Regional Arts & Culture Council elects new board members

PORTLAND, ORE – The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) board of directors has elected two new members. They include:

  • Leslie Heilbrunn is director of the Business Customer Group at Portland General Electric. Prior to joining PGE, Leslie was Governor John Kitzhaber’s speechwriter and she also spent more than a decade in the magazine industry.

  • Eduardo Puelma is the lead account and program manager at Infinity Images. His efforts have helped ensure the rapid growth in revenue, staffing and physical footprint of Infinity Images.

RACC board officers for the fiscal year that began on July 1, 2017 include Mike Golub, board chair; Linda McGeady, vice chair; Eileen L. Day, treasurer; and Steve Rosenbaum, secretary and co-chair of the Equity Committee. Joining these officers on the Executive Committee are Osvaldo “Ozzie” Gonzalez, chair of RACC’s Grants Review Committee; Parker Lee, co-chair of RACC’s Business Committee for the Arts; Anita Menon, chair of RACC’s Leadership Development Committee; and Frances Portillo, co-chair of RACC’s Equity Committee.

Other continuing RACC Board members include Raymond C. Cheung, CPA, Eve Connell, Katherine Durham, Representative Lew Frederick, Debbie Glaze, Angela Hult, Brenda L. Meltebeke, Mitchell Nieman, Joanna Priestley, James Smith, Shyla M. Spicer and Anita Yap.

Board and staff profiles are available online at

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The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) provides grants for artists, nonprofit organizations and schools in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington Counties; manages an internationally acclaimed public art program; raises money and awareness for the arts through Work for Art; convenes forums, networking events and other community gatherings; provides workshops and other forms of technical assistance for artists; and oversees a program to integrate arts and culture into the standard curriculum in public schools through The Right Brain Initiative. RACC values a diversity of artistic and cultural experiences and is working to build a community in which everyone can participate in culture, creativity and the arts. For more information visit