Staff & Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The executive director of each New England state arts agency holds a seat on the NEFA board. The Massachusetts Cultural Council has opted not to exercise its governance role at present.

Lawrence J. Simpson, Chair
Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA

Andrew P. Cornell, Vice Chair
Cambridge, MA

John Plukas, Treasurer
Wainwright Capital Management 
Boston, MA

Byron Champlin, Secretary
Lincoln Financial Group
Concord, NH

Alex Aldrich
Vermont Arts Council
Montpelier, VT

Sandra Burton
Williams College
Williamstown, MA

David Bury
David Bury & Associates
Catskill, NY

Amy Zell Ellsworth
Belmont, MA

Daniel Forrest
Connecticut Office of the Arts
Hartford, CT

Lynn Martin Graton
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Concord, NH

Geoff Hargadon
UBS Financial Services
Boston, MA

Jane James
RE/MAX By the Bay
Portsmouth, NH

Mary Kelley
The Field Organization
Somerville, MA

Ted Landsmark
Boston Architectural College
Boston, MA

Jeremy Liu
Creative Ecology
Oakland, CA

Peter Nessen
CRIC Capital, LLC
Boston, MA

Julie Richard
Maine Arts Commission
Augusta, ME

Elizabeth Theobald Richards
The Opportunity Agenda
New York, NY

Andrea Rogers
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts 
  (Executive Director Emerita)
Burlington, VT

Randall Rosenbaum
Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
Providence, RI

Anita Walker
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Boston, MA


Robert A. Brennan
Staff Accountant
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Anita M. Chan
Financial Controller
Kelsey Colcord
Program Coordinator, Center Stage
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Summer Confuorto (Gros Ventre/Mi'kmaq)
Program Coordinator
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Elizabeth Epsen
Program Coordinator, National Dance Project
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Steven Fenton
Executive Assistant
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Allie Fiske

CreativeGround Website Administrator
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Sarah Long Holland
Development Manager
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Daniela Jacobson
Program Coordinator, Presenting & Touring
Accessibility Coordinator
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Meena Malik
Program Coordinator, National Theater Project
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Abigail Maulion
Communications Coordinator
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Deidra M. Montgomery
Development Associate
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Tracey Mullane
Salesforce & IT Administrator
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Sara C. Nash
Program Manager, National Dance Project
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Cheri Opperman
Grants Coordinator, National Dance Project
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Laura Paul
Interim Co-Executive Director
Chief Operating Officer
Adrienne Petrillo
Program Manager, Presenting & Touring
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Jane Preston
Interim Co-Executive Director
Director of Programs
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Dee Schneidman
Research Manager
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Quita Sullivan (Montaukett)
Program Manager, National Theater Project
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Ann C. Wicks
Communications Manager
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