Public Art League Directors

David B. Wilcoxen

David B. Wilcoxen

President
Charter Board Member


David B. Wilcoxen is a three-time graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1989, he was a Bronze Tablet graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in physical geography. In 1992, he obtained a Masters of Urban Planning with a focus on environmental planning and policy. After obtaining his MUP, he worked as a Fellow with the U.S. Army Environmental Policy Institute until 1995. In 1997, he enrolled in the University of Illinois College of Law and received a Juris Doctor degree in May, 2000. Mr. Wilcoxen is currently the Director for Environmental Compliance at the University of Illinois. He is also a local artist who has served on the 40 North Gala Planning Committee and has lived in the community since 1987.

 

Roopali Malhotra

Roopali Malhotra

Vice President


Roopali Malhotra joined PAL in 2011 and primarily focuses on soliciting funding for the organization through private and public grants. Raised in Danville, Illinois, she pursued her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Pennsylvania State University and University of Pennsylvania before returning to the University of Illinois to attend the College of Law. She currently serves as an attorney for the Office of University Counsel, and has previously assisted with matters for the T.F. Arts for Humanity Foundation in New York City, as well as the Chicago South Asian Arts Council.

 

Eric Robeson

Eric Robeson

Treasurer
Charter Board Member


Eric works in property management for Robeson's Inc. and Robeson Properties, LLC. In addition to work with the Public Art League, he is one of the organizers of the annual C-U Oktoberfest for the Developmental Services Center. Eric is an active volunteer with the Champaign West Rotary club and served as the club's president. He also volunteers for the Champaign County Humane Society and the Boneyard Creek Community Day. Previously, he has had leadership roles with the Champaign County Forest Preserve Foundation, the Land Conservation Foundation and the Relay For Life of Champaign County (American Cancer Society).

 

Robin Allen

Robin Allen

Board Member


Robin Allen is an active participant in the community and has served on the Montessori School Board, Junior League of Champaign-Urbana (JLCU), President of the Champaign-Urbana Figure Skating Club, Brownie and Girl Scout leader, school volunteer, Vestry Member Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church and active member of Friends of Roundhouse (FOR). She has recently retired from her position as an Administrative Dietitian for the University of Illinois Dining Services. A Registered Dietitian since 1980, she received her undergraduate degree in Food Science and Institutional Management from the University of Alabama in 1980, and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of Illinois in 1998. A retired Navy Captain, she served 23 years active and reserve duty as a Registered Dietitian and Hospital Administrator. In this capacity, she coordinated clinical and administrative food service operations in a variety of teaching hospitals and attached to the Marines she set up and ran the foodservice operations for Field Hospitals.

 

James Barham

James Barham

Charter Board Member


James is the owner of Barham Benefit Group, est. 1997, and created indi co artist co op in 2009. James was born in Champaign but has lived in California and Hawaii. Upon his return from Hawaii 1992, he decided to become more involved in his community and has been on the board of the IETC, Crisis Nursery, The Reading Group,Ambucs, Girls Scouts Green Meadow Council and the Champaign Public Library Foundation. He is currently serving on The Tony Noel Memorial Golf committee, the Public Art League and the Swann Special Care Development Board. He also was an elected member of the Champaign Park Board and during his 6 year term he served on the board of the CU Special Recreation, the Illinois Park & Recreation Association and the National Recreation & Park Association legislative committees.

 

Whitney E.W. Hartman

Whitney E.W. Hartman

Board Member


Whitney E.W. Hartman graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelors degree in political science.  Following graduation, she worked for the I Hotel and Conference Center where she fulfilled a number of positions and responsibilities including sales, marketing, and operations.  Currently, she is finishing her thesis for her Masters degree in Bioethics from Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC).  Whitney is married to Andrew Hartman, of JSM Apartments.

 

 

Masha Trenhaile

Masha Trenhaile

Board Member


Masha Trenhaile came to Champaign to receive her Masters of Science in Advertising from the University of Illinois. After graduation Masha worked for over nine years at Fox Development Corporation as the Vice President of Operations and the Managing Broker for FDC, LLC. Trenhaile is very active in the community and in addition to PAL serves on the board of Sinfonia da Camera and the Executive Club of Champaign County (ECCC). Masha resides in Champaign with her husband and her son.

 

Past Directors:

  • 2011–2016 Alan Mette
  • 2010–2015 Lawrence Hamlin, Charter Board Member
  • 2011–2013 Robin Hall
  • 2010–2013 David Raila, Charter Board Member
  • 2010–2012 Brian Knox, Charter Board Member, Past President
  • 2010–2011 Casey Loving

 

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