Board of Directors

Arts Alliance Illinois is governed by a board of directors of creative, civic, and corporate leaders from across the state. Board members are recruited because of their commitment to the arts and their contributions to our advocacy and our sustainability.


E. Brooke Flanagan, Board Chair • Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Kassie Davis, Immediate Past Chair • CME Group Foundation
Michelle Boone, Vice Chair • Navy Pier, Inc.
Chris Jabin, Secretary / Treasurer • Dragonfly Consulting
Phillip Bahar, Sustainability Chair • Chicago Humanities Festival
Cayenne Harris, Civic Engagement Chair • Lyric Opera of Chicago
Rena Henderson Mason, Board Development Chair • Bold Agenda
Michael J. Hernandez, Arts Education Chair • Franczek
Doug Johnson, Statewide Engagement Chair • McLean County Arts Center
José Ochoa, Cultural Equity Chair • The Chicago High School for the Arts


Patrick Bitterman • Quarles and Brady LLP
Donna Carr Roberts • Visual Artist
Peter Handler • Arts Consultant
Jason D. Palmquist • Management Consultants for the Arts
Heather Ireland Robinson • Jazz Institute of Chicago
Mark Rodriguez • Heartland Alliance International
David Schmitz • Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Roche Schulfer • Goodman Theatre
Scott Silberstein • HMS Media
Diane Spradlin • Northern Trust 
Susan Twomey • City of Monmouth
Camille Wilson White • Oak Park Area Arts Council