Staff

Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Executive Director 

believes in the power of the arts to mobilize and transform community. She was a member of the Transition Team for Mayor DiBlasio, serves on Tony Bennett’s Exploring the Arts Foundation and sits on many grant panels across the country.  Hoong Yee holds a M.M. in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, a B.A. from Oberlin College, and attended the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.  Her children's picture book , Rabbit Mooncakes, was published by Little, Brown & Company.

 

Lynn Lobell, Grants & Resource Director

has served on grantmaker discussion panels throughout New York City and facilitated the selection process for the Queens Laureate Poet in 2010 & 2015.  Lynn earned an Arts Management Certificate from NYU in 2005 and a B.F.A in photography from the University of Alabama.  She has worked as a freelance photographer, artist’s representative, and photo editor for various magazine publications.

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Molaundo Jones, Art SERVICES Manager

has over 15 years of experience in arts administration and community development. A Queens native, he earned an M.F.A. in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts, and a B.A. in Business Administration from Morehouse College. As a former QCA award grantee, Molaundo worked on a mural with senior citizens in Jamaica, Queens. He is the founder of The Clever Agency, a digital marketing consultancy.


 

MASUD GRANT, DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

implements fundraising and additional institutional support across a diverse array of areas including grants and special events. He brings many years of varied administrative and development experience to QCA, obtained via work with Professionals for Nonprofits and other firms. As a performing artist, he has been featured in music and theater productions at renowned institutions such as HERE, Theater for the New City and Joe’s Pub. Masud also holds a B.F.A. in drama from New York University and began working with QCA as an intern in 2015.

 

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Hanna Washburn, High School to Art School Coordinator

joined the QCA staff in 2015.  She is the Program Coordinator for the High School to Art School (HS2AS) Program.  Hanna holds a B.A. in Studio Art and English from Kenyon College, and is a practicing artist.

 

 

Kelly Olshan, Artist Commissioning Program Coordinator

is a visual artist and arts administrator passionate about providing fiscal and professional development resources to creative practitioners. Previously, she has held various roles in programming and publishing at Americans for the Arts, Creative Capital, Art21, and Artforum. She holds a BFA in Painting from UNC Asheville, where she graduated Valedictorian, and an MA in Arts Administration from Columbia University.

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Daliana Rosa, Online Coordinator

manages QCA’s social media and provides clerical and administrative support.  Daliana holds an Associate in Applied Science from CUNY LaGuardia Community College, and originally joined QCA as an intern in 2007.

 

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Dan Bamba, Grants Assistant

Dan Bamba has 3 years of experience working in a contemporary art gallery as an artists liaison and exhibitions assistant. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Art History from Amherst College.