CALA Alliance (Celebración Artística de las Américas) is a non-profit organization that creates shared arts experiences that encourage cultural understanding between people of the Americas. CALA is dedicated to inspiring and educating Arizonans and the international community about the richness and depth of artistic talent in our local community and to creating new understandings through art about Arizona’s relationship to the Americas.


Staff & Advisors

Casandra Hernández Faham, Executive Director, CALA Alliance
Curator of CALA Initiatives, ASU Art Museum

Julio César Morales, Curatorial Advisor
Curator, ASU Art Museum

Carolyn A. Hernandez, CPA, Financial Consultant

Board of Directors

Ruben Álvarez, President
Molera Alvarez Group

José Cárdenas, Secretary
Arizona State University

Myra Millinger, Treasurer
Myra Millinger and Associates LLC

Camila Alarcón
Gammage & Burnham Attorneys at Law

Margie Emmermann
Molera Alvarez Group

Laura Franco French
Greater Phoenix Leadership

Antonio Moya
Salt River Project

Deanna Salazar
Blue Cross Blue Shield

Todd Sanders
Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce


CALA Alliance is proud to work in partnership with the Arizona State University Art Museum to create arts experiences that engage the complex diversity of Latinx stories in Phoenix and re-imagine Arizona’s place in the Americas.


CALA programs are currently supported by:

Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation
J. W. Kieckhefer Foundation
Margaret T. Morris Foundation
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Arizona Public Service
Salt River Project
Cox Communications
City of Phoenix
Wells Fargo
LS Travel
Molera Alvarez
Aventura Catering