Sid Garcia-Heberger, Chair, Theatre Consultant

Sid Heberger grew up in Sutter Creek, California.  Regular visits with her mother to the movies and local history museums instilled in her a passion for cinema and historic architecture.  In 1983 Sid moved to Sacramento to attend college and graduated from Sacramento City College with an Associate of Arts Degree in Languages and Literature.  In 1986 she became involved in the re-opening of the historic Crest Theatre in Downtown Sacramento.  Her involvement with the theatre blossomed into a management position in 1988 and she became CEO of CSLM Inc., the corporation which operated the Crest Theatre until October 2014.  During her career at the Crest, Sid produced a number of film events including the Sacramento Jewish Film Festival, The Trash Film Orgy and Verge at the Crest, a quarterly screening and discussion to benefit the Verge Center for the Arts.  She oversaw in the 1991 and 2009 restorations of the theatre’s 100 foot neon marquee, the 1995 restoration of the theatre interior, including personally assisting in the renovation of the theatre’s ornate guilded ceiling, color selection, historic tile matching and concessions design.
In February 2015 Sid started a theater consulting company and has been contracted by the City of Sacramento to promote usage of the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium and Community Center Theater.
Sid serves as commissioner on the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and serves as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 136.  She lives in Land Park with her husband Bill and their son Nicolas.

Kim Tucker, Vice-Chair 3fold Connect Executive Director, 3Fold Communications
Kim Tucker is Executive Director of 3fold Connect, the philanthropy division of fold Communications. Kim came to 3fold in 2006 to start the nonprofit division, which provides capacity-building services to community based organizations, advises corporate community benefit programs and grant making programs.  For nonprofits, Kim oversees the delivery of fund and board development, outreach campaigns, training and technical assistance as well as branding and social media.  From foster care to public radio in Alaska, Washington, and California, Kim helps nonprofit organizations develop programs, attract funding, expand services, and partner for increased success on the delivery of their mission. Kim has provided support to local arts organizations through her work with the Sacramento Region Community Foundation’s “Advancing Sacramento Arts” program, including board training, cluster counseling, and pre-panel grant interview coaching.  Along with 25+ years of experience, Kim brings her last-frontier spirit of adventure and sense of humor to what she describes as “the best job in the world,” that of helping nonprofits increase capacity and impact.  Prior to coming to 3fold, Kim was Sr. Vice President of the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce, directing its program and public policy activities.  Kim is a member of following nonprofit boards:  Friends of SMAC, The Wish List Project, AHEAD California, and the Sacramento LGBT Community Center.

Judy Kennedy, Secretary, Visual Artist, Special Education Teacher
Judy Kennedy divides her time as a professional artist and a special education teacher for the Sacramento City Unified School district at A.M. Winn a Waldorf-Inspired K-8.  As an artist, she has shown and sold her artwork throughout the Northern California.

Kennedy attended American River College and the University of California.  While at UC Davis, she found the art department rich in opportunities and completed her Studio Arts Major in 1983 after studying under such renowned artists as Wayne Thiebaud and Robert Arneson.

From 2006-2008 Kennedy served as a teaching artist consultant in a pilot program implemented by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC) and the Robla School District.  The goal of partnership was to bring professional working artists into schools, exposing elementary students to many different art disciplines.

Her experience with SMAC led to teaching art in elementary schools throughout the city, and an opportunity to teach for Very Special Arts, now I Can Do That!, an organization that promotes the creative power in people with disabilities.

“I think it is vitally important to expose children to the arts and make it a part of the school culture.  Art-making encourages different kinds of thinking. In addition to learning techniques specific to an art form, the student is also taught an array of mental habits not typically emphasized elsewhere in the curriculum.  This exposure to the arts can provide alternative means of expressing ideas or demonstrating what a student has learned,” says Kennedy.

This connection between art and education led Kennedy to earn her Masters of Science degree in Special Education.  She believes her experiences in the arts and education have provided her a unique opportunity to serve students with disabilities.

A former SMAC Commissioner, Kennedy is looking forward to serving on the Friends of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission.

Kennedy has been married for 25 years to Patrick Kennedy a fourth generation Sacramentan who currently serves on the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors representing District 2. They have four grown daughters.

