Sadira Rodrigues – Curator/Director

Sadira Rodrigues is an educator, curator, writer and administrator. From social-profit enterprises such as artist-run-centres and public galleries, to museums, grant funding and higher education, she as assembled deep knowledge of the arts and culture sector in Canada and beyond. Her past institutional experience includes Dean of Continuing Studies at Emily Carr University, Public Programs at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and a Regional Facilitator for the Canada Council for the Arts.

Emma MacLeod – Arts Administrator

Emma MacLeod is an administrator, event producer, and musician living and working on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples. She grew up dividing her time between Vancouver and Gibsons, and she is excited to reconnect with the Coast and serve its thriving artistic community in her new role with the SCAC.

Emma is a recent graduate of the University of British Columbia, where she completed an honours thesis in History and International Relations. During her time at UBC, Emma was the Director of a students-for-students arts and culture startup called Dive Into UBC. With Dive, she produced a wide variety of events and worked to strengthen UBC’s artistic community with the goal of bringing artists and art lovers together and driving arts and culture to the forefront of the UBC community.

Emma also moonlights as an electronic musician and audio engineer.

Yanira Cuellar – Bookkeeper

Yanira Cuellar has over 35 years experience in financial management, human resources, strategic planning, and policy development for organizations ranging from non-profits, government and commercial enterprises. Her most interesting and challenging position was that of Finance & Administration Director of Pike Place Market. Her most rewarding position was project manager of “It’s My Life” conference dedicated to the issues of aging out of foster care.

Yanira’s education includes Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; Masters of Business Administration; Professional Certificate in Event Management; Certificate in Facilitation and Leadership Training; and Certificate in Project Management.

Yanira was born in El Salvador and now calls the Sunshine Coast her home. She is the proud mother of two nice and accomplished young men—age 20 and 17.

Yanira is excited to be back working with the SCAC having previously worked as the Administration & Facility Manager in 2009. She looks forward to being around creative people and contributing her skills to the success of the SCAC.

Linda May Henri – Gallery Coordinator and Events Assistant, Young Canada Works

Linda May Henri is a fourth year undergraduate student at the University of Victoria pursuing a major in visual arts and history. Her preferred mediums to work in are drawing and painting. Raised on the Sunshine Coast, she is excited to be working in an environment that helps promote and facilitate art within her local community.

Paul Clancy – Photographer

“Retired photographer and pet sitter if I have the time.”