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

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

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

Kalup Linzy
Video and Performance Artist

Greg Morgan
Amalie Motor Oil – Community Relations Director

Dylan Todd
Photographer

 

 

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

 

 

 

Deirdre Powell, M.S

Deirdre Powell, M.S

Co. Interim Executive Director

Deidre Powell is a strategic leader with a remarkable history of guiding the end-to-end creation of digital footprints and customer journeys for diverse organizations. She is admired for her creativity, influence of driving digital transformation, and expertise in enhancing the user experience. Her background combining digital marketing, content creation, and brand messaging  is backed by a wealth of verifiable achievements and academic credentials.

 Deidre has steered a successful career leading to her current role as Digital Experience & Development Manager at Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. Her combination of corporate and agency-level digital leadership has enabled her to build valuable experience across the full digital marketing landscape. She has excelled in supporting end-to-end digital and AdTech projects encompassing media planning, content creation, UX design, social media tactics, SEO/SEM, and marketing analytics.  

Bianca Pastrana

Bianca Pastrana

Co. Interim Executive Director

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, B.A.

Sara Canon, B.A.

Exhibitions Manager

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

Lucas Campoe

Communications Manager

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

 

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.

Simone Leal, Ph.D.

Simone Leal, Ph.D.

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.

Clara ten Berge, B.A.

Clara ten Berge, B.A.

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.

Jade Lonsbury, B.A.

Jade Lonsbury, B.A.

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

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

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.