BACF Team

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Lani Rovzar

Executive Director
Lani Rovzar comes to BACF with a deep working history in the Bay Area arts community, as well as expertise in start-ups and Branded Environments. She’s worked with organizations such as The Sharon Art Studio, New Langton Arts, Museum of Craft & Folk Art, Headlands Center for the Arts, and served on the Advisory Board for the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery. Passionate about supporting local artists and community, she founded 42 Degrees Arts Agency, an incubator program through Intersection for the Arts. She believes it is especially important to support the wonder, inquisitiveness and joy creativity invites in young people, so that it has the opportunity to grow into a natural modality that shapes the way they approach their lives and the world. For fun, Lani enjoys taking photos with her vintage Polaroid LandCameras on hikes in the Mojave Desert.
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Paulina Vo-Griffin

Marketing & Programs Manager
Paulina Vo-Griffin has served youth in the South Bay Area through various roles in nonprofit organizations and as a middle school teacher. She’s worked with City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley, YMCA of Silicon Valley, Summit Public Schools, and AACI. As someone who had the opportunity to engage in choir and dance lessons at an early age, Paulina can attest that exercising creativity through participating in the arts has had a positive impact on her life. She’s excited to work alongside a team of inspiring individuals who care deeply about supporting the creativity of youth. Outside of work, Paulina loves to dance, sing, blog, cook, bake, and climb!
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Laura KAKKIS Serper

Artistic Director

Laura Kakkis Serper brings rich artistic experience and vision as a choral conductor and community-builder. She founded and conducts Kairos Music Academy, Berkeley’s premier children’s choir, and directs the choral program at the renowned Crowden School. Ms. Serper also served as music director of the San Francisco Boys Chorus and head of the music department at the Pacific School of Religion. She has collaborated as an artist in productions with the Berkeley Repertory Theater, Mark Morris Dance Group, San Francisco Symphony, Kronos Quartet with SFJazz, and other arts organizations. In 2010 the California State Senate honored Kairos Music Academy for “over twenty years of excellence in service to the community.” Helping young artists to express their creativity brings her pure joy. She also loves to dance, hike and make music in a family trio with her pianist husband and composer-cellist son.

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Eliot Dobris

Marketing
Eliot Dobris brings to BACF a long track record as a communications and marketing leader for startups. His focus is on writing, media relations and branding for organizations with complex stories that need to be made simple and compelling. He has worked with organizations in healthcare, venture capital, cannabis and nonprofits. Eliot particularly appreciates BACF’s emphasis on celebrating creativity in youth who may not be receiving support from others sources. In his spare time, Eliot enjoys cooking and growing his own herbs and vegetables.
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Julie Mozdzierz

Bookkeeper

Julie Mozdzierz has worked as an accountant and consultant in the Bay Area since 1986, in various sectors including non-profit, leisure & hospitality, real estate, and manufacturing. Julie joined BACF for its commitment to expanding youth access to creative resources and the opportunity for artistic expression. She believes creativity comes to us in many forms throughout our lives from art and music, to everyday tasks like gardening, cooking and baking.