The Prison Arts Collective is a collaborative organization that consists of several students, faculty, alumni, and individuals volunteering their expertise as writers, scholars, and community members who serve as an Advisory Board members or mentors to our team. 



Annie Buckley
Founding Director, PAC and Professor and Director of Art + Design, San Diego State University
Cait Ahearn
Development Consultant
Mary Beth Barber
Special Projects and Assistant to the State Librarian, California State Library
Varina Bleil
Executive Director, Los Feliz Charter School for the Arts
Cheryl Bonacci
Chief Operating Officer, Creative Acts
Brian Heisterkamp,PhD
Professor, Dept. of Communication Studies, California State University, San Bernardino
Project Director, "Here to Career" Title V Grant
Raegan Kelly
Director of Product & Marketing, IEKO inc
Peter Merts
Arts in Corrections Photographer
Elise Moersch
Director of Development, College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts, San Diego State University
Jennifer Lynne Musto
Assistant Professor,
Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College
Wendy Staggs
PAC Alumnus
Tiffany Start
Executive Director, Turnaround Arts: California
Ray Smith, PhD
New Frontier Public Programs Manager, Sundance Institute
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Annika Anderson
Director of Research, Prison Arts Collective;
PhD, Assistant Professor of Sociology, CSUSB;
Director, Project Rebound
Zach Bohny
Faculty Director, California State University, Fresno
Julie Taylor
Faculty Director, California State University, San Bernardino;
PhD, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, CSUSB
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Sydney Burke
Program Assistant
Josh Ford
Nancy Huitzil
Teaching Artist
Stan Hunter
Lead Teaching Artist
Danica Lynch
Alex Masushige
Lead Teaching Artist
Marissa Munoz
Jennifer Poynter
Teaching Artist
Heather Roessler
Lead Teaching Artist
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About Us

The Prison Arts Collective works to expand access to the transformative power of the arts through collaboration and mutual learning that supports the development of self-expression, reflection, communication, and empathy through providing multidisciplinary arts programming in correctional institutions.

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