The Theatre Lab Board of Directors

The Theatre Lab's Board of Directors is composed of a diverse group of people who are passionate about The Theatre Lab's mission of transforming lives through theatre education.

Board members serve for three-year terms, participate in major fundraising activities, attend Theatre Lab performances and events, and take part in committees where their expertise adds value. In addition, board members are ambassadors of The Theatre Lab, enabling us to connect with new people and partner organizations.

Board of Directors

Richard Bloch
Attorney

Sherry Duncan
Retired
Legal Secretary

Kristina Dunphy 
Director
PwC

Laura Einstein
Former Chief Legal Counsel
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands

Gil Gallagher
Middle School Director
The Field School

Mary Goldsmith
Director
RSM

Deb Gottesman
Co-Executive Director
The Theatre Lab

Betsy Hague
Episcopal Priest and retired Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner 

Denise Hanna
Washington, DC Office Managing Partner
Locke Lord LLP

Roberto Ifill (Chair)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Search Consultant, AGB Search

Harry Knight
Deputy Director
US Department of Commerce

Julie Lloyd
Managing Director
National Journal Group

Buzz Mauro
Co-Executive Director
The Theatre Lab

Ellen Perry
Managing Partner
Wealthbridge Partners

Amana Simmons, Esq. 
Hearing Administrator
Prince George’s County Public Schools

Rae Vann
Shareholder
Carlton Fields

Liz Whisnant
School Leader
Horace Mann Elementary School

Trustees Emeriti

Jeffrey Bauman
Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
President, Beech Street Foundation

Roberta Gottesman
Former Executive Director
Children’s Legal Rights

Gene Rotberg
Former Vice-President and Treasurer
The World Bank

Shar Taylor
Vice President, Chief Social Impact Officer
Consumer Reports