Theater: FY 2023 Grants Panelists

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel A
November 15, 2022

Emika Abe
Independent Consultant
Washington Grove, MD

Tricia Gopalakrishnan
Grants Manager
Wings for Kids
Chicago, IL

Marie Hindman (Layperson)
Senior Accountant
Research Finance
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Terrance Hunter
Senior Director of Programs
Central Florida Community Arts, Inc.
Longwood, FL

Catherine Nueva Espana
Commissioner, 36th Legislative District
Washington State Arts Commission
Seattle, WA

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel B
November 17, 2022

Meredith Badler
Deputy Director
Colorado Business Committee for the Arts
Denver, CO

Skylar Jackson
Development Manager and Grants Writer
Aurora Theatre, Inc.
Lawrenceville, GA

Ryan Laskowski
Artistic Director
Scenic City Shakespeare
Chattanooga, TN

Shipra Shukla (Layperson)
San Francisco Unified School District
San Francisco, CA

Craig Allen Willis
Producing Artistic Director
Oregon Contemporary Theatre
Eugene, OR

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel C
November 17, 2022

Sarah Emily Black (Layperson)
1st Vice President, Residential Division
Associate Broker/Realtor
F.C. Tucker Company, Inc.
Fishers, IN

David McGraw
Program Coordinator, Arts Administration
Elon University
Stage Manager
Rebellious Production
Triad Stage, Inc.
Greensboro, NC

Myra Peltier
Chief Executive Officer
Grant Writing Aligned, LLC
Huntsville, AL

Melissa Taylor
Executive Director
Reno Little Theater
Reno, NV

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel D
November 22, 2022

Jada Hampton
Administrative Assistant
La Vega Management LLC
Louisville, KY

Allyson Paris
Artistic Director
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Grand Rapids, MI

Jesse Salazar (Layperson)
Board of Trustees
Center Stage Associates, Inc.
Baltimore, MD

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel E
November 22, 2022

Simone Cottrell
Independent Multidisciplinary Theatre-maker
Fayetteville, AR

Tod Fitzpatrick
Retired Professor of Music
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

Michelle Sipes
Freelance Dance Artist
Nashville, TN

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel F
December 1, 2022

Daniel Akiyama
Executive Assistant
Cultural Surveys Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI

Dat Ngo
Education Director
Adventure Theatre
Springfield, VA

Sahana Shivanand
Marketing & Development Manager
Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
Kirkland, WA

Billie Walker (Layperson)
Executive Director
Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary
Clinton, MS

Jaleesa Renee Wells
Assistant Professor
Arts Administration
University of Kentucky Research Foundation
Berea, KY

Grants for Arts Projects 1 - Panel A

Shirley Martin
Executive Director
Skipp Pearson Foundation
Columbia, SC

Gabriella Paradis
Playwright, Poet, and Theatermaker
Wolfeboro, NH

Kelli Shermeyer Kelli Shermeyer
Institutional Giving Manager
Wilma Theater, Inc.
Adjunct Assistant Professor, English
University of Delaware
Newark, DE

Latisha Thomas-Ramsey (Layperson)
Budget Analyst
Department of Defense
Wheaton, MD

Nathan Young
Grants Manager
Penumbra Theatre Company, Inc.
St. Paul, MN

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel B

Jackson Cooper
Major Gifts Officer
Pacific Northwest Ballet Association
Seattle, WA

Rebecca Huguet
Costume Shop Manager
A to Z Theatrical Company
Kansas City, MO

Adrienne Proctor
Lead Provisioner
United States Air Force
Oklahoma City, OK

Terry Tocantins
Sacred Fools Theater
Spalding University
Louisville, KY

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel C

Toni Rae Salmi
Director of Development
World Arts Focus
Baltimore, MD

Holly Senter
Director of Arts Education
Bologna Performing Arts Center
Delta State University
Shaw, MS

Catherine Stewart
Playwright, Director and Teaching Artist
Portsmouth, NH

Patrick Howard Wallace
Regional Rigging Manager (Northeast US)
Charles Town, WV

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel D

Jeff Aguiar
Theatre and Literature Director
North Carolina Arts Council
Raleigh, NC

Dawn Chiang
Lighting Designer
Bridgeport, CT

Susan Melina Dunlap
New Mexico Political Report
Hillsboro, NM

Kathryn Edney (Layperson)
Associate Provost for Institutional Assessment, Accreditation, and Research
Regis College
Freeport, ME

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel E

Chelsea Bilger
Grants & Research Manager
Ruth Eckerd Hall
St Petersburg, FL

Mariel Garcia (Layperson)
Director of Admissions
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Graduate School
Little Rock, AR

Nicole Labrecque
Director of Ticketing
Charleston Gaillard Center
Charleston, SC

Elizabeth Pringle
Artist, Teacher, Playwright, Director, Actor
Theatre Lab
Haymarket, VA

Grants for Arts Projects I - Panel F

Chris Freeman (Layperson)
Real Estate Agent
Knoxville, TN

Kit Ingui
Managing Director
Long Wharf Theatre
Branford, CT

Jennifer Shepard
Executive Director
Penobscot Theatre Company
Hampden, ME

Malic Maat
Assistant Outreach Program Manager
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA