Board of Directors

Current as of June 2018.

Grethe Barrett Holby, Chair

Opera Director, Founder of Ardea Arts, Family Opera Initiative, American Opera Projects

Jacqueline Cohen, President

Life Coach, Entrepreneur; former: Theatre Director, Adjunct Professor at NYU & Yale Medical

Amy Bevacqua, Esq.

Associate General Counsel at NYU; former: VP of AEA Investors LP, Shearman & Sterling LLP


J. Speed Carroll, Esq.

The Field, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton, Visual Artist

Len Elmore

College basketball analyst for CBS; former: 10-year NBA player, analyst for ESPN & Fox Sports

Dr. Everett McCorvey

Director – UK Opera Theatre; American Spiritual Ensemble, National Chorale

Eric Von Stroh

Managing Director – Long Point Capital; former: Five Star Food Service, SG Capital Partners

Raymond Wetmore

Director of Properties, Cirque de Soleil’s PARAMOUR on Broadway

Advisory Board

Fredrica Jarcho  Freelance Grant Writer

Anna Mariash — Marketing Expert; Spark Foundry for Macy’s

Marie Reynolds Independent Producer

Andrea Fellows Walters  Community Programming, The Sante Fe Opera

David Wolfson — Music Director/Composer

Torrie Allen — Director of Development, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Sharon Daniels — Boston University Opera Institute

Keyen Farrell — Founder, Consistent Conversion

Jane A. Gross — Board Member, Chautauqua Opera

Deborah H. Kaye Senior Managing Attorney for the finance industry


Luke Connolly — Front-End Developer; Lead Developer for 3A website

Sophie Elgort  Event Photographer

Aaron Purkey — Event Photographer

Katie Baron, Esq. — Alter, Kendrick & Baron, LLP  

Gloria Parker  Casting Services, Insignia Artists

Michelle Tabnick — Press and Public Relations, Michelle Tabnick Communications