The Board

A nonprofit organization is only as strong as its Board of Trustees, and Pratt Fine Arts Center is extremely fortunate to have the support of a dedicated group with diverse backgrounds and skillsets. 
 

Dian Hartono (she/her)

President
Dian Hartono is excited to join the Pratt board. Dian moved to Seattle to go to school at the University of Washington in 2010. They studied Human Centered and Design Engineering and now works at Microsoft as a Program Manager. Dian discovered Pratt when they were looking for something to do after work five years ago. Dian found the jewelry classes and they were hooked. They are also part of the Iron Monkeys, a blacksmith collective that meets at Equinox studio in Georgetown. Dian thanks you for having them and looks forward to working with you all. 


Francisco Guerrero (he/him)

Vice President
Originally from Southern California, Francisco Guerrero has been an art teacher since 1997. A graduate of UC, San Diego and USC he has devoted his life to art education and, as a proud Mexican American, standing for the underrepresented. For the past 16 years, Francisco has been teaching painting and drawing at Seattle University. In that time he founded the Seattle University Visiting Artist in Residence Program, which for 7 year has brought local artists to SU campus where they have collaborated with students and the institution. For 2018, Francisco takes over as director of the, newly renamed, John Sisko Artist Assistantship Program where SU students are hired as assistants for local artists. All made possible by the John Sisko Foundation. As a neighbor, Francisco has been an advocate of Pratt Center for students seeking technical studio spaces and has donated art to the annual auction. Francisco’s creative work has in the last three years transitioned from figurative based painting to sculptural work that delves into a confluence between apocalyptic prepping, the aesthetics of war, and indigenous agriculture. His most recent exhibition “Loaves and Fishes” was at 4 Culture Gallery, a collection of Paleolithic animal traps and Modernism inspired hunting and gathering implements. Francisco is excited to help with continuing the tradition of Pratt Fine Arts Center.
 

Mike Yoon (he/him)

Vice President

Mike Yoon is Associate Director for Social Impact at Intentional Futures, a Seattle-based strategy consulting agency. As former Director of Development at Pratt Fine Arts Center, Mike Yoon’s unique perspective in non-profit management drives his human-centered approach to Board leadership. Mike believes in aligning values, mission, and action to fuel powerful and responsible impact. With 14 years experience, he has led and innovated at KEXP, Pacific Science Center, Holt International, and Pratt Fine Arts Center itself.
 

Sarah Shaikh (she/her)

Treasurer

Sarah Shaikh is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at the University of Washington. Sarah holds a BSBA from Drake University (2004), a MAcc from Ohio State University (2005) and a PhD from University of Arizona (2015).


Mollie Price (she/her)

Secretary

Mollie Price is a Social Studies and ELL Teacher at Hazen High School in the Renton School District. In addition to day-to-day teaching, Mollie is an elected member of Instructional Council building leadership team, serves as the ELL support lead for general education teachers, the advisor for Podcast Club (which is a real thing!), and is a member of the City of Renton’s Sunset Community Action Committee.

Before changing careers to become a high school teacher, Mollie was the lead program officer at the Bezos Foundation, overseeing grantmaking in early learning and K-12 education. She has volunteered with the Youth Tutoring Program, BBYO, and served as Co-President of the Washington Bus Board of Directors. She has graduate degrees in education policy, teaching, and UX design and is a trained opera singer and lightweight champion foosball player.
 

Cheryl Berenson (she/her)

Trustee

Cheryl joined the board of Pratt Fine Arts Center in 2001 and served for several years; as chair of the first annual auction with a sit-down dinner and on the education and development committees. After leaving the board, she served on the auction committee for several years and continues to stay connected with the organization and its teachers/artists and attend many special events and fundraisers.

Her educational background is in Nursing and Public Health. She is Family Nurse Practitioner (RN, MS) and holds a Masters in Public Health (MPH). Her practice area for the last 25 years has been Primary Health Care and Health Disparities.

She combines her health care practice with her work as a long-time community justice advocate for several organizations in WA State:

She is a volunteer public health nurse with the King County Public Health Medical Reserve Corps (PHRC-MRC), serves as the WA State Policy Advocate (SPA) for National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), the Alliance for Gun Responsibility Foundation Board as Secretary, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) Advocacy Committee, an emeritus board member of the Holocaust Center for Humanity (HCH) in Seattle, and is a long-time member of the board of Council House, an affordable, high quality, supportive low-income housing program on Capitol Hill founded by NCJW in partnership with HUD.

Pratt will always be a part of her life! It would be great honor to serve on the board again. Cheryl looks forward to meeting and collaborating with fellow board members and staff to expand and diversify the reach and viability of Pratt as a key community arts organization in Seattle and the region.
 

Lee Campbell (he/him)

Trustee

Lee Campbell worked as a computer programmer, programming everything from supercomputers to embedded processors.  When Lee moved to Seattle in 1993, he began taking classes at Pratt, first glass blowing, but including glass casting, welding, and blacksmithing.   In 2000 Lee took a bronze casting class and fell in love with the process.  He continued taking bronze casting classes, and eventually became teacher’s assistant and an instructor for the bronze classes.  Lee has also been a teacher’s assistant for glass casting.  Lee continues to work in both glass and bronze, and has a studio in Georgetown.  Lee joined the Pratt board in 2014 and served for six years.  In 2020 Lee joined the board of Artist Trust, and continues to serve on their board.  Being on both boards is Lee’s effort to support local artists.
 

Keith Cooke (he/him)

Trustee

Keith has worked in numerous consulting and operations roles in information technology for both public and private organizations. Originally from the east coast, he has called Seattle home for over 30 years while working on projects both locally and internationally.

