Our Board and Staff

. . . upholding professional standards and fiscal prudence
Board Members 2014
Board President Julia Ross
Vice President Lynne Bergherm
Treasurer Gary Pottenger
Secretary Carol Patterson
Director Ron Collins
Director Gary Marsh
Director Jean Fisher
Director Sue Lassetter
Director Suzy Golt
Director Beryl Miller
Director Rick Brusseau
Director Ginny George













Acting Executive Director Sandi Miot
Administrative Assistant Gwendolyn Morgan
Administrative Assistant Pat Doherty
Bookkeeper Joan Nelson
Executive Director
(on family leave)
Heidi LaGrasta


Sandi Miot is one of the founding members of MarinMOCA, a past President and Board Member. Sandi will be Acting Executive Director in Heidi's place until her return in 2015. She has been active in the Marin County artist community for over 15 years and instrumental in the formation of MarinMOCA and of the International Encaustic Artists. Sandi is a professional artist working in encaustic and mixed media who maintains a studio practice at the Novato Arts Center where MarinMOCA is located.

Joan Nelson has worked as a bookkeeper for several nonprofit organizations in the Bay Area and has an artistic background in fashion, jewelry, and theater.

Heidi LaGrasta studied art at Whitworth University and Tufts University, and received her M.F.A. from John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley. She has 12 years of experience working in academic and non-profit settings coordinating art programs for artists of all ages. She moved to the Bay Area in 2005, and has since worked as an art educator for Art With Elders, Alameda County, and most recently as head of the Art Department at Mission Hills School in Union City. In addition to teaching, she served as a Camp Director for an Arts and Science Camp in Cupertino, and has also worked as a gallery administrator in Oakland, curating shows and doing community outreach and events planning. Her own art practice consists of sculpting and large scale drawings.