top of page
  • Amazon
  • Instagram
  • Facebook

Meet the Board of Directors

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) Board of Directors helps maintain the fiscal health and stability of the organization.  The Board consists of local arts and business representatives whose broad experience and leadership help the HCA flourish. In addition to guidance and governance, Board members engage in fundraising activities that help support the HCA's mission-related activities.

Executive Director

Kelly Grill

Founder and Co-Director of HCA since its inception, Kelly oversees the Center’s performing arts programming and its activities in development, securing financial backing from the business community, individual donors, and grants. Before HCA, Kelly was the executive director of Enter Stage Left Theater, the HCA’s resident theater group, for nearly eight years. (Kelly talks about that in this article.) She loves all arts, particularly the theater. “It connects people in a way that no other art form can,” she says. Kelly is a native of Hopkinton who graduated from Hopkinton High School before getting a B.A. in theatre at Providence College. After college, she moved to California, where she did some acting and then launched a 20-year career as a corporate recruiter before returning to the area in 1993.

Director of Operations

Sandee Buckley

Sandee organizes and oversees the numerous activities and programming at the HCA. She has been involved with the organization from its start, when, as she puts it, “the idea of renovating this building to house a thriving arts center was nothing more than a dream discussed among a group of passionate artists.” Sandee’s dedication to the arts, boundless energy, and stellar organizing abilities helped that group achieve their dream. Sandee has a particular fondness for theater. She acted as a child and was a stage manager and director in high school and college plays. Over the next 20 years, she held several human resources jobs in healthcare organizations. Then, in 2007, after meeting Kelly Grill (now Executive Director of the HCA), Sandee volunteered with the Enter Stage Left Theater group to produce and stage manage numerous productions. In 2016, she exited the HR world to manage HCA’s operations.

Director of Programming

Stephanie Madden

Stephanie’s programming and marketing experience is rich in arts and education. She has worked with Concord Museum, Arlington Community Education, Vose Galleries, and Clark University. She has also extensively volunteered with many arts organizations in the area. Stephanie has a bachelor’s degree in history of art and architecture from Boston University and a certificate in museum education from Tufts University.

Director of Finance

Mary-Beth Elliott

Mary-Beth handles accounting, cash flow management, payroll, accounts receivable and payable, and other tasks that help keep the HCA financially healthy. Her love of financial matters matches her passion for the arts (including her husband Chris' performances with the Enter Stage Left theater group and his singing with the Treblemakers Chorus.) She first got involved with HCA as a volunteer after serving as treasurer on the board of the Hopkinton Community Endowment, the group that helped raise the HCA’s initial funding. Before working for us, Mary-Beth held finance and HR management jobs at the Gillette Company, the Boston-based market leader in shaving products. She has an MBA from Suffolk University and a BS in accounting from Boston College.

Grant Writer

Maureen Belger

Maximaio ipsum ipsunt abo. Fic tota desci optat etur, unt quam con num et lam, voloratem. Omnisi ut qui dellabo. Nequibu sdanis denditatur alia quo quatur? Iminvel inihiliqui tem corerep erumquae volorup tatios atet dolorer oreheni aut alit libus dendes dis que pratist modi que voluptame es voluptiorrum faccata turitisto cuptae pra doluptaquo cor anieniet earum est entur?

Graphic Specialist

Dayle Doherty

Dayle leads our graphic design activities, producing brochures, web pages, social media, films, posters, and other communications. She says the opportunity to be creative has always provided the spark in her life, and the HCA is the perfect place to exercise that creativity. Dayle has been immersed in graphic design for most of her career, which includes producing marketing materials at a large California health insurer, a New Hampshire medical center, and a catalog retailer. However, her interest in the performing arts dates to her Wisconsin high school days on the theater department’s stage crew. She renewed that interest in 2012 when she attended Enter Stage Left productions in Hopkinton. In 2015, she used her graphic design smarts by producing show flyers and playbills for ESL shows. She joined the HCA’s Marketing Committee in 2016. In January 2018, the HCA hired Dayle part-time for graphics design, and she became a full-time employee in 2021. Dayle graduated from Drake University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, minored in art therapy and silversmithing, and received a teaching certificate in art education.

