INTRODUCING: OUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS!Aug 26, 2019
MEET OUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS!
We would like to formally introduce you to our three new board members: Rochelle Mills, Felicia Rosenfeld, and Cliff Warner
Growth and expansion! If you’ve been keeping up with us you already know we’re in the hiring process. There are two vacancies, Director of Organizing and a Director of Public Policy, so if you or anyone you know might be a good fit, visit our Job Opportunity page! Our team is getting bigger which means we are more equipped to serve our mission.
Our current board is full of dynamic individuals who embody and push forward the mission of Arts for LA. We are coming in with, not one, not two, but THREE new board members this summer, if we weren’t already a force to be reckoned with, we are now! Please welcome Rochelle Mills, Felicia Rosenfeld, and Cliff Warner as they join our remarkable team. We are so excited to have aboard these stellar individuals. Read more about them and their journey below.
Rochelle Mills is President and CEO of Innovative Housing Opportunities (IHO) where she is responsible for implementing the organization’s vision and growing its portfolio of high-quality affordable housing. Prior to joining IHO, she and her husband founded Mills Studio. Their high-end designs were featured on FineLiving, Homes Across America and other television and print publications. Mills also founded Architours, a boutique art and architecture tour and symposia company. Her diverse background includes UCLA and Otis extension instructor, editor of LA Architect, community planning, construction administrator, and lecturer and writer on art, design, and culture. Mills was appointed to two terms on the South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission and the Crenshaw Community Design Review Board. She has served on the California Cultural Tourism and LA Metro Expo Art advisory committees, as well as the boards of the SoCal Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, Association of Women in Architecture (now AWA+D), Southern California Association of NonProfit Housing (SCANPH), and Fellows of Contemporary Art. She presently serves on the boards of Kennedy Commission and the California Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies.
Felicia Rosenfeld, through FARconnector, serves as thought partner, organizational catalyst, infrastructure architect and creative strategist, working with artists and creative organizations to define and attain success. Rosenfeld has been involved in the not-for-profit world for most of her working life. After graduating with honors from Swarthmore College, she worked at Pentacle (in New York) and also for David Gordon Pick Up Company. Receiving a J.D. from Fordham Law School, Felicia practiced for five years, concentrating in entertainment, copyright and trademark law. Rosenfeld returned to Pentacle as Director of Educational Programming in 2002, then became Director of Programming, and ultimately Co-Director. Rosenfeld served as Executive Director of Dance Resource Center, the service organization for dance in the Greater Los Angeles Area from 2015-2018, professionalizing a 30 year-old all-volunteer organization and making it a leading example of arts service. Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2006, she also has worked and consulted with many arts individuals/organizations and social service organizations. Rosenfled also sits on the Boards of Directors of Dance Resource Center and Koreatown Youth & Community Center. She is a member of the Ford Theatre Connector Council, Americans for the Arts and Californians for the Arts. Rosenfeld was a member of the Dance/USA Board of Trustees for six years; the Co-Chair of Dance/USA 2018 Conference Host Committee; and served on Pentacle’s Board of Directors; the Advisory Board of Show Box LA, as a Trustee of New Roads School, and on the Wilshire Boulevard Temple Karsh Social Service Center Steering Committee.
Cliff Warner has garnered a reputation for being one of the top producers of award-winning experiences including Universal Studios’ WaterWorld Stunt Show, FiestaAventura’s Templo Del Fuego, Bollywood Park and Motiongate including the THEA Award-winning DreamWorks Animation Zone. Having earned his MFA at the Yale School of Drama, Warner has collaborated with some of the most creative people in the entertainment industry (notably as producer on Tokyo DisneySea and DisneyFest Asia). Warner was one of the original founders of Thinkwell Group for which he served as CEO and Chairman for over a decade. Warner produced notable projects including Warner Bros. Studio Tour: The Making of Harry Potter; Sesame Presents: The Body touring exhibit and many more projects for Universal Studios, Walt Disney Entertainment, Harrah’s Entertainment and MGM Studios. In 2011, Warner founded the entertainment development company Mycotoo, Inc., which was designated a top media company by Inc. 500 in 2017. As chairman, Warner has continued to build on his reputation of delivering compelling experiences. Mycotoo’s design collaborations have resulted in the opening of two theme parks (Motiongate and Bollywood Parks) for which Warner oversaw the production development, strategic planning and team staffing. He built the award-winning creative team and served as liaison to facilitate master planning, production design, engineering and management of the specialty groups involved with both parks. Warner has been an invited speaker on multiple industry panels. His roots in theatre keep him anchored to like-minded organizations. He serves as a board member for the Yale Global Alumni Leadership Exchange (YaleGALE) – an international leadership exchange with China, France, United Kingdom, South Africa and Mexico; and Ojai Valley Playwrights Association – a non-profit group that champions the introduction of new, aspiring playwrights to wider audiences off and on Broadway.