The mission of Glendale Arts is to integrate the arts into the identity, growth and economic vitality of the City of Glendale by presenting programming and creating partnerships that benefit youth, patrons, artists, organizations and businesses in the community and at the Alex Theatre.


Glendale Arts envisions a vibrant and healthy community that supports, cultivates and appreciates the arts.


Glendale Arts Administration

Elissa Glickman

Elissa Glickman

CEO, Glendale Arts

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Nina Crowe

Nina Crowe

Managing Director of Glendale Arts

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Ben Karasik

Ben Karasik

Director of Operations

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Jennifer Granville

Jennifer Granville

Special Events Manager

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Douglas Brown

Douglas Brown

Bookkeeper / Payroll Administrator

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Hilary Sbei

Hilary Sbei

Fund Development & Community Partnerships Assistant

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Lauren Nearhoff

Lauren Nearhoff

Grant Writer

Alex Theatre

Maria Sahakian

Maria Sahakian

Managing Director of the Alex Theatre

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Bob O’Neill

Bob O’Neill

Facilities & Safety Director, Alex Theatre

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Judith Baker

Judith Baker

Box Office Manager

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Kimberly Kurzinger

Kimberly Kurzinger

Box Office Assistant, Alex Theatre

Alexis Colett

Alexis Colett

Event Manager, Alex Theatre

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Colin Perkins

Colin Perkins

Event Manager, Alex Theatre

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Chad Mata

Chad Mata

Events & Alex Ambassador Coordinator

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Rafa Posada

Rafa Posada

Production Manager / Stage Manager, Alex Theatre


Executive Committee

Vincent Espinoza, Chair
Community Partner

Phil Kubel, Vice Chair
PK Productions
Hollywood Professional Association

Mark MacCarley, Treasurer
MacCarley & Rosen, PLC

Lisa Yeghiayan, Secretary
Massage Envy Glendale

Elissa Glickman, CEO
Glendale Arts

Philip Lanzafame
Director, Community Development Department/City of Glendale

Board of Directors

Christina Aghajanian
Lynk Law, Inc.

Richard Bardowell, MD
Providence St. Joseph Medical Center

Kevin Bartanian

Pam Elyea
History For Hire

Cathy Grayson
Educational Consultant

Chris Green
Warner Bros.

Dr. Peter J. Green, DMA
Chair, Visual & Performing Arts Division /
Professor of Music, Glendale College
Lilit Harutyunyan
Law Offices of Margarit Kazaryn, Esq.

Susan Hunt
Community Partner

Armen Karaoghlanian
Armenian Film Society

Anahid Koumriqian
Community Partner

Abraham Meltzer

Paula Unger

City of Glendale Liaisons

Philip Lanzafame
Director, Community Development Department

Tamar Sadd
Economic Development Coordinator

Advisory Council

Jeanne Armstrong
Former Director of Development Services,
City of Glendale

Alex A. Baroian
Baroian & Peto LLP

William Boyd Jr.
Charles Dunn Company

Marco Brambilla
Forum Architectural Planning

Patrick Campbell
Bartlett Catering Services

Randy Carter
Motion Picture Director/Producer

Eileen Givens
Former Mayor, City of Glendale

Ronald Grzywinski
Law Offices of Ronald Grzywinski

Jeero Habeshian
Glencrest Realty

Bruce Hinckley
Former Corporate CFO, Retired

Max Howard
Exodus Film Group

Rick Lemmo
Caruso Affiliated / Downtown Glendale Association

Betty Porto
Porto’s Cafe & Bakery

Jose Sierra
JM Sierra Company

Gene “Chip” Stone
The Stone-Beck Group at Morgan Stanley

Michael Velazquez
Sadd Velazquez Higashi Shammaa

Joylene Wagner
Community Partner

Jim Wilke
Retired / Past Glendale Arts & Alex Regional Theatre Board Chair


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