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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Alexis Muellner, FMoPA Chair
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Editor
Thomas McDonnell, Jr., Esq.
FMoPA Vice Chair
Shumaker – Attorney at Law
Robert Brink, CPA, FMoPA Treasurer
Hacker, Johnson & Smith, PA
Ron Giovannelli, FMoPA Secretary
Golder Associates Inc – Senior Consultant
Charles Levin, Esq., FMoPA Founder
PNC – Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion
Isla Skye, LLC – Principal Owner
Empire Real Estate LLC – Founder
David Gudelunas, Ph.D.
The University of Tampa – Dean & Professor College of Arts and Letters
Video and Performance Artist
Manana Marketing – Founder
Amalie Motor Oil – Community Relations Director
Reyes Media Group – Senior Consultant
Tampa Bay Thrives a Mental Wellness Coalition – Executive Director
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Robert Drapkin, M.D.
The Institute of Vitality
Ferman Motor Car Company – President
Fraser Himes, Esq.
Himes & Hearn, PA
Robson Investment Strategies, LLC
Dr. Carrier is an accomplished art educator. She received her Ph.D. in Education from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovak Republic in 1989. In 2002, she co-founded and was director of Gallery Art Factory in Prague, Czech Republic, a not-for-profit institution presenting modern and contemporary art. In 2006, she founded the Open Concept Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where, as director, she managed art projects and art education programming. Before becoming the Director of the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, she consulted on educational opportunities.
Website Designer, Docent, Digital Experience and Development Manager
Deirdre Powell currently serves as the Digital Experience Manager. She earned a double bachelor’s degree in Communications and Multi-Media Systems from London Guildhall University. In 2014, she received an Entrepreneur Certificate from the University of Florida. Deirdre is currently attending the University of South Florida, where she is working towards her Master’s degree in Marketing. Deirdre is an editor, graphic designer, and web designer. When she is not using her talents to serve FMoPA, Deirdre creates custom themes through her web design company, Design & Launch.
Bianca Pastrana currently serves as the Content Manager at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology, minoring in Studio Art. Bianca’s social nature and observational skills allow her to always find enjoyment in being part of the FMoPA team.
Sara Canon currently serves as the Exhibitions Manager at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Florida State University in
the History and Criticism of Art, with a Minor in Museum Studies. She believes
museums can be a learning tool for the community to engage and foster dialogue and appreciation for the arts. Sara is responsible for the supervision of the exhibitions at FMoPA, including coordinating events, shipments, and installations related to current and future projects.
Education & Outreach Manager
Pierre and Cathy Dutertre are full-time collaborative artists, art consultants, mentors, educators, curators, and owners of a fine art photography gallery representing artists from the U.S. and Europe. Their goals reside in making an impact in the overall art community and giving, passing forward their knowledge and experiences. They hold multiple master’s degrees in fine art, physics and French literature and have 5 grandchildren.
Visitor Experience Manager
Simone started her artistic life at Parquet Lage School of Visual Arts while studying Molecular Biology in her native city, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Upon moving to New York City, she attended various classes and workshops at the International Center of Photography and the School of Visual Arts. She is responsible for translating the aspirations of our visitors into memorable FMoPA experiences.
Outreach and Collaboration
Clara has a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Heritage from the Amsterdam University of the Arts with a Minor in Public & Media. She is specialized in education and outreach, has experience with exhibition coordination, and is interested in topics such as inclusion and diversity. She believes museums should be accessible and feel welcoming to everyone from all walks of life. At home, she likes to cook and bake and create art.
Education and Wellness Coordinator
Award-winning photographer and educator, Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts and Digital Photography from The Art Institute of Tampa. Loves to work with children and is passionate about wellness and personal development.
Michael Sheehan was born and raised in Ireland but has lived and worked in Florida for the last 30 years. As a practicing psychiatrist, he is a longtime student of human perceptions, emotions, reactions and conditions.
His photographs have been on display in a variety of local venues over the last 3 years, including St Petersburg: The Dali Museum, Leslie Curran Gallery, The [email protected], Platformz, Creative Soul studios, [email protected], ARTpool gallery Clearwater: Ruth Eckert Hall, Studio 617, Pour Yours, Tampa: Florida Museum of Photographic Art, Jose Gomez Gallery, Red Door Studio New Port Richie: Dulcet Restaurant & Lounge.
Jim is an avid photographer now turning his attention to fine art. He enjoys art history and the opportunity to talk with others about photography and it’s ability to communicate ideas. So, being a volunteer Docent is a perfect past time. Jim is retired from the telecommunications industry and currently serves on the board of Wellspring International Outreach, a charity devoted to the support of abused and abandoned children around the world. He attended the University of South Florida studying computer science
Multimedia Specialist Volunteer
Rachel Ford is a multimedia specialist with experience working in multiple facets of the media industry. She has been a professional in the Tampa Bay Area since 2013, previously moving from Tallahassee where she attended Florida State University for undergraduate and Masters studies in Psychology and Instructional Systems, respectively. Combining Instructional Systems and Psychology, Rachel has produced comprehensive media.