Building Maintenance Manager

Paul DiBona

Maximaio ipsum ipsunt abo. Fic tota desci optat etur, unt quam con num et lam, voloratem. Omnisi ut qui dellabo. Nequibu sdanis denditatur alia quo quatur? Iminvel inihiliqui tem corerep erumquae volorup tatios atet dolorer oreheni aut alit libus dendes dis que pratist modi que voluptame es voluptiorrum faccata turitisto cuptae pra doluptaquo cor anieniet earum est entur?

Event Manager & Music Promoter

Denise Tracy

Maximaio ipsum ipsunt abo. Fic tota desci optat etur, unt quam con num et lam, voloratem. Omnisi ut qui dellabo. Nequibu sdanis denditatur alia quo quatur? Iminvel inihiliqui tem corerep erumquae volorup tatios atet dolorer oreheni aut alit libus dendes dis que pratist modi que voluptame es voluptiorrum faccata turitisto cuptae pra doluptaquo cor anieniet earum est entur?

Accounts Receivable

Hannah Elliott

Maximaio ipsum ipsunt abo. Fic tota desci optat etur, unt quam con num et lam, voloratem. Omnisi ut qui dellabo. Nequibu sdanis denditatur alia quo quatur? Iminvel inihiliqui tem corerep erumquae volorup tatios atet dolorer oreheni aut alit libus dendes dis que pratist modi que voluptame es voluptiorrum faccata turitisto cuptae pra doluptaquo cor anieniet earum est entur?

Technical Manager

Ethan Moncur

Maximaio ipsum ipsunt abo. Fic tota desci optat etur, unt quam con num et lam, voloratem. Omnisi ut qui dellabo. Nequibu sdanis denditatur alia quo quatur? Iminvel inihiliqui tem corerep erumquae volorup tatios atet dolorer oreheni aut alit libus dendes dis que pratist modi que voluptame es voluptiorrum faccata turitisto cuptae pra doluptaquo cor anieniet earum est entur?

ESL Theater Production Manager

Paul Champlin

Maximaio ipsum ipsunt abo. Fic tota desci optat etur, unt quam con num et lam, voloratem. Omnisi ut qui dellabo. Nequibu sdanis denditatur alia quo quatur? Iminvel inihiliqui tem corerep erumquae volorup tatios atet dolorer oreheni aut alit libus dendes dis que pratist modi que voluptame es voluptiorrum faccata turitisto cuptae pra doluptaquo cor anieniet earum est entur?

Patron Services Administrator

Ashley Rosenthal

Ashley Rosenthal of Hudson, Massachusetts studied dance and communications at Bridgewater State University from 2019-2023. She began her dance training with Cathy Hazeltine Fallon and Elaine Sisler at Studio Ballet of Hudson. She later performed with the Franklin School of Performing Arts from 2012-2014 with Cheryl Maddox and Jennifer Markham before she joined Metrowest Ballet with Jessica Wilson in 2015 and moved to Hopkinton Center for the Arts with Wilson in 2019. ​ In her time at BSU she had the opportunity to research dance through many lenses including an honors thesis exploring the gifted kid experience, as well as expanding her dance experience through designing lighting and stage managing department concerts, teaching classes to her peers, and working closely with the faculty. Other research projects included benefits of dance for students with OCD, pedagogy approaches for students who struggle with absenteeism, and exploring sustainability awareness through movement. Ashley received honors through the National Dance Education Organization as well as awards such as Leadership and Professionalism (2020, 2023) by the BSU Dance Department. Ashley began teaching drop-in ballet classes under the mentorship of Jessica Wilson in 2019 and continued teaching peer-taught ballet classes at BSU with a focus on different learning methods and creating an inclusive and safe learning environment to all students in all dance levels. Ashley earned an internship at Jacob's Pillow in summer 2023 working with The School program. She now teaches ballet, jazz and creative dance to students at the HCA whose ages range from three years old to adult.

