Who We Are

ABBA desires to be guided and informed by its network and membership. With this, a group of ‘Stewards’ of up to 15 individuals representative of the arts and culture community volunteer to steer and oversee operations and programming. Stewards are initiated annually and can serve multiple years.

We thank our network and volunteers for supporting ABBA’s purpose and goals!

Interested in becoming an ABBA Steward to help develop arts advocacy efforts for the Bay Area? We would love to hear from you! Please write to [email protected] to inquire.

Current Team of Stewards & Staff:

Ernesto Sopprani, THEOFFCENTER / AIRSpace
Joe Landini, SAFEhouse for the Performing Arts
Joen Madonna, ArtSpan
Maria Jenson, SOMArts Cultural Center
Susie McKinnon, Independent 
Vinay Patel, Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center

Leadership/Stewards Emeritus:

Brad Erickson, Theatre Bay Area (currently Exec. Director for South Porch Artists Residency)
Deborah Cullinan
, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (currently Vice President for the Arts at Stanford University)
Jonathan Moscone, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (currently Director, California Arts Council)

Administration & Program Direction

Susie McKinnon

Fiscal Sponsorship, SOMArts

Web Design, Print and branding support, Ernesto Sopprani