Board of Directors and Staff

CVNC is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a board that is representative of our community's most experienced and knowledgeable arts leaders. They are:

  • William J. Weisser, PhD (Raleigh) - Chair
  • George Jack, MFA (Raleigh) - Vice Chair
  • Paul Gilster (Raleigh) - Treasurer
  • Joel Adams (Raleigh) - Secretary
  • Colin Campbell (Raleigh)
  • Colleen Cannon-Karlos (Durham)
  • Joseph Kahn, PhD (Cary)
  • Jim Waddelow, DMA (Raleigh)
  • Jeanie Wozencraft-Ornellas, DM Vocal Performance (Raleigh)

In addition, CVNC has a small advisory board. Its current members are:

Under the leadership and guidance of our founding directors, we prepared our bylaws, obtained our incorporation papers and our tax ID number, secured the blessings of the NC Department of Revenue, and sought IRS approval of our 501c3 application, which we received on December 17, 2002.

Effective 7/1/21, CVNC's evolution and growth continue under the leadership of:

  • Andrea McKerlie Luke, Executive Director
  • Maggie Pate, Editor in Chief
  • Chelsea Huber, Music and Dance Editor
  • Matthew Hager, Theatre Editor and Intern Coordinator
  • Cecilia Whalen, Calendar Editor
  • Carolyn Kohring, Ex. Dir. emeritus, and volunteer Bookkeeper

(Revised 6/1/21)