Skip Navigation

Kathleen D. Sanz, PhD
Executive Director
kdsanz@fmea.org

Dr. Sanz earned her PhD from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a Masters of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of South Florida. She is a member of the National Art Education Association, American Society of Association Executives, and the Florida Society of Association Executives. She currently serves as the Immediate Past President for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Executive Director of the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) and the Florida School Music Association (FSMA), and President/CEO of the Center for Fine Arts Education, Inc. (CFAE). 

Val Anderson
Director of Operations
val@fmea.org

Val has been with FMEA/CFAE since 2003. As Director of Operations, she is responsible for contract management and various other duties of FMEA. Val received a Bachelor of Science in Criminology from Florida A&M University and a certificate in Organizational Management through the Institute for Organizational Management (a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) at Villanova University. She is a member of the Florida Society of Association Executives where she serves on the Education Committee and the American Society of Association Executives.

Josh Bula, PhD
Web Development & Director of Information Technology
josh@fmea.org

Josh has been with CFAE since 2009. His primary duty is web application development and he is also responsible for all network, server, and database administration, and general tech support for staff and clients. He has a BME and PhD in music education from Florida State University and a Masters in Music from the University of South Florida. He's a member of the American Society of Association Executives, the Professional Association for SQL Server, the Capital City Microsoft .NET Users Group, and various other professional information technology organizations.

Jasmine Van Weelden
Marketing and Membership Coordinator
jasmine@fmea.org

Jasmine has been with CFAE since 2017. She is responsible for creating marketing content for our publications, the website, monthly e-newsletters, and social media, and layout and design for our research publication. She also manages the general membership, Exhibitors, and Corporate & Academic partners. She has an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, and a BA in Art History from Florida State University.

Jenny Abdelnour, CAE
Public Affairs and Communications
jenny@fmea.org

Jenny has been with CFAE since 2017. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology from Florida State University and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from American University in Washington, DC. She has experience in association and conference management, public relations, legislative and regulatory tracking and analysis, and ballot initiative research. She is a member of the Florida Society of Association Executives (FSAE) and a member of the American Society of Association Executives.