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Our People

Meet the leaders dedicated to our mission.

The organization’s leaders are devoted to serving our members and fulfilling our mission to shape lives through theatre education.

Executive Director

The chief executive leads all mission work across the association and foundation, setting strategy with the boards and guiding operations at all levels.

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Dr. Jennifer Katona

Executive Director

EdTA Board of Directors

The governing board sets direction, oversees policy, protects the organization, and acts as ambassadors.

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Krista Carson Elhai

President
Term: 7/1/2023 – 6/30/2025
Theatre Educator
Claremont, CA

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Richard Frazier-Sostillio

Vice President
Term: 7/1/2023 – 6/30/2025
Educator, Director, Choreographer
Warner Robins, GA

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Helen Duranleau-Brennan

Past President
Term: 7/1/2023 – 6/30/2024
Literary and Arts Consultant
Davenport, IA

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Monique Chism

Board Director
Term: 9/25/2021 - 6/30/2024
Smithsonian Institution
Upper Marlboro, MD

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Nick Ginsberg

Treasurer
Term: 7/1/2023 - 6/30/2027
General Manager, Foresight Theatrical
New York, NY

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Jeff Hall

Board Director
Term: 7/1/2023 - 6/30/2026
Educator, Director
Portland, OR

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Joannarae Ibañez

Board Director
Term: 5/5/2021 - 6/30/2024
Theatre educator and administrator
Pico Rivera, CA

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Tricia Patrick

Board Director
Term: 12/1/2022 - 6/30/2025
Dir. of Education, Ford's Theatre
Washington, D.C.

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Patricia Santanello

Secretary
Term: 7/1/2022 - 6/30/2025
Theatre director
Dublin, OH

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Silvia D. Scaife

Board Director
Term: 7/1/2022 - 6/30/2025
Theatre educator
Auburn, AL

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Mary Schuttler

Board Director
Term: 5/5/2021 - 6/30/2024
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO

Cheryl Williams
Cheryl Williams

Board Director
Term: 7/1/2023 - 6/30/2026
Director/Designer
Smithfield, VA

Staff

Our friendly staff is passionate about delivering member programs and services. 

Leadership

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Sheri Coker

Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

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Allison Dolan

Chief Content Officer

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Cory Wilkerson

Chief Learning Officer

EdTA Staff

Kate Andrews
Kate Andrews

Membership Services Specialist

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Cammy Bihl

Member & Client Services Assistant Manager

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Tori Kesling Councill

Chapter Operations Associate Director

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Matt Curtis

Content & Marketing Director

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Taylor Davis

Assistant Program Manager

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Christine DeGraide

Executive Assistant

Brannon Evans
Brannon Evans

Events & Content Specialist

Steph Garvey
Stephanie Garvey

Project Coordinator

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Moriah Hancock

Membership Services Specialist

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Bridget Holmes

Marketing Manager

Jessica-Mallery
Jessica Mallery

Finance & Business Operations Manager

Helen Merritt
Helen Merritt

Education Specialist

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Gina Handy Minyard

Program Manager

Mimi Moller
Mimi Moller

Human Resources Manager

Leah Ball
Leah Mussari

Professional Learning Program Manager

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Wil Pho

Salesforce Administrator

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Tammy Schneider

Member & Client Services Associate Director

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Geri Shields

Visual Brand Manager

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Katie Stone

Events Manager

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Jose Triana

Content Manager
USA

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Angel Wuellner

Business Development
Associate Director

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Elizabeth Young

Events Director
USA

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