Staff

Erin Hoppe, Executive Director

erin smiling Erin has more than 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 experiences include 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 for 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.

Megan Fitze, MA Director of Programs

Megan Fitze is thrilled to join the VSA Ohio team and continue pursuing her passion for accessibility in the arts. Most recently, Megan worked for Massillon Museum as Education and Outreach Manager. While at the Museum, she co-established an accessibility committee, created audio descriptive and sensory tours, and developed a sensory room. Before Massillon Museum, Megan worked with Dublin Arts Council serving first as Education and Outreach Coordinator, and then hired as the Director of Education & Special Projects. Through her work, she generated educational, hands-on programming for the Visual Arts Series in conjunction with local school systems. She was also the chief administrator for Dublin Arts Council’s annual B.R.E.A.D! Festival, an arts-based multicultural community festival. Megan has additionally worked for the Columbus Metropolitan Library as a Ready to Read Specialist and Global Gallery, a Fair Trade non-profit, in Columbus, Ohio. 

In her free time, Megan loves traveling all over Ohio with her husband, Josh, and baby, Wesley, to experience the diverse cultural institutions and events Ohio offers. She currently serves on the Ohio Alliance for Art Education board of directors. Megan received her M.A. in Art Education with a specialization in Museum Education and Administration in 2016 from The Ohio State University. She received her B.S. in Sociology from Manchester College (now Manchester University) in North Manchester, Ind., in 2004.

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.

 

OPENINGS

Development & Records Intern
Unpaid / Academic Credit Eligible
VSA Ohio seeks a Development & Records Intern to contribute to the sustainability and growth of a statewide nonprofit. Primary tasks include documenting organizational history and developing accurate/comprehensive contacts system for communication and development activities. The Intern will work closely with VSAO’s executive director and program assistant. This is an excellent opportunity to make a large contribution to a small nonprofit while developing a portfolio of non-profit skills. Candidates should have an interest in non-profit administration, development, arts, education, and/or disability. For more information or to apply, email info@vsao.org or call 614-241-5325.

Volunteers
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.