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Our Team


Renee Chatelain

President & CEO

Melissa Arnold

Chief Financial & Human Resources Officer

Ashley Fabre

Director of Communication & Development

Monica Pearce

Director of Grants Management & Special Projects

Jonathan Grimes

Director of Facilities & Programming

Leea Russell

Director of Education & Community Engagement

William Loveland

Director of Arts Markets

Rhaea D’aliesio

Community Engagement Coordinator

Nate Hausmann

Staff Intern

Board of Directors

Randy Roussel

Rose Hudson
Vice Chairman

Bryan Fontenot

Clarence O. Brown, III

Nancy Stich
Immediate Past Chair

Branden Barker

Ralph Bender

Scott Chenevert

Melissa Cresson

Dianne Eysink

Rei Heroman

Adam Knapp

Cary Koch

Rochelle Machen

Mikki Mathews

Sunny Mayhall

Robyn Merrick

J. Dyke Nelson

Todd Queen

Shauna Sanford

Monique Scott-Spaulding

Todd Sterling

Paul A. “Drew” Tessier

Alcibiades P. Tsolakis

Robert Wise

Advisory Board


Lee Michael Berg

John G. Davies

Jay Dardenne, Jr.

Dr. William L. Jenkins

Willie C. Johnson

Mary Terrell Joseph

Charles A. Landry

Charles W. Lamar, III

Raymond G. “Skipper” Post, Jr.

Mary Ann Sternberg


Dr. Leon R. Tarver


 Thank you to all of our volunteers! All of our events and programs would not be possible without your continuous support!


Flowunteers, you rock!

Our “Flowunteers” were an integral part in the success of the 2019 Ebb & Flow Festival!

We are always in need of volunteers throughout the year for many different events and programs. Find out more about how you can support the Arts Council through volunteering below!


 Our Members

Our members are apart of who we are as well. Without our members, the creative capacity of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge would not be able to be sustained! The list below is a list of all of our current members.


Arts Organizations

Artist Members

Melissa Arnold
Sharon Furrate Bailey
in memory of Emerson Bell
Simone Banks
Christy Barrett, Mnla Originals
Chris Bergeron
Kenneth Best
Amber Bienemy
Anne Bigger
Rancy Boyd-Snee
Lynn Breaux
Jeanne Brown
Pamela Stacks Caillouet
Jennifer Carwile
Jane Chapman
Nanci and Troy Charpentier
Lauren and Alex Clark
Starsky Clark
Sam Corso
Cheri D'Albor,
Wish I Was the Moon
Rhaea D’Aliesio

B.E.B.E Facundus
Terry Farrell
Kjell Flanagan
Adelaide Franklin
Karen Franks, Foret
Alesia Gales,
Sultry's Paint Studio
Lillie Gallagher
Anne Jarrett Gassie,
Anne Marie Fine Arts
Richard H. Goodell
Jamie Green, E.J. & Co. Candles
Marjorie Green
Charla Guidry La Grange,
The Glass Porch Studio
Dirk Guidry,
Dirk Guidry Art Studios
Lesley Guzzardo,
Moondust Weavings
Marcus Haney
Tyler P. Haney
Rachel M. Harris

Elizabeth Holloway,
Bocage Bee & Honey Co.
David Humphreys
Aliah James
 in honor of Le Jeunes
Artistes Louisiane
Bobbie and Georgiana Johnson
Pam and Craig Kaster
Eileen Kennedy
Peter Klubek
Rick LeCompte
Kelsey Livingston
Gail Lloyd, Gail Lloyd Art
Sherryl Lutz
Renee and Paul Major
Tonni and Stephen McCollister
Sydney Ruth McGraw
Courtney and Shaun Miley
Morgan Miller, Okoye Couture
Patience Moreno
Daniel Mulligan
Lisa Hooks Murray

Lee Brandt Randall
Ravi Rau
Bibbet Robison
Amy E. Rogers
Leea Russell
Sharon Saunders, Whimpywild
Glenn Scheuermann,
Woodlawn High School
Debbie Shirley
Jan Shoemaker & Dennis Jones
Page and William Silvia
Jena Sorapuru-Karras
Sonja R. Spears
Dennis Strickland
Morgan Tanner
Kay R. Wallace,
Kay R. Wallace Art
Sylvia Essex Winder
Gilles Yougoubare

Investor Memberships

Arts fans ($150 - $249)


Susan and Gregg Bailey
Mary and Marc Barker
Edie and Ralph Bender
Brenda and Lee Berg
Cindy and Brad Black
Janie and Jim Brandt
Debbye and Jeff Calmes
Peter Conroy
Noelie Ewing
Ashley and Travis Fabre
Bryan Fontenot,
Brown & Brown
Dr. Chris and Kelsey Funes
Ellen Griesedieck
Donna and Louis Hightower
Judy Kahn
Barbara and Camp Matens
Sunny Mayhall
Micheline D. Millender
Landy Bruce Morgan

