Carolyn Anderson, President
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.
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.
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.
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.
News anchor on Radio Lobo 97.7 FM and Telemundo Nebraska
Professional Bilingual Journalist, Broadcaster and Photographer
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.
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.
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