Director of Dance

Jessica Wilson

Jessica began her dance training through the Royal Academy of Dance with Mary Tolland and received coaching from Herida May for R.A.D. exams. She also studied intensely with well known teacher, Jacqueline Cronsberg. Jessica graduated from the Walnut Hill School (Natick, Massachusetts) and later attended State University New York at Purchase where she majored in dance and psychology and minored in philosophy. Jessica began her teaching career in 1993 when she joined the faculty of Ballet Workshop New England. She was appointed Associate Director of the school in 2003. Jessica also held the position of Ballet Mistress with the Massachusetts Youth Ballet, where she worked closely with Sandra Jennings, Repetiteur for the George Balanchine Trust, on ballets such as Serenade, Concerto Barocco, Who Cares?, Divertimento #15, Le Baiser de la Fee, Apollo, and divertissements from The Nutcracker. That same year Jessica was appointed Artistic Director of the company. Jessica founded MetroWest Ballet in 2005. Her students have gone on to join companies like Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Ballet Theater of Maryland, Dawson/Wallace Dance Project, Arch Contemporary Ballet, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, and Boston Dance Theater. In 2019, Jessica joined the Hopkinton Center for the Arts as its new Director of Dance. In addition to teaching dance, Jessica and her husband run a beekeeping business. She enjoys being outdoors and making ceramic honey pots. She is celebrating thirty years of teaching.

Director of Visual Arts

Sarah Alexander

Sarah is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist working on paper, canvas, and sculpting with steel. Sarah's work is in private collections and has been shown extensively throughout New England, and abroad. Her work has been published by North Light Book and is featured in Incite, the Best of Mixed Media 1, 2 & 3. Sarah is a core artist member at Fountain Street Gallery in Boston MA.

Director of Ceramics

Hana Reilly

Maximaio ipsum ipsunt abo. Fic tota desci optat etur, unt quam con num et lam, voloratem. Omnisi ut qui dellabo. Nequibu sdanis denditatur alia quo quatur? Iminvel inihiliqui tem corerep erumquae volorup tatios atet dolorer oreheni aut alit libus dendes dis que pratist modi que voluptame es voluptiorrum faccata turitisto cuptae pra doluptaquo cor anieniet earum est entur?

Director of Music & Theater

Rachel MacKenzie

Maximaio ipsum ipsunt abo. Fic tota desci optat etur, unt quam con num et lam, voloratem. Omnisi ut qui dellabo. Nequibu sdanis denditatur alia quo quatur? Iminvel inihiliqui tem corerep erumquae volorup tatios atet dolorer oreheni aut alit libus dendes dis que pratist modi que voluptame es voluptiorrum faccata turitisto cuptae pra doluptaquo cor anieniet earum est entur?

Meet the HCA
Team

The beating heart of HCA is the dedicated staff, teachers, artists, and volunteers who make it an amazing place to learn, grow, and share art. We are incredibly grateful for all they do and the talents they share with us!

Dawn Anderson

Treasurer

Dawn was a founder of Enter Stage Left Theater, formed as a 501c3 charitable organization in 1999. She also helped to found the Hopkinton Center for the Arts, drafting its formative documents and taking the role as its initial treasurer back in 2011. Since that time, she earned a master's degree in Accounting and Financial Management and her CPA license, and is currently the Director of Internal Audit for Bar Harbor Bank and Trust. Prior to her current position, she worked as an internal audit manager for Citizens Bank. Creatively, Dawn has acted, directed, taught, and worked behind the scenes for this and several other local theater organizations. Favorite roles have included the title roles of Shirley Valentine and Educating Rita, and Melissa from Love Letters, which she performed multiple times with lifelong friend and ESL co-founder Paul Champlin. She owes her 34-year (and counting) marriage to ESL theater - she met her husband performing an original production of the Torch Singer (by Paul Champlin) during the summer of 1984, many years before ESL became an official organization.

Amy Cafazzo

Amy is the owner of Studio A Marketing which specializes in working with residential remodeling and home design/build firms in Massachusetts. Amy, her husband, Mark, and their twin boys moved to Hopkinton in 2007 and have been actively involved in the community ever since. Amy was instrumental in the initiative to build the new Marathon Elementary School as well as bring full-day kindergarten to all students. She currently serves on the Board of the Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association. Amy has been involved in community theatre since she was a child and has appeared in several productions with Enter Stage Left Theater at the HCA.

