Mary Clare Stevens

Executive Director

As Executive Director of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts, Mary Clare Stevens directs the vision of the Foundation with the Board of Directors and oversees the admin­is­tra­tion, operations and initiatives of the organization. She was the artist’s studio manager for many years and was a trustee of his estate, serving a key role in the transition from a working artist’s studio to a non-profit foundation. Prior to her work with Kelley’s Studio and the Foundation, she worked in arts education, video and art production, and museum admin­is­tra­tion. She is also an artist and holds an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Stevens appears in Kelley’s Day Is Done as an extra and contributed vocals to several songs for the project. Originally from Philadelphia, she has lived and worked in Los Angeles for over 20 years. 

Mark Lightcap

Collection Manager

As Collection Manager, Mark Lightcap oversees the artworks and related materials in the Foundation art collection: managing loans, conservation, and advising on installations. Mark began working for Mike Kelley as a lead fabricator and project manager in 2006, and later serving as shop manager and head of fabrication in 2010. Prior to his time with the Kelley Studio, Mark worked as a freelance jack of all trades, carpenter, art fabricator, preparator, and owner of a transcon­ti­nen­tal art trucking company. As a musician and recording artist, he is a founding member of the bands Acetone, Dick Slessig, Natural Numbers, and Spinout. Mark received his BFA in Music Performance and Composition from CalArts.

Amy Via

Registrar and Database Manager

As the Registrar and Database Manager, Amy Via works closely with Mark Lightcap in the Collections Department to care for, maintain, and preserve artworks in the Foundation’s art collections, in addition to making them accessible via exhibition loans and rights and reproduction requests. Amy came to the Foundation over six years ago, from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, where she oversaw a permanent collection inventory of over 6,000 artworks as the Assistant Registrar. She has previously held positions at U.S. Art Company, Inc. and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC. Amy holds a BA in Art History from the College of Charleston, Charleston. 

Rochele Gomez

Grants Manager

As the Grants Manager, Rochele Gomez oversees the Foundation’s Orga­ni­za­tion­al Support Grant (OSG) and Artist Project Grants (APG) program. Coming to this role as an artist, she is interested in continually developing and implementing the grants program in response to the pressing issues facing artists and arts organizations today. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked for the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs as an Arts Manager, and in the James Lemont Fogg Library at Art Center College of Design. She co-ran QUEENS, an artist-run space in Los Angeles and remains active as an artist. Rochele received her BFA from California State University, Long Beach, and her MFA from the University of California, Irvine. 

Mary Haberle

Director of Archives

Mary Haberle joined the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts as the first staff Archivist in January 2019. Her prior work experience includes positions at the Internet Archive, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Franklin Furnace Archive. Her diverse experience working in archives spans digitization projects, processing of textual records, and web archiving. Mary attended McGill University where she earned a BA in History and Religious Studies and an MLIS in Archival Studies. She completed a certificate in Digital Asset Management at Rutgers University in 2022.

Lori Dedeyan


As Archivist, Lori Dedeyan is responsible for the Foundation’s archival processing program. Her prior work experience includes positions at UCLA Library Special Collections and the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley, where her work encompassed orga­ni­za­tion­al records, artists’ papers, and rare books and manuscripts. Lori earned an MLIS with a spe­cial­iza­tion in Archival Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied English and Art Practice. She carries this background into her archival practice and continues to write on the intersection of art and archives.

Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen

Office Administrator

Chanel Von Habsburg-Lothringen is Office Administrator at Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. She is responsible for providing admin­is­tra­tive support to the Executive Director and Director of Operations. Prior to this role, Chanel cultivated her expertise in LA’s contemporary art world for a decade, supporting the studios of Sayre Gomez, Sterling Ruby, Thomas Houseago and working alongside galleries such as Hauser & Wirth, Gagosian, Sprüth Magers, Xavier Hufkins, Taka Ishii Gallery, and Blum & Poe. She is an artist and curator earning an MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BA in Social Science and History of Art from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.