Board of Directors, Advisory Council, & Staff

Board of Directors

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

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

Douglas Keith, Treasurer
Lincolnshire Advisors
Eliot, ME

Ann Smith, Secretary
Featherstone Center for the Arts
Oak Bluffs, MA

Christal N. Brown
INSPRIT dance company
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT

Taylor Ho Bynum
Dartmouth College
Tri-Centric Foundation
Hanover, NH/New Haven, CT

Andrew P. Cornell
Cambridge, MA

Amy Zell Ellsworth
Belmont, MA

Geoff Hargadon
UBS Financial Services
Boston, MA

John E. Henry
Principal, MarlinSpike, LLC
Weston, MA

Ginnie Lupi
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Concord, NH

Karen Mittelman
Vermont Arts Council
Montpelier, VT


Barbara E. Murphy
Burlington, VT

Chip Newell
NewHeight Group
Portland, ME

Kristina Newman-Scott
Department of Economic & Community Development
State of Connecticut
Hartford, CT

Julie Richard
Maine Arts Commission
Augusta, ME

Elizabeth Theobald Richards
The Opportunity Agenda
New York, NY

Pamela Tatge
Jacob's Pillow Dance
Becket, MA

Ted Wendell
Milton, MA

Marco Werman
BBC Worldwide/Public Radio International
Boston, MA

Lisa Wong
Arts & Humanities Initiative, Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Carrie Zaslow
Rhode Island LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation)
Providence, RI

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.


advisory council

Sandra Burton
Williams College
Williamstown, MA (co-chair)

Sara Coffey
Vermont Performance Lab
Guilford, VT (co-chair)

Molly Davies
AM Foundation
Stowe, VT

Maurice Decaul
Theatre Communications Group
New York, NY

Pamela Diamantis
Curbstone Financial Management Corp
Manchester, NH

Stephen Duprey
The Duprey Companies
Concord, NH

Ana Flores
Earth Inform Studio
Charlestown, RI

David Howse
Boston, MA

Karina Kelley
McFarland Johnson
Concord, NH

Felicia Knight
The Knight Canney Group
Scarborough, ME

Liana Krupp
Krupp Family Foundation
Boston, MA
Angie Lane
Red River Theatres
Concord, NH
Rania Matar
Rania Matar Photography
Brookline, MA
Roberta McCulloch-Dews
Mayor's Office
City of Pittsfield, MA
Denise Menton
New York, NY
Frank Mitchell
The Amistad Center for Art & Culture
Hartford, CT
Mariko Silver
Bennington College
Bennington, VT
Sydney Skybetter
Brown University
Providence, RI
Anita Walker
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Boston, MA




Morganna Becker
Program Associate, CreativeGround 
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Jug Chokshi
Director of Finance and Administration

Rodrigo DelaTorre
Finance Manager
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Cathy Edwards
Executive Director

Steven Fenton
Executive and Operations Manager
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Jeffrey Filiault
Communications Coordinator
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Kristin Gregory
Program Coordinator, National Dance Project
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Daniela Jacobson Plotkin
Program Coordinator, Presenting & Touring
Accessibility Coordinator
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Sarah Kelley
Development Associate
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Meena Malik
Program Coordinator, National Theater Project
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Deidra M. Montgomery
Program Coordinator, Creative City
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Sara C. Nash
Program Director, Dance
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Cheri Opperman
Grants Coordinator, National Dance Project
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Adrienne Petrillo
Program Director, New England Presenting & Touring, Center Stage
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Jane Preston
Deputy Director
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Dee Schneidman
Program Director, Research & Creative Economy
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Abby Southwell
Salesforce & IT Administrator
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Kelsey Colcord Spitalny
Program Coordinator, Center Stage
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Janusz Sulanowski
Finance Associate
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Quita Sullivan, JD (Montaukett/Shinnecock)
Program Director, Theater
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Kim Szeto
Program Manager, Creative City
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Sharon Timmel
Development Manager
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Ann Wicks
Communications Manager
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