Nadine brings two decades of arts experience in the non-profit, government, and higher education sectors to her role as Executive Director of EPACENTER. As an arts and civic leader, she is deeply committed to activating creativity as a catalyst for youth empowerment, economic equity, and social change.
Before coming to EPACENTER, she served in the arts education divisions of the California Institute of the Arts, the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. She has a wide breadth of knowledge and experience in strategic planning, board management, culturally-responsive program design, community arts, arts education, program evaluation, communications, and fundraising. Nadine earned her MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Northwestern University.