Our board represents a cross-section of our state and has a passion for the arts and their broad impact on communities, schools, and individuals.

Board List (current as of July 2015)

Patsy Koch Johns
Theatre Educator - Lincoln

Rex Barker
Music Educator - Omaha

Past President
Jo Ann Emerson
Lux Center for the Arts - Lincoln

Vice President of Arts Education
Cindy Cronn
Art Educator - Omaha

Vice President of Legislation
Jamie Ulmer
Beatrice Community Players - Beatrice

Vice President of Marketing
Marty Skomal
Nebraska Arts Council

Vice President of Membership
Barbara Zach
Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra - Lincoln

Petra Wahlqvist
Lied Center for Performing Arts  - Lincoln

Suzanne Wise
Nebraska Arts Council

At-Large Members

Steve Barth
Crane River Theater - Kearney

Debbie DeFrain
Nebraska Department of Education - Lincoln

Mark Foradori
Buffalo County Community Partners - Kearney

Thomas Barden Gosinski
Flowers - Cozad

Shari Hofschire
UNO Center for Innovation in Arts Education - Omaha

Jarod Ockander
David City Public Schools – David City

Betsye Paragas
Opera Omaha - Omaha

Becky Stahr
York High School - York

Rich Vierk
Vierk & Associates LLC - Lincoln

James Wright
Community Actor - Omaha

Doug Zbylut, Executive Director