People

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Alexis Muellner, FMoPA Chair
Tampa Bay Business Journal – Editor

Gregory L. Morgan, FMoPA Vice Chair
Amalie Motor Oil – Community Relations Director
Smith & Associates – Broker Associate

Crystal Lauderdale, FMoPA Secretary
Senior Director, Leading in Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations

André Lüecht, FMoPA Treasurer
Global Strategy Lead, Zebra Technologies 

Charles Levin, Esq., FMoPA Founder

David Gudelunas, Ph.D.
The University of Tampa – Dean & Professor College of Arts and Letters

Kalup Linzy
Video and Performance Artist

Erin Aebel
Trenam – Shareholder

Ron Giovannelli
Golder Associates Inc – Senior Consultant

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Robert Drapkin, M.D.
The Institute of Vitality 

James Ferman
Ferman Motor Car Company – President

Fraser Himes, Esq.
Himes & Hearn, PA

Roger Robson
Robson Investment Strategies, LLC

 

 

 

Sara Canon, B.A.

Sara Canon, B.A.

Director of Museum Operations

Exhibitions@fmopa.org

Sara Canon currently serves as the Director of Museum Operations 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.

 

Wendy Leigh

Wendy Leigh

Executive Consultant

Wendy@fmopa.org

Wendy Leigh is the Executive Consultant at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, where she co-leads the museum alongside Executive Curator Robin O’Dell. Leigh has had a successful career spanning education, entertainment, arts, community engagement, marketing, public relations, placemaking, and development. Her forte lies in creativity, placemaking, and connecting people. Her greatest accomplishments include the launching of three new spaces – the LOFT Theatre, Shimberg Playhouse, and Patel Conservatory, along with her more than 20 years of service at the Straz Center as VP of Education. Under her leadership, Leigh brought the organization to full accreditation, and spearheaded the Straz’s diversity initiative, while also building 30 valuable partnerships with organizations in the community.

Robin O'Dell

Robin O'Dell

Executive Curator

robinodell@fmopa.org

Robin O’Dell currently serves as Executive Curator for the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts.  As such, she and Executive Consultant Wendy Leigh co-lead the Museum, each being responsible for their area of expertise. Robin has a Master of Arts degree in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management and over twenty years of experience curating exhibitions and working with photographic collections. She is also a contributing writer for The Artisan Magazine and Creative Pinellas’ Arts Coast Magazine. Her responsibilities include programming, oversight of collections and exhibitions, and building and maintaining relationships with members, staff, donors, and community members.

Lucas Campoe, B.A.

Lucas Campoe, B.A.

Communications Manager

Communications@fmopa.org

Lucas Campoe currently serves as the Communications Manager at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. He graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s in Integrated Advertising and Public Relations, specializing in visualization and design. Lucas is a creative communicator dedicated to producing engaging written and visual content. He believes that creativity is the essence of being human and strives to bring it to the forefront of everything he does. When he is not at FMoPA, he likes to play guitar, cook and read.

 

Simone Leal, Ph.D.

Simone Leal, Ph.D.

Membership & Visitor Experience Manager

Membership@fmopa.org

Simone started her artistic life at Parque 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.

Jodie Katzeff

Jodie Katzeff

Exhibitions Coordinator

Exhibitions@fmopa.org

Jodie Katzeff earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from the University of Florida and studied for her Doctorate at the City University of New York, where she completed her coursework in Art and Architecture of the 20th Century. She brings over 10 years of collections management and experience to FMoPA. Most recently she served as the Chief Registrar at Gladstone Gallery in New York City. Jodie is excited to be a part of FMoPA’s exhibition team and the growing art scene in Ybor City. When she is not looking at art, Jodie loves to cook, garden, and spend time with her family. She is also very passionate about healthy living.

Sean Machado Guzman

Sean Machado Guzman

Communications Intern

Intern@fmopa.org

Sean currently serves as an intern at FMoPA. He is currently a junior at the University of Tampa pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Psychology. At the museum Sean works alongside Lucas with creating content for the museum’s social media platforms.

 

James Lenihan

James Lenihan

UT Bonner Program Intern

Jim currently serves as an intern at FMoPA. He is a freshman at the University of Tampa pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Economics. During his first semester as a Bonner Intern, Jim worked on digital creation and helping Simone with membership management. His outside interests are real estate, V8 engine cars, and Chicago sports teams. He likes going to the beach and hanging out with friends in his free time.

 

Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan

Docent Volunteer

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 Studio@620, Platformz, Creative Soul studios, bar@548, 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 Miller

Jim Miller

Docent Volunteer

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