Nidhi Every

Nidhi Every is the Director of Development at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, where she spearheads fundraising initiatives to fuel diverse cultural programs and public art projects that enrich the quality of life. Distinguished by her collaborative style and extensive experience in nonprofit leadership, fundraising, advocacy, and music, she brings a broad and insightful […]

Kristin Livingston

Kristin Livingston (Operations Director) is a proud alumnus of FSCJ, FSU and UNF. She has nearly 20 years of experience in arts education and has worked for many arts and culture organizations in Jacksonville, including the Wilson Center for the Arts, Alhambra Dinner Theatre, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Cathedral Arts Project and Galloway Gonzalez Consulting. She was […]

Dannan Crabtree

Dannan Crabtree is the Grantmaking Manager at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, where she oversees the distribution of grants to support artistic and cultural programs. Previously, she was a Senior Grant Specialist at K9s For Warriors, securing and managing over $2.5 million in grant funding to aid veterans. Dannan graduated from NC State University […]

Milena Ruiz

Milena Ruiz joins us with 12 years of marketing and communications experience in the nonprofit, medical, private aviation, and sports industries. Originally from Orlando, FL, Ruiz began her career at Stratos Jets as their Marketing Director promoting tourism and world class travel experiences and went on to lead marketing and communications forCentral Florida Inpatient Medicine. […]

Nan Kreamer

The Cultural Council has made the transition from a full-time employee dedicated to accounting, finance and HR to contracted services. This outsourcing trend in small nonprofit administration is one that provides the Cultural Council with costs savings of salaries and benefits but preserves the expertise and guidance needed to reduce expenses and increase revenue while […]

Benjamin Bennett

A native to Jacksonville, Benjamin spent many years in the performing arts community. He received his Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) from University of Florida, and was awarded his B.B.A. degrees in Economics and Sustainability from Jacksonville University. Benjamin is experienced in assisting public and private entities with various professional planning, engagement, project […]

Mary Pat Wallmeyer

Mary Pat is eager to join with the Arts community in Jacksonville, as we partner to promote cultural initiatives in our region. She has worked in non-profit management over the past nine years in both grant writing and grant making, and currently serves on the COJ’s Public Service Grants Council. An entrepreneur at heart, Mary […]

Kat Wright

Kat champions community-driven public art projects and continues to stay abreast of national public art best practices and policies with specific interests in social change and racial equity in the art. In 2005, Kat relocated to Chattanooga, TN where she continued to work on behalf of the arts and social services, earning a Master of […]

Diana Donovan

Staff leadership for the Cultural Council currently rests with Executive Director Diana Donovan, a former CCGJ board member appointed by Mayor Lenny Curry and CSGP Committee member, who resigned from those positions to take the helm of the organization as interim executive director in Sept. 2020 when the former Executive Director Joy Young resigned.  A […]