Board & Staff
NVAM STAFF BRING DIVERSE EXPERIENCE
Meet Brendan, Executive Director
Brendan P. Foster provides overall leadership at NVAM, having responsibility for the strategic development, fiscal management, and implementing the vision of the organization. Brendan holds an MBA and an MNA (Nonprofit Administration). In addition to his role at NVAM he is an adjunct professor at North Park University.
Meet Monica, Education and Programs Manager
Monica “Moki” Tantoco delivers NVAM’s education and programs and represents NVAM as a teaching artist through After School Matters and YOUmedia. As a certified K-12 Visual Arts Education in Illinois and with a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Moki encourages exploring social justice issues and multiculturalism and socially engaged art practices through interdisciplinary means such as public art, performance, photography, video, and installation.
Meet Megan, Collections and Gallery Coordinator
Megan Owoc coordinates exhibitions at NVAM and is the steward of its collection, providing oversight of all collection management activities and preservation campaigns. Megan holds an M.A in Art History, Theory and Criticism from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She brings to NVAM extensive experience in the conservation and preservation field, and museum exhibition.
The NVAM Board of Directors:
- Lionel Rabb: Chairman
- Ron Gibbs: Vice Chairman
- Jim Moore: Vice Chairman
- Phil Maughan: Treasurer
- Nancy Ronquillo: Secretary
- Mike Helbing
- Julie Chavez
- Charles H. Burhan
- Maurice Costello
- Sean Washington