Board & Staff

Board of Directors

Elizabeth Vititoe - President

Joe Strickland - Vice President

  • Retired Educator, Hall Co. Schools
  • Former Member Georgia Mountain Players, Gainesville GA
  • Past President - Theatre Wings, Gainesville Theatre Alliance

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

Jennifer Johnston - Secretary

John Kilpatrick - Volunteer Coordinator

Steve Jones, Live Music

  • Landscape ecologist
  • Clemson University faculty (past)
  • Owner, Meanders River Restoration, Inc
  • Musician (mandolin & harmonica), member of band Downtown Roy

Ted Field - Gallery

Lance Lewin - Gallery

Lydia Bassetti - Gallery

DeAnne Stenberg - Education

Jan Day - Literary

Cynthia Michel - Event Planning

Tony Saavedra - Event Planning

Jane Pierce - Asst. Secretary

Melba Gandy 


Debbi Friend, Gallery Manager

  • Owner, Hummingbird Lace - designer and technical editor
  • General manager, 25 years experience managing large scale and high rise homeowner associations
  • General business experience, MBA
  • Theater - acting, directing and stage management.


Katie Daniels - Playhouse Manager

Jesus Morales, Receptionist