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
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
David Gudelunas, Ph.D.
The University of Tampa – Dean & Professor College of Arts and Letters
Senior Director, Leading in Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations
Video and Performance Artist
Trenam – Shareholder
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
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 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.
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.
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
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 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.
Vicky grew up in Lakeland and received a BA in Communications from Loyola University, New Orleans. She has lived in Tampa for over 30 years and has been involved in the non-profit community either as a volunteer or staff at many organizations including The Children’s Museum of Tampa, Patel Conservatory, WEDU, Pyramid Center for Adults with Disabilities, and The Franciscan Center. Vicky enjoys cooking, gardening, watercolor painting, and enjoying Tampa’s amazing arts, culture, and sporting events with her husband Jim and family.
Director of Operations
Shana Nichols is a Tampa native with a diverse background in entertainment. After earning a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Communication, Journalism, and Film Studies from Florida Atlantic University she worked in an array of television and film productions, with the local film festivals for over a decade, and has produced hundreds of live events. Shana excels in inspiring teams and organizations. She is passionate about creating an innovative and safe arts space for the community to enjoy.
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 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