Board of Directors
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Mitch Mattson
Director of Career Training
Roundabout Theatre Company (New York)


Immediate Past Chair

Jennifer Katona
Visual and Performing Arts Senior Manager
Norwalk Public Schools (Connecticut)



Aimee Reid
Executive Artistic Director
The Children's Theatre Workshop (Ohio)

Chair Elect (2021)

Joel Jason Rodreguez
Drama Department Chair
South Texas College (Texas)





   Penelope Caywood
Artistic Director
University of Utah Youth Theatre

 Networks & Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Director 

Fran Sillau
Accessibility Coordinator 
Omaha Theater Company (Nebraska)


Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility Directors

Elena Velasco
Artistic Director
Convergence Theatre (Virginia)


 Programming Director, National

Ashley Forman
Director of Education and Artistic Director of Voice of Now
Arena Stage (Washington, DC)



  Programming Director, Regional

Felicia Brown
Faculty Member/Board Member
Trenton Public Schools (NJ) and Ritz Theatre Company (Oaklyn, NJ)


 Scholarship and Research Directors


Lenora Inez Brown
Freelance (Ohio)


Gus Weltsek
Assistant Professor
Indiana University Bloomington (Indiana)



 Membership Director 


Carla Gomez Klein
Teaching Artist
Independent (California)



Board Members 

Jamie Macpherson

Freelance Fight/Intimacy Director and Teaching Artist
Independent (Illinois)




Elizabeth Patterson

Acting & Speech Teacher
Lewiston Public Schools; MSAD#51 (Maine)



Rhonda Wilson
Executive Artistic Director
Star Center Children's Theatre (Florida)




Jonathan Jones
Administrator and Instructor
NYU Steinhardt