Board of Directors

The Cabarrus Arts Council serves the entire county and carefully selects its board members to provide community-wide representation. Directors are nominated by a committee that includes board and non-board members who consider a matrix of priorities including municipalities, race, gender, arts expertise, professional expertise and many other factors. Every director fills a specific need on the board in order to build an effective team.

The arts council board is a working board. Every director attends monthly board meetings and is active on at least one committee. 100% of board members donate to the council and raise funds for it. The arts council board of directors works closely with the President and CEO and actively promotes the arts throughout Cabarrus County.

Board of Directors


Ex Officio

Karen Cobb, Chair   Chip Buckwell
Former Public Relations Manager   Superintendent
Lowe's Home Improvement   Kannapolis City Schools
Steve Steinbacher, Vice-chair   John Crump
Co-owner   Mayor
Cabarrus Brewing Company   Midland
Dave Davis, Treasurer   Mike Downs
Real Estate Principal   City Manager
Fortius Capital Partners   Cabarrus County
Chantel Balknight-Thompson, Secretary   Bill Dusch
Director of Human Resources   Mayor
City of Concord   Concord
Brian Hiatt, Fundraising Chair   Del Eudy
Former City Manager   Mayor
City of Concord   Mount Pleasant
 Betty Ann Alicea    Mike Legg
Preschool Teacher    City Manager
Donald Anthony    
Pastor    Chris Lowder
Grace Lutheran Church    Superintendent
     Cabarrus County Schools
Ruth Brooks    
Founder and Director    Steve Sciascia
Multi-Cultural Community Student Union    Mayor
Angie Brown    
General Manager    
Great Wolf Lodge    
Jazmin G. Caldwell    
Partner/Attorney at Law    
Elder Law & Estate Planning Solutions
of the Piedmont
Jessica Castrodale    
Community Outreach Coordinator    
Atrium Health    
Terry Crawford    
City Council Member    
 City of Concord    
Eric Davis    
Assistant City Manager    
City of Kannapolis    
Brian Floyd    
Mortgage Planner    
Fairway of the Carolinas    
Lori Huie    
Sr. Retail Banking Officer/Vice President    
F&M Bank    
Jane Jacobs    
School Teacher    
 Kannapolis City Schools    
Nancy Hilliard Joyce    
Artist, Curator, Art Consultant    
Erin Kegley-Parris    
Recreation Coordinator    
Town of Harrisburg    
Tiffany Lassiter    
 be fearless. be strong. be bold    
Betsy Liles    
Gibson Mill    
Kristi Miracco    
Assistant Principal    
G.W. Carver Elementary School    
Perla B. Nunes    
Clinical Trials Project Leader    
Duke Transitional Institute    
Garrett Price    
Carolina Portrait Designs
Market Street Studios
Mary Beth Roth    
Director of Middle Schools    
Cabarrus County Schools    
Betty Stocks    
Former Assistant Police Chief    
City of Concord    
Sandra Torres    
Latino Outreach Coordinator    
Cabarrus Health Alliance    

The Cabarrus Arts Council thanks

Atrium Health
The Cannon Foundation
Independent Tribune
Technologies Edge