Emerald City Theatre Board and Committees

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Board ChairJulia Turk
    Principal, Much Shelist
  • Nominating ChairLina Patel
    Senior Director, Vizient Inc.
  • Finance ChairTom Shumaker
    President and Co-Founder, GS Fitness Holdings, LLC
  • Fundraising Development ChairDavid May*
    CEO and Founder, Audrey Ventures
  • Strategy Chair Kash Muthuraman
    Head of Global Logistics Strategic Planning, Kraft Heinz Company
  • Community Board Chair Teri Wright
    Project Manager Design and Construction, Northwestern University
  • Risk Assessment Chair Stefania Pialis
    Partner, Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP
  • Outreach Chair Heike Spahn
    Director of Woodcraft Camp, Culver Summer Schools & Camps
  • Fundraising Event Chair Charlene Tomazin
    Community Volunteer
  • President Karen Cardarelli
    Co-founder and Executive Director, Emerald City Theatre


  • Alyn Cardarelli
    Director of Learning and Development, Merge, an IBM Company
  • Mike Lawler
    Partner, KPMG
  • Jacqueline Stone
    Emerald City Theatre Artistic Director

*Denotes 2016-2017 Emerald Award recipient

Community Board

Community Board

Kelly Aiglon
Beth Amantangelo
Holly Amatangelo
Katherine Athanasiou
Ashley Christensen
Shannon Evans
Aaron Fershee
Leslie Fineberg
Tanya Franco
Stephanie Free
Patrick Gall
Eric Holst
Claire Hoppenworth
Yamini Irvin
Nicole Jackson
Ann Kienzle
Andrea Knapp
Amy Lavery
Karen Love
Ashley Manzella
Isabela Marchi
Elizabeth Marcus
Katie Mooney
Rainbow Partridge
Saundra Rice
Andrew Ritter
Valerie Rubenstein
Melanie Schlachter
Kim Schlif
Hillary Schneider
Sharon Silberg
Sarah Simone
Heike Spahn
Dinna Trovero
Nichol Vargas
Betsy Williams
Dina Wolf
Teri Wright


The One Fund Committee

Karen Cardarelli (Co-Chair)
Stephanie Free (Co-Chair)
Carly Crawford (ECT Staff)
Kate Leslie (ECT Staff)
Abby Chung
Julie Duggan
Leslie Fineberg
Amy Lavery
Karen Lurie
Ashley Manzella
Isabela Marchi
Elizabeth Marcus
Lily Rin-Laures
Sharon Silberg
Heike Spahn
Charlene Tomazin
Nichol Vargas