Staff

Stephanie Mitchell
Executive Director
smitchell@lawndaleartcenter.org
Stephanie Schumann Mitchell has worked in the arts for over fifteen years. She brings to Lawndale curatorial and development experience from institutions including The Whitney Museum of American Art and The Drawing Center in New York City, as well as The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, where she received her Master’s in the History of Art from Williams College.

Emily Fens
Community Engagement Manager
efens@lawndaleartcenter.org
Emily Fens began her career in cultural institutions in 2012 at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, where she assisted educators in engaging youth 6-12 in the Museum’s exhibitions. Since joining Lawndale’s team in 2016, she has served as the public face of the institution. Fens holds a BS in neuroscience from UCLA.

Lisa Gertsch
Controller
accounting@lawndaleartcenter.org
Lisa Gertsch, Lawndale’s Controller, began consulting with Lawndale in 2016. She is President of Lisa Gertsch, LLC, a consulting group that has specialized in non-profits since 2011. Her work provides small to mid-sized clients the tools necessary to make informed decisions and plan effectively. Gertsch earned an Economics degree from Stanford University, and obtained a CPA while auditing for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Andrea Allen
Administrative Assistant
aallen@lawndaleartcenter.org
Andrea Allen is a PhD student in Art Education at the University of Houston (UH) with a focus on civic engagement and social change through access to art and community resources. She has several years of experience teaching art in public schools and has also taught in outreach programs for the Children’s Museum of Houston, the Houston Center for Photography, and Houston’s Society for the Performing Arts.

Julia Barbosa Landois
The Big Show 2021 Coordinator
bigshow@lawndaleartcenter.org
Julia Barbosa Landois has worked as an arts educator, administrator, and exhibitions professional since earning her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007. Barbosa Landois is also a practicing artist whose multidisciplinary work has been exhibited in museums, performance festivals, and alternative spaces throughout the USA and in Latin America and Europe.

Jonathan Clark
Lead Installer

Board of Directors

Meghan Miller, Chair
Jessica Seff, Vice Chair
Adrienne Moeller, Treasurer
Mary Catherine Jones, Secretary
Christopher Sperandio, Chair, Advisory Board
Stephanie Mitchell, Executive Director
Angela Birch Cox
Gaynell Drexler
Illa Gaunt
David R. Graham
Ryan LeVasseur
Teresa Porter
Linsay Radcliffe
Robert Raney, III
Justin Segal
Natalie Steen


Advisory Board

Christopher Sperandio, Chair
Sterling Allen
Nick Barbee
Andy Campbell
Lily Cox-Richard
Jamal Cyrus
Natilee Harren
Autumn Knight