Jenice Gharib - Grants Program & Policy Director/Community & Economic Development


Jenice Gharib serves as the Grants Program and Policy Director. She manages the department's Arts & Cultural Districts, Local Arts Councils & Service Organizations, Arts Trails, and Economic and Entrepreneurial Development programs.

Her varied experience includes running an organic coffee company, starting a joint venture in Poland, and turning around a bankrupt cable TV company. More recently, Jenice has been a member of management in arts organizations such as the Museum of Photographic Arts, the Southwest Literary Center of Recursos de Santa Fe, and Santa Fe Performing Arts. Jenice holds a B.S. in Accounting and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing. She has published articles, reviews, essays, poetry, and short fiction. Three of her plays have been produced.