Sobha Kavanakudiyil

Sobha Kavanakudiyil is a Co-Chair for The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable and she is the Director of The Graduate Program in Educational Theatre at The City College of New York.  She also works as an Arts Education Consultant and is part of the inaugural class of the American’s for the Arts Speaker’s Bureau […]

Gary Padmore

Gary Padmore joined the New York Philharmonic, bringing with him decades of experience in education and community work. Prior to the Philharmonic, he was the Director of Education & Community at Orchestra of St. Luke’s where he created a concert series celebrating works by composers of color, doubled enrollment in its youth orchestra program, and increased […]

Traci Lester

Traci Lester joins The Center for Fiction as Executive Director after a 25-year career in the nonprofit sector. Most recently she was Executive Director of National Dance Institute (NDI) an arts education organization founded by legendary dancer Jacques d’Amboise in the belief that every child should have access to learning in and through the arts. Prior […]

KeriAnne Murphy-Smith

KeriAnne Murphy-Smith is currently the Finance Manager at 321 Theatrical Management working on a variety of shows including one of her favorites, Wicked. Previously she was the Business Manager at Manhattan Theatre Club, a  23-time Tony Award winning and six-time Pulitzer Prize winning New York City based non-profit theatre company. She received her B.A. in Theatre at […]

Jennifer DiBella

Jennifer M. DiBella currently serves as Director of Education for Roundabout Theatre Company, where she has worked since 2005. Roundabout’s award winning education department partners with over 30,000 people each year through in-school partnerships, career and workforce development, and community engagement programming. Jennifer holds a MA in Educational Theatre from NYU and a BA in Theatre […]

Philip A. Alexander

Philip A. Alexander is the Arts in Education Director at Brooklyn Arts Council. He is a creativity catalyst who seeks to inspire and empower others in their own artistry. He partners with artists and educators in pursuit of meaningful and effective arts pedagogy, having held management and leadership positions with such esteemed organizations as Roundabout Theatre […]

Asari Beale

Asari Beale is an Afro-Latina writer, educator, and leader deeply committed to children’s literacy. She is the Executive Director of Teachers and Writers Collaborative, one of the nation’s oldest writers-in-the-schools programs, and a steering committee member of LitNet, a network serving America’s literary community. She has taught literature and creative writing at Hunter College, Brooklyn College, […]

Erika Atkins

Over the past fifteen years Erika Atkins has worked as an arts administrator, youth development professional, teaching artist and performer in not only New York City, but also her native Washington D.C. area. Erika’s life-changing experiences growing up as a young artist led her to attend George Mason University, where she obtained a B.A. in Music. She […]

Leena Bhutta

Leena Bhutta is the Deputy Chief Investment Officer for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation where she oversees the foundation’s portfolio across the various asset classes it is invested in. Doris Duke Charitable Foundation gives grants in the areas of the Environments, the Arts, Medical Research and Child Well Being. Before joining DDCF in 2019, Leena served […]

Justin Daniel

Justin Daniel is a New York City based theatre artist and educator.As the Professional Development Specialist at Marquis Studios, Justin works with a dynamic ensemble of Teaching Artists to foster best practices and innovations as the field of arts education continues to expand.  As a Teaching Artist, Justin maintains longterm partnerships with The New Victory Theatre, […]

Kathleen Dorman

Kathleen (Kate) Dorman currently serves as Donor Relations Manager at Literacy Inc (LINC), a NYC-based non-profit that supports young readers in high poverty neighborhoods. Recent positions prior to her work with LINC include Education Director at Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA) and Director of Education at Classic Stage Company (CSC). Kate has also worked as […]

Stephanie Griffin

Stephanie Lee Griffin serves as Chief Business Officer at Lokavant. Stephanie previously served as Chief of Staff to the CEO at Roivant and Chief Operating Officer at one of Roivant’s subsidiary companies. She also worked in various operating roles across the organization.Stephanie began her career as a management consultant for the pharmaceutical industry at IQVIA and […]

Amy Harris

A native of Minnesota, Amy Harris’s work as an administrator, teaching artist, and grant writer afforded her opportunities to work from coast to coast. In Summer 2019, she began her own consulting business grant writing and providing support for arts education events. Previously, she served three years as the Director of Education and Engagement at Primary […]

Keith Kaminski

Keith Kaminski is a queer, Brooklyn-based nonprofit professional with sixteen years of experience in community-focused arts, education, and equity work. He currently serves as BRIC’s director of education, overseeing youth and family programs in partnership with over forty Brooklyn public schools. He holds a BFA in art education from Syracuse University and is pursuing an MPA […]

David King

David King is an interdisciplinary artist and facilitator whose advocacy lives at the intersection of the arts, education, and social justice. He is committed to youth development and cultural equity guided by anti-racist principles. He is a born and raised New Yorker from the ancestral lands of the Munsee Lenape, Canarsie and Matinecock peoples. He sits […]

Meredith Kirchheimer 

Meredith Kirchheimer currently serves as Global Marketing Manager for Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm developing solutions to transform companies, industries, and society. She helps drive the growth and development of BCG’s content programming and marketing capabilities. Meredith joined BCG in 2016 and is currently based in New York. Prior to BCG, she […]

Kati Koerner

Kati Koerner has been the Hiltz Director of Education at Lincoln Center Theater since 2002.  She is also a member of the drama faculty at The Juilliard School. Ms. Koerner’ s experience as an arts educator includes having been a high school drama teacher at Boston’s Commonwealth School, and a teaching artist for theaters and community-based […]

Toya Lillard

Toya Lillard is Executive Director of viBe Theater Experience. A native Houstonian, Toya graduated from Houston’s High School for Performing and Visual Arts. She has directed plays, developed curricula, led advocacy efforts and implemented innovative teaching artist training programs both in and out of our city’s schools. Prior to joining viBe, Toya served as Director of […]

Sara Morgulis

Sara Morgulis is an educator, theatremaker, and consultant. She is the Director of Education at New York City Children’s Theater, where she leads with her personal mission of engaging New York City students through accessible and inclusive theatre practices. She is an Adjunct Faculty Member for the M.F.A Performing Arts Management Program at Brooklyn College, and […]

Lisa Mitchell

Lisa Mitchell is the Director of Education and Audience Engagement at Disney Theatrical Group, where she engages students, teachers, and audiences through Broadway performance and student-driven productions. Current and past field positions include: the Audience Engagement Committee (the Broadway League), the Roger Rees Awards advisory board, the New York City Arts in Education Roundtable board, and the […]