Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Elizabeth Vititoe – President

Dr. Jennifer Johnston – Vice President

Betty Reece, Treasurer

  • CPA (GA-1972),  Retired
  • Controller, software industry
  • Board Member, large homeowners association , past treasurer, past VP
  • Specialist in data analysis, practical approaches and drawing conclusions

Jane Pierce – Secretary

Ted Field – Gallery

  • Masters Degree, Art History from Emory Univ.
  • Instructor at Atlanta College (past)
  • Gallery Dir., New Visions Gallery, Atl. (past)
  • Owner, Domaine, a wine distribution company

Jan Dappen – Gallery/Online Education

  • Award-Winning Artist
  • Exhibited Around the World
  • Work exhibited in Georgia Capital Building
  • Work seen in murals & on labels at wineries
  • Teaches acrylic classes in-person and on-line
  • Website:

Tony Saavedra – Event Planning

DeAnne Stenberg – Education

Katie Mayfield – Education

Jan Day – Literary

Gene Hobgood  

Caitlin Neal

Joe Cantwell

Gary Wilder


Pam Burns, Executive Director

  • Theatre Manager (past)
  • Owner, HG Enterprises Social Media
  • Owner, Higher Grounds Bistro/Venue (past)
  • Officer with DEBCA (Downtown Ellijay)
  • Main St. Russellville (past)
  • Treasurer, Pope County Literacy (past)

Len Tucker, Playhouse Manager

  • Project Manager, The Fox Theatre, Atlanta
  • Director of Operations, The Fox Theatre, Atlanta
  • Property Management, The Fox Theatre, Atlanta

Jesus Morales, Receptionist

  • Lowe’s Home Improvement; Front End, Cashier
  • Prep Atlanta, Facility Supervisor
  • Fred Astaire, Instructor
  • Splendor Koi and Pond, Web designer, Marketing, Customer Service
  • National Restaurant Properties, Web Designer, Advertising, Broker
  • CMI Contracting, Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Cinemark, Projectionist, Concession, Usher