Cultural Advisory Council 2018-2019




Michaela (Angela) DiCosola                

Florida Atlantic University

William Roderick Faulds                     

 Director Florida Atlantic University, University Galleries                                                                                         

Irvin M. Lippman

 Executive Director, Boca Raton Museum of Art                                              

Carol Prusa 

Professor, Visual Arts, Florida Atlantic University                                      



Clarence Brooks

Florida Atlantic University

Steven Caras                        

Dancer, subject of Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary and Internationally-acclaimed dance photographer

Jonathan Stuart Cerullo        

Award-winning Director, Producer and Choreographer

Maurice Brandon Curry         

Dancer and Executive Artistic Director, New York’s Eglevsky Ballet Company

Cynthia Harvey   

Dancer and Artistic Director of American Ballet Theatre’s JKO School

Heather F. Lescaille

Dancer and Dean of Dance A.W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Daniel Lewis      

 Dancer, Teacher, Choreographer and author

Christopher Wheeldon  

Dancer and Tony Award-Winning International Choreographer

Gordon Wright

Dancer, Executive VP and Director of the Harid Conservatory



Desmond Gallant

Florida Atlantic University

Joe Gillie

Consultant for Musical Theatre and Drama

Kathryn Johnston

Florida Atlantic University 

Andrew Kato 

Director, Maltz Jupiter Theatre

Adam Simpson

Associate Professor, Technical Director, Curriculum Coordinator,   Lynn Drama, Lynn University

College of Arts and Sciences



Fred Conrad 

Photojournalist and fine arts photographer

Stephen Crowley  

Pulitizer award winning, former New York Times photographer and Visual Historian

Cathaleen Curtiss  

Current Director of Photography, Buffalo News,White House News                                               Photographers Association’s Photographer of the Year, former Vice President of Global Photography at AOL                                               

Faran Fagen 

Teacher, Pembroke Pines Charter High School   

Jack Foreman  

 AP Photography Teacher,  Pembroke Pines Charter High School

Stephen Germana  

AP Photography Teacher  Jupiter Community High School

Melissa Glosmanova

2018 Dean, Digitial Media  A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Sarah Knudtson

AP Photography Teacher, Jupiter Community High School

Mickey Osterreicher, Esq.

Award winning photo-journalist in print and broadcast,

General Counsel to National Press Photographers Association

Peter Stodolak

2017 Dean, Digital Media, A. W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts

Rob Sweeten  

AP Photography Teacher, Boca Raton Community High School

Lorraine Vazquez 

AP Photography Teacher, Pembroke Pines Charter High School



Dr. Eric Berlatsky

Florida Atlantic University

Carl Hiaasen  

Award-winning Author

Dr. Becka McKay

Author, Associate Professor ofTranslation and Creative Writing, Florida Atlantic University

Michael McKeever 


Dr. Marcella Munson

Florida Atlantic University

David J. Poissant 

Author, University of Central Florida                                        



Dr. Daniel Andai  

Dean of Music, New World School f the Arts;

Artistic Director Killington Music Festival;  Concertmaster, Miami Symphony

David Cole 

Head of Strings, Professor of Cello - Lynn Conservatory of  Music

Guillermo Figueroa

Music Director, Conductor, Violin, Lynn Conservatory of Music

Michael Finn

Executive and Artistic Director,  Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach;

Artistic Director for Classic Chamber Concerts, Naples Florida

Dr. Irena Kofman 

Director of Keyboard Studies FAU Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters

Lisa Leonard 

Professor and Department Head of Instrumental Collaborative Piano, Lynn Conservatory of Music

Elmar Oliveira  

Distinguished Artist, Professor of Violin, Lynn Conservatory of Music

Marc Reese

Assistant Dean, Professor of Trumpet, Lynn Conservatory of  Music

Dean Jon Robertson  

Academician, Conductor, pianist, Lynn Conservatory of Music

Joseph Robinson

Oboe - Lynn Conservatory of Music - New York Philharmonia

Dr. Roberta Rust 

Piano Department Head, Lynn Conservatory of Music

Michael Tilson Thomas

Music Director, San Francisco  Symphony and Artistic Director New World Symphony

Marshall Turkin

Retired Symphony and Arts Festival Executive Director; Currently Concert founder,

performer and commentator

Dr. Eric Van der Veer Varner 

Woodwinds Department Head,  Lynn Conservatory of Music



Daniel Baiggi  

Director - Palm Beach Opera

Jeffrey Marc Buchman

  Director – Opera 

Susan Danis

General Director and CEO, Florida Grand Opera  

Susan Dorchin

Senior Instructor, Voice,  Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Patricia P. Fleitas  

Director of Vocal Studies  Florida Atlantic University

Dr. E. J. Hardenbergh 

Associate Professor of Music;  Chair, Department of Vocal  Performance;

Program Director,  Vocal Performance, University of Miami

Alan Johnson

Music Director, Frost Opera Theater, Frost School of Music, University of Miami

Dr. Sandra McClain   

Private Voice Instructor

Marilyn Mims 

Resident Artist in Voice and  Director of Opera Workshop Palm Beach Atlantic University

Dr. Stacie Rossow 

Associate Director of Choral and Vocal Studies, Florida Atlantic University



Mark Alexander   

Executive Director, Theatres, Palm Beach State College

Caryl Fantel

Award Winning Music Director

Jan McArt

Director of Theatre Arts Program Development at Lynn University

Lynn McNutt  

Assistant Professor Theater, Florida Atlantic University