Art Access Staff & Contractors

Shandra Benito, Executive Director



Office Phone: 801-328-0703, option 3

Cell Phone: 206-412-2973

Shandra is a social worker, disability rights advocate, trumpet player, and art enthusiast from Seattle, WA. She is a graduate of the University of Washington Masters of Social Work Program and has worked alongside and served many different communities including individuals with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, immigrants, refugees, and native and indigenous people.

Most recently, Shandra worked as the head of fundraising at the Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services, while also serving on the City of Seattle Commission for People with Disabilities, and the Legal Voice Violence Against Women Task Force. She is proud to identify as a person with a disability, as a member of the Deaf community, and is thrilled to be able to bring her experiences working toward equality and equal access, non-profit development and fundraising to Art Access and Salt Lake City. Shandra joined Art Access as executive director in January of 2017.

[image description: Shandra is turned to the right and smiling at the camera. She has short dark hair and is wearing a green long-sleeved shirt with a green necklace.]


Erin Call, Finance Director


Phone: 801-328-0703, option 8

Erin previously worked as the controller at the Salt Lake Art Center and is amply qualified to manage the fiscal aspects of our organization. Erin attended both Brigham Young University and the University of Utah and majored in fine arts with an emphasis in painting.

In addition, she has over 20 years of accounting experience in a variety of industries.

Erin has lived along the Wasatch Front her entire life, currently residing in downtown Salt Lake City with her husband and young daughter. She loves the arts in general and has a particular fondness for the visual arts.

[image description: Erin is smiling at the camera. She is turned slightly to the right and has her hands on a banister. She has long red hair that is in a braid and is wearing a black shirt.]


Kerry Ellen Carlson, Program Director

Phone: 801-328-0307, option 4

Kerry's bio and picture will be here soon! Stay tuned.



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