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Illinois Arts Council Agency Staff

Staff names are hyperlinked to email addresses.  For a list of staff by program area, follow this link.

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Tatiana Gant Executive Director (312) 814-6758
Yazoo Hall Chief of Operations/Chief Fiscal Officer (312) 814-6772


Pamela Thomas Executive Assistant (312) 814-6794
Romie Munoz Director of Administration (312) 814-8250


Jennifer Armstrong Director, Community Arts Development (312) 814-4993
Walter Buford Director, Performing Arts, Partners in Excellence (312) 814-4992
Susan Dickson Director, Arts-in-Education, Ethnic & Folk Arts, Literature (312) 814-6740
Encarnacion Teruel Director, Visual, Media, Multi-Disciplinary, ADA/504 (312) 814-6753


Pius Zacharias  Accountant Supervisor   (312) 814-3300

Grants Office

Lynn Strehlow Information Services Specialist II  (312) 814-6763
George Tarasuk Information Services Specialist II (312) 814-3916