KCAIC Introduces Field Reps


Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) Introduces Field Representatives

Updated on December 1, 2022

To assist organizations with project development, build regional networks, and assist with discipline specific programs and policy, KCAIC has engaged the following individuals as field represents across the state. Interested grant applicants are encouraged to contact their regional KCAIC representative before starting the application process.

KCAIC Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Map

Regional Representatives

North Central/Northwest

Erika Nelson
Northwest / North Central Regional Consultant
Rural / Folk & Traditional Arts Specialist
erika.kcaic (at) gmail.com

South Central/Southwest

Kate Van Steenhuyse
Southwest / South Central Regional Consultant
Interim Director
kate.kcaic (at) gmail.com


Kelly Yarbrough
Northeast / Southeast Regional Consultant
Residencies / Arts & Environment Specialist
kelly.kcaic (at) gmail.com


Lonita Cook
East Central Regional Consultant
lonita.kcaic (at) gmail.com

Statewide Consultants

Arts Education

Angel Mercier
Arts Education Specialist
angel.kcaic (at) gmail.com

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Jose Faus
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Specialist
jose.kcaic (at) gmail.com

Julian Montes
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Specialist

Mona Cliff
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Specialist

Alex Kimball Williams
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Specialist


Christie Dobson
Accessibility Specialist
christie.kcaic (at) gmail.com


Gabriel Ortiz
Data Manager