Staff & Board of Directors

Board of Directors

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

Andrew P. Cornell, Vice Chair
Cambridge, MA

Geoff Hargadon, Treasurer
UBS Financial Services
Boston, MA

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

Taylor Ho Bynum
Tri-Centric Foundation
New Haven, CT

Byron Champlin
Lincoln Financial Group

Concord, NH

Amy Zell Ellsworth
Belmont, MA

Jane James
RE/MAX Shoreline
Portsmouth, NH

Douglas Keith
Lincolnshire Advisors
Eliot, ME

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

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

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

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.



Cathy Edwards
Executive Director

Steven Fenton
Executive and Operations Manager
617.951.0010 x243

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
617.951.0010 x528

Meena Malik
Program Coordinator, National Theater Project
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Nicholas Medvescek
CreativeGround Website Administrator
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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
617.951.0010 x527

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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Quita Sullivan, JD (Montaukett/Shinnecock)
Program Director, Theater
617.951 0010 x531

Kim Szeto
Program Manager, Creative City
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Sharon Timmel
Development Manager
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Ann Wicks
Communications Manager
617.951.0010 x534