Debra Polich


734.213.2733 ext. 701

After serving as the founding chair and board member from 2001 – 2012, Polich was named president/CEO of The Arts Alliance through a share‐resource agreement with Artrain, Inc., where she has served as director for over 20 years. Polich earned a BS in Arts Administration from Eastern Michigan University (EMU). Prior to her tenure at Artrain, Polich served as managing director of Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater and has served on the boards of numerous nonprofit arts and community organizations. She is a current member of Creative Many Michigan, Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, EMU’s College of Arts & Science Resource Development and EMU’s Masters of Public Administration advisory boards. Polich is also an EMU Arts Management guest lecturer.

Shoshana Hurand, LMSW

Program Director

734.213.2733 ext. 702

Weaving together expertise in social justice and community arts organizing, Hurand has spent over a decade working in art studios, on film sets and with various nonprofit organizations. She received her BA in Sociology and her MSW from the University of Michigan, and is a recipient of the Rosalie Ginsberg Award for Service and Social Action for Outstanding Community Impact. Hurand’s film credits include R.Stern (2014), Beside Still Waters (2013), Love and Honor (2013), The Ides of March (2011) and Bilal’s Stand (2010, Sundance selected). Past experience includes serving as tour manager of Mr. B’s Joybox Express Mississippi River Road Ride, co‐founder of FestiFools, associate director of Project Community at the University of Michigan and team leader for an environmental AmeriCorps program in Elkhart, Indiana.

Allison Buck

Program Manager, membership

734.213.2733 ext. 707

Buck earned her MA in Arts Administration, her BFA in Photography and BA in English from the University of Michigan. After completing a six‐month internship with the Arts Alliance/Artrain, Buck became a fulltime program manager. Buck is co-chair of the New Leaders Arts Council of Michigan (NLACM), a young leaders’ advisory council of the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs. Previous experience includes over ten years working in the nonprofit sector at a charter school management company, New Urban Learning (NUL), including seven years as a compliance officer. Her work at NUL ranged from development and marketing to enrollment and reporting. In addition, she has taught photography at the elementary and high school level and does freelance portrait photography. Her photography has appeared in Real Detroit, Metro Times and the Times Herald.

Stacy Vigue

Office Manager

734.213.2733 ext. 704

Vigue studied art and business and holds a BS in Independent Studies from Eastern Michigan University, recently returning to Artrain after a 2.5 year hiatus. She previously managed Artrain’s program operations and led or assisted on major projects while being responsible for managing Artrain’s exhibitions including project development, design, execution, registration and care of artworks, education curriculum, program and packets. She also managed tour operations and staff and worked with the President/CEO to set organizational plans, objectives and exhibition budgets. Vigue was part of Artrain’s first Alaska Tour team in 2006.