CIVA Staff

Cameron Anderson
Executive Director
608.433.9339 Office

Cameron Anderson became CIVA’s Executive Director in February 2009. He completed his M.F.A. at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and completed additional graduate study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an artist and a writer and is married to Cynthia (C.K.) Anderson. They have two adult children, Jesse and Emilie, and live in Madison, Wisconsin. Prior to joining CIVA, Cam served on the staff of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA for 30 years, most recently as the National Director of the organization’s Graduate & Faculty Ministries. His book The Faithful Artist: An Evangelical Vision for Art is soon to be published by InterVarsity Press.


Dawn AndersonDawn Anderson

Dawn Anderson enjoys a busy ‘second career’ as copy editor, events planner, wedding coordinator, hospitality provider, day care board member, and resident dog-walker. Having recently retired from a 31-year career as a middle school Language teacher, during which time she completed a Master’s Degree in Education and served as a mentor to numerous young educators, she is an avid supporter of the arts and, especially, arts education programming. Dawn and her husband, Garwood, are the happy parents of three adult children and one daughter-in-law and enjoy having their home in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, be the hub for gatherings of family and friends.


Kate AustinKate Austin
Membership and Exhibits
608.433.9339 Office

Kate received her B.A. in Art Education at Wheaton College, completed the Gordon in Orvieto semester abroad program of Renaissance Art in Italy, and studied stone sculpture at the Chicago Botanical Gardens under masters from Chapungu, Zimbabwe. She has taught elementary art in the Chicago suburbs, the Mississippi Delta, and small town New Hampshire, before moving to Madison, Wisconsin to establish roots. Kate continues to enrich the lives of young children through service in her local church as Youth Ministry Team Leader. She and her husband, Jacob, have three wonderful daughters, a dog named Blue, and a small flock of backyard chickens.


Ned Bustard

Ned Bustard
Graphic Designer

Ned Bustard is a graphic designer, illustrator, author, and printmaker. His most recent book is History of Art: Creation to Contemporary. In his spare time, Ned is curator of the Square Halo Gallery and the creative director for Square Halo Books, for whom he edited the book It Was Good: Making Art to the Glory of God. He grew up in the Reformed Episcopal Church and now serves as a ruling elder in a Presbyterian church. Ned is also on the board of The Association of Scholars of Christianity in the History of Art (ASCHA). He and his wife, Leslie, have three lovely daughters, one dog, and an unreasonable about of books.


Laura Cootsona
Development and Leadership Consultant

Laura Cootsona followed her parents’ example and has committed vocational life to the nonprofit sector. During her undergraduate studies at U.C. Berkeley, she worked primarily with the homeless and then found her niche in fundraising and fundraising consulting during her masters program in Nonprofit Management at the University of San Francisco. Since 1994, her consulting career has included working with schools, social service agencies, religious outreach groups, and arts organizations. Cootsona has lived in the Bay Area, Europe, New York City, and now resides in Chico, California with her husband and two teenage daughters. Working with boards, staff, and volunteers, Cootsona communicates concepts with enthusiasm and practical knowledge.


Barry Sherbeck

Barry Sherbeck
Digital Media | Communications

Barry is a visual artist who grew up in the Middle East and South Asia, studied language, religion, and culture at the University of Wisconsin Madison, and has worked in visual media and interactive design since 1987. He works in Madison as an artist, photographer, writer, and web designer. He is married to Carol and they have two daughters. Barry helps lead a local CIVA-affiliated community of visual artists who gather for mutual learning and support.

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