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 Contoller, 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.

Jonathan Clark
Lead Installer

Board of Directors

Meghan Miller, Chair
Jessica Seff, Treasurer
Mary Catherine Jones, Secretary
Peter Gershon, Chair, Advisory Board
Stephanie Mitchell, Executive Director
Michelle Adams
Gaynell Drexler
Illa Gaunt
David R. Graham
Tim Kollatschny
Teresa Porter
Robert Raney, III
Justin Segal
Sandy Wallis


Advisory Board

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