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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
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
Lauren Beyea, Director of Marketing, Communications, & Creative Media (she/her/hers)
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)
Rena Hernandez, Manager of Operations and Administration (she/her/hers)
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)
Ayiana Davis Polen, Mars Arts D.C., Special Production Intern
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)