The organization also welcomes a new Development & Database Manager and Dance Teaching Artist Fellow
CAP has announced the appointment of four new team members. Luisa Reis, Vice President of Programs, began her service on August 15; Lyndle Lindow, Vice President of Finance, and Jacqueline Peterson, Dance Teaching Artist Fellow, will begin September 1; and Colin Walker, Development & Database Manager, began in his new position on August 8. These new hires come at a time of strategic growth for the organization.
“The addition of these accomplished professionals to our team will allow us to continue CAP’s planned program expansion,” said CAP President & CEO Kimberly Hyatt. “They are well-equipped to help us advance our vision for Northeast Florida to lead the nation in providing essential and accessible arts education that recognizes, amplifies and grows every child’s creative spirit.”
Luisa Reis, Vice President of Programs
In her new role, Reis is responsible for the administration of CAP’s visual and performing arts programs. She supervises all fellows, teaching artists and classroom assistants, and serves as the primary staff liaison for program site administrators.
Reis comes to CAP from Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) where she began her career in education as an ESOL paraprofessional in 2005. Quickly realizing her passion for teaching and education, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Teaching from the University of North Florida. Reis taught at both First Coast High School and San Jose Elementary School and served as a Dual Language/ESL Specialist for the district.
Reis received her Master’s in Education Leadership for Urban Schools from Teachers College, Columbia University and shortly thereafter became an administrator at DCPS to support teachers and ensure rich and engaging classroom programs focused on students. Most recently, she was the principal at Englewood Elementary School where she led teachers in creating a positive and welcoming environment focused on ensuring all students had access to quality education and equitable opportunities to their peers in non-Title I schools.
Lyndle Lindow, Vice President of Finance
Lindow joins CAP after a 17-year career of senior executive leadership with the United Nations. For over two decades, he has worked overseas in finance and administration at three international organizations – the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe-Mission in Kosovo, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD). He has held various roles at these organizations, including management of finance, human resources, information and communication technology, operations and budget.
Lindow earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Old Dominion University and a master’s degree in public administration from American University. He also served as an English teacher in Hungary for the Peace Corps for two years. He recently returned to the U.S. to join his wife, a Jacksonville native, and family in Nocatee.
In his new role, Lindow will be responsible for CAP’s financial reporting, accounting and bookkeeping, as well as compliance and risk management. He will manage the organization’s finance strategies and activities, including leading efforts to plan, update, monitor and implement the annual budget.
Jacqueline Peterson, Dance Teaching Artist Fellow
In her new role, Peterson will be responsible for dance-based education in multiple schools and community sites throughout Duval County during the school year. In addition to leading students in the classroom, she will also be responsible for planning and supervising class field trips, guest artist visits and performance opportunities at CAP sites and throughout the Jacksonville community.
Peterson has taught dance for more than 20 years, including 10 years as a part-time teaching artist for CAP and seven years with Duval County Public Schools. She is the owner and director of C&J Performing Arts which offers instruction in ballet, hip hop, jazz, modern and tap for participants of all ages.
Peterson is a Jacksonville native and a graduate of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in dance education from Jacksonville University and a fine arts degree from Florida State College of Jacksonville.
Colin Walker, Development & Database Coordinator
Colin Walker comes to CAP from Jacksonville University, where he served as the Associate Director of Data Integrity and Moves Management. He previously held several roles with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, starting as an intern in 2018 and rising through the ranks as a Development Associate, Manager of Advancement Plans and Projects, and finally Individual Giving Manager. Walker brings to CAP a wealth of knowledge in fundraising and CRM software, data integrity maintenance, and leveraging database technology and functionality to maximize fundraising efforts.
Walker received his Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He went on to earn two master’s degrees – a Master of Music in Percussion Performance from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Arts Leadership and Cultural Management from Colorado State University.
In his new role as Development and Database Manager, Walker supports CAP’s development activities by maintaining the donor database, recording donations, creating fundraising reports and executing mailings. He also works with CAP’s grant writer to provide project management for grants and program service contracts.