Board of Directors and Staff

Erika Atkins, Secretary

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 is currently the Executive Director of the Bloomingdale School of Music and also holds a Master of Science in Arts Administration from Drexel University. Previously Erika has worked at Opening Act (Greater New York City Area), The New Victory Theater (New York City) and Levine Music (Washington D.C.).  She also serves on the Arts Education Advisory Council for Americans for the Arts and is a former board member of the American Alliance for Theater Education.

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 as Director of Alternative Investments at the Hollyhock Foundation. Prior to that role, Leena was an investment professional at Joho Capital, an Asia-focused hedge fund. She started her career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs. Leena earned her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and her BA in Economics from Wellesley College. Leena grew up in Lahore, Pakistan and she lives in Westchester County with her husband, three kids and a cat!

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, Disney Theatricals, Opening Act NY, and Classic Stage Company, as well as serving on the Teaching Artist Affairs Committee.
Justin’s performance credits span theatre, film, and television including NBC’s Ed, Comedy Central’s Strangers With Candy, Robert DeNiro’s The Good Shepherd, numerous stage credits across the country, and is a recipient of the Backstage Bistro Award for his solo performance work.  Justin is a member of Actors Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild.
Justin holds a BA in Directing and Education for Theatre from the CUNY Baccalaureate program and a Masters in Educational Theatre from New York University.
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Jennifer DiBella, Co-Chair

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 Education from Wagner College where she also received her NY State Teaching Certification.  She has extensive theatrical directing and teaching experience with artists of all ages.  Prior to joining Roundabout, Jennifer worked for Camp Broadway, Walnut Street Theatre, and schools around the country.  In May of 2010, she completed Coro Leadership New York, a civic leadership development program that that delivers the skills, knowledge, and network to lead change and develop innovative solutions to public issues. Jennifer currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable and on the Audience Engagement Committee for the Broadway League. For four years, Jennifer served as the New York State Representative for the American Alliance for Theatre and Education (AATE) and joined AATE’s National Board of Directors in July of 2013.  Through AATE, she created and served as co-chair for the AATE’s annual New York Theatre in Our Schools conference.  Jennifer was the co-chair of the 2013 AATE National Conference in Washington DC, which brought together nearly 500 artists and educators from around the world to exchange ideas and best practices in the field of theatre and education. She has presented her work at conferences and events around the country and has served as a guest lecturer at graduate programs throughout New York City. In 2011, Jennifer was proud to receive the Dina Rees Evans Theatre in our Schools Award and in 2018 received Wagner College’s Presidential Medal of Honor for her work at Roundabout.

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 a teaching artist and site director of after-school and summer programs in NYC schools, and served as a drama specialist in Boston area schools. Kate holds an MA in Educational Theatre from New York University and a BA in Theatre and English from Boston College. After serving for many years on the Panels, Membership, and Programs committees, she joined the board of the Roundtable in 2017, and currently serves on the Development Committee.

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 Huron Consulting Group, where she advised large global pharma and medical device manufacturers. Prior to joining Roivant, Mrs. Lee Griffin worked at Celgene, where she focused on US and global pricing strategy. Mrs. Lee Griffin earned her A.B. in Classics from Brown University and her M.B.A. at Columbia Business School.
In her free time, Stephanie enjoys hiking with her husband and dog Lola, cooking, running, reading, and of course frequenting plays and museums in NYC.

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 Stages and prior to that she spent a dozen years as the Assistant Education Director/Coordinator of the Paul A. Kaplan Theatre Management Program at Manhattan Theatre Club. She counts herself fortunate to have held positions at the Seattle Children’s Theatre and Book-It Repertory Theatre in Seattle, and The Shakespeare Theatre and Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C. Amy joined the panels committee for the Roundtable’s annual Face to Face Conference in 2003 an became a Co-Chair for the event in 2014. For fifteen years Amy has specialized in workforce engagement and acted as both a panelist and moderator discussing best practices for internship programs at A.R.T./New York, the American Theatre Wing, and New York University. Amy holds a BA in Performing Arts from Washington University in St. Louis and an MA in Theatre Education from New York University.

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 with a concentration in nonprofit administration at CUNY Baruch College in the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. In his spare time, Kaminski is also a multimedia artist, DJ, and podcaster.

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 on the Board of Directors at the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable and serves as Advocacy Committee Co-Chair. He is the Program Director of School & Community Partnerships at Community-Word Project.
He is a member of Actors’ Equity Association, Creating New Futures and Artists Co-creating Real Equity (ACRE). He is Co-Founder of The Seven Collective, a NYC-based artist collective. He is an Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellow with The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI). David graduated from Brooklyn Technical High School and earned a B.A. in Theatre from The City College of New York (CUNY). He appreciates those who contribute to the process.

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 supported Business Development for Cambridge Associates, a global investment consulting firm. Meredith received an MPA, concentrating in Social Impact, from American University and a BA in History and Political Science from Villanova University.