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Washington Performing Arts Staff

Executive Staff
Jenny Bilfield, President & CEO (she/her/hers)
Douglas H. Wheeler, President Emeritus
Helen Edwards, Special Assistant to the President & CEO
Advancement
Elizabeth Racheva, Vice President of Strategic Planning & Chief Advancement Officer (she/her/hers)
Meiyu Tsung, Director of Individual Giving (she/her/hers)
Sara Trautman-Yeğenoğlu, Assistant Director of Advancement Resources (she/her/hers)
Elizabeth Hankins, Major Gifts Officer (she/her/hers)
Natalie Groom, Manager of Advancement Operations & Analytics (she/her/hers)
Rebbeca Krupa Wilcoski, Advancement Assistant (she/her/hers)
RJ Whyte Event Production, Special Events
Helena Hadlock, Advancement Intern
Marketing, Communications & Creative Media
Lauren Beyea, Director of Marketing, Communications, & Creative Media (she/her/hers)
Scott Thureen, Creative Media & Analytics Manager (he/him/his)
Amanda Sweet, Bucklesweet, Press & Media Relations (she/her/hers)
Elayna Speight, Inked Designs, Graphic Designer (she/her/hers)
Ceylon Mitchell II, Communications Consultant (he/him/his)
Elinor Sun, Communications & Creative Media Intern (she/her/hers)
Education & Community Engagement
Michelle Hoffmann, Director of Education & Community Engagement (she/her/hers)
Katheryn R. Brewington, Manager of Choir Operations (she/her/hers)
Valerie Murray, Education & Community Program Manager (she/her/hers)
Ashlyn Owens, Cultural Diplomacy & Education Intern (she, her, hers)
Finance & Administration
Sarah Bright, Interim Chief Finance Officer
Rena Hernandez, Manager of Operations and Administration (she/her/hers)
DeAnna Treadway, Controller
Patron Services (Ticket Office)
Chad Dexter Kinsman, Patron Services Manager
Mbissane Diagne, Patron Services Associate
Programming & Production
Samantha Pollack, Director of Programming (she/her/hers)
Kayla E. Loree, Programming Operations Manager (she/her/hers)
Special Productions & Initiatives
Eric E. Richardson, Supervising Producer (he/him/his)
Alex Galiatsatos, Manager of Creative Media & Mars Arts D.C. (he/him/his)
Resident Artists
Murray Horwitz, Artist in Residence
Michele Fowlin, Artistic Director, Children of the Gospel Choir
Theodore Thorpe III, Artistic Director, Men & Women of the Gospel Choir
Anthony "Tony" Walker, Music Director, Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs
Stanley J. Thurston, Artistic Director Emeritus, Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs (he/him/his)