Discover the Arts

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Fisher Center Staff

Administration
Debra Pemstein, Vice President for Development and Alumni/ae Affairs
Bob Bursey, Executive Director
Kristy Grimes, Director of Finance
Michael Hofmann VAP '15, Executive Assistant

Artistic Direction
Leon Botstein, President, Bard College
Gideon Lester, Artistic Director, Theater and Dance
Caleb Hammons, Senior Producer
Catherine Teixeira, Associate Producer
Nunally Kersh, SummerScape Opera Producer

Development
Alessandra Larson, Director of Development
Kieley Michasiow-Levy, Individual Giving Manager
Elise Alexander '19, Post-Baccalaureate Fellow, Development Assistant

Theater & Performance and Dance Programs
Jennifer Lown, Program Administrator

Production
Sarah Jick, Associate Production Manager
Stephen Dean, Associate Production Manager
Rick Reiser, Technical Director
Josh Foreman, Lighting Supervisor
Moe Schell, Costume Supervisor
Seth Chrisman, Audio & Video Supervisor
Brynn Gilchrist '17, Production Administrator

Communications
Mark Primoff, Associate Vice President of Communications
Eleanor Davis, Director of Public Relations
Darren O’Sullivan, Senior Public Relations Associate
Amy Murray, Videographer

Publications
Mary Smith, Director of Publications
Diane Rosasco, Production Manager
Cynthia Werthamer, Editorial Director
Ann Forbes Cooper, Editor
James Rodewald '82, Editor
Karen Spencer, Designer

Marketing and Audience Services
David Steffen, Director of Marketing and Audience Services
Nicholas Reilingh, Database and Systems Manager
Maia Kaufman, Audience and Member Services Manager
Brittany Brouker, Marketing Associate
Garrett Sager, Digital Marketing Assistant
Claire Thiemann ’11, Senior House Manager
Jesika Berry, House Manager
David Bánóczi-Ruof '22, Assistant House Manager
Elaina Taylor '20, Assistant House Manager
Cemre Erim '20, Assistant House Manager
Hazaiah Tompkins '18, Assistant House Manager

Facilities
Mark Crittenden, Facilities Manager
Ray Stegner, Building Operations Manager
Doug Pitcher, Building Operations Coordinator
Chris Lyons, Building Operations Assistant 
Hazaiah Tompkins '18, Building Operations Assistant
Robyn Charter, Fire Panel Monitor
Bill Cavanaugh, Environmental Specialist
Sarah Dunne, Environmental Specialist
Drita Gjokaj, Environmental Specialist
 

Bard Music Festival

Artistic Directors
Leon Botstein
Christopher H. Gibbs

Executive Director
Irene Zedlacher

Associate Director
Raissa St. Pierre

Scholars in Residence 2019
Jeanice Brooks 

Program Committee 2019
Byron Adams
Leon Botstein
Jeanice Brooks 
Christopher H. Gibbs
Richard Wilson
Irene Zedlacher

Director of Choruses
James Bagwell

Vocal Casting
Joshua Winograde

Producer, Staged Concerts
Nunally Kersh