Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Don Scipione, President - Founder and President Acme Express, Previous: the boards of MidTown Cleveland, Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Workforce Investment Board, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Opera Cleveland, Cleveland World Trade Association, World Trade Center Cleveland, the Northeast Ohio Software Association (founding member), and as a COSE volunteer 

Michael Borden, Associate Dean for Administration, Associate Professor of Law Cleveland-Marshall College of Law -Cleveland State University

Shirley Dawson a lifelong opera and art song supporter. She served on the board of Lyric Opera Cleveland and is currently on the board of Art Song.

Johnathon Field, Associate Professor of Opera Theater and Director of Opera Theater Productions, Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Nicholas Hobbs, Box Office Lead - Concerts & Special Events at Cleveland Cavaliers

Jamie Hymowitz, has chaired numerous non-profit arts organization committees to raise funds and awareness.

Stacy Marinelli, Stacy Marinelli Photography, Rainbow Vintage Costume, and Rainbow Party Rentals

Joe Mosbrook, Managing Partner, Acclaim Communications

Holly L. Reilly, Vice President of Human Resource Operations for the Froedtert Health System.  Past co-chair of Cleveland Regional Workforce Investment Board for the Healthcare Sector;  Board member for Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation, Greater Cleveland Hospital Association and French American Chamber of Commerce in Cleveland.

Brad Roller, Vistage Chair for Vistage Worldwide, Inc.

Dean Southern, is head of the Voice and Opera Division at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and appointed recently as Dorothy P. Schmitt Chair in Opera, serving as Director of Opera and Artistic Director of CIM Opera Theater.

Maria LaSelva Vogt, Business Development Executive, Licensed Realtor, Real Estate Pricing Specialist, Owner MLS Artist Development


Advisory Board


Marci Alegant, Former Director of Preparatory and Continuing Education at Cleveland Institute of Music


Richard Fleischman, senior partner, creative director Richard Fleischman + Partners Architects


Carol Arnold Porter

Jeannette Grasselli Brown


Michael Salkind, Founder Business Tech Network

David Gooding


James Levin 


Timothy Mussard

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