Adminstrative Staff


Executive Office      
Zak Vassar President & CEO    
Matty Sayre Executive Assistant & Artist Liaison 419.418.0031 Email
Artistic Team      
Lisa Mayer-Lang Artistic Director    
Michael Lang Resident Choreographer    
Administrative Staff      
Judy Gonia Operations Director 419.471.0049 ext. 3 Email
James M. Hartley Business Manager 419.471.0049 ext. 6 Email
Anthony Piercefield Administrative Support 419.471.0049 Email
Brett Loney Director of Development 419.418.0056 Email
Mari Davies Director of Institutional Giving 419.418.0055 Email
Ron Papke Director of Individual Giving 419.418.0028 Email
Erin Steel Gift and Stewardship Coordinator 419.418.0021 Email
Randi Dier Vice President of Finance 419.418.0035 Email
Nicole Bohmer Finance Assistant 419.418.0036 Email
Vanessa Gardner Director of Marketing & Communications 419.418.0053  
Allie Dresser Marketing Manager 419.418.0027 Email
Kalindi Bellach Box Office Manager 419.418.0040 Email
Carly Rockenhauser Box Office Associate 419.418.0030



Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts Board of Trustees

Officers Professional Affiliation                                                                                                           
Patrick Bowe, Board Chair President and CEO, The Andersons
Steven M. Cavanaugh, Vice Chair Chief Financial Officer, ProMedica
Pam Hershberger, Past Chair Former Managing Partner, EY
Elaine Canning, Treasurer CFO, Palmer Energy Company, Inc.
Frank Jacobs, Secretary Eastman & Smith LTD
Zak Vassar President & CEO, Toledo Alliance for the Performing Arts
Alain Trudel Music Director, Toledo Symphony
Trustees Professional Affiliation
James Adams Vice President, Strategic Planning & Corporate Development, Owens-Illinois
Stephanie Alexander Toledo Ballet
DeAnn Gorun Baker Realtor - RE/MAX Preferred Associates
Debra A. Ball Mercy Health
Shelley Bridarolli Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Dana Corporation
Jameel Burkett President and CEO, Burkett Restaurant Equipment
John H. Burson Estate Planning and Tax Partner, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick LLP
Stephanie Cole, MD ProMedica Physicians ENT/Toledo Ballet Guild Co-President
Jenny Coluccio Head Women's Golf Coach, University of Toledo
Susan L. Conda Community Volunteer
Jennifer Coy Key Private Bank Team Lead, Sr. Portfolio Manager, KeyBank
Debbie Sauder David President and CEO, Sauder Village
Kathleen Davis Social Security Administration
Jeanne DeWitt Senior Vice President, CPU, Inc.
Michael Ellison, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Bowling Green State University
Melissa Freeman Vice President, Fifth Third Bank Commercial Division
Ashley A. Futrell Attorney
Charlene D. Gilbert Dean, College of Arts and Letters, University of Toledo
John Gonia President/Owner, KCM Consulting Company
Judy Gorun Realtor, RE/MAX Preferred Associates
Anneliese M. Grytafey Chief Policy and Program Officer, Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority
Kimberly Howard Vice President, Business Integration and Organizational Effectiveness, Owens Corning
Joel Jerger EVP, Premiere Bank
Richard A. Karcher Attorney at Law
Robert A. Koenig Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Harley Kripke President, Kripke & Associates
David Mack Partner, Shumaker Loop & Kendrick
William B. Mathis Dean, College of Musical Arts, Bowling Green State University
Lisa Mayer-Lang Toledo Ballet Artistic/School Director
C. Allen McConnell Judge, (Ret.) Toledo Municipal Court
William R. McDonnell Regional President & Head of Corporate and Commercial Banking, PNC Bank
Joseph D. Napoli President & CEO, Toledo Mud Hens
Jonathan Orser Investor 
Marna Ramnath Arts Advocate
Christina Ramsey Principal, McKinley STEMM Academy, Toledo Public Schools
John Reynolds VP, O-I Glass
Bennett Romanoff, MD Romanoff Vision
Ronald Rybarczyk Government & Public Affairs, BP Husky
Carolyn Savage Development, West Side Montessori/Toledo Ballet Guild Co-President
Robert P. Schlatter President, Art Iron, Inc.
Joseph Sferra President, Chief Medical Officer, Surgical Services, ProMedica
Mo Sheahan Owner and Instructor, Pure Barre
Saga Shoffner Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
Rebecca E. Shope Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Sara Smith Development Officer, United Way of Greater Toledo
Bethanne Snodgrass, MD Private Practice Surgeon, (Ret.)
Sharon S. Speyer Regional President, Huntington Bank
Charles Stocking Co-CEO, Principle Business Enterprises, Inc.
Desmond L. Strooh Marketing Director, Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC
Olivia K. Summons Director of Public Affairs (Ret.), Toledo Refining Company
John S. Szuch Executive Officer, Signature Bank
Stephen D. Taylor  President – Owner, Taylor Automotive Family
Michael H. Thaman CEO, UBQ Materials
Dave Tighe Consultant, Findley, Inc.
Louis E. Tosi Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP
Marlene Uhler President, Toledo Symphony League
Julie Waidelich-Roberts Regional Community Relations Director, Kingston HealthCare Company
Traci Watkins, MD ProMedica Physicians Group
Dave White, Jr. White Family Dealerships
Lance Woodworth President, Destination Toledo, Inc.
Board Fellows Professional Affiliation
Samuel Adler, Ph.D. Professor of Composition at the Juilliard School
Dr. Tom Brady Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Plastic Technologies, Inc.
William F. Buckley President & COO (Ret.), Hylant Group
Eric S. Fankhauser Vice President, Toledo Metal Spinning Company 
Kenneth E. Hileman President, Hileman & Associates
Justice G. Johnson, Jr. Managing Partner (Ret.), Marshall & Melhorn
George M. Jones, III President, Manhattan Group
Darryl R. Lippman Retired Healthcare Executive
Ronald A McMaster Retired, Glasstech Inc.
Norman C. Nitschke Vice Chairman (Ret.), Glasstech Inc.
Randy Oostra President & CEO, ProMedica
Mark Pietrykowski Judge, Court of Appeals - 6th District
Mark E. Ridenour CFO, Heidtman Steel Products, Inc.
Stephen H. Staelin Managing Partner (Ret.), Ernst & Young LLP
H. David White, Sr. White Family Dealerships


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