Janet Ceddia

Board Chair

A leading woman business executive and former business owner, Janet Ceddia has over 30 years' experience leading for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations. Janet is currently serving as the Chief Integration Officer of 3Phase Elevator Corp, one of the largest independent elevator service businesses in the United States. Prior to 3phase, Janet was President and part-owner of Altair Construction, a contractor based in Newton MA specializing in new construction and renovations of both commercial and residential projects. Before launching Altair, Janet owned and operated Security Construction Services, a leading federal contractor, and Security Fence Co, a specialty fence contractor. Prior to her 16 years in construction, Janet worked for McKinsey & Co, the global consulting firm, serving Fortune 100 clients to tackle their most pressing problems. Earlier in her career, she gained valuable non-profit experience as an Executive Director at Teach for America (TFA) during its first five years, after having been a charter TFA corps member in Compton CA. She has been a Hopkinton resident for over 22 years with her husband, Chris, raising their three children. Her family has enjoyed HCA programming since its inception. Her passion for the arts began young, participating in theater productions and choral groups from elementary school through college, including a competitive Show Choir (Glee before Glee was cool!). Janet earned her MBA from The Harvard Business School and a BA with honors in Government from Colby College.

Pauline Tandon

Min conem simaio entectota vellore ea quid et quas utento consequati sit omnimol endebis solorest, ernam quis ea sunt aspienimus. ​ Exerum voles dollam unt qui volest et facestrum everate nobit hil ium, optaestibus volorio. Ferum quissundi sum rerunt laceatia site officima sequi offictotatis into tentia dolor audam, sundelibea doloreperi nos escim ist, suntemped ex et mo doluptatem aut alis cus alibus pere et accus. Ebitatur? Quis et quiatis es ea aciducient lia dit peligen daerupt inumqui siminustia nonsectotae non pro mosam dolupta di quiam faccume sit eos molorrum ipsapicab ipsae vendit ut aligendis eiure et molorib eatectiorit ipiciasped minis quae volorit et alia in pro vent plit rese a et voluptur? ​ Hilitatior aut es ent. Berum, sequodio corepe nam is aut quas dolum eationet rest volorro est, optis as dolupid enduntior aut ommodi doluptas aut preperi berferes aciusam quis moluptur mollentin corruntium ressit, vellab idus ipsant ut magnimil estrupt iorestio doluptas elitatiis eveles corem fugitiu reperis ute porepersped essed eos ut faccus.

Jeff Doherty

Jeff Doherty is the principal at Angel’s Garden Center Inc. and co-owner of Red Barn Coffee at Angel’s Café. The garden center has been a landmark on the west side of Hopkinton since 1957, and Jeff has run it since 1987, expanding its business in many facets. Prior to that, he was in outside sales for Fortune 500, Moore Business Forms. He also entered into the retail management program at Filene’s Basement and became an assistant buyer at Filene’s, the regional department store chain. His expertise in the garden center business is well known throughout the state; he was elected president of the Massachusetts Flower Growers Association in 2019. He is also a volunteer on Hopkinton’s Community Preservation Committee and chairs the town’s Open Space Preservation Commission and Design Review Board. Jeff is a budding singer, having joined the Treblemakers choral group of Enter Stage Left, the HCA’s resident theater group. He believes … the importance of community arts centers is critical to a well-rounded education and hopes the HCA’s regional impact will be the envy of all surrounding towns. Jeff received a Bachelor of Science in public administration from Bentley College with a minor in law. He and his wife Dayle (who is on the HCA staff) live in Hopkinton with their two dogs, Fitzgerald and Lady.

