Staff

Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Executive Director 

believes in the power of the arts to mobilize and transform community. She was a member of the Transition Team for Mayor DiBlasio, serves on Tony Bennett’s Exploring the Arts Foundation and sits on many grant panels across the country.  Hoong Yee holds a M.M. in Piano Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, a B.A. from Oberlin College, and attended the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.  Her children's picture book , Rabbit Mooncakes, was published by Little, Brown & Company.

 

Molaundo Jones, Art SERVICES Manager

Molaundo manages the SU-CASA Artist-in-Residence Program and professional development programming including Creative Conversations, Under the Hood, LAB, and the Artist Peer Circle Program. He has over 15 years of experience in arts administration and community development. A Queens native, he earned an M.F.A. in Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts, and a B.A. in Business Administration from Morehouse College. As a former QCA award grantee, Molaundo worked on a mural with senior citizens in Jamaica, Queens. He is the founder of The Clever Agency, a digital marketing consultancy.

 

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Dan Bamba, GRANTS and Residencies Manager

Dan manages the Queens Arts Fund Grants and ArtPort and ArtHotel Residencies.

He has 3 years of experience working in a contemporary art gallery as an artists liaison and exhibitions assistant. He holds a B.A. in Economics and Art History from Amherst College. 


 

 

Kelly Olshan, program manager

manages the Artist Commissioning Program and High School to Art School. A visual artist and arts administrator, she is passionate about providing fiscal and professional development resources to creative practitioners. Prior to QCA, she has held various roles in programming and publishing at Americans for the Arts, Creative Capital, Art21, and Artforum. She holds a BFA in Painting from UNC Asheville, where she graduated Valedictorian, and an MA in Arts Administration from Columbia University.

 

MASUD GRANT, DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

implements fundraising and additional institutional support across a diverse array of areas including grants and special events. He brings many years of varied administrative and development experience to QCA, obtained via work with Professionals for Nonprofits and other firms. As a performing artist, he has been featured in music and theater productions at renowned institutions such as HERE, Theater for the New City and Joe’s Pub. Masud also holds a B.F.A. in drama from New York University and began working with QCA as an intern in 2015.

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Daliana Rosa, Online Coordinator

manages QCA’s social media and provides clerical and administrative support.  Daliana holds an Associate in Applied Science from CUNY LaGuardia Community College, and originally joined QCA as an intern in 2007.