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 SERVICE 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.
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.
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.
JENNA LONDON, Grants Assistant
Jenna London is passionate about supporting arts and culture in New York City. As a Grants Assistant, she focuses on the Queens Arts Fund and artist residency programs. Jenna comes to QCA by way of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, where she assisted with grants & services initiatives. She is experienced working with emerging artists from roles at Kunstraum and contemporary arts organizations. In addition to working as an assistant in artist’s studios, Jenna has her own visual arts practice based in Brooklyn and holds a BFA from the University of Connecticut.