The Rev. Kimberly Hyatt
President & CEO
Kimberly brought a diverse background to the Cathedral Arts Project when she became President & CEO in 2002. Her 25-year career is notable for developing new initiatives, growing programs, formalizing structures and processes and executing to achieve goals.
Following divinity studies at Princeton Seminary where she earned her Master’s degree, she moved to Jacksonville in 1996 and served pastorates at South Jacksonville Presbyterian and Peace Presbyterian churches. During this time she also served on the boards of directors for Hubbard House and Community Connections.
Prior to divinity school, Kimberly was a business lobbyist in Washington, D.C., from 1987 until 1993. Employed by the Food Marketing Institute, she represented the interests of the nation’s food retailers and wholesalers before Congress and ran the political action committee FoodPAC.
During a short stint after college as a reporter for a local newspaper, Kimberly won the South Carolina Press Association’s award for Best Feature Story for her coverage of Ku Klux Klan activities in Horry County, SC. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1987 from Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, where she was voted Outstanding Senior.
She was one of 20 Jacksonville citizens chosen for the Inaugural Class of the Jessie Ball duPont Community Building Fund’s Community Coaches. The Community Coaches program was designed to build a cadre of community experts who can assist local nonprofits in improving their operations and increasing their knowledge of what constitutes good youth development programs. The coaches spent a year being trained by a team of national experts and then provide at least 10 days of pro bono service to local nonprofits.
Kimberly serves as President of the Trustees for the Presbytery of St. Augustine as well as on its Permanent Judicial Commission. She also serves on the Board of Governors for the JAX Chamber. She is an active member of Downtown Rotary, the Jacksonville Women’s Network, and the Chamber’s Downtown Development Committee, and a past board member of The Cathedral School, Heritage Singers of Jacksonville, Hubbard House and Community Connections. She was named a Woman of Influence by the Jacksonville Business Journal in 2015, was a finalist for the EVE Award in 2014, received the Woman of Vision Award by Girls Inc. in 2011, the Boundless: 40 Years, 40 Icons Award from the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville in 2016, and was a Jacksonville Business Journal Ultimate CEO honoree in 2017.
Vice President of Development & Campaign Director
Janette received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Art History from the University of West Alabama (formerly Livingston University) in 1992. It was her study of art history that changed her life, and she went on to take graduate courses in arts administration at the University of Illinois Springfield.
Janette brings 26 years of fundraising experience to her role as Vice President of Development at CAP, where she is responsible for leading the development team and overseeing the strategic direction for CAP’s philanthropic efforts. She began her career in at the Art Institute of Chicago in membership and the annual fund. In 1998, she moved to Jacksonville and became the Director of Development for UNF’s College of Computing, Engineering and Construction. Janette worked on UNF’s first capital campaign and exceeded the College’s campaign goal of $4.8 million by almost 50%. After seven years at UNF, she held a year-long position as Corporate Relations Manager for the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens before moving to the University of Florida and Shands Healthcare (UF Health) for eight years.
While at UF Health, as Director of Development, she was part of the team that worked on the Florida Tomorrow campaign for the University of Florida which exceeded its goal, raising more than $1.7 billion. Prior to joining the CAP team, Janette worked as the Director of Development for Flagler College where she was responsible for managing the major gift team, prospect research and planned giving.
Janette has experience in major and deferred giving and has built and sustained individual relationships throughout her career. In addition to being involved in successful comprehensive campaigns, she has experience in building development programs. Janette is also a graduate of the Leadership St. Johns Class of 2018.
Dance Teaching Artist Fellow
Winter is a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Dance and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Jacksonville University. She is the founder and director of Winter Dance Projects, a Jacksonville-based dance company that creates and collaborates with other artists to bring art and dance to the community, and is in her sixth season as a company dancer for Jacksonville Dance Theatre.
Winter is an adjunct faculty member at Florida State College of Jacksonville and has taught Pilates and dance at studios and schools throughout the Jacksonville community, including Fusion Performing Arts Academy, Jacksonville Dance Theatre and The Florida Ballet. She joined CAP as a full-time dance teaching artist fellow in 2020.
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer
A Jacksonville native, Elyse earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida. She has a lifelong history with and love of the arts, having grown up taking piano and dance lessons, singing in the choir, as well as performing in theatre productions. Though her time on stage has ended, you can often find her in the audience of the symphony, community theatre and concert venues throughout the city.
