Board

Carlotta Vann, Board Chair
Lawrence Vanston, PhD, Treasurer
Emily Pratte, Secretary
Stephen Caffey, PhD
Ricardo Guerrero
Susan Brandt
Jennifer Chenoweth, MA, MFA, Lead Artist and Executive Director

Our core administrative team is made of Carlotta Vann, our Board Chair. Carlotta is an emerging artist, and an experienced program analyst, program coordinator and contract manager with a combination of 20 years of government experience.

Our Treasurer is Lawrence Vanston, who is an art collector and a performing arts enthusiast. Dr. Vanston is an internationally recognized authority on technology forecasting for the communications industry. He has conducted and managed future-looking studies for the communications and other high-tech industries for over thirty years. He manages our finance reports and collaborates on technology projects.

Our Secretary is Emily Pratte, an experienced events producer for organizations such as SXSW, The Texas Tribune, the Umlauf Garden Party, and more. A skilled communicator, she has been invaluable Fisterra’s extensive events and production.

Dr. Stephen Caffey is an art historian who understands fine art within social and historical context. He advises on thinking bigger, and linking art to place and people.

Ricardo Guerrero is a digital and social media specialist who helped Dell reach its Spanish language customer base through online marketing. Ricardo helps Fisterra with digital strategy, communications and innovation.

Susan Brandt is a dedicated architecture preservationist. Her interest is in connecting underutilized historic buildings with creative mixed uses.