Roundtable Committees

Members are encouraged to get involved in the activities of the Roundtable by joining one or more committees. Each committee is led by a Board member who serves as the committee Chair or Co-Chair.

The Advocacy Committee makes recommendations to the Board and staff on the Roundtable advocacy policy and strategy. Current projects include identification and sharing of relevant advocacy tools with our membership and pursuing strategic partnerships between the Roundtable and other entities.
Co-Chairs

Asari Beale

David King

Alexander Santiago-Jirau

Members

Diana Crum, Kevin Danger James, Jennifer DiBella, Stephen Ferrell, Meghan Grover, Cathy Hung, Keith Kaminski, Meredith Kirchheimer, Heather Lanza, Lisa Mitchell, Katie Palmer, Maria Schirmer, Jeff Vockrodt, Nancy Weber, Greg Youdan

The Board Development and Governance Committees seeks to build a vibrant and balanced Board of Directors that steers the organization and reflects the diversity of the field.
Co-Chairs

Traci Lester

Ted Wiprud

Members

Phil Alexander, Jennifer DiBella, Sobha Kavanakudiyil, Gary Padmore, David Shookhoff, Michael Wiggins

The Communications Committee supports Roundtable staff in developing the public presence of the Roundtable, and makes recommendations on and develops content for the website and social media.
Co-Chairs

Erika Atkins

Nelle Stokes

Members

Asari Beale, Craig Hayes, Arielle Katz, Meredith Kirchheimer, Lisa Mitchell, Ayodele Oti

The Steering Committee creates a strong professional learning experience for participants at the Face to Face conference. Subcommittees recommend speakers, keynote topics, and participant engagement initiatives such as conference art projects; overseeing the breakout proposal review process; and collaborate with venue and Roundtable staff to produce the event.
Co-Chairs

Durell Deon Cooper

Amy Harris

Sobha Kavanakudiyil

Alexandra López

Members

Barbara Naomi Cohen-Stratyner, Timothy Gage, Lesley Hunter, Alex LaTorre, Kimaada Le Gendre, Farida Lecoin, Sara Morgulis, Sophia Morris-Pittman, Beata Moon, Sheikia “Purple” Norris, Tiffany Pierce, Tyrone Santana-Copeland, David Shookhoff, Katherine A. Sinsabaugh, Sonnet Takahisa, Michael Wiggins

The Development Committee offers support to the Roundtable staff and Board of Directors in all fundraising capacities. In particular, the Development Committee will work closely with the Executive Director to contribute to, oversee and assist in implementing a detailed, multi-year fundraising plan.
Co-Chairs

Kathleen Dorman

Kati Koerner

Members

Jennifer DiBella, Kathleen Dorman, Stephanie Griffin, Jerry Korman, Sasha Metcalf, Gary Padmore, Eve Wolff

The elected Officers of the Board meet on an ad hoc basis to address pressing matters and make recommendations to the full Board as appropriate.
Co-Chairs

Sobha Kavanakudiyil, Co-Chair

Gary Padmore, Co-Chair

Traci Lester, Vice Chair

Members

Jennifer DiBella (Chair Emeritus), Ayodele Oti (Secretary), KeriAnne Murphy-Smith (Treasurer)

The Finance Committee monitors the Roundtable’s financial status, manages the budgeting process, and provides year-to-date and annual reports to the Board.
Co-Chairs

KeriAnne Murphy-Smith

Ted Wiprud

Members

Leena Bhutta, Jennifer DiBella, Stephanie Griffin, Traci Lester, Sobha Kavanakudiyil, Ayo Oti, Gary Padmore, Mi Ryung Song, Michael Wiggins

Committee audited by all first-year board members.

The Programs Committee responds to Membership needs and interests and is responsible for the design and implementation of the organization’s monthly events. Each committee members will chair (or co-chair) one event throughout the year. Additionally, committee members are expected to offer event and logistical support for one other programming event; this could include registration support, room set up, facilitating of group discussions, cleanup etc. Members are expected to attend three committee meetings (either in person or on the phone) and attend three programming events in person.
Co-Chairs

Justin Daniel

Juan Carlos Salinas

Helen Wheelock

Members

Amy Harris, Marisa Cazanave-Steward, Jennifer DiFiglia, Ariela Familia, Traci Hyter-Suffern, Lesley Hunter, Keith Kaminski, Laura Kujo, Sobha Kavanakudiyil, Colleen Megley, Suzy Mirvis, Allison Russo, Betsy Shevey, Katherine Strobel, Michael Spatler, Matthew Thompson, Eve Wolff

The Strategic Planning Committee engages in research, focus groups, and ideation toward a five-year plan to be completed every five years. This committee works closely with the Taskforce on Equity & Inclusion and Executive Committee and in consultation with the board and membership.
Co-Chairs

Erika Atkins

Jeff Vockrodt

Members

Jennifer DiBella, Sobha Kavanakudiyil, Lisa Mitchell, KeriAnne Murphy, Traci Lester, Ayodele Oti, Mi Ryung Song, Gary Padmore, Ted Wiprud

The Teaching Artist Affairs Committee facilitates and promotes conversations around the field of teaching artistry. Participate in at least one sub-committee project. Committee members are expected to attend 3 committee meetings each year, complete tasks related to sub-committee project, and promote NYCAIER initiatives within their communities.
Co-Chairs

AnJu Hyppolite

Sheikia "Purple" Norris

Jay Howard

Members

Amanda Adams-Louis, Dale Novella Anderson-Lee, Anu Annam, Laura Bozzone, Madeline Calandrillo, Sindy Isabel Castro, Michelle Cole, Kelly Donovan, Lauren Extrom, Meghan Grover, Adriana Guzman, Benjamin Lundberg, Jennifer Mack, Zeynep Akca Malbrough, Michael Morales, Paul Murphy, Marissa Ontiveros, Melissa Parke, Katie Rainey, Leah Reddy, Abby Schreer, Hayley Sherwood, Mary Suk, Taylor Valentine, Kerry Warren, Phyllis Yao

The Taskforce on Equity and Inclusion defines and advances the practice(s) of equity and inclusion including but not limited to race, gender, class, ability, and geography within the Roundtable and the arts education field through programs, training, and dialogue. Co-Chairs provide leadership and advocacy on issues of equity and inclusion within the Roundtable; delegate sub-committee tasks to achieve taskforce goals; work closely with other committees including Programming, TA Affairs, Membership, Communications, and Board Development; provide support and advice to staff on strategies for advancing the Roundtables goals on equity and inclusion. Taskforce Members create and develop programming. Challenge the roundtable to be an active voice and take a leadership role in the field. Members attend at least three committee meetings. Participate on one sub-committee and help to plan one event per year. Must attend at least one event per year. Taskforce Members commit to being a champion on issues of equity and inclusion in the arts education field.
Co-Chairs

Toya Lillard

Members

Phil Alexander, Leena Bhutta, Chesray Dolpha, Tiffany Lin, Steven McIntosh, Sara Morgulis, Ayodele Oti, Gary Padmore, Joy Prentice, Juan Carlos Salinas Full committee list coming soon!