Marna joined the RACC staff in 2007 as the founding program manager of The Right Brain Initiative, a regional arts education program that supports arts integrated teacher/artist collaborations in classrooms. In 2014 she was named Director of Arts Education to oversee all arts education programs including RACC’s role in coordinating services to Portland school districts provided by the voter- approved Arts Education and Access Fund. She is responsible for shepherding the vision of an equitable and comprehensive arts education in the region’s school districts, and developing and maintaining effective relationships with community stakeholders and national arts education partners alike.
Marna brings to her position a 35-year career in arts education including coordinator of Portland's Jefferson High School Performing Arts Program; founding faculty member of the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics; and managing director of Caldera. She enjoys prowling Portland by foot, digging in her garden and cooking up a storm.