President John Anderson John is Principal at Unabridged Architecture, a firm focused on sustainable and resilient modern, coastal architecture. John is also Vice-President of the Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, and Lead Guitarist for The Electric Sheep.
Vice-President Matt Stieffel
Matt is a native of Bay St. Louis, is a realtor and is also on the Historic Preservation Committee. Matt has also dabbled in photography over the years.
Treasurer Joan Coleman Joan is a local artist, retired accountant, and business owner.
Secretary Bernie Cullen Bernie is a retired RN and has always enjoyed volunteer work. She and her husband have lived in Waveland since 1997. Bernie is involved in Hancock County Relay for Life, Waveland's Ground Zero Hurricane Museum, Keep Waveland Beautiful, Rotary Satellite of BSL, BSL Little Theatre and, of course, Hancock Arts.
Arts Alive! Chair Lea Ellison Lea is a New Orleans native now retired and living in the Bay. Most of her career was in the arts and entertainment, including being a television art director in Los Angeles and producer of the Panoply Arts Festival in Huntsville, AL. She was Executive Director of two non-profit arts organizations and has served on several boards.
At Large Elise Deano Elise is an attorney with offices in Bay St. Louis.
At Large Mamie Hillery After retiring from her family business in New Orleans, Mamie is now happily living her dream in her “cottage by the sea” in Bay St Louis. Mamie is a fervent supporter of the Arts and is an active creative herself. She loves being surrounded by family, friends and of course COLOR!
At Large Nancy Mellon Nancy is Managing Director of The Consortium, LLC. Nancy lives in Waveland with her husband, and three dogs, and two college-aged children. In her spare time, Nancy is pursing an MPH at Tulane.
At Large Brian Schneider
Brian is a semi-retired fellow who enjoys the visual arts, gardening, and cooking. He moved to The Bay a year ago and very much enjoys the place and the people. The Arts, Hancock County gives me an opportunity to promote the arts and art education, and work with great people!