omari rushOmari Rush, Executive Director

Omari Rush became CultureSource’s Executive Director in September 2017 after serving as the Ann Arbor Art Center’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. Rush was responsible for growing the organization’s financial capacity and resources, managing highly visible public arts projects for the City of Ann Arbor and supervising the development staff. Prior to joining the Ann Arbor Art Center in 2014, he worked as education manager of University Musical Society (UMS) for nearly a decade. Rush serves as chair for the governor-appointed Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and is on the board of directors for the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, as well as Arts Midwest. In addition, he is on an advisory committee for the Association of Performing Arts Professionals and is a member of the Next Generation of Philanthropists of the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation. Rush earned a Bachelor of Music from Florida State University and a Master of Music from the University of Michigan.

Hillary Brody 5Hillary Brody Anchill, Brand & Community Strategist

Hillary Brody joined CultureSource in Spring 2015. 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. Hillary is a member of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs' 2018-19 Rising Leaders Cohort. 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 7 editMichelle de la Fuente, Operations Manager

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.

Wendy Ernzen 5 editWendy 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.

Howard headshotKimberly 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 7 editJane 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.