Elyse joined the Cathedral Arts Project in 2009 and has led an exciting journey to her current role as Chief Financial & Administrative Officer. As CFAO, Elyse oversees the organization’s financial stewardship, human resource strategy, legal compliance and risk management in alignment with CAP’s strategic plan.
Elyse is a Birkman Certified Professional as well as an active member of the local and national chapters of SHRM. She has served on the board of the MOCA Contemporaries and volunteered her time with various arts organizations, such as the Youth of the Beaches Arts Guild in Jacksonville and LEAF Community Arts in Asheville, NC.
In 2011, Elyse launched the CAPtivators, a dynamic group of young professionals between the ages of 21 and 45 who support the work of CAP. During her time as the staff liaison for the CAPtivators, she was responsible for hosting eight events annually, including Diner en Noir, Run Your HeART Out 5k races, kickball tournaments and educational panel discussions.
Communication & Marketing Manager
Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communications from Elon University in 2010. Before joining the CAP team in 2014 she worked in both development and operations at Jacksonville University and Greenshades Software, respectively, bringing a diverse range of skills with her.
In her role as Communications & Marketing Manager, Jennifer ensures the organization’s mission and vision are consistently communicated both internally and externally. She serves as CAP’s media liaison, helps implement all marketing campaigns and manages the production of all printed collateral.
Jennifer began her appreciation of the arts early in life, taking piano lessons from age 5 and dancing throughout elementary and middle school. She was a member of the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus and performed in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2003. She has sung with the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus and is currently a member of Jacksonville University’s Choral Union.
Chief Program Officer & Executive Director of Any Given Child
Allison serves the Cathedral Arts Project as the Chief Program Officer and Executive Director of Any Given Child Jacksonville. After earning her M.A. from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, in 2003, she began her career at the University of Central Florida’s Department of Education. During her tenure, she facilitated a K-12 literacy integration course and a training course for online teaching. Allison then became the Associate Director at the Austin Museum of Art – The Art School where her duties were to create and manage art programs for more than 5,500 students of all ages annually.
Allison joined CAP after serving as the Director of Education for the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Jacksonville where she contributed to the improvement of the museum’s educational services for all ages and abilities. Allison is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Florida specializing in arts integration for elementary school curriculum. In 2018, Allison was honored as one of Jacksonville Business Journal's Top 40 Under 40 and received the Friend of Art Education Award from the Florida Art Education Association. Photograph by Ingrid Damiani
Forrest H. Holland
Chief Marketing Officer
Forrest leads the organization in all communications and marketing efforts, gallery management, and signature special events, such as Jacksonville’s premier fundraising event for arts education, Spring for the Arts.
Throughout the year, she assures the organization’s programs, campaigns and initiatives are consistently presented in a strong, positive image that drive growth and progress toward CAP’s mission and vision.
Forrest joined CAP in 2008 from Stellers Gallery, where she was Gallery Director. A graduate of Hollins University, she earned her B.A. in Studio Art and received the Margaret Markley Smith Award. She was also the first student in university history to have artwork purchased by the university to include in its permanent collection.
Marketing and Advocacy Manager
After graduating from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Communication, Elise worked for GuideWell Connect, formerly DVA, as a producer. Elise has a lifelong appreciation for the visual and performing arts and more than 12 years of experience in communications and project management.
Elise serves as our Marketing and Advocacy Manager to ensure excellence across all digital media platforms and leads the organization’s social media efforts. She is also responsible for gallery openings, event rentals and other community events, such as Spring for the Arts and Curating Confidence.
In addition, Elise has experience working in the CAP program department. She uses this knowledge to nurture relationships with teachers, students, alumni and families. Elise is proud to showcase our programs, providing each individual we serve with a voice and advocate for arts education in our community.
Senior Director of Programs
Kristin serves as the Senior Director of Programs where she is responsible for the effective and efficient administration of CAP’s visual and performing arts programs.
Kristin holds a Bachelor of Arts from Florida State University and a Masters of Public Administration with a focus in nonprofit management from the University of North Florida. With more than a decade of experience in arts education, she has worked for many arts organizations in Jacksonville, including the Alhambra Dinner Theatre, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and the Wilson Center for the Arts at FSCJ South Campus, where she helped launch the Summer Musical Theatre Experience (SMTE).
In 2020, Kristin joined the Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts at Jacksonville University as an adjunct faculty member teaching acting and stage management. She is also an active member of the Jacksonville theatre community where she often acts, directs and stage manages.
Kristin has served on the board of directors for The 5 & Dime, a Theatre Company and was a member of the 2018 ImpactJAX Hightower Emerging Leaders Fellowship class.
