75 North Walnut Street
Mansfield, Ohio 44902

Phone: (419) 522-8224

Creative People Joined Together

Our Team

Leadership

Dr. Michael Benson

Executive Director

Sheri Hughes

Assistant Director, Director of Community Schools Program

Pam Madore

Business Manager

Pam Madore

Business Manager

Sarah Horrigan-Ramos

Dance Department Chair Ballet, Modern (Horton Technique), Jazz & Early Dance

Faculty

Dance

Sarah Horrigan-Ramos

Dance Department Chair Ballet, Modern (Horton Technique), Jazz & Early Dance

Marden Ramos

Ballet, Modern and Salsa & Artist in Residence

Erin Ekin

60+ Chair Ballet & Substitute Dance

Erin Wolford

Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Early Dance, Voice, Musical Theatre & Yoga

Music (Vocal)

Bailey Maxfield

Voice Instructor

Alli Dean

Voice and Piano

Audrey Lee-Strohm

Piano, Voice, Musical Theatre Instructor

Erin Wolford

Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Early Dance, Voice, Musical Theatre & Yoga

Music (Instrumental)

Alli Dean

Voice and Piano

Alicia Porter

Piano Instructor

Diego Santamaria

Piano, Guitar, & Ukulele Instructor

Diego Santamaria

Piano, Guitar, & Ukulele Instructor

Harvey McGowan

Bagpipes Instructor; Royal Scott Highlanders

Harvey McGowan

Bagpipes Instructor; Royal Scott Highlanders

Audrey Lee-Strohm

Piano, Voice, Musical Theatre Instructor

Joann Jeffries

Clarinet, Flute, Piano Instructor

Nate Sunderland

Percussion: Snare Drum, Drum Set, Intro. to Marimba

Jim Dufala

Guitar, Electric and Acoustic; Ukulele Instructor

Olivia Rayburn

Piano, Music Therapy

Theatre

Maria Getz Beery

Theatre Instructor

Megan Williams

Music Together, Little Black Box Theatre Program

Erin Wolford

Jazz, Tap, Lyrical, Early Dance, Voice, Musical Theatre & Yoga

Visual Arts

Ryan Failor

Visual Arts Instructor

Jacy Warrick

Visual Arts and Art Therapy Instructor

Autumn Cadle

Visual Arts Instructor & Art Gallery Coordinator

Martial Arts

Jason Farnsworth

Kenpo Karate, Modern Arnis, Self-Defense

Front Desk & Facilities

Jessica Kent

Front Desk

Kerstin Wilson

Front Desk

Amanda Miller

Front Desk

Ann Dettmer

Front Desk

Community School Sponsorship Staff

Sheri Hughes

Director

Marianne Lombardo

Data Analysis, Annual Reports

Pam Schreiner

Cincinnati Regional Representative, Site Visits

DickinsonWright, PLLC

Legal

John Taracko

Columbus Regional Representative, Board Meetings

Ann Dettmer

School Site Visits

Kara Kimes

Treasurer Analysis

Catherine West

Newsletter Editor

Pam Madore

School Site Visits

Richland Academy of the Arts Board of Directors

2022-2023

Brian Hamilton (President)

Vice President of Hamilton Insurance Service, Inc.

Jim Henry (Treasurer)

WOB Accountants and Advisors

Ed Gutchall

Radio Talk Show Personality, Insurance Broker and owner of a DJ Service

Scott Heimann

Trust Officer, Park National Bank

Tim Hilterman

Whitcomb & Hess CPAs and Financial Advisors

Joann Hipsher (Secretary)

Administrator in Traditional & Charter Schools, retired Superintendent/CAO of Foundation Academy in Mansfield

Don Hoover (Past President)

Judge, Practicing Attorney-at-Law, Partner in Weldon, Huston & Keyser, LLP

Jessica Hiser (Vice President)

Creative Communications Director, Spherion Mid-Ohio

Jason Metzger

Vice President of MG Energy

Kimberly Yeager Miller

Actress, Acting Coach, Producer, Ventriloquist

Pat Olson

Visual Artist and Realtor

Ashley Pifer

Director of Community Engagement at Mansfield YMCA

Jay Wachs

Vice President Sales at Mix106.1FM WVNO, WMFD-TV

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