Board of Directors

Tamera Sakotas, Co-Chair
Gold Crown Foundation, Denver, CO

Tamera Sakotas

For more than ten years Tamera worked in Miami and New York’s most underserved communities to develop arts education programs aimed at elevating student achievement by integrating academic learning into theatrical explorations. As a Curriculum Specialist at Sesame Workshop, she developed creative projects to increase respect and understanding and nurture the social and emotional development of preschoolers around the world. Tamera has served as a curriculum writer for several education publications, her emphasis has always been placed on arts integration. Upon moving to Colorado, she launched one of Harmony Projects’ most successful arts integration programs in Denver, titled Integrated Global Arts; Tamera went on to later become the Executive Director of this nonprofit organization. Previously, Tamera serves as the Regional Director for PeaceJam Rocky Mountain where she weaves peace-education strategies grounded in the life and work of 14 Nobel Peace Laureates. Together with youth and their teachers, Tamera refines civic education practices, develops arts for social change experiences, and launches large-scale service learning projects in schools and community centers throughout New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana.

 

Laurilea McDaniel, Co-Chair

Pamela Pleasant-Foster, Treasurer

Owner, Pam Design. Craig, CO

Pamela Pleasant-Foster

Pam Pleasant-Foster is the chair of Arts for Colorado, Colorado’s statewide arts advocacy organization. Foster has been involved in the organization for many years and is a strong advocate for the arts in rural communities. A resident of Craig, Colorado, she has been very active in civic affairs at both the local and state levels. She is a leader in Republican party activities in the state with a long history of strong involvement in elections. Pleasant-Foster operates an interior design business that serves communities that are often quite distant from her home base in Craig. She is a graduate of Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri.

Andrea Rabold, Secretary