staff and board of directors



Julia Mayer, Executive Director
Questions on advocacy, funding, or infrastructure? Email Julia:
julia @ 


Surinder Martignetti, Community Engagement Manager
Questions on programming and re-opening guidelines? Email Surinder:
surinder @


Jackie Kling Ralles, Marketing and Programs Manager
Questions on advertising opportunities or membership? Email Jackie:
jackie @


Frank Konrath, Media Specialist
Suggestions for our social media platforms? Email Frank:
frank @


Kennedy Ward, Programming/Administrative Assistant
Questions on uploading to our website? Email Kennedy:
kennedy @


Journalism Program
Questions on having your performance reviewed? Email our Editor:
editor @



Board of Directors



Meghan McNamara, Board President 
Director of Marketing and Audience DevelopmentHarris Theater for Music and Dance

Jorge Pérez, Board Vice President 
Executive & Associate Artistic Director, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater

Dawn Stanislaw, Treasurer 
Executive Director, Visceral Dance Chicago

Amanda Banks, Secretary 
Contracting Counsel, Accenture

Colleen Flanigan, Marketing Committee Chair 
Chief Marketing OfficerAuditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

Debra Bernstein-Siegel, Development Committee Chair 
FacultySchool of Music, Theatre and Dance Oakland University

Melissa Platt, Governance Committee Chair 
Senior Director, Campaign ManagementRush University Medical Center



Greg Becker
PresidentGrand Stage Company

Patti Eylar
FacultyChicago Ballet Arts

Michael Foster
Senior Sales ManagerThe Whitehall Hotel

Ladonna Freidheim
Executive Director, Reinventability

Sarah Lombardi
Financial Controller, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Shiwali Varshney Tenner
DirectorAlvarez and Marsal

Sarah Venuti Yates
Director of Human Resources, The Joffrey Ballet


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