Erin Hoppe, Executive Director
erin smiling Erin has a decade of experience working in the cultural sector as an administrator, researcher and advocate. She has a Masters in Cultural Policy & Arts Administration from The Ohio State University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego. Previous professional experience includes The Kennedy Center and American Institutes for Research, and internships with the Smithsonian Institution and National Endowment for the Arts. Erin currently serves on the boards of VSA Affiliate Council, Columbus Arts Marketing Association and Ohio Citizens for the Arts. Erin is a native Californian who fell in love with Ohio. She is passionate about promoting inclusion, advancing creativity, developing life-long learning opportunities, birding, and exploring the world.

Cole Garlando, Program Assistant
cole in the sunCole is a maker. Dance art, poetry & fiction, experimental film.
Credentials: MFA Dance from The Ohio State University; BFA Dance from Ohio University, Athens; member Dance Studies Association, American Art Therapy Association, Fractured Atlas. Ni/Cole makes, collaborates, and facilitates creative expression in Columbus and in travels stateside and abroad while continuing to research and play in autœthnographic documentation as both process and product. Cole also enjoys her service as Program Assistant for VSA Ohio - grateful to work for inclusivity, diversity, and artistry.  


Linda Johnson, Administrative Assistant
Linda Johnson has worked part-time for VSA Ohio and the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education for over 10 years. She is an avid volunteer involved in Sigma Phi Gamma sorority, TWIG of Children’s Hospital, and Tabitha Circle. Linda loves to knit, craft and sew.




We're always looking for enthusiastic individuals with a variety of interests and skills to help advance our mission. Your assistance can be provided in terms of office administration, archiving, programs, events, and more.
******We are currently seeking volunteers for the ReelAbilities Film Festival Columbus. Please call 614.241.5325 to discuss your interests and availability.