Board & Staff

Board

Laurie Aronoff

Former Attorney at Brown & Margolis and Miller Stillman & Bartel. Current board memberships include Choral Arts Cleveland and volunteer work for Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland, University School, and Hathaway Brown School.

Ana Boe

Professor of English at Baldwin Wallace University.  Ms. Boe is a lifelong classical musical enthusiast.

Bonnie Baker, MBA, Treasurer

Retired management consultant. For many years she was a principal with the Allegra Group, a Northeast Ohio firm specializing in assisting health care and nonprofit organizations with program planning, strategic planning, and financial feasibility studies. An active community volunteer, Bonnie currently serves on the boards of the Art Song Festival and the Cleveland Archaeological Society. Past board memberships include Lyric Opera Cleveland, Opera Cleveland, and Apollo’s Fire.

Gerry Fathauer

Retired Arts and Cultural Director for the City of Mesa (Arizona), oversaw building of $96M Mesa Arts Center. Currently president of Gerry Fathauer LLC. Co-founder of three 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. Former board member of international The Narrative Enneagram and Valley Leadership (Phoenix). Music degree in keyboard area.

John W. Goodell

Associate Professor in the Department of Finance at The University of Akron. His research interests focus particularly on the impact on financial systems of national culture, and institutions. Former Assistant Editor of Journal of Teaching in International Business (Taylor & Francis), and formerly served on the board of the Southwestern Finance Association. Current Editor-in-Chief of Elsevier’s Research in International Business and Finance.

Arthur Rotatori, Secretary

Partner, McGlinchey Stafford. Current board member for M.U.S.i.C.

Daniel Shoskes, MD

Professor of Urology, Cleveland Clinic, Current Board (Vice President) Apollo’s Fire, Former Board Early Music America, Lute Society of America

Shirley Simmons, Vice President

Travel Agent in Chagrin Falls with specialty in Australia & New Zealand tours. Current board member City Music; Former board member Friends of Apollo’s Fire (President) and M.U.S.i.C. She is also the former Chapter President and served on the National Board of American Society of Travel Agents, and chaired their National Education Committee. Specialty in organizing benefit events.

Joseph Sopko, President

Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chairman of Department of Medicine at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center. Currently serves on Citizens Advisory Board of Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, as Board member Sisters of Charity Health System, and as Coast Guard Auxiliary Chief of Staff.

Staff

Debra Nagy, Artistic Director

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Laura Kushnick Wiegand, Executive Director

Laura Kushnick Wiegand joins Les Délices as its first Executive Director in January 2020. Serving most recently as Program Director of Arts Van Aken for Shaker Heights Development Corporation, Laura conceptualized and executed numerous arts-based programs as part of a targeted and timely placemaking initiative. Previously, Laura spent nine years as VP/Director of Development & Community Engagement for Downtown Cleveland Alliance, where she gained a wealth of experience in fundraising, strategic planning, community engagement, and program development. 

Laura’s passion for the arts began early. A frequent visitor to Severance Hall, Playhouse Square, and Cleveland’s great museums, Laura went on to earn an undergraduate degree in Studio Art from Wesleyan University and a Masters of Art and Art Education from New York University. She remains deeply committed to the value that all arts disciplines bring to both education and community-building initiatives.