Board & Staff

Board

Ana Boe

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

Michael Dalby

Currently a district manager for the Cleveland Public Library, overseeing 5 branches in the busiest district in the system. Michael has been with CPL for 19 years, having served as a catalog librarian, a music librarian, a branch manager, and now a district manager. In 2005 he created the “Music at Main” series at CPL’s Main Library while working in the Fine Arts & Special Collections Department. He premiered a work for bassoon & piano by local composer H. Leslie Adams in one of its programs.

Gerry Fathauer, Vice President

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.

Emily Honsa Hicks

Attorney, McGlinchey Stafford. Current Board memberships include The Refugee Response, Current Committee Member, Budget & Finance Committee for the Board of the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District; Barrister of the William K. Thomas Inn of Court. Other memberships and community service include the Chagrin Falls Beautification Committee, Chagrin Valley Little Theater Women’s Committee, and the Chagrin Falls Village Charter Review Commission.

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.

Deborah Malamud

AnBryce Professor of Law Emerita at New York University School of Law. Deborah is an avid amateur early-music performer (singer), workshop attendee and audience member. She has served on the Board of Early Music America and Music Before 1800. She divides her time between Ann Arbor and New York. She admires Les Delices for its musical excellence and leadership in the field, and is honored to join its Board.

David Porter

Retired partner, Jones Day, and formerly Visiting Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Life Trustee and a past president and co-chair of Great Lakes Theater Festival.  Past board memberships include Old Stone Foundation (adult education), Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation, Reaching Heights Foundation (education), Friends of Eldred Theatre (CWRU), and Apollo’s Fire.

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

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. 

Hannah De Priest, Communications Manager

In addition to an active career as a performing artist, Hannah works as Communications Manager for Les Délices, where she puts her love of writing and knack for social media to work spreading the word about this unique and cherished organization.