Ayanna Lalia Kiburi

Deputy Director, California Arts Council

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Ayanna Lalia Kiburi, MPH, serves as the primary advisor to the Council and Director. Oversees the agency’s administrative and programmatic operations. Responsible for identifying and implementing long-range plans to address the resource needs required to support the California Arts Council’s mission, Racial Equity and Strategic Plans. Directs the internationally recognized and high-impact Arts in Corrections program in collaboration with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation that serves all adult institutions in California. Ayanna has held leadership positions in the arts and public health throughout her career in public and private sectors.