Board of Directors & Team

William Randall, President
Robert Robey, Vice President
Frank Goldstein, Secretary
Bruce Zavos, Treasurer

Kelly Beach
John D’Amore
Richard Davies
Jessica Fitzwater
Donna Kuzemchak
Theodore Luck
Anthony Owens
Paula Rubin-Wexler

Louise Kennelly, Executive Director

Louise Kennelly, Executive Director — Ms. Kennelly joins the Frederick Arts Council after nearly five years as Executive Director of the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative, a membership organization dedicated to providing access to world class arts for all public school students which functioned as the formal arts education partner of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Prior to that position, she was a Director at the federally funded National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research. Ms. Kennelly is a published poet and painter and a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award, a North Carolina State Arts Council Grant, and is qualified as a Maryland Artist in the Schools through the Maryland State Arts Council Arts in Education Artist-in-Residency program. She was an adjunct faculty member of Hood College and is a graduate of Yale University, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and has an MFA from the University of North Carolina.

Emily Holland, Community Outreach Coordinator — Emily is a 2010 graduate of Stanford University’s pilot Online High School and a 2014 graduate of the University of Chicago, where she majored in English. She has completed journalism internships at the Frederick Gorilla and The New Republic, and spent a year after college as an AmeriCorps volunteer literacy tutor in a DC Title I elementary school. She has a varied arts background in dance (ballet) and music (piano and voice), and she also enjoys writing fiction.

americorps-logoAndrea Baker, AmeriCorps Youth Academic Engagement Mentor/Outreach Volunteer — Andrea Zona Baker graduated from Hood College in 2013 with a degree in Art History and Archaeology. Since then she has worked as an archaeologist and served a term of service as an AmeriCorps Volunteer Maryland Coordinator with the Asian American Center of Frederick. Andrea serves the community in coordinating activities at Sky Stage by booking artists, accepting community feedback to implement in program/event planning, and educational development focusing on the STEAM initiative for youth K-12 of Title I schools.

Gabriella Guizzardi, Project Consultant — Gabriella received her Cultural Studies degree in 2016 from Towson University. Her career focus is community outreach with the inclusion of the arts for underserved youth and young adults. Guizzardi spearheaded an exhibition installation at Towson University’s MFA gallery for “Mission Universe: A Cuarnaut’s Journey” in Summer 2016, and she has been a student of classical ballet since she was very young.