Board of Directors
Angela Brown Presley | President & Co-Treasurer
Angela is passionate about bringing communities together and creating memorable experiences. She's lucky enough to do this for a living as the SVP & GM of Events at The Linux Foundation, a non-profit consortium dedicated to providing a neutral, trusted hub for open technology projects, where she's been for 15 years. In this role, she also spearheads diversity & inclusion efforts.
Prior to moving to Maui in 2018 with her husband, Angela resided in California and Arizona. She has previously served on the board of the Greater Phoenix Multicultural & Arts Foundation, and was a founding member of the International Special Events Society's Arizona chapter.
Cecilia (Ceci) Chenault | Vice President & Secretary
Cecilia is a Maui artist, instructor and the owner of Aloha Maui Creations founded in 2010. As an artist for over 25 years she has participated and volunteered with many art exhibitions including past Art Maui events. She currently exhibits in local galleries around the island and through her online gallery.
She attended University of Hawaii and her past work experience has been in business administration/management in the medical, real estate, construction, banking and retail sectors.
Her art instruction experience since 1992 has included the Lahaina Art Society outreach for children, Maui public and private schools along with private lessons for adults and children. Cecilia has advocated for children's art programs on Maui through county grant testimonials, fundraising and community awareness.
Yann Lussiez, Ed.D. | Youth Engagement Director
Yann Lussiez is currently the Lower Division Head at Kamehameha Schools Maui. He has his BA in Media Communications (Photography) and French Literature from Webster University, and his MA and Ed.D. from the University of New Mexico.
Originally from Lille, France, he was raised in Colorado, lived in the Central African Republic, Venezuela, Turkey, but has spent most his time in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
He has been an art teacher and volunteered on several non-profit boards both for the arts and international relations. He is an avid photographer, painter, and writer. He is married and has two daughters.
Carl Yoshihara | Design & Website Director
Carl is 5th generation from Maui and is a military brat. That life took him all over the mainland and overseas, before settling down Upcountry on Maui. He has been an artist all his life and has artworks in collections nationally and internationally.
Before moving to Maui, he lived in Cupertino, the heart of Silicon Valley, California. He worked as an art director, graphic designer and illustrator for himself and many notable companies.
Currently, I’m enjoying photography, surfing, painting, life and trying to remodel my house. But you know how that is. :)
Amanda Miche Dellinger Turnbull | Board Advisor
Amanda Michele is a maker, community activist, and fun facilitator. She is the founder of Arts Enabler, a small business dedicated to championing artists and enabling them to thrive in their art careers.
Originating from Washington state, she previously managed the late Seattle philanthropist Paul Allen’s exhibition project Pivot Art + Culture and helped launch the inaugural Seattle Art Fair. Her experience includes nearly two decades of administrative work for for-profit and nonprofit arts and cultural businesses. She received her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts and has served on numerous art and community volunteer boards.
Amanda is currently living with her husband in Kahakuloa Village on a multi-generational, cooperative property, owned by her great uncle and master sculptor Bruce Turnbull, dedicated to the development of artistic skill, artists in residence, and holistic healing.