NYMACC Board of Trustees, Officers & Staff

The NYMACC Board of Trustees are a dedicated group of volunteers, many of whom are also active directors of multi-arts centers. In addition, some are working artists, musicians, or performers. They give their time to help govern the policies and financial management of NYMACC, and help steer the course for our future.




PATTI LOCKWOOD-BLAIS, President

Patti Lockwood-Blais is the Executive Director of the Earlville Opera House, a multi-arts center housed in a historic 12000 square foot facility that includes a 19th-century theater.  She graduated from Cornell University.  She learned and promoted cooperative business practices as a managing partner in one of Ithaca’s cooperatives.  In addition to serving on NYMACC’s board, she has served on the boards of the Alternatives Federal Credit Union and Alternatives Fund (philanthropic arm of AFCU) in Ithaca and on the board of the Young Writers’ Workshop held at Colgate University.  She has experience serving NYSCA peer review panels for SLP, POP and VAP.

The Earlville Opera House presents live performances in both its theater and Arts Cafe, including professional work for children.  The presenting series is eclectic with world, folk, blues, Americana roots, Celtic, Cajun & Zydeco as well as occasional classical, opera or theater performances. EOH has three art galleries: with 18 exhibits per year that serve to build community with education and artistic exchange.  In addition, the Opera House offers visual and performing arts workshops for children and adults.

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CANDICE FRYE, Board Treasurer


Candice is the Community Outreach Coordinator
at Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.

LARAC serves Warren, Washington, and northern Saratoga Counties. LARAC’s mission is to lead in the improvement of the quality of life in the lower Adirondack region by supporting arts and culture. Its goal is to coordinate, develop, sponsor, improve, encourage, and provide arts-related activities in the above-defined region.



JENNY ROSENZWEIG, Board Secretary

Jenny Rosenzweig is the Executive Director of the Roxbury Arts Group, a non-profit multi-arts center offering programs in Roxbury, Stamford, and Denver NY.  With a commitment to creating opportunities to engage with the arts in rural upstate New York communities, Ms. Rosenzweig is charged with managing the staff and day-to-day operations while creating and remaining true to the long-term goals of this multi-venue organization. Together with the Board, Ms. Rosenzweig has worked to build a clear vision for the organization, with a focus on its long-tern sustainability, and works with the staff and other community organizations to deliver high-quality arts programming that aims to inspire audiences and participants.

In 2014 Ms. Rosenzweig was identified as an Emerging Leader in the Arts Administration Field by the New York Foundation for the Arts and is participating in a year-long professional development program sponsored by American Express. Ms. Rosenzweig also serves on the boards of the New York Multi-Arts Center Consortium where she serves as Secretary, and the Greater Roxbury Business Association. Ms. Rosenzweig has also served as a panelist for the New York State Council on the Arts and as a member of the Southern Tier Regional Council Global & Tourism Work Groups.


KHELI WILLETTS,
Board Trustee
 
Kheli R. Willetts is Executive Director of the Community Folk Art Center and Assistant Professor African American Art History and Film in the Department of African American Studies.  Prior to joining the faculty at Syracuse University in 2002, Dr. Willetts worked with a number of arts organizations including the Real Art Ways, Studio Museum of Harlem, the Wadsworth Athenaeum, the Connecticut Historical Society and the Connecticut Commission on the Arts.

As Executive Director of the Community Folk Art Center Professor Willetts is responsible for developing diverse and dynamic programming including exhibitions, workshops in visual and expressive arts, lectures and film screenings.


KATHIE KUDELA, Board Trustee


     
Kathie has been executive director at the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center (NACC) for eight years. She is a founder of the organization and was involved in saving the building from demolition in 2001.    The NACC is largest multi arts center in the state and has over 70 artists and art groups, two performance theaters, two art galleries, and a sound stage. Kathie has a degree in art education and a background in community advocacy, brokerage and real estate.  Kathie lives in Lewiston New York with her husband Walt, a retired English teacher and Lola, a very large Neapolitan Mastiff.




LADAN ALOMAR, Board Trustee

Ladan Alomar is the Executive Director of Centro Civico of Amsterdam, Inc., a nonprofit, community-based organization located in Amsterdam, New York. Under her direction, the agency provides comprehensive services to the children and families of Fulton and Montgomery Counties. The organization has been recognized as a model service- provider utilizing innovative education and intervention methodologies which highlight the possibilities of transformation within the Hispanic and low-income communities.
The agency budget has grown to $3 million per year. In addition, she was successful in raising the capital needed to purchase and renovate property to house the agency’s operations. Today Centro Civico owns a city block and the new home is called, La Segunda Casa Community Center.  Agency’s slogan is “Building Community One Block at a Time.”
Mrs. Alomar has a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the State University of New York at Albany. She has served on many boards over the years including: Fulmont Action Agency, NY State Human Rights Council, WMHT, TV Stations 17 and 45, The Women’s Building, Capital District HOSPICE and Center for Women in Government.
BRADLEY DIUGUID, Board Trustee

Bradley gr ew up in Sullivan County and is currently the Executive Director of the Catskill Art Society. He formerly served as the Manager of Education Programs for Waterwell, a collaborative theater company based in New York City, where he oversaw their intensive Drama training program in partnership with the Professional Performing Arts School. He also worked in arts administration an d advancement at The Juilliard School, the American Repertory Theater, Roundabout Theatre Company, and the Puppet Showplace Theatre. As an educator, he taught classes, directed and devised shows with companies like the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Long Wharf Theatre, Premiere Stages, and the ETC School, among others. Bradley is a graduate of Harvard University and SUNY New Paltz.


SETH WOCHENSKY, Board Trustee

Seth Wochensky is the Executive Director of Springville Center for the Arts, a rural community multi-arts center. The Center’s main space, an 1869 former Baptist church listed on the National Register, houses their theater, concert, exhibition and workshop programs. He led a new initiative to create Art’s Cafe, which includes a hybrid for-profit cafe, workshop space, artist residences and a publicly accessible green roof. Through his work at the Center, Wochensky has been involved with countless blunders and discovered that there is no shortage of mistakes waiting. In addition to arts management, Wochensky has produced several short films, led a rogue “marching" band, and is an avid garlic grower. He has three small children.


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KELLY LANG BUCKLEY, 
NYMACC Service Coordinator

Kelly became the NYMACC Services Coordinator in May 2014.
She is also the Development Director for the Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, in Niagara Falls, NY.

Kelly has over 20 years experience working in art & cultural education. She is a graduate of Hilbert and former instructor of American Cultural Studies at Bowling Green State University. She is a founding member of the Cultural Studies Scholar's Association, the WNY Taste of Diversity Festival, and the Niagara Plein Air Painters Group. Her radio show "Live at the NACC" is broadcast on 1440 AM (WJJL). She and her partner Jason are stone carvers and Celtic folk artists. 



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