Susan Cummins is director of the Rotasa Foundation, which supports exhibitions and publications of the work of contemporary jewelry artists. She owned the Susan Cummins Gallery in Marin County for 18 years, and in 1997 she helped found Art Jewelry Forum, a national nonprofit organization. She was on the board of the Headlands Center for the Arts from 1996 until 2000 and served as chair in 1998 and 1999. She is still deeply involved in arts advocacy and arts education, serving on the board of the Grabhorn Institute and the American Craft Council; at the latter she helped organize a recent conference entitled "Shaping the Future of Craft."
Raoul D. Kennedy is a partner in the San Francisco office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom, LLP. A renowned civil litigator with more than 37 years of experience at both the trial and appellate levels, he is also an author, teacher, and active lecturer. A debate champion in college and a graduate of UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall, Kennedy is a past president of the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers and a member of all four by-invitation-only trial lawyer organizations, including the American College of Trial Lawyers. In 2005 he was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the State Bar of California. He is an art collector and an ardent Giants fan, and he serves on the board at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Kay Kimpton Walker earned her degree from Vassar College and owned K Kimpton Contemporary Art gallery (formerly Ivory/Kimpton) in San Francisco from 1980 to 2006. An active member of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association, Walker served as president of that organization in 1990 and 1991. Since closing her gallery in 2006 she has focused her efforts on CCA's exhibition and writing programs as well as issues of mental health. She currently serves on the board of Friends of Langley Porter and on the National Council of McLean Hospital.
Carlie Wilmans is executive director of the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, which for decades has provided generous support to Bay Area arts organizations, including the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts. Wilmans studied art history at Sonoma State University and the University of Texas at Austin. She is very active in local philanthropic and cultural organizations, including the San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary, and she is a trustee at both the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the American Conservatory Theater.Read the rest