Advisory Council


Fred Bidwell
Executive Director of FRONT International
the Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art

Raymond Bobgan
Executive Artistic Director,
Cleveland Public Theatre

Carrie Carpenter
Executive Director,
Gordon Square Arts District

Kathleen Cerveny
Poet, Artist, Arts Advocate,
Faculty member at Baldwin Wallace

Jason Drake
Education and Workforce Development
for Dan T Moore Co.

Itzik Giuli
Artistic Director, Israel Festival

David Goodman
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs,
Former Board President at Playhouse Square

Roe Green
Arts Patron, Community Activist,
CEO of the Roe Green Foundation

Marvin Krislov
Former President of Oberlin College, Now President of PACE Univ., NYC

Neil Mohney
Entrepreneur and Co-Founder,
NABER Capital

Kevin Moore
Managing Director,
Cleveland Play House

Nathan Motta
Artistic Director,
Dobama Theatre

Joy Roller
Development Director, Karamu House, Former Executive Director at Global Cleveland

Craig Saavedra
Tony Award-nominated producer, co-founder of Starry Night Entertainment, Independent Film Director

Giovanna Sardelli
Director of New Works and New Works Festival at Theatre Works, Silicon Valley



Charna Sherman
Attorney, Philanthropist,
Civic Leader

Larry Simpson
Provost at Berklee College of Music, Boston, Founder of Tri-C Jazz Fest, Cleveland

Terrence Spivey
Former Artistic Director of Karamu House, Founding Director of Powerful Long Ladder, and Founder of the Tamir Reach Program

Gina Vernaci
President and COO of Playhouse Square

Graham Veysey
Developer and Entrepreneur,
Co-owner of Mancan

Thomas M. Welsh
Director of Performing Arts at The Cleveland Museum of Art

Pierre van der Westhuizen
Director of the Gilmore Festival and Awards



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