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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
Ashlyn Owens, Scheduling Assistant (she/her/hers)
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)
Scott Nunn, Advancement Assistant (he/him/his)
Stratus Firm, Special Events
Marketing, Communications & Creative Media
Lauren Beyea, Director of Marketing, Communications, & Creative Media (she/her/hers)
Scott Thureen, Creative Media & Analytics Manager (he/him/his)
Cassandra Gibson, Marketing and Communications Manager (she/her/hers)
Alex Galiatsatos, Digital Content 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)
Kathy Brewington, Manager of Choir Operations (she/her/hers)
David Powell, Manager, Choir Curriculum & Artistic Planning
Valerie Murray, Education & Community Program Manager (she/her/hers)
Penelope Musto, Education Partnerships Manager (she/her/hers)
Finance & Administration
Sarah Bright, Interim Chief Financial Officer
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)
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)