Staff

Thomas West

Executive Director

With several years of experience as both a justice-centered performing arts producer and professional opera singer, Thomas previously held positions as a special projects producer at The Juilliard School and as the founder and Executive Director of the NY-based Collaborative Arts Ensemble. In 2014, he was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts by President Barack Obama.

Meet the Team

Stephanie Mareen
Special Projects Producer

Stephanie is a classically trained actress with many years of experience in both performance and production. Past work experience includes working as both a production assistant and artistic administrator at Elan Artists and as an assistant to the Unit Manager at Red Seven Entertainment GmbH in Cologne, Germany.  Stephanie graduated from The Juilliard School in 2017 (Group 46) and maintains an active freelance career as a German Vocal Coach for shows on Broadway and for television shows on Netflix and the BBC.

Sarah Tackett
Executive Assistant
and Operations Manager

An experienced arts administrator and theatre professional, Sarah has a long-term commitment to and passion for mission-driven work, working with art organizations in Kentucky, Washington, New York, and North Carolina. She holds a BA in English and Performance from Transylvania University and an MFA from Seattle University.

Meghan Decker
Social Media Intern

Meghan grew up in Boston MA, and is currently in her final year at Fordham University in the Bronx. She is pursuing a degree in digital technology and emerging media, and is passionate about advocacy as it relates to online platforms and shifting public discourse. With extensive experience in social media management, she is excited to continue using her voice both online and in person to speak up for justice and peace.

Zoé Girod
Production Intern

Born and raised in NYC, Zoé is a classically trained actress with professional experience in film editing, writing, and graphic design. She is completing her BFA at Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University) and will be performing at the Shakespeare’s Globe in London next year.