Board of Directors

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*Denotes incoming Director

President
Stacey Ardelean
Artistic Director
Fuse Theatre (California)

Immediate Past President
Gary Minyard
Vice President of Education and Engagement
Victoria Theatre Association (Ohio)

President-Elect
Jay Sellers, PhD
President, Arts for Colorado

Incoming President-Elect*
Jennifer Katona
Director Graduate Program in Educational Theatre
The City College of New York, CUNY (New York)

Treasurer
Andrew Ryder
Chair, SPU Theatre
Seattle Pacific University (Washington)

Secretary
Leah Thomas
University of Central Florida (Florida)

Advocacy Director
Nick Bazo
Associate Director of Programs
The Theater Offensive (Massachussetts)

Communications Director
Erika Atkins 
Director of Operation and Communications 
Opening Act (New York)

Strategic Planning Director
Kiyoko Motoyama Sims
Director of Community Engagement
The Children's Theatre Company

Development Director
Rachel Hull
Director, Berkeley Repertory School of Theatre
Berkeley Repertory Theatre (California)

Ex Officio
Aimee Reid
Instructor in Theatre for Youth and Arts Management
Bowling Green State University (Ohio)

Network & SIG's Director
Joshua Streeter
Assistant Professor of Theatre Education
James Madison University (Virginia)

Membership Director
Bethany Lahammer
Creative Director
Platform Theatre Company (California)

Multiculturalism and Diversity Directors
Joel Jason Rodreguez
Drama Department Chair
South Texas College (Texas)
&
Elena Velasco
Artistic Director
Convergence Theatre (Virginia)

Programming Director, National
Sobha Kavanakudiyil
Faculty Member
City College of New York (New York)

Programming Director, Regional
Lisa Mitchell
Education & Outreach Manager
Disney Theatrical Group (New York)

Scholarship and Research Director
Matt Omasta
Theatre Education Program Director 
Utah State University (Utah)


Incoming Board Members:
Alex Ates*
Graduate Student
University of Alabama (Louisiana)

Maren Oom Galarpe*
Director of the Arts
St. Mary's IB School (California)

Mitch Mattson*
Associate Director of Education 
Roundabout Theatre Company (New York)

Fran Sillau*
Accessibility Coordinator 
Omaha Theater Company (Nebraska)