The 2012/2013 Team

Team members were chosen from a cross section of US presenting organizations, representing a wide range of stakeholders, artistic aesthetics, funding and staff structures. Participants occupy various staff roles and brought unique perspectives on best practices for engaging community into their organizations:

  • Bobby Asher – Associate Director of Artistic Initiatives,
    Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD
  • Brad Carlin – Managing Director,
    Fusebox Festival, Austin, TX
  • Rachel DeGuzman – formerly Director of Advancement and External Relations,
    Rochester City Ballet, Rochester, NY
  • Shirley Elliott – Program Director,
    Tulsa Performing Arts Center Trust, Tulsa, OK
  • Sharon Fantl – Assistant Director,
    Redfern Arts Center/Keene State College, Keene, NH
  • Emily Harney – formerly Director of Community Engagement and Marketing,
    MAPP International Productions
  • Brooke Horejsi – Deputy Director of Fine Arts Programming,
    College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University Fine Arts Programming, St. Joseph, MN
  • Rebekah Lengel – Managing Director,
    Miami Light Project, Miami, FL
  • Mollie McFarland – formerly Development Manager,
    AXIS Dance Company, Oakland, CA
  • Judy Oliver-Turner – formerly Audience Service Manager,
    Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Olympia, WA
  • Andre Perry – Executive Director,
    The Englert Theater, Iowa City, IA
  • Mary Roeder – Associate Manager of Community Engagement,
    University Musical Society, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Liza Sacheli Lloyd – Director,
    Mahaney Center for the Arts, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
  • Elizabeth Snodgrass – Manager, Community Programs,
    Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

The sessions were facilitated by the Research Center for Leadership in Action (RCLA) at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. Each session was co-facilitated by Bethany Godsoe, RCLA executive director, and Theresa Holden, co-director, Holden and Arts Associates.

  • Bethany Godsoe – Director,
    Wagner Research Center for Leadership in Action, NYU, New York, NY
  • Theresa Holden – Co-Director,
    Holden & Arts Associates, Austin, TX

LDI Methodology

APAP’s Leadership Development Institute follows a Cooperative Inquiry design. Read more ›

2012/2013 Team

Fourteen LDI team members were chosen from a cross section of US presenting organizations. Read more ›

Best Practices

LDI members developed best practices around 5 key aspects of engaging community with and through the arts. Read more ›

About LDI

Launched in 2010, the goal of the LDI is to develop the leadership, knowledge and capacity required to advance the performing arts presenting field. Read more ›

Resource Library

LDI members created a library of resource materials to guide presenters’ community building efforts. Read more ›