Steering Committee

First Name Last Name Designation Education
Dennis Argul Advocacy Chair NJ Music Educators Association
Mark Biedron Past President NJ State Board of Education
Heather Barberi Executive Director Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation
Rick Dammers Dean College of Performing Arts Professor, Music Education, Rowan University
Allison Davis Acting Executive Director Arts Horizons
Vincent DeLucia Director of Training and Professional Development NJ School Board Association
Margaret El Arts Lead Newark Public Schools, Arts Ed NJ Board MemberÂ
Dan Fatton Arts Ed NJ Board Member
Diane Felcyn Assistant Director Perkins Center for the Arts
Diane Genco Executive Director NJ School-Age Care Coalition
Lisa Grimes Executive Director Dance NJ
Jeremy Grunin President Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation
Harrison Haney NJ State Teen Arts Coordinator Arts & Education Center
Yasmin Hernandez Executive County Superintendent Mercer and Middlesex Counties
Porché Hardy Director of Arts Education NJ State Council on the Arts
Dawn Hiltner Associate Director Organizing and Coalition Building NJ Education Association
Priscilla Hopkins-Smith Programs and Communications Manager Arts Ed NJ
Allison Hunt Manager of ARTS Programs Perkins Center for the Arts
Denise Ingallinera Reflections Chairperson NJ PTA
Jacqueline Knox Arts Education Program Associate Young Audiences NJ & Eastern PA
Marshell Jones Kumahor VP, Education & Community Engagement NJ Symphony Orchestra
Wendy Liscow Program Officer Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
Matt Lorenzetti NJ Music Administrators
Vincent Martini Arts Education and Events Manager Monmouth Arts
Bill May Former Director Visual and Performing Arts Newark Public Schools
John McEwen Executive Director New Jersey Theatre Alliance
Lauren Meehan Director Newark Arts Education Roundtable
Ann Marie Miller Director of Advocacy and Public Policy ArtPride New Jersey
Barbara Moran Arts Ed NJ Board Member
Bob Morrison Director Arts Ed NJ
Kevin O’Brien Arts Education Chair NJ State Council on the Arts
Daniel Paolucci Vice President Speech and Theatre Association of NJ
Karen Pinzolo Executive Director South Jersey Cultural Alliance
Rick Pressler Director of School Services, NJ Charter Schools Association
Mary Reece Director of School Leadership Programs NJ Principals and Supervisors Association / Foundation for Educational Administration
Kira  Rizzuto Program Development Manager Arts Ed NJ
Joan Rosen Past President Art Administrators of NJ
Michele Russo President and CEO Young Audiences NJ & Eastern PA
Jeff Santoro President NJ Music Educators Association
Dale Schmid Visual and Performing Arts Coordinator NJ Department of Education
Alison Scott-Williams Vice President of Arts Education NJ Performing Arts Center
Kerri Sullivan Director of Arts Education and Outreach Appel Farms
Paul Whelihan Artistic Director Pushcart Players