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President & CEO
Torrie Allen (he/him) is President & CEO of Arts Midwest. He holds a range of experiences in executive and artistic management, fundraising, marketing, policy, adjudication, grantmaking, and international performance and…
Chief Administrative Officer
Emily Anderson (she/her) is the Chief Administrative Officer at Arts Midwest. She leads the operations team, overseeing human resources, IT, and facilities, and has worked at Arts Midwest since 2012.
Board & Leadership Liaison
Anna Bagiackas (she/her) is the Board & Leadership Liaison at Arts Midwest. She specializes in event planning and management and has been supporting the President & CEO and Vice President…
Emma Bohmann (she/her) is the Development Officer at Arts Midwest. She specializes in nonprofit fundraising and partnership development, and has been securing support for Arts Midwest since 2016.
Chelsea Brown (she/her) is the Operations Manager at Arts Midwest. She specializes in organizational learning and growth by managing data and projects, training staff, and documenting the creative ways we…
Frenz Cabagnot (he/him) is an IT Manager at Arts Midwest. He has worked as an IT professional for 11 years in the education, broadcasting, and manufacturing industries before working at…
Program Manager / Gerente de Programas
Crystal Celeste Price (she/her and ella) is a Program Manager at Arts Midwest. She specializes in in youth development and arts-based education and has been leading creative community-building initiatives for…
Holly Doll (she/her) is the Equity Grantmaking Program Manager at Arts Midwest. She specializes in relationship building, racial equity, and community connection, and has been working in arts and cultural…
Joshua Feist (he/him) is the Grants Officer at Arts Midwest. He specializes in grantmaking operations, federal compliance, and databases, and has been working in arts administration for over 15 years.
Alana Horton (she/her) is the Communications Officer at Arts Midwest. She specializes in organizational storytelling, communications, and marketing, and has been working in the nonprofit arts field for 10 years.
Yumi Inomata (she/her) is Arts Midwest’s Finance Manager. She handles accounts receivable and payable across the organization, parts of the payroll process, helping with grant disbursements and training staff on…
Carly Jorve (she/her) is a Grants Specialist at Arts Midwest. She specializes in grants and administrative support. She has been working at Arts Midwest since 2020 and working in administrative…
John Kaiser (he/him) is a Grants Specialist at Arts Midwest. He specializes in Grantmaking and has been in the Arts Administration field for over 10 years.
Mia McGill (she/they) is a Communications Specialist at Arts Midwest. She specializes in copywriting, design, and social media strategy, and has been working in arts nonprofit communications for six years.
Director of Programs
Ellen Mueller (she/her) is the Director of Programs at Arts Midwest. She specializes in strategic project management, and has been directing programs since 2013.
Katie Ortman (she/her/hers) is a Program Manager at Arts Midwest. She specializes in artist residency planning and community engagement, and has been working in arts programming since 2014.
Fiona Robinson (she/her) is the Controller at Arts Midwest, Fiona is responsible for oversight of the organization’s financial systems, and to serve as a touchpoint between finance and other departments.
Anne Romens (she/her) is Vice President at Arts Midwest. She oversees all fundraising, communication, grants and program initiatives and has been at Arts Midwest for 13 years.
Aleeh Schwoerer (she/her) is the Development Manager at Arts Midwest. She specializes in grant writing and has held various roles on nonprofit administrative teams for over six years.
Chief Financial Officer
Katelyn Shehu (she/her) joined Arts Midwest in 2023 as the Chief Financial Officer. Previously, she held the position of Associate Vice President of Finance & Controller at the University of…
Angela Zonunpari (she/her) is the Managing Editor at Arts Midwest. She specializes in copywriting, editing, and creative storytelling and has worked in advertising and art communications for over 10 years.
Arts Midwest has implemented a 4-day work week. Please note that our office is closed on Fridays.