Board & Staff

Board

Ana de Freitas Boe

Professor of English at Baldwin Wallace University. Ms. Boe is a lifelong classical musical enthusiast.

Gerry Fathauer, Vice President

Retired Arts and Cultural Director for the City of Mesa (Arizona), oversaw building of $96M Mesa Arts Center. Currently president of Gerry Fathauer LLC. Co-founder of three 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Former board member of international The Narrative Enneagram and Valley Leadership (Phoenix). Music degree in keyboard area.

Emily Honsa Hicks

Attorney, McGlinchey Stafford. Current Board memberships include The Refugee Response, Current Committee Member, Budget & Finance Committee for the Board of the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District; Barrister of the William K. Thomas Inn of Court. Other memberships and community service include the Chagrin Falls Beautification Committee, Chagrin Valley Little Theater Women’s Committee, and the Chagrin Falls Village Charter Review Commission.

John W. Goodell, Treasurer

Associate Professor in the Department of Finance at The University of Akron. His research interests focus particularly on the impact on financial systems of national culture, and institutions. Former Assistant Editor of Journal of Teaching in International Business (Taylor & Francis), and formerly served on the board of the Southwestern Finance Association. Current Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Research in International Business and Finance

Deborah Malamud

AnBryce Professor of Law Emerita at New York University School of Law. Deborah is an avid amateur early-music performer (singer), workshop attendee and audience member. She has served on the Board of Early Music America and Music Before 1800. She divides her time between Ann Arbor and New York. She admires Les Delices for its musical excellence and leadership in the field, and is honored to join its Board.

Carmina Mares

Healthcare Consultant, former Fulbright scholar and Attorney/Trainer with CWRU Weatherhead MBA in Healthcare management. Volunteer for the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (Bar Admission Committee and Healthcare Law Section), CWRU Alumni Association Board of Directors, the Cleveland Clinic, the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Greg Nosan

Vice President, Operations and Strategy, Property Advisors Group; Former Associate Vice President, Publishing and Interpretation, The Art Institute of Chicago. Current volunteer service includes General Programming Committee, City Club of Cleveland; Historic District Subcommittee, Village of Gates Mills; Board member, Slovenian Museum and Archives, Cleveland; Board member, Caxton Club, Chicago; Volunteer, Hospice of the Western Reserve, Cleveland.

Arthur Rotatori, Secretary

Partner, McGlinchey Stafford. Current board member for M.U.S.i.C.

Brandon Ruud

 Abert Family Curator of American Art and Consulting Curator, Milwaukee Art Museum, Former Curator of Transnational American Art and Consulting Curator, Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska–Lincoln 

Daniel Shoskes, MD

Professor of Urology, Cleveland Clinic, Current Board (Vice President) Apollo’s Fire, Former Board Early Music America, Lute Society of America.

Joseph Sopko, President

Retired physician with an MBA in management from the University of Massachusetts. Formerly Chief Medical Officer of St Vincent Charity Hospital. Currently serves as Chairman of the Citizens Advisory committee of Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority with a special interest in mobility for the physically impaired and as a U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Commodore in charge of Information Services in the Eastern Great Lakes Region.

Staff

Debra Nagy, Artistic Director

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Laura Potter, Executive Director

Laura Potter has extensive experience as an arts administrator, performer and educator. She was the Development Director at CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra for over four years and has held development and operations roles with the Indiana Music Education Association and the Youth Symphony of Kansas City. Additionally, she has served on the music faculties of Indiana State University and Dickinson State University. An avid tubist, Laura’s orchestral performance credits include CityMusic Cleveland, the Billings Symphony and the Lafayette Symphony. Laura holds a Bachelors of Music from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, a Masters in Music from the University of Memphis Scheidt School of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Kansas. Laura is committed to making art music accessible and relatable through creative programming representing diverse voices, building community partnerships to connect with new audiences, and providing intergenerational programming that enhances lifelong involvement with the arts.

Hannah De Priest, Communications & Special Projects Manager

In addition to her flourishing career as a classical soprano, Hannah manages communications for Les Délices, putting her love of writing and knack for social media to use spreading the word about LD and SalonEra. 

Shelby Yamin, Digital Media Producer

A native New Yorker, violinist Shelby Yamin has earned distinction for her sparkling, vivacious performances. A core member of the SalonEra team since its first season, she is now the Digital Media Producer, working on SE and LD projects.