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Carla Hernandez and Past Presidents Sue Simonin, Debra Melton-Brown, and Camille Sanders at Art Alliance Past Presidents Tea, May 1999.


Debra Melton-Brown


Marching into the Holidays, Art Fun in the Sun.



I am writing to thank and recognize the Art Alliance presidents who I have had the honor to work with while being at the Riverside Art Museum. So grateful for their commitment to produce creative projects that raise much needed funds for RAM. Art Alliance brings so much life and spirit to RAM. Thank you thank you! Judy Fish, Lucile Arntzen, Jean Aklufi, Lee Levin, Patti Funder, Emmanuelle Reynolds, Kathy Bocian, Shannon Murphy, and Kathy Christmas ... and soon Anne Deem!

—Drew Oberjuerge, RAM Executive Director 

My memories of Art Alliance spans over 50 years of membership. Each president brought her unique style and skill set to the board. One thing that stands out "over all these years" is the Past Presidents' dedication to the Art Museum and Art Alliance. An example of this commitment is the very common practice of Past Presidents taking on responsible positions after their term of office expired. They led by example, modeled best practices, and achieved ongoing and noteworthy results!

—Sari Kustner

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