Ingrid Foster, Co-Owner, Marc Foster Creative
Ingrid is a Sacramento native and fifth generation Northern Californian. She earned her BA in Mass Communications at UC Berkeley and her MBA with an emphasis in Marketing and Strategic Management at UC Davis. Her career in the field of communications and brand management has crossed over many major cities and industries including pharmaceuticals, grocery, high-tech, wine and non-profit organizations. As the VP, Communications for the Sacramento Metro Chamber in 2008/9, her career brought her home to Sacramento.
Her husband, Marc Foster, is a local sculptor and designer which led to a growing interest in the arts and a role on two local arts boards; the past Center for Contemporary Arts, Sacramento and Friends of Arts Commission. Ingrid co-owns the art and design business with her husband, as well as serving as a community volunteer for many local projects and groups. As the full-time mom of Harlan (5) and Graeme (2), much of her time is devoted to projects that reflect personal interest in art and education.

Alex Sioukas, Partner, Sioukas Investments
Alex is a native of Sacramento and a residential and commercial real estate developer. He earned a BA in Economics from the University of California Berkeley, a JD from Columbia Law School and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is a member of the bar of the State of New York and worked as a corporate attorney specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions and Real Estate Finance in New York City before returning to California.  Since 2004, Alex has been back in Sacramento working in real estate development on various projects throughout California and the surrounding western states.

Dr. BJ Snowden, Cosumnes River College
Dr. BJ Snowden and I have been a part of the Radio TV and Film Production department since 2002. My research interests include digital production applications, educational technology and urban education. I graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelors degree in Radio TV and Film Production and a minor in Drama. I later received a Masters Degree in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University and am currently working on a Doctoral degree in International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco.

Jacqueline White, Chair, Any Given Child Committee, Director of Arts and Career Education, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Jacqueline’s love for the arts began as a three year old dancer and progressed as a music and visual arts student through her collegiate career.  Jacqueline graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California and began a career in business management.  Jacqueline began her educational experience ten years ago after returning to school and completing the Bilingual Multicultural Education Program at California State University, Sacramento.  Since that time, Jacqueline’s roles have encompassed teaching fifth and sixth grade at North Avenue Elementary, Arts Integration Specialist serving schools across Twin Rivers Unified School District, Arts Facilitator for Twin Rivers Unified School District, and Principal at Creative Connections Arts Academy.  Most recently, Jacqueline has been selected to serve as the Director of Arts and Career Education for Twin Rivers Unified School District.

In her most recent role as Principal of Creative Connection Arts Academy, Jacqueline began shaping the vision of Arts Integrated learning and academic excellence for the students.  As Arts Facilitator, she created a strategic Arts Plan for the District outlining steps to bring arts to all students in Twin Rivers Unified School District.  Additionally, in her role as S.M.A.R.T. (Sustaining Meaningful Arts and Reading Together) Grant Facilitator, Jacqueline supported the development and implementation of arts integrated units for second through sixth grade students.  The lessons have become the pilot that allows the new district Arts and Music Specialist to integrate with classroom teachers district wide.

Jacqueline is convinced that Arts education and Arts Integration are an integral part of creating students that are college and career ready, meet the expectation of creativity required in the twentieth-first century workplace and are prepared to be the innovators of our future.

Jacqueline is currently the Project Director on the Federal Department of Education DRIVE 4 ARTS Grant, the chair of the Kennedy Center’s Sacramento Any Given Child Governing Council, the District Lead for our Kennedy Center Partners in Education Program, and a board member of the Friends of the Arts Commission.

Dr. L. Steven Winlock, Leadership Institute Executive Director, Sacramento Office of Education
Dr. L. Steven Winlock was appointed to the Arts Commission by the City of Sacramento in 2014. Dr. L. Steven Winlock is the executive director of Sacramento County Office of Education, Leadership Institute.  The Leadership Institute works with leadership development for aspiring, beginning and continuing school administrators in the Sacramento region.  Dr. Winlock has been an educator for over thirty years, as teacher, school principal and district administration.  Dr. Winlock also serves as the art liaison for the Sacramento County Office of Education to support arts education.  Dr. Winlock has be involved in community arts through his work on arts boards, and as a local performer in the arts.  Dr. Winlock has worked in a variety of venues to support the integration of the arts into education, our lives and community. Dr. Winlock was born and raised in Sacramento.


If you are interested in joining the Friends Board, please contact Sid Heberger at at (916) 704-7042.