SJCA Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

Noreen Scott Garrity  |  President
Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts

Matthew Pisarski |  First Vice President
Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission

Pam Brant |  Treasurer
Symphony in C

Susan Gogan |  Secretary
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center

Tim Hart |  Immediate Past President
Ocean County Cultural and Heritage Commission

Cori Solomon | Second Vice President
Appel Farm Arts and Music Center


Kim Brown  |  Atlantic County Cultural and Heritage Commission

Lisa Honaker |  Stockton University

Katie Ingersoll | SMU | DataArts

Ann Marie Miller |  ArtPride NJ Foundation

Jack O’Byrne | Camden County Historical Society

Steve Steiner | Surflight Theater

Melanie Stewart |  College of the Performing Arts, Rowan University

Jim Donio  |  Eagle Theatre

SJCA Staff

Karen Pinzolo, Executive Director


Executive Director, Karen Pinzolo received an MPA in Nonprofit Management from New York and 30 years of experience in Washington D.C., New York, and New Jersey, specializing in service organizations.  Before coming to SJCA, she worked over a decade for ArtPride NJ Foundation, where she was responsible for building the public value of the arts through Art Matters and created many long-lasting cross-sector partnerships. Before ArtPride, Karen worked at NJSCA as Coordinator of Arts Plan NJ, a statewide Plan to build a better N.J. through and for the arts.  Karen was Education Director at the Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster; Co-Director of Business Volunteers for the Arts, USA; Program Associate at Theatre Communications Group; and Director of Development for Mabou Mines Theatre Company.

Pinzolo is a founding member of the National Consortium for Creative Placemaking and is a current board member of the Advocates for N.J. History.  Karen was on the Steering Committee of the ten million planning process, Together North Jersey, where she led the creation of the arts component.  She also participated in the Advisory Committee for Creative NJ and Arts Ed NJ.


Julie Hain, Membership and Programs Director

Director of Membership and Programs, 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 and is currently part of the 2020 cohort of the Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy, through National Arts Strategies and the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice. She also actively participates in training and has receives scholarships to attend Community Development and Creative Placemaking training offered by organizations such as Americans for the Arts and the National Consortium of Creative Placemaking. Hain is also a member of the Jersey Art Marketers, American Folklore Society, and 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.