Kevin Lawler – Director

Quinn Metal Corbin – Manager

Laura Gorynski – Development Coordinator

Ellen Struve – Community Connector

TammyRa Jackson – Community Connector







Carolyn Anderson, President

Community Volunteer

Recipient of the 2020 Governor’s Arts Award “Access to the Arts”. Carolyn was the founder and director of the non-profit Why Arts for 15 years. Carolyn is committed to creating accessible artistic opportunities for all abilities, age and cultures and works closely with organizations to build arts programming. 


Cecilia Poon, PhD, ABPP, Vice President

Staff Psychologist, Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Nebraska Medicine/University of Nebraska Medical Center

As a geropsychologist and avid backstage volunteer, Cecilia seeks to promote resilience and bring people of all ages, abilities, and cultures together through creative arts.


Diane Watson, Treasurer

Diane is Vice President of Sales Operations and an officer of Ameritas. She is an actor, improv artist, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Saybrook University.


Susan Baer Collins, Secretary

Theatre Director, Actor

Recipient of the GPTC McDowell Award for her service to the Omaha theatre community and the 2014 Governors Arts Award for Outstanding Artist, Susan served as Associate Artistic Director of the Omaha Playhouse for 27 years.


Diane Coffin 

Executive Assistant, Omaha Symphony

Diane Coffin serves as executive assistant to the Omaha Symphony’s President & CEO, a position she has held for more than thirty years, assisting seven CEOs and the organization’s board of directors. 


Raydell Cordell III

Behavior Interventionist at Westgate Elementary, Westside Community Schools and Actor / Teaching Artist in the Omaha Community.

A product of Omaha Public Schools and The Rose Theater, Raydell is a passionate individual who believes in the human connection and the power of impact and growth in individuals. 


Ted Lane

Regulatory Compliance Counsel, Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies

Ted’s law career and passion for nonprofit arts derives from his enduring love of writing, acting, stage managing, and producing theatre.


Juan Padilla

Community Development Manager at Canopy South

Juan Padilla currently serves as Community Development Manager at Canopy South, a non-profit organization that is invested in the people, places, and legacy of South Omaha.


Marina Rosado

News anchor on Radio Lobo 97.7 FM and Telemundo Nebraska

Professional Bilingual Journalist, Broadcaster and Photographer


Kathy Tyree

Performing Artist, Director, Producer

Kathy Tree is a native of Omaha with a 40 year performing arts/theatre career which over the past 6 years evolved into directing and producing.


Hugo Zamorano

Multidisciplinary Artist

I am a multidisciplinary artist who enjoys mentoring, spray painting, and boxing.


Ronald J. Zank, PhD

Assistant Professor of Theatre, School of the Arts

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Ron Zank is a director, playwright, dramaturg, and theatre historian at

the University of Nebraska at Omaha.




Community Advisor

Emiliano Lerda

Vice President

Paul G Smith, LLC



Legal Council

Alexandra Hubbard


Hightower Reff Law