2023 – 2025 Board Members

Tomie Arai
Winston Estevez
Andrea Gordillo
Lee Ann Gullie
Molaundo Jones
Chimene Okere
Jasmina Sinanović

Tomie Arai (she, her) is a public artist who lives and works in NYC. She has designed both temporary and permanent public works of art for Creative Time, the US General Services Administration Art in Architecture Program, the NYC PerCent for Art Program, the Cambridge Arts Council, the MTA Arts for Transit Program, the New York City Board of Education and the San Francisco Arts Commission.Tomie’s work has been exhibited nationally and is in the collections of the Library of Congress, the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Japanese American National Museum, the Williams College Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. In the year 2000, Tomie Arai was one of 50 artists nationwide to participate in the Artists & Communities: America Creates for the Millennium Project, sponsored by the MidAtlantic Arts Foundation and the NEA. Tomie received a National Lifetime Achievement Award from the Women’s Caucus for Art in 2016.  In 2015, she co-founded the cultural collective, The Chinatown Art Brigade with artists Betty Yu and ManSee Kong.

Winston Estevez (he, him) is the Artistic Director of IATI Theater.  He is an actor, accomplished scientist in Mathematics and Computer Science from Fordham University, and Administrator in Human Resources from Cornell University. Winston has worked as an actor in multiple theater companies in New York, Puerto Rico and Colorado. He has also worked at NYC Health & Hospital Corporations, General Electrics, and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

Andrea Gordillo (she, her) is a Peruvian-American nonprofit professional, cultural organizer, and writer. Since March 2020, she has served as Development Director for The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Education Center. Previously, she served as Program and Outreach Manager at the Loisaida Cultural Center, and as a researcher and graduate assistant to the Walter Stafford Project at NYU, which resulted in the anthology Racial Inequality in New York City since 1965 from SUNY Press. She has contributed to public and scholarly research on race, media, and inequality through the Institute for Policy Studies and the Brooklyn Rail. Since 2019, she has served as the New York City Council Speaker’s Representative to the Board of Trustees of the Public Theater. She is Vice Chair to Manhattan’s Community Board 3, and has lived on the Lower East Side for the past decade.

Lee Ann Gullie (she, her) is Director of Development at The Moth.  She has also served as Director of Development at New York Theatre Workshop, one of New York City’s premiere Off-Broadway theatres; Director of Philanthropy at Make-A-Wish Metro New York, Development Director at Ars Nova,  and as Associate Director of Development at Second Stage Theatre. Lee Ann is a graduate of Cornell University, a Board member at FABnyc and a Development Committee member at CO/LAB, a theatre company that offers individuals with developmental disabilities a creative and social outlet through theater arts. Lee Ann lives in the East Village with her husband and two children.

Molaundo Jones (he, him) is Senior Director of Communications and Partnerships at Art21 and Founder of the The Clever Agency, a content creation and brand development consultancy. Molaundo joined Art21 following his most recent post as Multimedia Manager for Black Girl Ventures Foundation, where he produced marketing campaigns and content, as well as negotiated and activated corporate partnerships. He has concurrently served as Communications and Resources Manager for the New York City Arts in Education Roundtable. Molaundo has worked in external relations for Fractured Atlas and managed a series of professional development and grants programs for Queens Council on the Arts. An accomplished artist himself, Jones received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Chimene Okere (he, him) directs the relationship development, programming, and strategic planning for the Democratizing Development Program (DDP). DDP brings together philanthropic practitioners to learn and move resources to support the power, leadership, and vision of BIPOC and low-income communities advancing housing justice. Chimene also supports the programming and learning for funders and partners participating in the Neighborhood Funders Group’s Amplify Fund.

Prior to joining NFG, he served as a program officer moving resources to preserve democracy, advance economic justice, and invest in the leadership of immigrants with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Shelter Rock Veatch Program (UUCSR). Before then he worked as a program associate and assistant at the Ford Foundation supporting its place-based grantmaking, strategy development, and learning to invest in base building organizations. His career began as an advisor supporting economic equity at the Obama Administration’s US Small Business Administration (SBA).

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Chimene is the youngest of four children of parents who immigrated from Nigeria in the 1980’s. He holds a BA from the University of Memphis with a minor in Italian and resides in Brooklyn.

Jasmina Sinanović (they, them) teaches at Anthropology, Gender Studies and International Studies Department at the City College by day and is a performing/theatre artist by night. They also serve as the Director of Finance and Development for CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies at CUNY. Their research interests are in queer, performance and postcolonial theory as well as the study of the idea of Balkanism. They hold an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy from Stony Brook University and M.A. in Theatre from CUNY Graduate Center via Brooklyn College. Jasmina is a member of WOW Cafe Theater – a women and/or trans theater collective in the East Village