Representatives

 

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee for PAAL helps articulate project elements, policy/solution language, prioritize goals for PAAL, refine mission, and promote crowdfunding efforts in order for PAAL to actualize its provisions to parent artists.

 

Chief Representatives (Chief Reps)

Chief Reps serve as the voice for their community to PAAL and the voice of PAAL to their community. They may contribute to projects, goals, and evolution but likely focus on actualizing the PAAL efforts within their community. For efforts where time or ability does not allow, the Chief Rep may delegate away to either a PAAL rep or local ally who would be an ideal partner for collaboration on the project specified.

 

Community Representatives (Reps)

Reps engage on a project basis and pursue actualizing goals/initiatives in a focused endeavor. Reps collaborate with the Chief Rep where applicable to connect and build community support around PAAL endeavors. Reps are able to lead and shape focused efforts on their own without the Chief Rep involvement as long as the focused efforts are communicated to PAAL for synergy, but communication with Chief Reps is encouraged to build support and help from local PAAL participants.


 

STEERING COMMITTEE: Name (location) – passion topics/focus

Jill Harrison (PHIL) – internal structures, local community engagement

Devon Berkshire (NYC) – grants, work culture, project prioritization, theater admin engagement

Carmelita Becnel (NYC) – diversity, work culture, on-site/on-the-job advocacy

Adriana Gaviria (NYC/LA) – family planning, flexible parenthood, single motherhood

Melissa Engle (Chicago) – Post-partum engagement and support, networking

 

CONTRIBUTION REP

Catherine Mueller Melwani (NYC) – essays on motherhood and art, Plaboratory NYC

 

UNION ADVISORS
Erin Maureen Koster (NYC) – AEA Engagement

Erin Quill (NYC) – AEA Strategy Advising

Kate O’Phalen (NYC)

Kristen Beth Williams (NYC) – Co-Chair AEA Parents Committee

 

ADVISORS – ACADEMIA

Daniella Vinitsky-Moody

Hannah Granneman

Natalie Tartiere

 

MOTHER OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN – ADVISORS
Daniella Vinitsky-Moody

Khanisha Foster

 

RESEARCH ADVISOR
Ineke Ceder, Wellesley Centers for Women

 

ALLIES & RESOURCES

Rachel Fink, Theatre Bay Area

 

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NEW YORK CITY

Jenna Woods – Chief Rep NYC

Stephanie Hayes – Space Grant

Emma Jaster – Space Grant

Valerie Marcus Ramsher – Design, Work Culture

Elizabeth Barret Groth – Design, Work Culture

Amanda Spooner – AEA/SDC MeetUps

Judith Leora – Playwright/Motherhood in Content

 

CHICAGO

Lydia Milman Schmidt – Chief Rep, Chicago (PICT – PAAL Sister Org)

Melissa Engle – Rep (Motherhood Reading Series)

Tiffany Bedwell – Rep

Erica Sartini-Combs – Rep

Jen Gawlik – Rep

 

NEW JERSEY

Laurice Grae-Hauck – Chief Rep, NJ (Social Media/Content Creator)

Leah Brandon – Rep (New York Dance Alliance)

Ami Brabson – Rep

Paula Pizzi – Rep (Moms in Film)

Kate Swan – Rep

 

PHILADELPHIA

Sabrina Proffitt – Chief Rep, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival, PAAL Sister Org

Christine Petrini – Rep, PWTF

Daniella Vinitsky Mooney – Academia

LaNeshe Miller White – Theatre in the X

 

ASHLAND, OR

Sarah Lozoff (OSF)

 

BOSTON

Lila Rose-Kaplan

 

MINNEAPOLIS

Regina Peluso

 

WASHINGTON DC

Marni Pennington (DC)

Lynn Streeter Childress

Samantha Wyer-Bello

Vanessa Hope

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