Joe Gammal

Joe is an innovation and creativity coach, facilitator, and trainer working with leaders and their teams to solve key business challenges, create breakthrough solutions, and build more innovative organizations. A Managing Partner of Synecticsworld, he is also starting an innovation learning and community service non-profit for youth called Imagine Corps. Previously, he held executive and product marketing positions with Apple, Hasbro, LiveToy Networks, Arthur D. Little, and IBM. Joe has a degree in Information Systems from WPI and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth. Joe joined the HCA board after 20 years with the ESL Theater group, its board in 2015, and through to the merging of ESL with the HCA as one wonderful organization in our community. A resident of Hopkinton and theater enthusiast, his first-ever show was as an adult. He has since performed in several ESL productions like The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Lullaby of Broadway, Big Fish, A Christmas Carol, and each of ESL’s fabulous USO Tribute Shows – some along with his two sons. You can often find Joe playing small comedic roles, playing off of more center-stage performers – and that’s just fine. It’s all about feeling and sharing that ZING!

Meghan Gaul

Meghan is a practicing graphic designer & photographer, originally from Pittsburgh, PA. She received her BS in Electronic Media, Arts, and Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and her MFA from Boston University College of Fine Arts. Meghan is currently an Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Springfield College, where she serves as Co-Director for the Art & Design program within the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. Prior to Springfield College, Meghan was at Doane University in Nebraska where she was an Associate Professor, Chair for the Department of Art & Design, and Executive Director of Rall Gallery. Her studio practice includes photography, print design, and motion graphics for a range of companies, from hospitals to wineries and public relation firms to ceramic artists. Some of her most recent work includes graphical abstracts for scientific publications, a logo design for a foundry & forge, and motion graphics for a professional hockey team. Meghan’s passion for the arts and education brought her to the HCA. She believes everyone has the capacity to be creative and that the HCA provides the means for discovering and expressing it.

Jon Graziano

Jon is a Principal at Heidrick and Struggles focused on leading clients in The Performance Engine, a rapid change model that develops organizational excellence and innovation. He coaches high performing teams through challenging mandates across many industries, developing top performers’ abilities to solve complex business problems. He is an experienced leader in coaching, continuous improvement, operational transformation, and customer engagement. Jon lives in Hopkinton with his wife Erin and their three children. He has been active in service to Hopkinton over the last 10 years serving on the School Committee, Appropriation Committee and multiple Elementary School Building Committees.

Allison Iantosca

Allison is a graduate of Walnut Hill School for the Arts and Skidmore College with a Bachelor of Science degree in theater. After pursuing a career in the theater for several years on the east and west coasts, Allison joined her family business F. H. Perry Builder in 2000 and purchased the company in 2008 focusing her team on time-honored things like craftsmanship, elegance, taste, aesthetics and an exceptional and uncompromising process for the client. Allison has also studied leadership extensively at the Gestalt International Study Center earning certificates in Skills for Influential Leaders and Leadership in the 21st Century and receiving her GISC Coaching certification. Allison is currently an ACC credentialed coach recognized by the International Coaching Federation. Allison is passionate about transformative experiences and lifelong learning; a seeker, a bit of a dreamer, an eternal optimist, the HCA feels just like home.

Aditya Nadkarni

(Adi)tya Nadkarni is a passionate and avid supporter of all forms of creative activity. He has an immense amount of experience, as a board member on multiple cultural and educational non-profit organizations and is currently an active member on the South Asian Circle of Hopkinton (SACH) and Hopkinton Education Foundation (HEF) team. Adi is a Product Management lead at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and takes pride in being an instrumental contributor towards the conception, development and success of a resell program that has helped HPE customers to purchase complete end-to-end solutions involving HPE core products and best in class non-HPE products, all via a single source. Adi is a problem solver and influencer when it comes to improving the customer and user experience, which aligns with the core mission of the HCA, an educational and entertainment hub for all ages, all families, all cultures across the MetroWest. He hails from the very diverse and culturally rich country of India and lives in Hopkinton with his wife and 10yr old son, a huge fan of the HCA. Adi has two Masters of Engineering degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, followed by a Masters in Business Administration, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Adi does not perceive art as a mere exhibition of skills and talent, but more so, as a beautiful avenue that can drive similar emotions among people from different backgrounds, and as a fascinating expression of one’s origin, culture and tradition.

Scott Richardson

Scott Richardson co-founded the firm Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects in 1976 and has served as Principal-in-Charge on a variety of corporate, public, educational, community, and residential projects. From initial client contact to building design and presentations to town and city boards and private building committees, Scott has demonstrated innovative design solutions as well as unique insights into the construction process and has developed solid, long-standing relationships with the firm’s valued clients. He is a LEED-Accredited Professional and has completed numerous sustainable green projects. He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Boston Architectural College. Scott is a music enthusist and avid painter.

