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2024 Professional Theatre GPS Level 3
9/13/2022 9:00:00 AM
2024 Professional Theatre GPS Level 3
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County: Orange County
Executive Director and Founder of Open Scene
Director of the Latinx Performing Arts Festival
Journalist, Creative Writer, and Producer with more than a decade of experience.
Radio Host at MAS100.7 FM
Former Film Studies professor at the Central University of Venezuela
MD in Journalism and Audiovisual Management
County: Leon County
Executive Director, Young Actors Theatre of Tallahassee
Former American Ballet Theatre Director of Marketing and Strategic Communications
2020 Women in Power Fellow at the 92Y
Summa Cum Laude
Marymount Manhattan College, MPA NYU Wagner School of Public Service
County: Lake County
Region 2 Curriculum Specialist for Lake County Schools
Teaching Artist, Central Florida arts organizations including the Orlando Repertory Theatre and the Center for Digital Media
Former Teacher, Theatre and English, Lake County Schools
Previously, Arts in Education Coordinator, West Virginia Division of Culture and History;
M.F.A., Theatre for Young Audiences, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida; B.A., Education, Fairmont State University, Fairmont, West Virginia
County: Sarasota County
Has 30 years of management-level experience in strategic planning, fund development, marketing, communications, and event design and implementation in both the nonprofit and private sectors.
Held management-level positions in a variety of nonprofit arts organizations in the Greater Philadelphia area—a theater, a performing arts center, a symphony, an opera and several outdoor music festivals.
Additionally, worked in the economic development and healthcare arenas, and for a national wealth advisory firm, as a fundraising and marketing executive, planning and managing national cultivation events for high-net-worth clients and prospects and overseeing corporate sponsorships.
As a nonprofit fundraising and marketing strategies consultant for the past six years, has served a diverse range of clients in Sarasota, Florida, in board retreat facilitation, strategic plan facilitation, fundraising plan development, coaching, workshop facilitation, event management, and marketing and communication strategies and implementation.
County: Collier County
Executive Director, Marco Island Center for the Arts, Marco Island, FL
Previously, Director of Education, Stepping Stones Museum for Children, Norwalk, CT; Director of Programming and Advocacy, Prevent Blindness Tri-State, CT, NY, NJ; Director of Education, The Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT; Education and New Audience Specialist, Yale Repertory Theater, New Haven, CT; Education Coordinator, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT; Executive Director, The Elm Shakespeare Company, New Haven, CT
JD Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, VA
BA in Philosophy, Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Executive Director of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (1995 – 2021)
Served in a variety of capacities at the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, including Deputy Director and Director of the Dance and Presenting Organizations Programs (1984 – 1995)
Bachelor of Music Education degree from Temple University in Philadelphia
Managed orchestras and non-profit arts organizations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Ohio.
Served as a site visitor and panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts in the Dance, Theatre, Music, Musical Theatre/Opera and State and Regional Programs, and as a panelist for the state arts agencies of New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Tennessee, Connecticut , Massachusetts, Maine and Vermont, as well as for the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, the Heinz Endowment of Pittsburgh, and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture in Cleveland, OH.
Taught arts administration courses, classes and seminars at Brown University and Rhode Island College.
Served on the board of the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies.
Received the Gary Young Award from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, awarded every two years to a state arts agency director “who makes an extraordinary contribution to public support for the arts at the state, regional and national level” (2016)
Sings professionally in churches and synagogues, and with performing ensembles throughout the East Coast.