The COCA Associate Board (CAB) is comprised of motivated and passionate philanthropic professionals who advocate for and help increase awareness of COCA’s mission, program participation, support and services to the St. Louis community through the arts. CAB’s purpose includes raising money for the COCA Annual Fund and building a pipeline, by introducing new audiences, families and participants to the organization.

2020–2021 Executive Officers
Katie Van Allen, President – Missouri History Museum
Keenan Adams, VP, Events – Caleres
Rasheen Coleman, Treasurer – Washington University
Jessica Davenport, President Elect – Bayer
Kristin Filev, Exec Committee
Callie Rapp, VP, Development – Weber Shandwick
Ranie Verby, VP, Recruitment – Plancorp
Adam Wilson, Secretary – Edward Jones

2020–2021 CAB Members
Maggie Barton, Butler’s Pantry
Camille Bianco, JP Morgan/Chase Bank
Erica Bouchard, Buckingham Strategic Wealth
Jessica Fischer, Charter Communications
Ashley Foell, McCormack Baron Salazar
Erica Freeman Glanz, Bunzl USA, Inc.
Jordan Gatewood, Mackey Mitchell Architects
Abby Goldstein, Associate, Robb Partners
Webster Heffern, Elleard Heffern Fine Jewelers
Sally Hendin (Cohen), Weissman Theatrical Supplies
Abby Hillman, Masters Student
Cicely Lubben, Tucker Ellis LLP
Shabnam Nouraie, The Beckemeier Law Firm, LC
Lydia Pinnell, Edward Jones
Elise Pursley, Anheuser-Busch
Mariah Small, Emerson
Laura Sparks-Boyce
Justin Trabert, Neiman Marcus
Douglas Woods, United Airlines


Member Benefits:
Experience Board leadership with a nationally renowned arts organization, gain networking experience, work with community leaders, learn about development and fundraising methods and participate in social events. In addition, COCA Associate Board Members receive all COCA Annual Fund donation benefits at the $500 Patron level, including:

  • Recognition on COCA’s website
  • Listing in COCA Annual Report
  • Invitation to the COCAcabana Kick-Off Party and opportunity to purchase tickets to COCAcabana at the Friend’s level (limited)
  • Early registration for COCA Summer Arts Camps
  • Invitations to private events for exclusive access to COCA performances, exhibitions and artists

Member Expectations:

  • Attend each one of four quarterly board meetings (held at COCA), as well as one annual joint meeting with the COCA Board of Directors. Executive Committee members attend four quarterly meetings.
  • Attend at least two COCA Associate Board-hosted events including internal social events, adult and family cultivation events, and fundraisers.
  • Introduce and invite new families and persons to COCA, as appropriate.
  • Recruit new COCA Associate Board Members, bring new sponsorships or provide in-kind support to COCA (as appropriate).
  • Annual giving dues of $500 per year (all COCA Annual Fund donation benefits at the $500 Patron level apply).