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Michael Cioffi,
Director since April 2015
Owner, HRL Consulting Group
President, Catskill Diner Holdings
Co-Owner, Showman Fabricators (1986-2009)
Resides in Brooklyn, NY and Margaretville, NY

Matthew Gamble Baritone, MPA
Director since 2022
American Baritone Matthew Gamble is firmly establishing himself as an artist of rare versatility.
MPA, Masters in public administration; Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy
Resides in Hudson NY

Kirsti Gholson,
Director since July 2019
Director of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Policy at Unovis Asset Management
Board Director and Secretary at Lantern Publishing & Media
Singer-songwriter / Kirsti Gholson Music
Resides in Woodstock, NY

Danielle F. Hughes
Director since 2023
Entrepreneurial C Suite leadership in financial services and investment banking
Responsible for strategic direction in full life-cycle alliances with major corporations
Management of Direct P&L
Expertise in global trading, systems development, and strategic marketing
Structures equity capital markets deals $25M- 200M in EV

Cynthia Hynes,
Director since July 2021
singer, actor, mezzo soprano
former Paralegal

Elliot Krowe,
Director since July 2017
President at Event Consultants, Inc.
Consultant at 4Wall Entertainment /
Former CEO at BML-Blackbird Theatrical Services
Former Executive Vice President at See Factory Industry


Barbara Mellon Kolb
Director since 2010  .  2022-23 ex-officio
Mosaic Artist, 501(c)(3) consultant, Administrator
Sole Proprietor, Mellon Music Management
Former CFO, Ticket Manager, Assistant to the General Director at Phoenicia Festival of the Voice Foundation

Maria Todaro,
Director since 2010
Stage Director/Opera Singer/Vocal and Piano Coach
General Director, Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice
Choral Director, Woodstock Chorus, Phoenicia Choral Group