About us
Board and Staff




Deborah Cullinan
Chief Executive Officer

Deborah Cullinan joined Yerba Buena Center for the Arts as CEO in September 2013. With her stewardship, YBCA has sharpened its mission and vision; regrounding the organization in its origins as a citizen institution and San Francisco’s premiere art center built by the community, for the community.


Scott Rowitz
Chief Operating Officer

Scott Rowitz brings over 20 years of leadership and management experience in the nonprofit sector to his role at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. At YBCA Scott oversees all business, financial, and operational functions for this multidisciplinary arts organization.


Charles Ward
Chief Development Officer

Charles Ward has more than 30 years of professional experience in both the public and private sectors


Marc Bamuthi Joseph
Chief of Program and Pedagogy

Marc Bamuthi Joseph is one of America’s vital voices in performance, arts education, and artistic curation.


Jennifer Martindale
Chief of Marketing

Jennifer Martindale brings over 15 years of brand building experience to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.


Jonathan Moscone
Chief of Civic Engagement

Jonathan brings his passion for the arts, politics, and the people of San Francisco, to his work at YBCA. Through creative placemaking, youth programming, political advocacy and community partnerships, Jonathan activates YBCA’s mission in the public realm; creatively engaging the people of San Francisco in shaping the future of our schools, neighborhoods, and city.