Board of Directors & Team

John Bekier, President
Bruce Zavos, Vice President
Paula Rubin-Wexler, Secretary
Terri Almacy, Treasurer

John D’Amore
Richard Davies
Jessica Fitzwater
Dr. Peter Kremers
Tim Kueberth
Donna Kuzemchak
Theodore Luck
Anthony Owens
William Randall
Robert Robey
Andrew Rosenfeld

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.
kennelly@frederickartscouncil.org

Emily Holland, Community Outreach Coordinator — Emily is a 2010 graduate of Stanford University’s 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.
emily@frederickartscouncil.org

Gabriella Smith, 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.  Smith 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.
gabriella@frederickartscouncil.org

Maura Parrott, Sky Stage Coordinator — Maura trained in art history with an MA from George Washington University, and early work in collections research and documentation for the Phillips Collection and National Gallery of Art. She has served on the Rockville, MD Cultural Arts Commission, the Las Vegas Arts Commission and the Southern Nevada team of the Kennedy Center’s Any Given Child initiative toward arts access and integration in K-8 education. Maura particularly enjoys community collaborations on all incarnations of art in public spaces.
skystage@frederickartscouncil.org