Our team includes the AOK board, volunteers and staff who care about impacting the lives of Oakland youth through arts education.  Discover who we are and join us!

Board of Directors

Kelly Autumn
Artist

Carmen Bogan
Business Owner

Diane Dunwoodie
Artist

Sherie Ellington
Artist, Marketing Professional

Anthony Galace
Director of Health Equity 

Nilofar Gardezi, Ph.D.
Higher Education Administrator

Jeff Hall – President
Retired, University of California

Tricia Heath
Visual Designer

Dwight Jackson
Businessman

John Kikuch
CPA, Financial Advisor

Sally Landis — Vice President (AOK Founder)
Artist

Kathy Neal (AOK Founder)
Kneal Resource System, Inc.

Laurie Pitman
Musician, Retired businesswoman

Christine Scrivani — Treasurer
Retired

Kathy Selleck
Retired, OUSD teacher

Lauran Weinmann
Art Studio Owner

Advisory Board

Elizabeth B. Crabtree
San Francisco Arts Monthly

Winifred Day
Fine Art by Day

Pamela Hatayama
Kaiser Permanente

Gary Knechtt (AOK Founder)
The Egghouse

Sarah Reeves
Sazen Design LLC

Gina Scrivani
Consultant

Lindy Small
Architect

Sandra Spring
Sotheby’s International Realty

Staff

Gwen Loeb
Executive Director