Board of Directors

Current as of September 2019.


Grethe Barrett Holby, Chair

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


Jacqueline M. Cohen, President

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


Patricia H. Deans, TREASURER

Author & writer; former: Managing Director of JPMorgan/Chase Securities

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 ABA/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


Andrea Fellows Walters

Director of Community Engagement / Community Programming, Santa Fe Opera


Raymond Wetmore

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

Advisory Board

Deborah H. Kaye former Senior Managing Attorney for the finance industry

Fredrica Jarcho  Freelance Grant Writer

Marie Reynolds Independent Producer

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

David Wolfson — Music Director/Composer

Torrie Allen — Director of Development, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Beth Colleton — Founder, Purpose Strategies; Advisor in Sports Media

Sharon Daniels — Boston University Opera Institute

Keyen Farrell — Founder, Consistent Conversion

Jane A. Gross — Board Member, Chautauqua Opera


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

Sophie Elgort  Event Photographer

Lawyers Alliance for N.Y.  Pro bono legal services for non-profit organizations

Gloria Parker  Casting Services, Executive Director of Insignia Artists