Annie Buckley, Founder and Executive Director, PAC; Professor, School of Art + Design, San Diego State University

Erin Austin, PAC Chapter Director; Lecturer of Jewelry and Small Metals, Cal Poly Humboldt


Michele Burgess, PAC San Diego Faculty Associate; Lecturer of Book Arts, SDSU

Jessica Humphrey, PAC San Diego Faculty Associate; Associate Professor of Dance, SDSU

Araceli Mangione, PAC Teaching Artist; Art History, Imperial Valley College, SDSU

Mary Anna Pomonis, PAC Fullerton Chapter Director; Assistant Professor of Art Education, California State University, Fullerton


Jim Woglom, PAC Chapter Director; Professor, Art Department, Cal Poly Humboldt




Marly Beyer, Teaching Artist

Daisy Hernandez, Site Coordinator, CSU Fresno

Gema Lopez, Teaching Artist

Gabriela Garcia, Administrative Coordinator

Jamie Pelusi, Program Assistant, SDSU

John Rodriguez, Teaching Artist

Heather Roessler, Program Coordinator

Mark Taylor, Teaching Artist, Cal Poly Humboldt


Sophie Vradelis, Communication and Outreach Coordinator


Alicia Wolf, Financial and HR Coordinator


Cait Ahearn, Development Consultant, Chair of Development Sub-committee


Mary Beth Barber, Special Projects and Assistant to the State Librarian, California State Library


Varina Bleil, Executive Director, The Maple Counseling Center


Cheryl Bonacci, Healing Dialogues in Action

Brian Heisterkamp, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Communication Studies, California State University, San Bernardino, Project Director, "Here to Career" Title V Grant


Raegan Kelly, Product Development, Geosphere LLC


Alison Lass, Homeboy Industries


Alexander Masushige, M.A.Ed, Secondary Art & Animation Teacher, Rialto Unified School District 


Peter Merts, Arts in Corrections Photographer


Elise Moersch, Ed.D, Director of Development, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, San Diego State University


Azadeh Shladovsky, Multi-disciplinary Artist & Designer, Founder & Creative Director, Azadeh Shladovsky Studio


Ray Smith, PhD, New Frontier Public Programs Manager, Sundance Institute

Wendy Staggs, Artist, Writer, and PAC Alumnus

Kristine N. White, Administrative Coordinator, San Diego State University

Prison Arts Collective is grateful to all the dedicated professionals that volunteer to serve on our Advisory Board. We want to offer a special thanks to our founding board members, noted above for current members. Emeritus founding board members include: 


Varina Bleil, founding PAC Board and former Chair; member from 2017-2022; Executive Director, Maple Counseling Center


Phung Huynh, founding PAC Board and former Chair; member from 2014-2017