Point of Contact is managed by the Office of Cultural Engagement for the Hispanic Community in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University

Tere Paniagua, Executive Director

Sara Felice, Managing Associate Director  

Natalie McGrath, Assistant Director                         

Rainer WehnerPreparator

Weisi LiuBudget & Finance Administrator

Anthony White, Gallery Assistant

Tyler Sanchez, Public Relations Intern

Board of Directors:

Maritza Alvarado MD, Chair

A specialist in Pediatrics and Neonatology.

Josefa Álvarez

Associate Professor of Foreign Language Department at Le Moyne College.

Yvonne Buchanan

Visual artist, Associate Professor of Studio Arts at Syracuse University, co-founder of Talent Agency Teen Art Portfolio Development.

Jorge Davidenko MD

A specialist in Cardiology and Internal Medicine, with established practice in Cortland, NY.

Jules GibbsSecretary

Poet and Adjunct Faculty in Literature and Poetry at Syracuse University.

Mary Lee HodgensVice Chair

Associate Director of Light Work

Jeffrey Hoone

Executive Director of Light Work/Community Darkrooms, and Director of the Coalition of Museum & Art Centers at Syracuse University (CMAC).

Juan Juarez

Visual Artist, Associate Professor of Studio Arts at Syracuse University

Natalie McGrath, Student Liasion

Assistant Director at Point of Contact and Art History Graduate Student at Syracuse University

Penny Santy

Visual Artist and Graphic Designer at Le Moyne College

Alicia SuskinTreasurer

Project Manager at ProLiteracy Worldwide


Advisory Board:

Helene Anderson

Author, scholar; Professor of Spanish, New York University
Specializes in contemporary women writers, politics and literature in Latin America

Christine Fawcett-Shapiro

Executive Director of The Syracuse International Film Festival.

Tere Paniagua

Executive Director of Cultural Engagement for the Hispanic Community in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.

Liliana Porter

Visual Artist

Andre-Jacques Neusy MD

Associate Professor of medicine, NYU Medical School; Founder and Director, NYU Center for Global Health

Owen Shapiro

Professor of Film, Department of Transmedia in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University
Artistic Director of the Syracuse International Film Festival

Douglas Unger

Author; Director of the MFA International Program in Creative Writing at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.