Board of Directors

Darnell Pierre Benjamin

  • AEA Actor, Teacher, and Dancer
  • Company Associate Artist – Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
  • Adjunct Professor – Xavier University
  • Board Member since September 2016

Jules Breslin, Secretary

  • Leadership Engagement Director – Talent Magnet Institute
  • Board Member since September 2018

Alyssa Gomez

  • Associate Director of Marketing, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
  • Board Member since January 2020

Kate Haralson

  • Sr. Manager, Clinical Initiatives, The Health Collaborative
  • Board Member since February 2019

Daryl Harris

  • Associate Professor of Theatre – Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts
  • Fulbright Specialist
  • Board Member since September 2016

Kenneth Jordan

  • Labor Management Relations Examiner (retired) – National Labor Relations Board
  • Citizen On Patrol (C.O.P.) volunteer (CUF and W. McMicken groups)
  • Various ad hoc committees of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity
  • Board Member since March 2013

Whitney Maxson, President

  • Attorney At Law – Katz,Teller, Brant & Hild, LPA
  • Board Member since February 2012

Joshua Neumeyer, Treasurer

  • Finance & Grants Manager – Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
  • Freelance Stage Manager
  • Board Member since January 2008

Thomas Popa, M.D.

  • Internist – The Christ Hospital (retired)
  • Board Member since January 2008

Kimberly Popa, ex officio (Executive Director)

  • Dance Instructor – Art Academy of Cincinnati, School for Creative and Performing Arts
  • Springer School, and Carnegie Center for Visual & Performing Arts
  • Volunteer – Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati
  • Board Member since January 2008

Michael Wright

  • Pones Dancer
  • Electrical Engineer – Duke Energy
  • Board Member since January 2020