Barb Whitney
Executive Director

Barb Whitney serves as the Executive Director of Lansing Art Gallery and Education Center, where she is responsible for strategic leadership, management, fund development, and public relations. Barb’s work is driven by a belief in the arts as a vehicle to change lives and build community………………………………. read more

Katrina M. Daniels
Exhibitions and Gallery Sales Director

Katrina’s experience includes over ten years in the arts field with particular expertise in gallery settings and community engagement. Katrina holds degrees in Art History and Visual Culture with a minor in Museum Studies, as well as Interior Design. Katrina coordinates an exceptional selection of contemporary exhibitions and artwor…. read more

Michelle Carlson
Education Director

Michelle’s experience involves over ten years in the arts community in the greater Lansing area, including her current role simultaneously serving as the Executive Director for the East Lansing Art Festival. Michelle is inspired to improve communities and to cultivate appreciation for the arts…………………………………….. read more

Carmen Carlton

Carmen joined the staff at Lansing Art Gallery in 2008 as Bookkeeper. Carmen facilitates the preservation and presentation of financial records and reports. With over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, she is an invaluable asset to the team. An avid cyclist, Carmen crossed the Mackinac Bridge twice with the DALMAC.

Quinn Jiles
AmeriCorps VISTA, Community & Capacity Building Coordinator

Quinn has already helped make great changes in her temporary role through Americorps VISTA, which is dedicated to capacity building for Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center. As an artist, arts administrator, and educator, Quinn’s experience includes galleries and arts instruction…read more

Hailey Lamb
Administrative Manager

Hailey is a graduate of Kendall College of Art and Design with a BFA in Photography. Hailey has extensive retail and visual art experience, and is passionate about accessibility in the arts and beyond. She plans to someday continue her studies with a focus in Art Therapy to encourage healing and growth for all.

Val Ackerman
Gallery Associate

Val earned a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Art Studio from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Since graduating in 2016 she has relocated to Lansing, Michigan. Her background in graphic design and art studio lead her to Lansing Art Gallery where she has found a new community to share with her passion for the arts.

Zane Kemper
ARTpath Communications Coordinator

A 2018 New Leader supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Zane’s temporary role includes assisting with the development of our 2018 public art project, ARTpath…………….. read more