516 ARTS Board of Directors

Governing Board

  • Danny Lopez, Chair
    Arts & Culture Consultant
  • Suzanne Sbarge, President
    Founder/Executive Director, 516 ARTS
  • Mark Rohde, FAIA, Vice President
    RMKM Architecture PC
  • Rebecca Black, Treasurer/Secretary
    Former FSO, US Government
  • Pamela Cheek
    Associate Provost for Curriculum & Assessment, University of New Mexico
  • Larry Gernon, MD
    Physician, VA Hospital & Former FSO, US Government
  • Kathleen Metzger
    Vice President, Southwest Neurosurgical Associates
  • Tim Price
    PNM Foundation
  • Tonya Turner Carroll
    Co-owner, Turner Carroll Gallery

Advisory Board

  • Juan Abeyta
    Education Director, Center of Southwest Culture
  • Michael Berman
    Artist, Environmental Activist
  • David Campbell
    Director, City of Albuquerque Planning Department
  • Mark Chavez
    CEO, Lens
  • Andrew Connors
    Director, Albuquerque Museum
  • Ray Dewey
    Arts Supporter
  • Debi Dodge
    Artist, Arts Supporter
  • Melinda Frame
    Filmmaker, FRAME+WORK, LLC 
  • Idris Goodwin
    Playwright, Drector, Orator & Educator / Artistic Director, Stage One Family Theater, Louisville, KY
  • Tom Guralnick
    Executive Director, Outpost Performance Space
  • Ohad Jehassi
    LAVU
  • Deborah Jojola
    Artist
  • Jane Kennedy
    Fundraising Consultant
  • Arif Khan
    Director, UNM Art Museum
  • Diana K. McDonald, PhD
    Art Historian
  • Brian McMath
    Assistant Attorney General, NM Office of the Attorney General
  • Jenny McMath
    Chief Operating Officer, Contract Associates
  • Elsa Menéndez
    Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center
    Executive Artistic Core, Tricklock Company
  • Marla Painter
    Community Organizer
  • Andrea Polli
    Artist, Professor, UNM College of Fine Arts & School of Engineering
  • Henry Rael
    Program Officer, McCune Charitable Foundation
  • Mary Anne Redding
    Curator, Turchin Center for Visual Arts, NC
  • Rick Rennie
    Historic District Improvement Company
  • Augustine Romero
    Artist, City of Albuquerque, KiMo Theatre & South Broadway Cultural Center
  • Sommer Smith
    MediaDesk, Co-founder & Creative Director
  • Claire Stasiewicz
    Adjunct Professor of International Management, UNM
  • Arturo Sandoval
    President, VOCES, Inc. & Center of Southwest Culture
  • Rob Strell
    Strell Design