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Goodman Equity Leadership Group

Acknowledging that each individual at Goodman Theatre plays a role and shares the responsibility of,  and commitment to,  IDEAA, we enter this work as a collective, organized and executed by the newly formed “Goodman Equity Leadership Group.”  The Leadership Group is inclusive of individuals across departments and at every level within the organization—Board IDEAA Committee; Senior Leadership Team; Staff Committee; and Individual Staff Members.

Board IDEAA Committee

Co-chaired by Past Chair and Life Trustee Les Coney, Trustee Rebecca Ford and Trustee Jill B. Smart, this group includes representation across three entities—the Goodman Board of Trustees (including Chair Jeff Hesse, President Maria Wynne and Trustee Julie Danis; the Women’s Board (including President Fran Del Boca and Member Jackie Robinson); Scenemakers Council (including President Megan McCarthy Hayes and Member Veronica Appleton) and staff (including John Collins, Managing Director  and Cheron McNeal, Chief Human Resources Officer).

Meet our Board of TrusteesWomen’s Board and Scenemakers Board.

Senior Leadership Team

Representatives of this group include heads of departments and/or leaders of integral areas of the theater who counsel the Staff Committee and help prioritize resources to advance IDEAA initiatives.

This body includes Susan V. Booth (Artistic Director); Roche Schulfer  (Executive Director);  Adam Belcuore  (Managing Producer);  John Collins (Managing Director);  Scott Conn (Production Manager);  Jay Corsi (Director of Marketing);  Dorlisa Martin (Director of Development);  Cheron McNeal (Chief Human Resources Officer); Denise Schneider (Director of Communications);  Willa J. Taylor (Walter Director of Education and Engagement);  and Lewis Warrick (Director of Finance and Administration).

Staff Committee

An advisory group for the Senior Leadership Team, the Staff Committee includes representatives of each department within the theater who help prioritize needs of the Goodman Staff, and the organization as a whole, as they work to advance IDEAA initiatives.

Individual Staff Members

Individual contributions make holistic progress. As the onus of IDEAA work is on us all, every Goodman Theatre staff member is invited to join a Cornerstone Task Force of their choice.

Get to know our staff and visit our “I Am The Goodman” Video Library.