Board of Directors

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The APAP board or directors are APAP members who work on behalf of members of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals. The APAP board envisions the future of the association and the development of long-range goals and strategic priorities.


Board Members

APAP’s board aims to reflect a range of perspectives based on a diverse set of expertise, experiences, region, function, sectors and cultures. To reach a current member of the board pleaase email The current members of the board are:

Roles and Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Board of Directors

Board members are accountable for understanding, accepting and interpreting the philosophy and purpose of APAP to its members and other important constituencies. Board members are responsible for ensuring and maintaining an understanding of demographic, cultural, social, and economic trends nationally and internationally and their implications for APAP and the members. All board members will exhibit demonstrated expertise with cultural diversity as it relates to leadership development, programming and audience development.

In carrying out its major responsibilities, the board of directors functions in the major areas of: policy making; fiduciary stewardship of the organization, its mission and its members; helping to secure the organization’s future by active engagement in fundraising; providing strategic leadership to oversee implementation of approved strategic direction and policies determined by the full board and carried out by staff; and acting as an enthusiastic ambassador on behalf of the organization to its membership and the larger community.

Election and Terms of the Board of Directors

Following a call for nominations from the membership, directors are elected for three year terms with option for election for up to two consecutive terms. Board members may serve a maximum of six consecutive years unless serving as an officer; in which case, an individual may serve up to nine years or three consecutive terms.

Board Alumni

  • Ismael Ahmed

  • Judith Allen

  • Luis Alvarez

  • Neill Archer Roan

  • Maure Aronson

  • Caron Atlas

  • Tom Bacchetti

  • Larry Baza

  • Linda Brumbach

  • Neil Barclay

  • Neil Benson

  • Philip Bither

  • Michael Blachly

  • Lisa Booth

  • Nicole Borrelli Hearn

  • Ron Bowlin

  • Dianne Brace

  • Bill Bragin

  • Wende Cartwright

  • Kim Chan

  • Ann Cochran

  • Shelley Cohn

  • Alvan Colon Lespier

  • William Cook

  • Susan Coon

  • Janet Cowperthwaite

  • Jim Copenhaver

  • Shannon Daut

  • Jackie Davis

  • William Dawson

  • Carolelinda Dickey

  • Martha Dodson

  • Jay Doty

  • Alejandrina Drew

  • Aaron Dworkin

  • Duane Ebata

  • Cathy Edwards

  • Adrian Ellis

  • Susie Farr

  • Ken Fischer

  • Arni Fishbaugh

  • Ken Foster

  • Nancy Gabriel

  • Olga Garay-English

  • Sandra Gibson

  • Dawn Gibson-Brehon

  • Charlotte Giles

  • Victor Gotesman

  • Pam Green

  • Anna Glass

  • Nicole Borrelli Hearn

  • Theresa Holden

  • Kathy Hotchner

  • Stephanie Hughley

  • Maria Jackson

  • Rea Jacobs

  • Frank Jacobson

  • Colleen Jennings-Roggensack

  • Brian Jose

  • Terre Jones

  • John Killacky

  • Emil Kang

  • Maurine Knighton

  • Larry Kosson

  • Josh LaBelle

  • Margaret Lawrence

  • Wayne Lawson

  • Eric Lariviere

  • Steve Levine

  • Abel Lopez

  • Joan Lounsbery

  • Alycia Mack

  • Arnie Malina

  • Robert Marshall

  • Brian McCurdy

  • Joe Melillo

  • Cora Mirikitani

  • Bill Mitchell

  • Sharon H. Moore

  • Lorna Myers

  • Halsey North

  • Don Osborne

  • John Patches

  • Jeff Parks

  • Jeanne Pearlman

  • Ira Perman

  • Lynne Peterson

  • Aimee Petrin

  • Georgiana Pickett

  • Robb Pocklington

  • Colleen Porter

  • Mary B. Regan

  • Malik Robinson

  • Pedro Rodriguez

  • Anna Rosenthal

  • Michael Ross

  • David Rousseve

  • Ralph Sandler

  • Anita Scism

  • Mikki Shepard

  • Susan Sheppard

  • Toni Sikes

  • Larry Simpson

  • Alison Spiriti

  • Susie Surkamer

  • Chuck Swanson

  • Ivan Sygoda

  • Terri Trotter

  • Tim Van Leer

  • Huong Vu

  • Marianne Weems

  • Todd Wetzel

  • Jed Wheeler

  • Marty Wollesen

  • Johann Zietsman

APAP board member Michael Reed and friend at APAPNYC 2020 by Adam Kissick/APAP