The Weston Drama Workshop Board of Directors – 2018

Dawn Adelsen joined the board in 2018 and works at MIT as a leadership giving officer for the New York metro area.  With over 25 years of experience in development, she has demonstrated success in securing major, annual, and planned gifts for leading educational and arts institutions including MIT, the Museum of Modern Art, and Columbia University.  She lives in Weston with her husband, Gerry, and daughter, Skylar, who has enjoyed two seasons with Weston Drama Workshop.  

Julie Bailit joined the board in 2018 and is a Needham native whose love of theatre began with informal family performances at home at the age of 4. Julie and her husband Michael are community theatre actors and Boston/Broadway theatre enthusiasts and are thrilled that both of their sons have caught the “bug.” Their younger son, Eli, an 8th grader at the Roxbury Latin School, is now entering his second year at WDW in the Morning and Afternoon Programs. Julie holds degrees in fundraising and non-profit management from Brandeis University. She is the Director of Administration at Bailit Health Purchasing, LLC and is the co-founder and manager of a volunteer concierge corps at Temple Beth Shalom in Needham.

Lynn Doucette-Stamm (Treasurer) has served on the WDW BOD for three years and is currently the Treasurer for the organization. Lynn obtained her PhD in genetics at Cornell University Graduate School of Medical Sciences.  Her full time job is Vice President of Development and Clinical Operations with direct responsibility over product development programs and clinical laboratory operations at Interleukin Genetics in Waltham, MA. She is an active member of business and scientific organizations and serves on grant and manuscript review boards.  Lynn joined the WDW BOD to bring her business and financial experience to help the WDW program continue to evolve and to contribute to the Arts through this wonderful program.

Tom Keefe is excited to join the board this year after a fantastic career as a WDW participant. While his older siblings participated in the program in the nineties, and his mother served on the board at that time, Tom was lucky enough to participate in three WDW productions: Adam in Children of Eden (2010), Eddie in Blood Brothers(2013), and the Lion in The Wizard of Oz(2015). He graduated in May 2016 from Harvard with a degree in History & Literature and now works at Wayfair.com as a Business Intelligence Analyst. This past summer, he performed on an 11-week international singing tour with his a cappella group, the Harvard Krokodiloes. Tom looks forward to helping others develop their performance abilities. 
 
Anna Litvak-Hinenzon  is an Applied Math PhD working as a Senior Analytics Lead.  Anna loves the arts and did a BA in fine arts, double-majoring with Math.  She is passionate about the combination of math, technology, and art and, while working in technology and data science, tries to have as much art as possible in the “extracurricular” part of her life – enjoying theater, galleries, music, and playing jazz on her flute.  She has two children, Stav and Michaela, who are active in theater and have been part of the WDW program.  Her previous board experience was at a Waldorf school, where she was co-founder, board member, and head of the board over a four-year period. 
 
Mark Lorence (President) has been a board member since 2014 and is honored to be working with a great team of parents, alumni, and theater professionals who are committed to improving the Weston Drama Workshop experience.  Mark is a musician and enjoys performing with the Boston College Symphonic Band as well as playing in the pit orchestra for his children’s shows at school and WDW.  He strongly believes that arts education is important for all students and is proud to be associated with the the Weston Drama Workshop family. 
 
René Oda is the Director of Technology of Interleukin Genetics, where he uses his expertise in biochemistry, robotics, and IT to continually innovate large scale genetic testing for chronic diseases. After early formative experiences at MIT and the Whitehead Institute, he developed DNA analysis systems and progressed through roles in R&D, project management, and strategic marketing. His childhood experiences in the arts included performances in choir, orchestra, marching band, musicals, and television. He believes in equal devotion to the arts and sciences to nurture balanced creative and analytical minds and is excited to play a role with WDW.
 
Emily Olson is a nurse practitioner by day and a devotee of ballet and theater by night! She steadfastly ruined all 4 of her children by taking them to live theater at age 3, thereby creating 3 theater mavens out of 4! 2 of them are now in theater arts themselves, getting much of their skills and supports as adolescents in WDW. One is now a professional costume designer and the other is in talent and writing. Emily has been a member of the board since 2006 when her children were participants. She continues to serve because she believes the quality of this program and the producers’ vision and philosophy contribute to our community as well as to the growth of our participants.
 
Sue Ryan (Vice President) has been involved with Weston drama Workshop for the past 24 years wearing many different hats – board president, sweeping floors, turning mirror towers, making costumes, finding props and most proudly as the Executive Producer. After retiring as executive producer a year ago, she has returned to the board to continue to be involved with an organization she loves. Sue lives in Weston with her husband, Mike and works in customer service at the wonderful Village Bank in Newton.
 
Anne Slotnick is the Drama Director at Westborough High School, where she directs three production a year and teaches a variety of performing arts classes. She holds degrees in Theater and English literature from Colgate University, and an M.A. in Theatre Education from Emerson College. An alum of the program, Anne is excited to return as board member to help create another amazing season at WDW!
 
Kerri Tellier Employed for 27 years working in the financial services industry, Kerri was involved in all aspects of operating a small business, including finance and sales.  In addition, Kerri has been working with Saint Francis Xavier University in Canada aiding their development office with fundraising activities in the United States.  Kerri became involved in WDW after her two of her children began performing in 2013, and is committed to helping the organization continue to offer high quality performances for the community, and to continue to provide creative outlets for generations of young artists to come.
 
Anne Tuomey (Clerk) currently serves as the Clerk for Weston Drama Workshop.  She is a graduate of The University of Michigan.  She is an Assistant Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the Rivers School in Weston and has held previous board positions including president of The Friends of the Wellesley Free Library and member of the St. John School Advisory Board, also in Wellesley.  She has a passion for theater arts and a strong interest in bringing art to children of all ages.