MCASB Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees are an esteemed group of volunteers who share a passion for contemporary art. Through personal and financial commitment, trustees provide mission-based leadership and strategic governance. Their commitment supports the mission of MCASB to advance creativity and inspire critical thinking through meaningful engagement of the art of our time.

Board of Trustees:

Adriana Arriaga - Xicana designer, Oxnard, CA (Santa Barbara born)

Ingrid Bostrom - Lead photographer for Santa Barbara Independent, has a photo centered column called “Bosses by Bostrom” in Coastal View News, and contributes to Carpinteria Magazine and other publications, Carpinteria, CA

Porfirio Gutiérrez - Zapotec textile artist and natural dyer, Ventura, CA, and Teotitlán del Valle, Oaxaca, Mexico

Arturo Heredia Soto - Co-Founder and Art Designer Lum Art Magazine, and Lead Exhibition Designer, Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Debra Herrick, PhD - Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief Lum Art Magazine, and Associate Editorial Director, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Laura Hyatt, Secretary - Executive Director, LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division), Los Angeles, CA (Santa Barbara born)

Frederick Janka, President - Queer Latinx Arts Advocate and Cultural Producer, Santa Barbara, CA (Santa Barbara born)

Carolyn Merino Mulllin, Vice-President - Executive Director at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center Nonprofit Corporation (OPAC), Ventura, CA

Silvia Perea, PhD, Vice-President - Architect (M.Arch), Ph.D., and Curator of the Architecture and Design Collection at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Xaviera Simmons, Treasurer - Artist, and Co-Lead, Readying The Museum, Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY

Vanessa Wallace-Gonzales - Multiracial Black and Mexican interdisciplinary artist, New York, NY (Santa Barbara born)






As an American Alliance of Museums Accredited museum, MCASB is committed to following the best practices of nonprofit museums. These best practices and our mission guide the Museum's strategic vision. A report of that vision is available upon request.

Information about the Museum can be found on Charity Navigator and Guidestar regularly. The public may also review our Audited Financials and IRS form 990 at the links below:

MCASB 990 Public Inspection
MCASB Audited Financials