board of trustees

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is governed by a board of five trustees appointed by the Cuyahoga County Executive and confirmed by Cuyahoga County Council.

As specified by Ohio Revised Code 3381.05, members of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture's Board of Trustees must be residents of Cuyahoga County and knowledgeable about the arts and culture sector. At least two members must be active arts or cultural professionals or administrators.

Additionally, all members of the Board of Trustees must adhere to CAC's Ethics Policy.

Board members serve rotating three-year terms. The Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Board of Trustees currently meets six times a year at 4 p.m., generally on the second Monday of designated months. All CAC Board of Trustees meetings are open to the public. Specific dates and locations are listed below.

Trustees

Matthew Charboneau

Term: April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2016

Matthew Charboneau is active in arts and nonprofit programming, performance, and management throughout Northeast Ohio. Recently serving as Network Leader for COSE Arts Network, Mr. Charboneau has also worked in educational outreach as the Associate Director for Roots of American Music, a nonprofit organization that delivers arts based assembly and residency programs to underserved schools throughout Northeast Ohio.

A professional musician for the past twenty years, Mr. Charboneau has performed regionally, nationally and internationally in jazz, rock, blues, roots music, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music ensembles. He plays the double bass and electric bass, and studies traditional folk instruments on the side. He served as guest clinician and adjudicator for the 2004 Tiffin Jazz Festival, twice served as artist-in-residence for the Summer Festival of the Arts in Bar Harbor, Maine and has been featured numerous times on NPR and PBS.

Mr. Charboneau earned a Bachelor of Music in Double Bass Performance from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and a Master of Nonprofit Organization from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

Contact Matthew

phone: (216) 515-8303

fax: (216) 515-1124

email: info@cacgrants.org

Sari Feldman

Term: April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2015

Sari Feldman joined Cuyahoga County Public Library on June 2, 2003, as its Executive Director. Cuyahoga County Public Library has 28 branches that serve 47 suburban communities. It consistently ranks as one of the nation's top ten best and busiest library systems and is known for its innovative and entrepreneurial service model. Ms. Feldman, of Shaker Heights, is the former Deputy Director of the Cleveland Public Library. She joined the Cleveland Library system in June 1997 when she was appointed Head of Community Services. She was promoted to Deputy Director in October 1999.

Since 1984 she has served as an adjunct faculty member at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, in Syracuse, New York, teaching graduate courses in library management, reference services, policy and grant writing. She was honored in 1995 with the Vice President's Award for Teacher of the Year.

Ms. Feldman is a member of Leadership Cleveland class of 2004. She was the President of the Public Library Association (term 2009-2010) and has been a national spokesperson for public libraries. She is also a member of the American Library Association, Beta Phi Mu, and the Ohio Library Council. She has written widely for professional publications and is the co-author of three books. The most recent book is Learning Environments for Young Children (ALA, 1998).

Contact Sari

phone: (216) 515-8303

fax: (216) 515-1124

email: info@cacgrants.org

Joseph P. Gibbons

Term: February 25, 2014 – March 31, 2015

Joseph P. Gibbons, partner in the Cleveland law firm, Schneider, Smeltz, Ranney & LaFond P.L.L., practices in the areas of business law, estate and business succession planning, estate and trust administration, real estate and probate litigation. He provides legal counsel and advice to various individuals, businesses, government entities and institutions.

Outside of the firm, he is very active in the City of Lakewood, where he was elected a member of the City Council from 1992 until 1995. He is a current member of, as well as a past President of, the Lakewood Civil Service Commission. Additionally, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lakewood Catholic Academy and was a member and officer of the Board of Trustees of the Lakewood Hospital Foundation. Mr. Gibbons is currently a member of the Lakewood Hospital Board of Trustees. Lakewood Catholic Academy presented Mr. Gibbons with their "Insignis Award" in recognition of his dedication and service to the school.

Mr. Gibbons is an alumnus of John Carroll University and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He and his wife Peggy are longtime residents of Lakewood, Ohio.

Contact Joseph

phone: (216) 515-8303

fax: (216) 515-1124

email: info@cacgrants.org

Steven Minter

Term: April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2017

Steven Minter was appointed Executive-In-Residence at Cleveland State University in September 2003, following his retirement after 28 years from The Cleveland Foundation. At Cleveland State he assists the President in strengthening collaborative relationships between the university and community and is a Fellow, Center for Nonprofit Policy and Practice, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. He served as President and Executive Director of The Cleveland Foundation, the nation's first community foundation, from 1984 until his retirement in July 2003. The Foundation's mission involved improving the quality of life in Greater Cleveland, building community endowment, and providing leadership on key community issues. The Cleveland Foundation under his guidance became the largest private source of arts and culture contributions in Cuyahoga County.

Outside the Foundation, he spent over 15 years in governmental positions. This includes service as the first Under Secretary for the United States Department of Education under President Jimmy Carter; Commissioner of Public Welfare for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Director of the Cuyahoga County Welfare Department. Mr. Minter has served on and or chaired boards of numerous national and regional organizations and corporations including College of Wooster, Community Foundations of America, American Public Welfare Association, National Community AIDS Partnership, United Way Services, Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, KeyCorp, Dominion Resources, Inc., CNG, Rubbermaid and Ohio Bell Telephone Company.

Contact Steven

phone: (216) 515-8303

fax: (216) 515-1124

email: info@cacgrants.org

Eliza Wing

Term: April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2017

Eliza Wing is director, digital brands for American Greetings, and has worked in the interactive space for nearly 20 years, working at the internet's first bookstore, books.com, as editorial director in 1994. She moved on to become the founding editorial director, and, then, president and CEO of cleveland.com until 2010. Prior to her online experience, Ms. Wing was focused on editing and writing, with positions at Rolling Stone and New York Woman. Her writing has appeared in those publications as well as Self, Elle Magazine, Redbook and the Boston Phoenix among others.

An artist by avocation, Ms. Wing paints in oil and has had work accepted in local juried shows. She is currently co-chair of The United Way's Women Leadership Council and serves on the local advisory board for U.S. Bank. She is also a member of In Counsel With Women as well as The Fifty Club. Ms. Wing received the Rainmaker Award in 2007 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Northeast Ohio Rriot Girl Award in 2008.

Ms. Wing resides in Bay Village with her husband, Dennis. She has two sons, Arthur and Christopher Henke.

Contact Eliza

phone: (216) 515-8303

fax: (216) 515-1124

email: info@cacgrants.org

Schedule

CAC Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
4:00 pm, Monday, September 8
CAC Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
4:00 pm, Monday, November 24
CAC Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
4:00 pm, Monday, December 15

Recent Minutes

Agenda & Handouts

Monday, April 21 2014
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Agenda & Handouts

Monday, February 10 2014
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