SJCA Board of Trustees


Cori Solomon, President / Appel Farm Music & Art Center

Lisa Honaker, Ph.D., First Vice President /  Stockton University

Melanie Stewart, Second Vice Presiden / Rowan University

Susan Gogan, Secretary / Wheaton Arts &Cultural Center

Pamela Brant, Treasurer / Symphony in C

Noreen Scott Garrity, Officer / Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts

Tim Hart, Officer / Ocean County Cultural &Heritage Commission

Kimberly Brown / Atlantic County Cultural &Heritage Commission

Katie Ingersoll / SMU/Data Arts

William May / Artist/Musician, Former Arts Supervisor, Newark Public Schools

Ann Marie Miller /  ArtPride New Jersey

Samir Nicholson / Choreographer, Superior Arts; Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission

Steve Steiner /  Surflight Theater

Omarey Williams  /  Cumberland County Cultural & Heritage Commission

SJCA Staff

Julie Hain, Interim Executive Director

Interim Executive Director, Julie Hain, holds  Bachelors degrees in Business Leadership from Baker College and a Masters in the Humanities, focused on Art History and Cultural Policy, from the University of Chicago. Past professional experience includes positions with the Chicago History Museum, Chicago Arts District, International Sculpture Center, and most recently, before coming to SJCA, Hain was Director of Education, Exhibits, and the Jersey Shore Folklife Center at the Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen’s Museum.

While her educational background and professional experience are ample, Julie is always looking to grow professionally. She completed the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy, through National Arts Strategies and the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice in 2020. She also actively participates in training. Hain is also a member of the Jersey Art Marketers, American Folklore Society, Americans for the Arts, Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region (OHMAR).

For almost two decades, Julie has played an active role in the cultural field, reaching out to and connecting artists, cultural organizations, and community partners to develop programs that build technical skills, facilitate collaborative opportunities, and increase inclusivity and access to arts and culture.