Ariani is a graduate of the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. Originally from Miami, Ariani has fallen in love with Jacksonville through her philanthropic work with Rotaract Club at UNF, Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry and CAP.
Ariani began as an intern for the Cathedral Arts Project in 2016. She now serves as the Program Coordinator, providing support for CAP’s direct service programs by making sure teaching artists receive the support they need and students enter a safe space to explore and build a passion in the arts. Ariani also leads the planning of CAP’s annual visual and performing arts showcases.
Development Coordinator & Evaluation Specialist
Akacia takes raw data and transforms it into user-friendly information that help improve the reporting and storytelling of the impact of CAP’s programs and donations.
She is responsible for managing CAP’s grants and donor database, entering and acknowledging gifts, conducting stakeholder and program evaluations and supporting the advocacy work of Any Given Child.
Before joining the CAP team, Akacia completed four years of active duty service as an Administrative Specialist in the United States Marine Corps. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and enjoys examining and solving problems through a philosophical lens.
Akacia’s experience in the government and nonprofit sectors brings unique and valuable insights to the team and her altruistic nature allows her to use her talents to increase the reach, relevance and rigor of CAP’s work.
Art Therapy Fellow
Devon Schlegel moved to Jacksonville in 2017 after spending eight years in Philadelphia, where she obtained her Master's in Art Therapy from Drexel University. After graduation Devon worked in a variety of settings as a child art therapist, including residential treatment facilities, neurological outpatient centers and academic settings. She also worked to develop trauma-informed art therapy programs within two Philadelphia public schools.
After moving to Jacksonville, Devon began working at Daniel Kids as an outpatient therapist where she led art therapy groups within the residential program and Daniel Academy school. She is co-owner of Indigo Art Therapy Studio where she serves as Clinical Director, provides individual art therapy to children and adults, and frequently leads adult art making workshops aimed at mindfulness, self-expression and self-care. Devon is a board certified art therapist and licensed mental health counselor, and in her spare time she practices yoga and is an abstract painter.
Heather, a Jacksonville native, is a graduate of the University of North Florida with a Bachelor's degree in art history and a minor in visual arts. She grew up with a love of the arts, having taken dance classes since she was a toddler.
Heather began volunteering for CAP through the CAPtivators in 2012 and joined the administrative staff in 2018, serving as the Business Manager. Before arriving at CAP, Heather served as the Sr. Operations Assistant at MOCA Jacksonville, and previously interned at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.
String Teaching Artist Fellow
Joshua is a graduate of the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Music Education and Performance and a Master’s in Music Performance with a focus on conducting. He began playing the violin in middle school, transitioning to viola in high school. He has performed and participated in masterclasses with many of today’s leading artists and ensembles, including acclaimed clarinetist Richard Stoltzman.
Since moving to Jacksonville from south Florida in 2009, Joshua has been an advocate for the expansion of music education, specifically for string instruments, in local public schools. He joined CAP as a part-time teaching artist in 2013 while working as a full-time music educator for Duval County Public Schools. In 2019 he became a full-time string teaching artist for CAP and established the first-ever CAP String Orchestra.
When he’s not teaching or performing at local weddings and events, Joshua enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, and goes fishing whenever he can. His goal is to offer all children equal opportunities to play string instruments, no matter their background or location.
Theatre Teaching Artist Fellow
Katie is a graduate of Florida State University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. She has worked professionally as an actor and director in Florida and Ohio and enjoys being an active part of the Jacksonville theatre community. Most recently she was seen in How I Learned to Drive, at The 5 & Dime, A Theatre Company.
In addition to teaching theatre, she also enjoys writing and directing. Her play SEND/END was featured in the Atlanta Fringe Festival, and her sketches are featured in many Awkward Silence Jax shows. Katie joined the Cathedral Arts Project team as the first teaching artist fellow.
Executive Assistant to the President & CEO
Tiffany attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, where she studied Biology and Business Administration. During her time at FAMU, she worked as an administrative assistant for the Children’s Home Society and as an intern at CSX during her school breaks. Following her studies, Tiffany worked in customer service at Landstar before moving to Chase, where she quickly rose through the ranks to become an Operations Senior Specialist. She moved on to JP Morgan Chase and ITEL Laboratories before joining the CAP team in 2018.
Tiffany brings more than 10 years of customer service experience to the table and is excited to grow in her role as Executive Assistant to the President & CEO. In addition to executive office management, she also works closely with the board of directors.