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   Kevin Garay
Former Public Relations Manager   Superintendent
Lowe's Home Improvement    
Steve Steinbacher, Vice-chair   John Crump
Co-owner   Mayor
Cabarrus Brewing Company   Midland
Dave Davis, Treasurer   Mike Downs
Real Estate Principal   County 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    John Kopicki
Grace Lutheran Church    Superintendent
     Cabarrus County Schools
Ruth Brooks    
Founder and Director    Steve Sciascia
Multi-Cultural Community Student Union    Mayor
Erin Burris    
Planning & Economic Development Director    
Town of Mount Pleasant    
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    
 Emily Davis    
Associate Director of Admission     
Cannon School    
Eric Davis    
Assistant City Manager    
City of Kannapolis    
James Firth    
Historic Preservation Commission (Concord)    
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    
Kristi Miracco    
Assistant Principal    
 G.W. Carver Elementary School    
Erin Parker    
Branch Manager    
Fifth Third Bank    
Garrett Price    
Carolina Portrait Designs
Market Street Studios
Dr. Mary Beth Roth
Director of Middle Schools, Curriculum and Instruction    
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
Mariam & Robert Hayes Charitable Trust
Independent Tribune
City Of Concord
Kannapolis City
Midland Logo
Mt Pleasant Logo
Cabarrus County
Corning Foundation
Embassy Suites
Fifth Third