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.

Nick Wille

Associate, Ulmer & Berne

Staff

Debra Nagy, Artistic Director

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Carol Lee Iott, General Manager

Carol Lee Iott joined Les Délices in February 2018 as the first General Manager of the organization. Prior to her appointment she served as Director of Strategy and Special Initiatives with The Cleveland Orchestra from 2014 to 2017, where she led numerous special initiatives and innovations including Violins of Hope, Fridays@7, “At Home” Neighborhood Residency, and collaborations with other major cultural organizations including the Cleveland Play House and Cleveland Museum of Art. She began her tenure with The Cleveland Orchestra as Director of Orchestra Personnel in 2005; and held the same position with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1995 to 2005.

A native of Toledo, Ohio, Carol Lee completed her Bachelor of Arts in music at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio and Master of Arts in arts administration at Columbia College in Chicago. Carol Lee consults with arts and culture organizations in the Cleveland area, and is also an active volunteer in the community. She serves on the board of the Father Michael Wittman Ozanam Center, an organization that distributes food and clothing to residents of East Cleveland and the surrounding area. She resides in Cleveland Heights with her husband Jim and her children Nate, Emily, and Lauren.

Jane Leggiero, Box Office & Marketing Assistant

Jane Leggiero was born and raised in Cleveland, but spent the last decade roaming about.  After studying musicology and historical performance at Oberlin College, she went to Boston University to get her Masters degree continuing on to Austin, Texas, where she became an active part of the thriving classical music scene there.  She worked as an arts administrator for The Texas Early Music Project and is an active performer on viola da gamba, baroque cello, and modern cello, and as a teacher of students of all ages. She began DMA in Historical Performance at Case Western Reserve University in the fall of 2018.  She joined Les Délices in November 2018, and is thrilled to be working with such a dedicated, professional, and talented group of people.