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Chairman – Clifford W. Henry

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Vice Chairman –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 vice-chair 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. My current artistic endeavor is creating unique jewelry pieces featuring Cabochon cut and polished natural stones in gold and/or silver hand-fashioned settings. This is a hobby; rather than sell commercially, I donate my work to local charity auctions to benefit our non-profits.

I am very committed to and involved with the arts in the local Vero Beach area. It is with a love of the arts and artists that I choose to work diligently to make cultural events and opportunities available to residents of Indian River County and to assist and promote our local artists.

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.

Secretary – Caesar Mistrettii


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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.



Edmund Cortez

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Ken Daige

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Francis (Frank) Tellier

altBorn in NYC 1938

Peckskill Military Academy 1956

Saint Lawrence University 1960 BA in History and Economics

Awarded regular Army commission through ROTC Program – Captain Infantry 1963

Joined Morgan Guaranty Trust Company as Trainee 1963 – to appx 1992 with many assignments in client commercial banking.  Last two, Senior Vice President and area head of bank’s busine3ss from Delaware to Hawaii.  Senior Credit officer North America, managed loan books approved major loans,

Ran LBO book of business and special loan group financially troubled clients Leveling authority up to $750 million. 

Joined JP Morgan and Company; newly created investment bank in 1993 as Senior Managing Director and member of Management Committee.  Oversaw and participated in typical investment banking activities.  Raising debt equity and M & A business.  Retired in 1999.  Director of Johns Island Foundation for three years.


Patricia Willis
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Executive Director - Barbara Hoffman

altBarbara Hoffman, a Minnesota native and graduate of Iowa State University began her professional career teaching school in Connecticut, Illinois, and Kentucky. As she and her husband made Louisville their home, she continued her career serving in executive positions in local government, a human resource executive with a large company headquarter, and eventually opened her own consulting firm. The Hoffman Group consulted in management development, organizational development, compensation structures, human resources, assessments, and training and development. During her 12 years of consulting she worked with several companies throughout the country at both corporate headquarters as well as plant operations, community college systems in over 10 states and many non- profit organizations. Ms. Hoffman sold her consulting firm to SHL, Ltd, a leader in talent measurement solutions, employee development and succession planning, headquartered in London, England. She worked with SHL as a senior consultant until her retirement.

A devoted volunteer, she served in leadership positions on many local, state, and national boards of directors and commissions. That list includes Chairman of Fifteen Telecommunications, Inc., Board and Executive Committee of Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), Board and Executive Committee of National Association of Public Television Stations, National Task Force on the Future Funding of Public Television, Board and Chairman Kentucky Derby Festival, Inc., Chairman of Commission on the Future of Adult and Technical Education in Kentucky, Chairman of the Kentucky Council on Economic Education, Vice Chairman of the Bluegrass State Skills Corporation and Executive Officer of Palm Beach Sail & Power Squadron. She was a member of the charter classes of Leadership Louisville and Leadership Kentucky, and was the first woman member of the Downtown Louisville Rotary Club. After retiring, Ms. Hoffman and her husband, Dwight, lived on their boat, visiting Vero Beach as they traveled the Intracoastal Waterway.

After 5 years of boating they chose to settle in Vero Beach. Since moving to Vero Beach, Ms. Hoffman chaired the 2006 and 2007 Vero Beach Book Festival, and serves on the Friends Committee of the Vero Beach Museum of Art, 2 of those years as President. Ms. Hoffman joined the Board of Directors of the Cultural Council in 2009 becoming its Vice Chairman for 1 year and its Chairman for 3 years. Ms. Hoffman’s interest in the cultural arts includes the music, oil painting and literature.



Lisa Lindner, Executive Assistant

Janet Begley, Bookkeeper

Jennifer Edwards, Office, Social Media

Sharon E. Morgan, Websites, Calendar, Cultural Connection