Janet and Hermann Moyse
Robbie Phillabaum in honor of
The Baton Rouge
Ballet Theatre
Linda and Mark Posner
Michelle Pricer
Alexis and Erich Rapp
Margaret and Randy Rice
Stephanie and Jason Roussell
Ayan and Mike Rubin
Shauna Sanford
Kay Solar
Kathryn and James Stenhouse
Sharon Truxillo
Josephine and Hans Van Beek
J. Richard Williams
Stephen Wilson Stained Glass
Robert Wise, ITinspired
Betty Wooddy
Lauren D. Wright


Arts Supporters ($250 - $499)


Dadie and Princeton Bardwell
Branden Barker
Clarence O. Brown, III
Father John Carville
Katherine and Scott Chenevert
Jan and Bill Daly
Ginger and Layne Dodd
Emily and Chris Dykes
Missy and Jim Epperson
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Dianne Eysink in memory of
Curt Eysink

Lisa and Eddie Gardner
Katherine and Walt Green
Rachel and Mark Hausmann
Rei Heroman
Bernadine & Thomas Holliday
Adrian Kaiser,
Acme Refrigeration
Michael Loveless
    in memory of Bill B. Loveless
Jane Nell and Larry Luster,
Com-Link, LLC

Mikki and Kellen Mathews
Robyn Merrick
Mr. and Mrs. Newton Ogden
Saskia Spanhoff
and Enrique Pinerua
Evelyn and Thomas Randolph
Jennifer and Jay Ratelle
in memory of Flo Smith
Monique Scott Spaulding
    in memory of
Glenda Scott Anthony
Todd Sterling,
Alpha Media &
Public Relations
Mary Svendson
The Wayne Miley Foundation
Mr. & Mrs. Kerry Glen Uffman
Courtney & Jacob Waguespack
Jean and Will Wilcox
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Willingham


Arts enthusiasts ($500 - $999)


Jonathan Batarseh
Leslie and William Day
Rose J. Hudson
The Honorable Judge
and Mrs. Brian Jackson
Megan and Adam Knapp
Carole and Charles Lamar
Karen and Cornelius Lewis
Rochelle Machen
Anne Marks
Susan Puyau

Dr. Todd and Kelin Queen
Melissa and Scott Ritter
Emily D. Stewart
Nancy and Paul Stich
John A. Thomas
and Elizabeth "Boo" Thomas
Family Fund of the Baton
Rouge Area Foundation
Mark Upton
Madhuri Yadlapati


Arts Patrons ($1,000 - $2,499)


Susan R. and
Frederic T. Billings, III
C.J. Blache & Sherri McConnell
Michelle A. Carriere
Sunshine Cleaners
Cathy Coates and Brian Hales
Linda and John Davies
Patricia A. Day and Joseph G.
    Simmons Fund of the Baton
    Rouge Area Foundation
Mary Virginia DeGravelles
Fund of the Baton Rouge
Area Foundation
Caroline Flint
Earl George and
Victor Chairmonte
Dr. Keith Gibson and Elise Allen
Becky and Warren Gottsegen

Raymond James Associates
Willie C. Johnson
Fund of the Baton Rouge
Area Foundation
Libby Falk Jones & Roger Jones
in memory of Myron Falk
and Mary Frey Eaton

Stephanie Levert,
JB Levert Foundation, Inc.
Susan and Richard Lipsey
Claire and Rich Major
Jill and Layne McDaniel
Sharon and Frank Perez
Darrelyn and Randy Roussel
Linda Saurage
Donna M. Saurage
Fund of the Baton Rouge
Area Foundation


Arts Benefactors ($2,500 - $4,999)


Renee Chatelain and Kevin Lyle
Melissa Cresson,
Kean Miller LLP
Donna Lyle DiChiara Family
Fund of the Baton Rouge
Area Foundation

Brian and Barbara Haymon
Louisiana Companies
The Beverly and Dudley Coates
Family Fund of the Baton
Rouge Area Foundation


Arts Sustainers ($5,000+)


Mary Frey and
Lewis Wilmot Eaton, Jr.
    Family Fund of the Baton
Rouge Area Foundation
Cordell and Ava Haymon
Fund of the Baton Rouge
Area Foundation
Mary Terrell Joseph
The Catherine L. &
Edward A. Lozick Foundation
J.D. and Patsy R. Lyle Family
Fund of the Baton Rouge
Area Foundation
Jennifer and Sean Reilly Family
Fund of the Baton Rouge
Area Foundation

Winifred and Kevin P. Reilly Jr.
Fund of the Baton Rouge
Area Foundation
Missy and Randy Roberts
Alma Lee, Norman and
Cary Saurage Fund of
the Baton Rouge Area
Josef Sternberg Memorial
Fund of the Baton Rouge
Area Foundation
Mr. John G. Turner and
    Mr. Jerry G. Fischer