Meet the Creative Pinellas Board

Executive Board Members

David Warner, Board President

By David Warner

I have been a journalist for more than three decades in Tampa Bay, Philly, and Vermont, with a year off for good behavior on an arts journalism fellowship at Columbia… Read More

Jason Hackenwerth, Board Vice President & Artist

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Jason Hackenwerth is a professional artist with an extensive exhibition history spanning more than two decades. He was named a prestigious alum from his undergraduate, as well as graduate, universities of Webster University and Savannah College Of Art And Design…. Read More

Pantelis Klonaris, Board Secretary

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As a fourth-generation Floridian, Pantelis Klonaris is deeply invested in the stewardship of our local resources. He employs a unique perspective to refining systems honed both in his profession as… Read More

John Brielmaier III, Board Treasurer

By Charlene Harrison

John Brielmaier is a Pinellas County native, CPA, and appreciator of the arts. John enjoys being a part of the community through local nonprofit board participation as well as professionally… Read More

Board Members

Gail Gamble, Board Member

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It feels like I’ve been involved with the arts my whole life, especially the visual arts. Starting 20 years ago, I became a board member of the Dunedin Fine Art… Read More

J. Patrick Donoghue, Board Member

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I consider myself a “near” native of Pinellas County, having moved to Dunedin when I was three when there were still more orange trees than people. I attended a number… Read More

Shane O’Hara, Board Member

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Shane is a life-long Floridian. He grew up in West Palm Beach, attended UCF in Orlando and moved to the Tampa Bay area following school. He is a Principal and… Read More

Gabrielle Ganthier, Board Member

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I was born in Tarpon Springs and raised in Largo. I knew by 5-years old that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up. I attended Ridgecrest Elementary,… Read More

Eric C. Deggans, Board Member

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Eric Deggans is NPR’s first full-time TV critic, media analyst and guest host, appearing on the network’s shows, such as Morning Edition, Here & Now and All Things Considered, along… Read More

Dean Chris Garvin, Board Member

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USF announced Chris Garvin as the Dean of the College of The Arts in 2020. The assignment consists of the Schools of Architecture & Community Design, including the Florida Center… Read More

Nancy Loehr, Board Member

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Nancy Loehr, the Managing Director at Duke Energy, is an energetic leader with 30+ years in the energy sector and expertise in community relations, consumer affairs, operations, and customer & employee engagement… Read More

Commissioner Charlie Justice, Ex-Officio Board Member

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Charlie Justice, a Pinellas native, lives in St. Petersburg with his wife and two daughters. He is a lifelong public servant, former State Legislator, and current Pinellas County Commissioner. From… Read More

Linda Marcelli, Board Member

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Linda Marcelli is the former First Vice President and Managing Director of Merrill Lynch’s Private Wealth Division of NYC. A Gulfport resident, Ms. Marcelli serves on the Boards of a… Read More

London L. Bates, Board Member

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I am a fifth generation native of Florida. I live in delightful Dunedin, which is also the town that I was raised by my parents, Bill and Barbara Bates. By… Read More

Allison Caesar, Board Member

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Allison is currently the HR Manager for Kokolakis Contracting and is responsible for strategic human resource planning, performance management, recruiting, federal and state law compliance, employee wellness, corporate health care… Read More

Mark Weinkrantz, Board Member

By Charlene Harrison

Mark is a retired airline pilot and has lived in Pinellas County resident since 1988. He is a graduate University of Florida In addition to Creative Pinellas, board member of… Read More

Doreen Moore, Ex-Officio Board Member

By Charlene Harrison

Doreen is a native of St. Petersburg, having resided in Pinellas County all her life. In 1986 she opened Total Realty Services, and subsequently, Travel Resort Services, Inc. was formed,… Read More

Joyce Cotton, Board Member

By Charlene Harrison

Joyce Cotton, Director of Marketing and Community Partnerships, has worked in the television industry for 45 years, beginning her broadcasting career with Scripps Howard Broadcasting WEWS in Cleveland, Ohio. She… Read More

Kathi Grau, Board Member

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I’m a native Chicago gal who was smart enough to come to Florida right after college! I am a retired educator of forty years, teaching middle and high school visual… Read More

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