Nadine brings two decades of experience in the non-profit, government and higher education sectors to her role as Executive Director of EPACENTER ARTS. Before coming to EPACENTER ARTS, she served in the art 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, program design, community engagement, arts education, culturally-responsive 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. As a civic leader, she is deeply committed to activating the arts as a catalyst for youth empowerment, creative equity, and social change.