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

Ashley Brundage
PNC – Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion

Ralph Hinson
Isla Skye, LLC – Principal Owner

Kenneth  Jewett
Empire Real Estate LLC – Founder

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

Kalup Linzy
Video and Performance Artist

Ileana Martin
Manana Marketing – Founder

Greg Morgan
Amalie Motor Oil – Community Relations Director

Edward Reyes
Reyes Media Group – Senior Consultant

Dylan Todd
Photographer

Carrie Zeisse
Tampa Bay Thrives a Mental Wellness Coalition – Executive Director

 

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

 

 

 

Zora Carrier, PhD

Zora Carrier, PhD

Executive Director

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.

Robin O'Dell

Robin O'Dell

Curator of Collections

Robin has a Master of Arts degree in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management through a joint program between Ryerson University in Toronto and the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York. Formerly the Curator of Photography and Collections Manager at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida, she has also worked with the Keith Haring Archive, NY, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, the George Eastman Museum, and the Roman Vishniac Archive at the International Center of Photography in New York City.

 

Deirdre Powell

Deirdre Powell

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

Bianca Pastrana

Membership Manager

Bianca Pastrana currently serves as the Membership Manager at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. She is attending the University of South Florida, where she is pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a minor in Studio Art. Bianca’s social nature and observational skills allow her to always find enjoyment in being part of the FMoPA team. Her goal at FMoPA is to create and maintain relationships with FMoPA’s members. 

 

Haley Searcy

Haley Searcy

Events Manager

Haley Searcy is currently serving as the Events Manager at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. She is working towards her Bachelor of Arts in Visual Arts and Art History at Eckerd College. She has always had an appreciation for photography and museums, taking every opportunity she can to be immersed in the culture the world has to offer. Her positive attitude and attention to detail make her excellent at planning internal and external events using the beautiful space the museum has to offer. She is responsible for liaising between vendors for museum events and providing a wonderful experience for anyone who visits FMoPA.

Pierre and Cathy Dutertre

Pierre and Cathy Dutertre

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.

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 [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 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

Rachel Ford

Rachel Ford

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.

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