Janet “Jan” Newcomb, Executive Director
Throughout her career in arts management and education and prior to becoming Executive Director of National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness & Emergency Response and the Performing Arts Coordinator for the Performing Arts Readiness Project in 2017, Jan Newcomb directed eight arts organizations including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, four arts councils in NY and SC and a community arts center. Jan served as Director of Grants at the SC Arts Commission and taught modern dance at the University of Buffalo and the University of SC. In 2009, Jan began consulting on leadership transition and development for arts organizations; her clients include: Long Wharf Theatre, Lexington Philharmonic, Miami Summer Music Festival, South Arts, and others. In 2015, she designed and was asked to direct the MA in Leadership in the Arts & Entertainment Industries Program at NYIT in Manhattan. She is the 2017 recipient of the Lifetime Service Award from The Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes. Jan works virtually out of her home in Corning, NY and holds a BA in Music, Hood College; MA in Dance, from The George Washington University.
Meghan O'Toole, Program Associate