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Roberto Y. Hernandez — Executive Producer



Laura Gigounas — Publicity & Public Relations
Glodow Nead Communications



Gaynor Siataga — Volunteer Coordinator



Stella Adelman – King & Queen Competition Coordinator



Rodrigo Ehecatl Duran — Parade Comparsa Coordinator



Bianca Estella de la Rocha — Social Media Manager



Christina Soza — Social Media Manager



Carlos Gutierrez — Social Media Strategist



Donald Reid — Social Media Specialist



Gene Kahn — Print Manager



Sylvia Ramirez — Digital Content Manager



Amie Valle — Digital Art Director



James Cantrill — Director of Digital Technology



Andrew Skidmore — Website Specialist



Lorena Reyes — Digital Media Designer



Valencia Newton — Drumbeat Newsletter



Noemi Perdomo — Administrative Assistant





Arturo Carrillo — Festival Coordinator



John Calloway — Entertainment Coordinator



Juan Gonzales — Beverage Coordinator



Doug Kolberg — Green Team



Pedro Marroquin — Festival Security



Gordon Oldham — First Aid



Ernesto Paul — Rigger





Rodrigo Ehecatl Duran — Parade Comparsa Coordinator



Ray Pulver — Parade Telecast Coordinator



Peter L. Balogh, Esquire — Carnaval San Francisco International Ambassador



Marta Estrella — Grand Stand Seating



Nancy Obregon — Judges Coordinator



Jose Salcedo — Parade Security









Established through a combination of City and State legislation, and approved by the City's Board of Supervisors, GFTA has evolved into a national model of arts funding.


The Fund is committed to supporting the broadest spectrum of the San Francisco arts community, including for example, the nation's first international film festival, the oldest continuously performing ballet company in the country, one of the premier African American theatre groups on the West Coast, an internationally acclaimed symphony, a gay and lesbian theatre with a national presence, the leading Bay Area presenters of contemporary performance, and an array of festivals celebrating the heritages of our many cultures, all adding to the City's color and excitement.


The goal of the Fund is to contribute meaningfully to the presentation and enhancement of existing art forms while assuring the ability of others to experiment, to dare, and to find new as yet untested ways of adding to our cultural panorama. We look forward to a future full of challenges - and thus, by definition, full of opportunities.