About Us
Making Opera Accessible

Our Team

Anne Hiatt

Artistic & Executive Director

About Anne

Victoria Davis

Education Director & Creative Producer

About Victoria

Samantha Nahra

Assistant Education Director & Marketing Associate

About Samantha

Patricia Leonard

Development Director

About Patricia

Sarah Mostov

Company Manager

About Sarah

Kayleigh Butcher

Systems Administrator & Creative Producer

About Kayleigh

Karen Albert

Director of School Engagement

About Karen

Board of Directors

Officers and Executive Committee Members

David Gordon

Board Chair

Music Educator /Manhattan School of Music and freelance performer
About David

Donna Epstein

Board Treasurer

Tax Lawyer/ Loeb, Block & Partners, LLP (retired)
About Donna

Mithuna Sivaraman

Board Secretary

Tax Lawyer/ Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
About Mithuna


Dr. Naomi André, David G. Frey Distinguished Professor in MusicUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Professor, University of Michigan (retired)

Katherine Delaney, Director of Development NYFA

Isabel Walcott Draves, President, CrowdFest Inc.Founder/ Creative Tech Week and Leaders in Software and Art (LISA)

Nia Imani Franklin, Composer, Vocalist and Miss America 2019

Ramona Ponce, Theatre educator/ freelance costume designer, La Guardia Performing Arts Center

Lucia Rivieccio, Interim Executive Director, Midwood Development Corporation

Shasa Rogers, Associate Creative Director, HBO

Salima Ira Swain, NYC Public School Music Teacher (retired)

Equity Committee:

Victoria Davis
David Gordon
Ramona Ponce
Mithuna Sivaraman

HR Committee:

Katherine Delaney
Donna Epstein
David Gordon
Anne Hiatt
Sarah Mostov
Lucia Rivieccio

Advisory Council

David Cote
Aaron Dworkin
Eve Gigliotti
Christine Goerke
Celeste Headlee
Adam Herskowitz
Sylvia McNair
Todd Perlmutter
Kyle Pfortmiller
Laura Pfortmiller
Kamala Sankaram
Prof. George Shirley
Alexa Smith
Russell Thomas
Cassandra Wilson

Education Advisory Council

Dr. James Duval
Karen Fierst
Emily Grad
Anna Hall
Rachel Powers
Jorge Sosa
Dr. Indre Viskontas

Recognition for Our Work