Board of Directors

  • MEMBER SINCE 2015
    John Scheffel, President
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    "My involvement with GFA has impacted me on many levels. The more I experience this amazing organization, the deeper my bond becomes. I am honored to be a part of a wonderful, all volunteer organization and cherish the relationships I am building with volunteers, artists, and our partners."
  • MEMBER SINCE 2017
    Jamie Jenkins, Vice President
    Price Waterhouse Coopers
    “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” - Vincent Van Gogh Each of our volunteers help make an impact in the lives of artists, emerging artists, and our community. I'm honored to be a part of the GFA family.”
  • Todd Edwards
    Henry Plant Museum
    I am honoured to be a part of the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. Having art accessible for everyone is so important for the community. Embracing local and national artists, continuing to build what the founders of GFA started 50 years ago is truly a privilege.
  • MEMBER SINCE 2017
    Laura Cacioppo, Treasurer
    Grant Thornton LLP
  • MEMBER SINCE 2012
    Katrina Daniel
    MediaLab 3D Solutions
    "The 'earth' without 'art' is just 'eh'."
  • Patt Fosnaught
    ART INSTRUCTOR
    “I’m honored to join the voting Board of the GFA once again to lend my assistance to all involved as we move into our 50th year and beyond. I’ve been involved with the Festival for many years going back to when producing the children’s activities was one of my responsibilities at the Tampa Museum of Art, and I later served as Emerging Artists Chair, then Co-chair in 2004. It’s my passion as a long-time art educator to share my love and appreciation of art with everyone, and all the terrific people who come together to make this such a wonderful community asset are a joy to work with!”
  • Ann Leavengood Giles
    BANK OF TAMPA
    Ann has been a Board Member since 1994, and served as Treasurer in 2015-2016.
  • MEMBER SINCE 2019
    Christina Klapper-Gonzalez
    RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL
    “I am honored to join the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts during this milestone year. The opportunity to contribute to this incredible festival and collaborate with an exceptional group of artists, professionals, and volunteers sharing a passion for the arts and community is as gratifying as it is humbling.”
  • Tiffanie Jansen
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    “There is something incredibly rewarding about making a space in this world for others to shine and GFA, along with the volunteers who run it, do that like no other. I feel very lucky to work along side a team of outstanding human beings to help create a festival that celebrates the best parts of this world; creativity, passion, and love.”
  • Jennifer Malin
    COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF TAMPA BAY
    "I am honored to have been involved with this amazing festival for more than 20 years. The volunteers, the artists, and the art are the very best. I am excited to serve on the Board of Directors once again and to celebrate this premier fine art event for the Tampa Bay community."
  • MEMBER SINCE 2015
    Mishou Sanchez
    Studio Mishou LLC
    "It is an honor to be part of the Gasparilla Festival of The Arts and supporting the arts. There's never enough color... more art please!"
  • Michelle Szekeres
    TECO
    I am excited to be a part of the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. I love that the Festival has something for everyone – from collectors, to newcomers, to families, and beyond. I look forward to helping bring this wonderful event to the community.

Board of Directors

Officers

President: John Scheffel

Vice President: Todd Edwards

Secretary: Jamie Jenkins

Treasurer: Laura Cacioppo

Members

Ashly Anderson

Laura Cacioppo

Katrina Daniel

Shaun Drinkard

Todd Edwards

Patricia S. Fosnaught

Andy George

Ann Leavengood Giles

Christina Klapper-Gonzalez

Tiffanie Jansen

Jamie Jenkins

Jennifer R. Malin

Mishou Sanchez

John Scheffel

Michelle Szekeres

Emily Shrider

Sandra Sroka

Ben Videtto

Ex-Officio Members

Mayor Jane Castor

Andy Maass

Debra Souza

Festival Co-Chairs

Erin Konley

Jennifer Kozlovsky

Tommy McDonnell

Advisory Members

Jane Pope Arnett

Ken Blair

Trish Burnett

Lisa Carver

Jack A. Cohen

John Corso

Suzanne Camp Crosby

Leslie Curran

Bobbie Donaldson

Tim Garding

Carol Gaynor

Mitzi Gordon

Brenda Gregory

Zoe Gustafson

Brandon Hicks

Katrina Holderby

Elizabeth Klein

Jennifer McKie

Amy Neumann

Jodie Orozco

Jennifer Painter

Adam Raschke

Meaghan Farrell Scalise

Sheila Seig

Allison Shamblin

Michael Silver

Mark Stenson

Ann-Eliza Taylor

Dianne Triplett

James Vasiloff

Scott Waltz

Cate Wells