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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, 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
Communications & Creative Media
Ceylon Mitchell II, Assistant Director of Communications & Creative Media (he/him/his)
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)
Education & Community Engagement
Michelle Hoffmann, Director of Education & Community Engagement (she/her/hers)
Trisha Taylor, Assistant Director of Education (she/her/hers)
Katheryn R. Brewington, Manager of Choir Operations (she/her/hers)
Raynetta Wiggins-Jackson, Manager of Choir Curriculum & Performance (she/her/hers)
Valerie Murray, Education & Community Program Manager (she/her/hers)
Erin Carroll, Education Intern
Finance & Administration
Eric James, Chief Financial Officer (he/him/his)
Erica Mucci, Controller
Kamyar Fardshisheh, Finance & Administration Coordinator (he/him/his)
Patron Services (Ticket Office)
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 Walker, Music Director, Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs
Stanley J. Thurston, Artistic Director Emeritus, Washington Performing Arts Gospel Choirs (he/him/his)