New York State Council on the Arts

411 Fifth Avenue, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10016

(212) 459-8800

General Information: [email protected]
Application Assistance: [email protected]
Press Inquiries and Council Member Inquiries: [email protected]

Contact NYSCA Staff

Deputy Director of Programs
Megan White, (212) 459-8806, [email protected]

Deputy Director of Operations
Karen Welch, (212) 459-8812, [email protected]

Director of Public Information
Ann Marie Sekeres, 212-459-8859, [email protected]

Executive Office Manager
Abby Adler, (212) 459-8808, [email protected]

Arts Program Directors

Arian Blanco, (212) 459-8815, [email protected]
Individual Artists | Multidisciplinary 

Fabiana Chiu-Rinaldi, (212) 459-8828, [email protected]
Electronic Media & Film | Folk Arts

Kristin Herron, (212) 459-8825, [email protected]
Architecture + Design | Museum

David Huff, (212) 459-8831, [email protected]
Presenting | Theatre

Christine Leahy, (212) 459-8818, [email protected]
Arts Education | Literature 

Zatara McIntyre, (212) 459-8836, [email protected]

Katie Steger, (212) 459-8851, [email protected]
Capital Projects 

Leanne Tintori, (212) 459-8816, [email protected]
Dance | State & Local Partnerships/Statewide Community Regrants

Arts Program Officers

Kavie Barnes, (212) 459-8858, [email protected]
Arts Education | Multidisciplinary

Orin Chait, (212) 459-8835, [email protected]
Individual Artists | Theatre

Deborah Lim, (212) 459-8820, [email protected]
Dance | Theatre

Rita Putnam, (212) 459-8830, [email protected]
Visual Arts | Music

Agency Operations

Director of Agency Operations/HR Liaison
Brenda Brown, (212) 459-8827, [email protected]

Agency Operations Staff

Lenn Ditman, Director of Grants Management and Information Technology, (212) 459-8810, [email protected]

Omar Estrada, Team Associate, (212) 459-8852, [email protected]

Marnee Geller, Team Associate, (212) 459-8819, [email protected]

Totlyn Lewis, Auditor 2, (212) 459-8822, [email protected] 

Will McDermott, Program Officer of Grants Management and Technology, (212) 459-8855, [email protected]

Jerry Pecchia, Facilities Manager, (212) 459-8814, [email protected]



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FOIL Public Notice

As an agency of the State of New York, NYSCA is subject to New York State's Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). Applicants are advised that, in compliance with this law, all correspondence with and applications made to the Council (with the exception of certain exempted supplemental materials), and resulting contracts and reports, are subject to public inspection.

A request for records within the possession of NYSCA must be in writing. Such written request can be to submitted using the Open FOIL NY portal. A request can also be mailed to the Records Access Officer, New York State Council on the Arts, 411 Fifth Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10016 or submitted by e-mail to [email protected]. The business telephone number of the Records Access Officer is (212)459-8800.