Art has always been a strong force in his life and Keith has been involved with Pratt as a student for over a decade. In that time, he has worked in most of the studios and finds the exploration of diverse media, processes, and aesthetic styles are often more important than creation of a finished product.

He is excited to bring the same passion for the programs to his new board role. Apart from artistic pursuits, he enjoys finding the next recipe to try or pursuing the next stamp in his passport.

 

Becky Gelder (she/her)

Trustee

With two decades of experience as a visual designer, Becky has been a stalwart in her field since 2008 when she settled in Seattle. Serving as an Art and Creative Director, she has seamlessly navigated between freelancing for a diverse clientele, both local and national, and undertaking extended full-time roles with renowned advertising agencies situated in California, New York City, Denver, and Tulsa. Becky's expertise extends across a spectrum of creative realms, as she has spearheaded the development of digital media, social campaigns, emails, brochures, websites, and print advertising.

Throughout her illustrious career, Becky has actively participated in the graphic design and advertising landscape, holding pivotal positions on three separate boards. In 2009, she delved into the art of screen printing at Pratt, where she honed her skills under the guidance of Kirstin Gaudins. Beyond the classroom, Becky took the initiative to create her own print works by securing studio time.

Immersed in the vibrant art-making community of Seattle, Becky harbors a deep affection for the city and is eager to contribute her seasoned skills to the Pratt Fine Arts Center.
 

Julie Hamm (she/her)

Trustee

Julie Hamm is a French artist at heart with over 20 years commercial and business development experience in large corporations. She moved to the US in 2012 for work and to the Puget Sound in 2019. She has been enjoying discovering new art mediums at Pratt especially print making. She is honored to help Pratt advance its mission and expand its impact supporting its staff with her expertise in strategy, planning and finance.  Julie is also a certified coach and approach her work as part of the board with a human centered approach. 

 

Cynthia Hibbard (she/her)

Trustee

Cynthia is a Seattle artist and member of the Shift Gallery in Pioneer Square. As well, she is also the owner/curator of The Window Gallery at Shift next door.  A new resident of Bainbridge Island, she serves on the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art board and sits on both the development and the acquisitions and curation committees.  Cynthia has been associated with Pratt for roughly the past 18 years as a frequent print studio access user, class participant and Pratt donor.  She recently served on the Pratt board for six years and has been and continues to be a member of both the education and marketing committees.  A native Californian, Cynthia is a member of APPA, a bay-area artist group with which she travels to make art.  In her professional life, Cynthia was a newspaper journalist and a corporate PR manager specializing in publications.  She was also a legal criminal investigator specializing in a discrete clientele.  She holds a BA in journalism from UC Berkeley and a masters in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University.


Susan Marabito (she/her)

Trustee

Susan Marabito, is a dedicated arts leader in the Pacific Northwest.

Susan is passionate about providing marketing, sales, and strategy mentorship to artists, collectors, and other arts organizations. She has held roles as a gallery director, gallery general manager, sales director, and gallery-artist liaison.

Worked for Chihuly Studio from 2013 to 2022 to lead all aspects of sales and representation relationships with galleries and collectors worldwide. 

Experience in local galleries leadership, sales management in GSA market, buyer for a major department store, showroom manager of a furniture and design showrooms, ownership of a sporting goods and boutique clothing stores. Currently operating Susan Marabito Fine Arts, providing trusted professional consulting and advisory services in the arts.

She enjoys supporting local arts organizations, such as Museum of Glass, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Pilchuck Glass School, and others. Volunteered as Co-Chair of Pilchuck 50th Anniversary auction in 2021 resulting in the highest funds raised ($2.1M) for their annual auction. Also held multiple voluntary jury and committee roles with Pilchuck, Pratt and MOG.


Eve Sanford-Nicholson (she/her)

Trustee

Evelyn Sanford (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist, educator, and arts leader. Evelyn is a Chicago native whose connection to the city and memory drives much of the voice behind her work. For nearly 20 years she taught visual and performing arts for Chicago public and charter schools and various community centers, museums, and programs. Evelyn's educational philosophy moves her to facilitate creative experiences that engage multi-generational students in the exploration of self, community, and purpose.

As an artist, her work often takes the form of jewelry, photographs, paintings, curated experiences, events, set and costume design, and installations. She explores identity, vacancy, community, and healing through all its intersections with a primarily autobiographical lens. Evelyn is an alumna of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (BFAAE) and Seattle University (MFA). She most recently serves as the Polk Bros. Associate Director of Learning, Schools, and Youth Communities at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.


Bernice Terrell (she/her)

Trustee
Bernice Terrell is a Structural Engineering Manager at The Boeing Company. She leads a large team of diverse engineers in multiple disciplines. Bernice has worked at Boeing Commercial Airlines for over 10 years. Bernice earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, as well as an MBA, at the University of Washington. Bernice was born and raised in Mexico, and her close and extended family is full of talented and professional artists. Even though her studies and professional life have developed more of the right- brain, she continues to explore avenues to express herself through her landscape and night photography. While exploring the great outdoors that the PNW provides, you can also find her capturing the beautiful landscape through watercolor painting.
 

Pamela Wolf (she/her)

Trustee

Pamela Wolf is ecstatic to join the Pratt Board. Pamela is a software engineer with a passion for fine art and video game development. In high school, Pamela studied traditional drawing and painting at the Auto Nation Academy of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Her favorite mediums are oil and gouache painting. She graduated from the DigiPen Institute of Technology in Redmond, WA. She practices painting, digital art, and has a passion for helping others and enjoys spreading her love of the arts.

Through Microsoft's Philanthropy Giving Program, Pamela and Board President, Dian Hartono hosted an arts fundraising event for Pratt.