Amanda Zerriti

Min conem simaio entectota vellore ea quid et quas utento consequati sit omnimol endebis solorest, ernam quis ea sunt aspienimus. ​ Exerum voles dollam unt qui volest et facestrum everate nobit hil ium, optaestibus volorio. Ferum quissundi sum rerunt laceatia site officima sequi offictotatis into tentia dolor audam, sundelibea doloreperi nos escim ist, suntemped ex et mo doluptatem aut alis cus alibus pere et accus. Ebitatur? Quis et quiatis es ea aciducient lia dit peligen daerupt inumqui siminustia nonsectotae non pro mosam dolupta di quiam faccume sit eos molorrum ipsapicab ipsae vendit ut aligendis eiure et molorib eatectiorit ipiciasped minis quae volorit et alia in pro vent plit rese a et voluptur? ​ Hilitatior aut es ent. Berum, sequodio corepe nam is aut quas dolum eationet rest volorro est, optis as dolupid enduntior aut ommodi doluptas aut preperi berferes aciusam quis moluptur mollentin corruntium ressit, vellab idus ipsant ut magnimil estrupt iorestio doluptas elitatiis eveles corem fugitiu reperis ute porepersped essed eos ut faccus.

Yolanda Daelemans Greaves

Min conem simaio entectota vellore ea quid et quas utento consequati sit omnimol endebis solorest, ernam quis ea sunt aspienimus. ​ Exerum voles dollam unt qui volest et facestrum everate nobit hil ium, optaestibus volorio. Ferum quissundi sum rerunt laceatia site officima sequi offictotatis into tentia dolor audam, sundelibea doloreperi nos escim ist, suntemped ex et mo doluptatem aut alis cus alibus pere et accus. Ebitatur? Quis et quiatis es ea aciducient lia dit peligen daerupt inumqui siminustia nonsectotae non pro mosam dolupta di quiam faccume sit eos molorrum ipsapicab ipsae vendit ut aligendis eiure et molorib eatectiorit ipiciasped minis quae volorit et alia in pro vent plit rese a et voluptur? ​ Hilitatior aut es ent. Berum, sequodio corepe nam is aut quas dolum eationet rest volorro est, optis as dolupid enduntior aut ommodi doluptas aut preperi berferes aciusam quis moluptur mollentin corruntium ressit, vellab idus ipsant ut magnimil estrupt iorestio doluptas elitatiis eveles corem fugitiu reperis ute porepersped essed eos ut faccus.

Karen Webb

Maximaio ipsum ipsunt abo. Fic tota desci optat etur, unt quam con num et lam, voloratem. Omnisi ut qui dellabo. Nequibu sdanis denditatur alia quo quatur? Iminvel inihiliqui tem corerep erumquae volorup tatios atet dolorer oreheni aut alit libus dendes dis que pratist modi que voluptame es voluptiorrum faccata turitisto cuptae pra doluptaquo cor anieniet earum est entur?

Michelle Harris

Maximaio ipsum ipsunt abo. Fic tota desci optat etur, unt quam con num et lam, voloratem. Omnisi ut qui dellabo. Nequibu sdanis denditatur alia quo quatur? Iminvel inihiliqui tem corerep erumquae volorup tatios atet dolorer oreheni aut alit libus dendes dis que pratist modi que voluptame es voluptiorrum faccata turitisto cuptae pra doluptaquo cor anieniet earum est entur?

Beth Herbert

Maximaio ipsum ipsunt abo. Fic tota desci optat etur, unt quam con num et lam, voloratem. Omnisi ut qui dellabo. Nequibu sdanis denditatur alia quo quatur? Iminvel inihiliqui tem corerep erumquae volorup tatios atet dolorer oreheni aut alit libus dendes dis que pratist modi que voluptame es voluptiorrum faccata turitisto cuptae pra doluptaquo cor anieniet earum est entur?

Subscribe to Our Mailing List

Thanks for subscribing!

bottom of page