Hillary Brody, Brand & Community Strategist
Hillary Brody joined CultureSource in Spring 2015 as editor for IXITI.com. Originally from Metro Detroit, she lived for nearly a decade in New York City, where she worked as a fine arts specialist in the African-American Fine Art department at Swann Auction Galleries, curating special programs and catalogues interdepartmentally, and conducting original archival research. Upon her return to Detroit in 2014, she worked as the Exhibitions and Collections Manager at the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art. She holds a M.A. in Art History from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, and a B.A. in History from Barnard College, Columbia University.
Michelle de la Fuente, Database & Website
Michelle de la Fuente has worked for CultureSource since 2009. She maintains the organization’s comprehensive database and provides website support to the CultureSource staff and its member organizations. Her focus is on customer service and continuous process improvement. Prior to CultureSource, Michelle spent 10 years working for Chrysler in various Sales & Marketing/Finance positions. She has a B.S. in Business Administration from Michigan State University.
Kathryn Dimond, Advocacy & Program Strategist
Kathryn Dimond joined CultureSource in January 2017 after nearly a decade at the Detroit Institute of Arts, where she held various positions, most recently as Vice President, Community and Government Relations. Kathryn is an experienced program manager with expertise in advocacy, community engagement and outreach. Kathryn played a key role for the museum's successful millage in 2012, laying its foundation, and coordinating and implementing its outreach efforts. During her time at the DIA, Kathryn developed strong ties to Metro Detroit's tri-county communities through innovative engagement projects like DIA Inspired, DIA Away, the Osborne Mural project and Inside|Out. Kathryn also oversaw the expansion of Inside|Out at the regional, statewide and national level through the generous grant opportunities by the Knight Foundation and IMLS. Kathryn is a graduate and board member of Leadership Macomb, sits on the Pontiac Arts Commission and is part of the One Macomb Arts and Cultural Commission. Kathryn is a Spartan with a B.A. in Social Science - Political Science.
Wendy Ernzen, Development & Grants Manager
Wendy Ernzen has over 15 years of management and nonprofit consulting experience and has provided fund development expertise to organizations including the Woodward Avenue Action Association, the MotorCities National Heritage Center, and the Henry Ford Learning Institute. She is a published member of the Grant Professionals Association and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She also serves on the Transportation Riders United Board and the Advisory Board of the Detroit Institute for Children. Wendy earned her M.P.A from the University of Michigan and has a B.S. in Finance from Oakland University.
Kimberly Howard, Membership & Events Manager
Kim Howard joined CultureSource in February 2017, and brings with her nearly 20 years of project and event management, as well as fund development. Kim has extensive nonprofit experience, most recently at Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County, in addition to the University of Michigan Museum of Art, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Michigan Chapter, and the Michigan Colleges Foundation. She has built and strengthened relationships both internally and in the community, created successful programs and fundraising opportunities, coordinated and managed a variety of projects and events, and raised millions of dollars in support of the various communities in which she served. Kim holds a B.A. in Communication Arts from Oakland University.
Jane Linn, Business Administration
With CultureSource since 2011, Jane Linn brings to CultureSource more than 30 years of experience managing staff, budgets, programs, and fiscal goals in both the public and private sectors. She has served arts and cultural organizations, including the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and public broadcasting stations WKAR-AM/FM/TV.