Meet the
board of Directors

Board Members

Sheri Lucas

Pavan Singh

Reese Williams

Tim Green 

Jason Blackwell

El shaddai Wordofa 

Scott Nielsen

Marla Betsch

Susie McKinnon

Lyzette Wanzer

Member/ Assistant Treasurer 
Scott R Flicker

Carrie Osborn

Join The Board

Commitments & Responsibilities

Term of Office

Board member terms are two years. A director may not serve for more than three consecutive terms, unless otherwise determined by the Board.

Financial Obligation

Board members are responsible for a minimum contribution of $1,000 to Intersection per fiscal year (July 1- June 30). Board contributions can be made in cash, or by a guaranteed donation from other parties or earned income opportunity. We do hope that each member exceeds this minimum contribution.

Payment can be made in installments. Members who come on to the board mid-year will have their contributions prorated for the remaining time left in the calendar year.

Board members who will plan on contributing by securing donations or earned income shall work with the ED and Fundraising Chair to ensure a viable and well supported plan for securing the minimum contribution of $1000.


The Board will meet in person 4 times per year for a quarterly meeting on the last Saturday of January, April, July and October. At these meetings, the Board has the opportunity to meet with staff and Intersection’s artist members, review its participation in the current strategic plan and report on committee’s progress and board development goals.

Monthly check-in calls with the ED are usually scheduled for the third Monday of the month from 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM during the months when there are no quarterly meetings.

A board member is required to attend 3 out of 4 quarterly meetings, and may miss up to 2 monthly check-in calls in a fiscal year. If a board member misses over the amount of allotted absences, a check-in meeting with the board chair will be schedule to review membership.

Each board member is required to serve on at least one of the board’s committees: Executive, Finance & Risk, and Audit. Committee meetings are scheduled based on member availability. All members are encouraged to participate in the Money Lab, a joint board and staff collaboration.

More about the Board

Board Goals

Organizational Resilience & Sustainability (Internal)

  • Engage in ongoing board development.
  • Increase board membership through focused recruitment efforts & strategies.
  • Define advisory board/members structure.
  • Integrate board participation in larger organizational goals of the strategic plan.


  • Define engagement goals around activities
  • Participate in opportunities to meet Intersection artist members.
  • Re-establish board relationships with arts funders.
  • Participate in larger arts conversations & politics.
Board Values

The Intersection for the Arts Board of Directors values and prioritizes:

  • Connectivity
  • Diversity (Viewpoints and Experience)
  • Community Representation
  • Politic Forward Positions
  • Transparency
  • Trust
  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Agility
  • Responsiveness
  • Simplicity of Internal Structures
  • Fun
  • Balance of Service & Leadership
  • Mission Based Alignment & Decisions
  • Intentional Participation; Speaking Up
  • Organizational Health & Sustainability

The Intersection Board of Directors embraces our responsibility to Intersection for the Arts and the communities we serve. Our work and decision-making will be guided and informed by our beliefs and commitment to:

  1. Inclusivity – we respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality
  2. Openness – we are committed to a culture of transparency, honesty and trust
  3. Responsibility – we will balance between service and leadership, our work will support and align with the Intersection mission and its organizational health and stability.
  4. Community – we will be politically forward, represent diverse experiences and voices, remain connected to our communities
  5. Agility – we will maintain simplicity of internal structures in order to remain responsive to Intersection mission and programs.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much time will it take?

Board members are elected for two-year terms and every term starts on January 1 (although members may join at any point in the year). Board members may serve an additional two-year term after their first term has ended.

The Board meets monthly for a one-hour phone call to review applications for fiscal sponsorship and other business. The Board meets Quarterly for a three-hour meeting to review and take action on the Strategic plan and other governance issues. In addition, all Board members serve on one of two standing committees, finance or operations, which meet once a month. Your total time commitment will be a minimum of two hours per month.

Do I get paid?

Board members are not compensated for their service.

How does one become a Board member?
What do I need to do?

Support Intersection’s Strategic plan and provide governance and oversight for Intersection’s activities.

Attend scheduled meetings, communicate with the other board members in a timely way, and financially support Intersection with a personally significant donation or revenue strategy.

You are not responsible for the day-to-day running of the organization.

Do you have Directors and Officers’ Insurance for Board members?

Yes, Intersection for the Arts carried D&O insurance.

What if I can’t donate money right now?

We will figure out a way for you to fulfill your financial commitment with smaller, monthly donations and providing advice for securing donations.

How can I help? Are you looking for any special skills or resources?

Yes, we would love to have folks with experience in arts administration, law (especially business law), public policy. We also hope that you are involved in the arts community, public institutions (such as education or advocacy groups), local government and/or technology.


Intersection for the Arts respectfully acknowledges that we are based in Yelamu: the traditional, unceded lands of the Ohlone people. We pay our respects to elders both past and present.