The Atlantic Center for the Arts Board of Trustees helps maintain the fiscal health and stability of the organization. The Board consists of local representatives from Central Florida as well as national members bringing a broad depth of experience to help ACA flourish. In addition to guidance and governance, Board members engage in fundraising activities that help support ACA’s mission related activities.

Doris Leeper 1929-2000

Executive Director
Nancy Lowden Norman

Board of Trustees 2023

Executive Committee

Chair, Russell T. North, President, Northway Marketers

1st Vice Chair, Corey D. Brown, Attorney, Storch Law Firm

Treasurer, Ron Davoli, CE0/President, Wharton-Smith, Inc. Construction Group

Secretary, Nancy Tallent, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Capital Officer, Reyes Beer Division, Reyes Holdings LLC

At-Large, Margery Pabst-Steinmetz, Co-Founder, The Pabst Steinmetz Foundation

At-Large, Doug McGinnis, Apiarist


Matthew J. Ahearn, Dean Mead Attorneys at Law

Mark Beckwith, Parallax Advertising

Dr. Ivan J. Castro, MD

Kevin Haran, UCF School of Visual Arts and Design

Roy Hester, Partner, Planned Furniture Promotions

Steven “Woody” Igou, Attorney, Igou & Smith

David Kosmas, Broker Co-Owner, NSB Homes, Luxury Group & Coastal Lifestyle Experts

Ann Martorano, FACHE, Chief Communications Officer, Halifax Health

Jeff Moore, Dean, UCF College of Arts & Humanities

John Jeronimo, FAIA, Architect

Gerard “J” Pendergast, Architect

Hiram Powell, PhD, Bethune-Cookman University

Dr. Fred Raffa, Senior Economist, Raffa Consulting

Jo Sinclair, Artist

Chair, Abbie Teague, Brown & Brown of Florida, Inc.

Nekeshia Woods,  Partner, Parkway Venture Capital

Life Trustees

Samuel P. Bell III

Charlotte B. Everbach

Edward N. Harris

Van Massey

James H. Pugh, Jr.

Helene B. Roberson

Mary Jane (Jay) Urban


National Council
Eric Bogosian, Playwright & Actor
Amy Cappellazzo, Independent Curator
Cornelius Eady, Poet & Playwright
Kyle Gann, Composer
Janie Geiser, Visual Artist & Filmmaker
Bob Holman, Poet
Kerry James Marshall, Visual Artist
Pepón Osorio, Visual Artist
Paul Pope, Visual Artist
Donald Sultan, Visual Artist
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Choreographer
Adrian Todd Zuniga, Literary Death Match