Jeni Licata is the Executive Director at Lighthouse ArtCenter. She was born and raised in South Florida. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. After her studies, Jeni started working at Sandy Pines Residential Treatment Center, a children’s mental health hospital in Jupiter, FL. It was here where she learned that introducing art to a child in their early development was highly beneficial. This realization led her on a different path, and she ended up at Armory Art Center in West Palm Beach, FL. Jeni began pursuing her love of working with clay and teaching art to adults and youth. At the Armory Art Center, she managed a non-profit youth summer program. In 2018, Jeni came to Lighthouse ArtCenter as an instructor teaching clay and shibori workshops. She increasingly became more involved at Lighthouse ArtCenter, taking on additional administrative and organizational tasks. In 2020, Jeni became the Co-Director of Education. In 2021, she was appointed by the Board of Director’s Executive Committee to be the Executive Director. In this role, Jeni oversees the growth of Lighthouse ArtCenter’s ART FOR ALL programs, as well as the management of staff and members.