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Interim Chair –Alicia Quinn

I am fortunate to have the luxury of being able to do the things I enjoy rather than things I have to do. In that vein, I volunteer as docent at the Vero Beach Museum of Art and am an active member the Vero Beach Art Club. I have repeatedly chaired the Under the Oaks Fine Art and Crafts Show, and served as vice-president and board member of the Art Club. I serve as advisor of the Docent Board and as treasurer of my condo board as well as a director of the Cultural Council. With a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics and a Masters of Arts in Education/Guidance and Counseling, I was employed for 30 years as an educator in a public high school and private university in Rhode Island.







Interim Vice-Chair - Caesar Mistretta










Treasurer – Lois K. Work

Lois Work is a Realtor who specializes in Barrier Island homes and has been selling property in Indian River County for 20 years. She is the past president of the local Realtors Association and has served at several levels of leadership capacities at the state and national levels of real estate.

Raised in New Jersey and New York City, Ms. Work is a graduate of Vassar College (BA) and the University of Michigan (MA). Her New York positions include work in the advertising, publishing and stock brokerage industries including classes at the New York Institute of Finance.

After completing her Masters Degree and attaining Ph.D. candidate status at the University of Michigan, Ms. Work became a legislative aide in the Michigan State House of Representatives. She later worked for New Detroit, Inc., the nation's first urban coalition. Various positions at New Detroit, Inc. culminated in the post of Vice President. Her duties included representation of NDI at the local, state and national levels as well as extensive work with the corporate and public sectors, including fundraising and public/private partnerships.

Locally, Ms. Work served as a 14 year director of Baytree Condominium Association, including the posts of Secretary and Treasurer. She is a support of the Vero Beach Ballet, Planned Parenthood and the Humane Society of Vero Beach. In her spare time, she enjoys art and antique shows, travel and reading.


Patricia Willis

Interim secretary



John Aruffo

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Edmund Cortez

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Executive Director -

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Emeritus - Richard (Dick) Stark


Richard A Stark has been a generous supporter of the arts and other charitable causes in our community for many years as well as a supporter and Director Emeritus of the Cultural Council. We are very grateful for having known him as both a friend and a leader in the arts in Indian River County.



Lisa Lindner, Executive Assistant

Janet Begley, Bookkeeper