International Advisory Board

The Carolina Performing Arts International Advisory Board provides strategic guidance, serves as a brain trust, and generously supports our organization. This dedicated group of ambassadors unwaveringly shares their time, talents, ideas, expertise, industry acumen, networks, experiences, and resources to advance CPA’s mission, vision, and values.  

20/21 Board Members 

Lisa Church
Board Chair and Chair, Nominating & Governance Committee 
New York, NY

Betsy Battle 
New York, NY 

Betsy Blackwell 
Chapel Hill, NC 

Jerri Bland 
Durham, NC 

Maribel Carrion
Chair, Engagement Committee 
Chapel Hill, NC 

Brandon Cooke
Co-Chair, Marketing & Communications Committee 
New York, NY 

Susan Credle
Co-Chair, Marketing & Communications Committee 
New York, NY 

Kathi Eason 
Durham, NC 

Jonah Garson 
Chapel Hill, NC 

Joan Gillings 
Chapel Hill, NC 

Bernadette Gray-Little
Chair, Finance Committee 
Chapel Hill, NC 

 Renee Grisham
Co-Chair, Campaign Committee 
Charlottesville, VA 

Stephanie Hughley 
Raleigh, NC 

Sally Johnson 
San Francisco, CA 

Nirav Kachalia 
Singapore 

Annie Liptzin
Co-Chair, Campaign Committee 
Chapel Hill, NC 

Karol Mason 
New York, NY 

Stewart Parker 
Chapel Hill, NC 

Wyndham Robertson 
Chapel Hill, NC 

Sallie Shuping Russell 
Chapel Hill, NC 

Sharon Rothwell 
Board Chair-Elect 
Chapel Hill, NC

Liz Simonton 
New York, NY 

John Watson 
Chapel Hill, NC 

Ex-Officio Board Members

Bob Blouin 
Chapel Hill, NC 

James Moeser
Chapel Hill, NC

Ron Strauss 
Chapel Hill, NC 

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