Board of Directors

Darren Council

Board Chair

Mr. Council is a resident and professional here in Prince William County. He has successfully run a daycare, served as a financial leader in business, and created numerous networks with businesses and causes alike throughout Prince William County and Northern Virginia. Mr. Council’s partnerships with PWC Spark and Enrichment Matters has led him to producing and hosting various events (e.g.: Open Mic Night at Jirani...

Christina Brooks

Vice Chair, Marketing

Ms. Brooks was recently appointed as the Vice Chair of Marketing for the Arts Council.

James Gallagher

Vice Chair, Nominating

Mr. Gallagher joined the Prince William Art Society, a local art club, and has held various positions on their board. He likes to get outside for some full air landscape painting whenever possible as well as painting still life in his studio. He has painted rain barrels for the Prince William Conservation Alliance and Prince William Soil and Water Conservation District to be used in...

Kelly Haneklau

Vice Chair, Programs

Ms. Haneklau is a free-lance artist, art instructor and philanthropist. She owns Minor Miracles, a working art studio, in Prince William County. Ms. Haneklau creates commissioned artwork, provides art lessons and hosts art camps for local youth. In 2017 and 2018, she was happy to be an integral part of the first ever adjudicated art shows for  Brentsville District High School. This year, her business...

Nancy Kyme

Treasurer

Ms. Kyme, is an award-winning author and a long standing resident of Prince William County. Her passion for the arts, has allowed Ms. Kyme to be a part and involved on a number of Boards within the County.  Individually and through her non-profit affiliations, she has supported the Prince William County Poet Laureate initiative, the Prince William County Walk of Fame, and the Clearbrook Center...

Alice Mergler

Secretary

Ms. Mergler has been a resident of Prince William County since 1975. Her fondness of the arts, especially poetry is inspiring. Ms. Mergler has been a member as well as a Board Member for the Prince William County Arts Council since its creation. She has also promoted the arts through the Community TV shows Countywide Literary Activities. Ms. Mergler is truly invested in encouraging poetry....

Peter Alten

Board of County Supervisor Appointee

Mr. Alten has experience in logistics, finance, and management; all of which serve him well in his involvements with the arts here in Prince William County. He has worked diligently to preserve and advocate for many organizations and boards throughout the county. Mr. Alten is a very much hands on, whether it be on-stage or back-stage with the Manassas Ballet Theater and Angela Knight’s Christmas...

Mr. Cervantez is an active member of the Board and a passionate artist here within Prince William County.

Ms. Exum is an active member of our Board.

Catherine Perchiano Furr comes from a theatrical background in community performances from New York City, where she gained experience on stage and behind stage activities at The Lenox Hill Neighborhood Association. Also while living in New York, she worked and trained with the renowned hair stylist George Michaels in presenting runway fashion events, and today remains an affiliate hairstylist of the George Michaels System. Over...

Ms. Godino is a newly elected member of our Board

Susan Landess is currently the Sales Manager for the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, VA.  She has been in this position since shortly after the building opened in May of 2010 and has created a strong rental program that makes the facility available to all types of performing groups and event renters.  Her background includes work as a choreographer, in theatrical production and lighting...

Ms. Madsen is a former Prince William County music teacher. She has performed as an operatic singer and been noted by the Washington Post for her “effortless high notes and exquisitely fresh voice”; she has performed at the Terrace Theater of the Kennedy Center, the Barns of Wolf Trap, the National Cathedral, the National Presbyterian Church, and the Mansion at Strathmore. Ms. Madsen has represented...

Mr. Marsh, a long standing resident of Prince William County has been recognized as a true leader and an invaluable member of our community. After retiring from his role as the Court Administrator for the Prince William County Circuit Court, he was honored to receive the Robert L. Marsh Public Service Award bearing his name, now given annually by the Prince William Bar Association to recognize...

Amelia May

Board of County Supervisor Appointee

Mrs. May grew up in a family of artists, prompting her to study visual arts and art history. Throughout out her residence within Prince William County, Mrs. May has been a very active and involved leader in our communities, serving on various committees and boards. She has represented the people of our County both because of being an attorney but also as advocate for the...

Ms. Lewin has always had a passion for art. Her degree in Advertising Design and her work in computer graphics only fostered this love. She began taking classes in fine art (e.g. watercolor, colored pencil, and acrylics) after retiring. Ms. Lewin has shown her work through various avenues and venues, including most recently at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA. She is on a magical...

Mrs. McPhail has put her degree in Performing Arts Management to good use as a  co-founder of The Creative and Performing Arts Center (CAPAC) here in Prince William County. Her  vision was to provide a means of diversifying the arts and providing greater opportunities for an underrepresented community of theater professionals, artists, and audiences. Mrs. McPhail achieves this through enhancing education, life skills, and community...

Ms. Moore is originally from Pennsylvania and moved to Prince William County to work for the schools as a Special Education Teacher. Her most recent adventure is becoming the Educational Director and owner of Abrakadoodle, here in Prince William County for the past three years. Ms. Moore’s company, Abrakadoodle has participated in more than 70 community events since opening. Her belief in art and creativity...

Ms. Muscat is the Co-Founder of Virginia National Ballet, and has devoted her entire career to the arts, as a performer, teacher, administrator, and volunteer. She is a former opera singer who performed leading roles at the Zürich Opera, Staatsoper Prague, Vienna Kammeroper, Theater der Stadt Koblenz, and  L’Opéra Français.  Ms. Muscat was the Chair of the Peabody Preparatory Voice Department, where she taught for...

Andrea Saccoccia

Board of County Supervisor Appointee

Ms. Saccoccia is a long standing resident of Prince William County and lover of the arts. She appreciates the outstanding local talent of Prince William County. Ms. Saccoccia credits her love of theater and performing to helping her feel comfortable with public speaking. She has devoted her career to non-profit organizations, serving the vulnerable. As director of Palisades Village, a volunteer-driven organization that helps neighbors...

Ms. Smith was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Arlington. She has been a resident of Prince William County since 1976 and currently is working as the Director of Hospitality for a local restaurant. Ms. Smith’s involvement with the Arts Council is because of her “love of the arts” and Prince William County “has some of the best.

Mr. Wooten is a newly elected member of our Board

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