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Marialaura Leslie
(305) 375-5049
Marialaura Leslie serves as Director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, a public arts agency with an annual budget of more than $70 million, dedicated to strengthening the work of arts organizations and artists in Miami-Dade... More
Ashlee Thomas
Deputy Director
(305) 375-5042
Ashlee Thomas is a Miami native with a breadth of experience in the arts and culture sector, both on and off the stage.
Carolina Alfonso
Construction Projects Manager
(305) 375-3671
Carolina Alfonso joined the Department of Cultural Affairs in 2006, as a Construction Projects Manager. She is responsible for the management, development and contract execution for diverse projects including currently existing facilities, projects... More
Kelly Allocco
Cultural Projects Administrator
(305) 375-4636
Kelly Allocco joined the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs in July of 2001 and serves as the administrator for three of the Department’s grants programs: 1) the Major Cultural Institutions (MCI) Grants Program, which provides funding... More
Francine M. Andersen
Chief of Education, Outreach and Access
(305) 375-5024
Francine Andersen joined the Department of Cultural Affairs in 1993, first as an administrator in support of the Performing Arts Center Trust during the design phase of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts and the Dennis C. Moss... More
Stephanie Antequera
Cultural Projects Officer
Stephanie currently serves as the Cultural Projects Officer for the Community Grants (CG) program at the Department of Cultural Affairs. As part of her role, she works with the Community Grants program administrator to assist organizations... More