Kathleen Gaines, Marketing & Development Director
Kathleen has worked in marketing communications for such North Bay arts organizations as Marin Theatre Company, di Rosa Art, and Lark Theater. She regularly consults with MarinLink. Kathie served on the Youth in Arts Board of Directors for twelve years and was a volunteer stage manager with the YIA Italian Street Painting Festival. She holds a BA in art from Sonoma State University and an MFA from Cornell University.
Dan Krimm, Content Manager
Dan is a modern jazz bassist/composer/producer with long-standing experience in online services including the launch of Consumer Reports Online and Discover Magazine’s web site. He also holds a Master of Public Policy degree, with an elective focus on nonprofit management and media policy.
Julie Jehly, Development & Social Media Manager
Prior to joining MarinArts, Julie was the Program Director with Italian Street Painting Marin. Julie has an AA from Fisher College, and earned her Natural Resources Watershed Management AS from Santa Rosa Junior College, receiving a Water Conservation Award for her public education outreach from the Sonoma County Water Agency in 2009. Julie is also the Development & Fiscal Sponsorship Director at MarinLink.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mary O’Mara, President and Co-Founder
Mary is the Executive Director of MarinLink. She brings over 10 years experience helping community-minded people realize their dreams in Marin. Mary is also Board Member of the Marin Economic Forum and member of Marin Forum. A graduate of San Francisco State University, she holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University of California. She is currently Core Adjunct Professor at National University.
Alan is Exchange Bank’s Commercial Banker in Marin. He engages local business owners by being their advisor and providing for their capital, expansion, and real estate needs. He serves on the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors as Chair of the Economic Vitality Committee, and is also active at the Marin Builders Association and Novato Chamber of Commerce. He was the past banking chair for Italian Street Painting Marin. Alan is a graduate of Leadership Palo Alto, San Rafael and Novato. Since 1890, Exchange Bank has been serving the local community, through trusted banking and financial services and through charitable giving.
Richard Jensen, Treasurer
Richard is a Business Management Coach for MarinLink, Inc. and he enables non-profits to succeed by providing them with strategic and marketing planning advice with a focus on goal formation, fund raising, board governance and financial control. MarinLink promotes and executes community connections and collaborative projects in the arts, education, environment, health, and business communities.
Liz is a National Board Certified Fine Arts teacher at Redwood High and founder and director of Marin Art Teachers professional workshop program. She is a practicing artist and designer.
Pamela Morton, Co-Founder
Pam is the former Executive Director of Drawbridge (an arts program for homeless children in Marin). She has deep roots in Marin’s art community as former Program Director at Marin Arts Council. She is currently the Executive Director of the National Basketry Organization.
Marialidia is a social entrepreneur, technology advocate, innovator, curator, art collector, and Ph.D. candidate. Born in Rome, Italy and raised in Venezuela, she comes from a long heritage of artistic expression and cultural diversity. She has founded several art and technology companies and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Eco, Liberation and Community psychology, with a focus on the human relationship with water.
Hilda Castillo, Artes Latinx Ambassador
Hilda’s manages and coordinates programs in the social services, education, and the environment in the United States and in Latin American countries. She is the founder and President of Latinas In Power and co-founder of Marin Latino Leaders and serves on the Steering Committee for the City of San Rafael 2040 General Plan Development. Hilda has also served on the boards of numerous nonprofit agencies including Marin Conservation League, North American Association for Environmental Education, Marin Advocates for Children (CASA), Latino Council of Marin, and the Marin Hispanic Business Chamber of Commerce. Hilda has received numerous awards including induction into the Marin County Women’s Hall of Fame in 2003 for her environmental work and the 2013 the Spirit of Marin Awards as the Community Volunteer of the Year. Hilda holds an M.A. in Education from Sonoma State University.
Nellie King Solomon
A painter based in Marin County, Nellie has exhibited at the Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Crocker Art Museum, Bolinas Museum, Brian Gross Fine Art, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, Projects LA, and in cities around the U.S. She holds an MFA from California College of the Arts