516 ARTS Board of Directors

Governing Board

  • Danny Lopez, Chair
    Arts & Culture Consultant
  • Suzanne Sbarge, President
    Founder/Executive Director, 516 ARTS
  • Hakim Bellamy, Vice President
    Poet, Educator, Founder & CEO of Beyond Poetry LLC
  • Joshua Edwards, Treasurer
    Senior Account Manager, RiskSense, Inc
  • Sommer Smith, Secretary
    MediaDesk, Co-founder & Creative Director
  • Kathleen Metzger
    Vice President, Southwest Neurosurgical Associates
  • Kymberly Pinder
    Dean, College of Fine Arts, The University of New Mexico
  • Tim Price
    PNM Foundation
  • Mark Rhode, FAIA
    RMKM Architecture PC
  • Tonya Turner Carroll
    Turner Carroll Gallery

Advisory Board

  • Michael Berman
  • Juan Abeyta
    Education Director, Center of Southwest Culture
  • Rebecca Black
    Former FSO, US Government
  • David Campbell
    FSO, US Government
  • Andrew Connors
    Curator of Art, The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
  • Ray Dewey
    Arts Supporter
  • Debi Dodge
    Artist, Arts Supporter
  • Melinda Frame
    Filmmaker, FRAME+WORK, LLC 
  • Idris Goodwin
    Cross-disciplinary Performer & Teacher / Professor & Visiting Artist, Colorado College
  • Tom Guralnick
    Executive Director, Outpost Performance Space
  • Ohad Jehassi
  • Deborah Jojola
  • Jane Kennedy
    Fundraising Consultant
  • Arif Khan
    Director, UNM Art Museum
  • Brian McMath
    Assistant Attorney General, NM Office of the Attorney General
  • Jenny McMath
    Chief Operating Officer, Contract Associates
  • Elsa Menéndez
    Performing Arts, National Hispanic Cultural Center
    Executive Artistic Core, Tricklock Company
  • Rhiannon Mercer-Simpler
    Artist, Past Associate Director of 516 ARTS
  • Marla Painter
    Community Organizer
  • Andrea Polli
    Artist, Professor, UNM College of Fine Arts & School of Engineering
  • Henry Rael
    Program Officer, McCune Charitable Foundation
  • Mary Anne Redding
    Chair, Dept. of Photography, Santa Fe University of Art & Design
  • Rick Rennie
    HDIC & Studio Hill Design
  • Augustine Romero
    Artist, City of Albuquerque, KiMo Theatre & South Broadway Cultural Center
  • Shelle Sanchez
    Arts & Planning Consultant
  • Arturo Sandoval
    President, VOCES, Inc. & Center of Southwest Culture
  • Rob Strell
    Strell Design