Board and Staff

Heather Reyes, Board President

Heather joined HAC in 2013 and became a board member in 2014 and is currently in her fourth year as Board President. Heather, her daughters, and her husband are all active in creating art and enjoy a variety of art throughout the galleries of HAC.

Heather's many interests include mixed media, paint pouring, Zentangle, jewelry design, beaded tapestries, cross-stitch, just to name a few. When budget cuts in the public school system canceled art and music classes, she reached out to the Hayward Arts Council so that her family could have a venue to keep being creative.

Heather feels that children learn in different ways, and art is critical to a child's development, their emotional well-being and it allows us to see their truth. Her strong belief that visual and performing arts belong in the K-12 curriculum motivated Heather to work with the Hayward Unified School District, along with teachers, staff, and parents to bring forward a Master Visual and Performing Arts Curriculum so that all students have access to this integral part of learning.

In the past, she has collaborated with the Hayward Animal Shelter, Amvets Post 911, and Veterans and Equines Together to co-host fundraisers and was successful in using art to raise funds and awareness for both the Shelter, veterans in crisis, and the Hayward Arts Council.

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