Perkins Center for the Arts Board of Trustees serves as the governing body and arts advocacy arm of the organization. The Board of Trustees represents the Burlington, Camden, & Gloucester County service area and is comprised of business and civic leaders from the area. Perkins Center for the Arts consistently strives to reflect and improve the diversity of its board, staff, contracted faculty, and student body. Perkins’ seeks board members who support a community-responsive organization that serves communities through impactful arts experiences, and who desire to support resource development to further this work.

If you are interested in serving on Perkins’ Board of Trustees, or have questions for the Trustees, please email

Christian SafficiPresident, Board of Trustees
Consultant, Amperity
Megan BalarezoVice President, Board of Trustees
Weichert Realtors, Haddonfield
Scott MerkleTreasurer, Board of Trustees
Managing Partners, SLB Capital Advisors
Bruce SmithSecretary, Board of Trustees
VP Construction & Renovation Lending -AFN
Hala Shawaf BarsonBoard Member
CEO, VoIP Doctors
Sharon Xiaoyun HouBoard Member
University of Pennsylvania
Matthew (Matt) KaneBoard Member
Head of Learning & Leadership Development, Johnson & Johnson
Kevin KellyBoard Member
Showroom Manager, Diamond Tool
Alison D. ManningBoard Member
Jessica SantBoard Member
VP, Entertainment Experiences, Comcast
Keisha Taylor, ED.DBoard Member
Senior Director Alumni and Postsecondary Engagement, NAF
Brent ThompsonBoard member
Senior Communications Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Carmine ValentinoBoard Member
Senior Systems Engineer, Thunderbolt Solutions
Kahra BussExecutive Director, Perkins Center for the Arts
Office Phone: 856.235.6488
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Phone: 856.313.9853