Arts & Entertainment Districts, Individual Artist Award
Arthur C. Brown, III

Arthur C. Brown, III

Office Secretary, Fiscal Assistant410-767-6555

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

Liesel Fenner

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

Michele Hayes

Management Associate410 767 6542
Kayla Morgan

Kayla Morgan

Marketing & Communications and Arts in Education Fellow410-767-6412Program(s):Arts in Education Programs

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