Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) CEO Deborah Cullinan serves as a Founding Partner of CultureBank. Deborah is one of the nation’s leading thinkers on the pivotal role arts organizations can play in shaping our social and political landscape, and has spent years mobilizing communities through arts and culture. Deborah is committed to revolutionizing the role art centers play in public life and during her tenure at YBCA, she has launched bold new community programs, engagement strategies and civic coalitions. She is a co-founder of ArtsForum SF, a co-chair of the San Francisco Arts Alliance, and a member of the Board of California Arts Advocates, Californians for the Arts, MissionHub, and the Community Arts Stabilization Trust.
Penelope Douglas serves as a Founding Partner of CultureBank. She has spent the past 25 years as a social entrepreneur, pioneer in community development investment, co-founder and CEO of Pacific Community Ventures, and Chair of the Board of Mission HUB LLC and SOCAP. Throughout her career, Penelope has been committed to building bridges across banking, community development finance, social enterprise, impact investing, and the arts. She currently serves as Strategic Advisor to RSF Social Finance and is a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank, Community Development Division. She has been featured by media outlets such as the New York Times, NPR, San Francisco Chronicle, and California Magazine, which highlights recognition of her as a pioneer of “compassionate capitalism.” Penelope is also an artist, an athlete, a native Californian, and a graduate of Smith College.
Marcelle Hinand is a management consultant with 25 years of experience working with nonprofit cultural organizations and philanthropic foundations on strategy, program development and assessment. Since January 2015 Marcy has been working as an independent consultant. She was a partner and Principal in Helicon Collaborative LLC from 2007-2014. Prior to joining Helicon, Marcy was program director for the arts at the James Irvine Foundation. There she commissioned groundbreaking research on cultural engagement and initiated innovative programs to boost cultural participation. Prior to that, Marcy worked with the TCC Group, where she developed and managed the Knight Foundation’s Community Partners in the Arts Access Program, among other large-scale projects. Marcy managed the Ford Foundation’s $40 million New Directions/New Donors for the Arts program, and held positions at the Nonprofit Finance Fund, the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts. She holds a B.A. from Skidmore College and an M.F.A. from Brown University.