Samuel Buggeln, Artistic Director (he/him) [email]

Jen Pearcy-Edwards, General Manager (she/her) [email]

Shawn Waterman, Events Coordinator (he/him) [email]

Katie Sims, Marketing Coordinator (they/them) [email]

Tim White, Interim Production Manager (he/him) [email]

Board of Directors

Brett Bossard, Treasurer
Executive Director, Alumni & Family Engagement, Ithaca College
Gautam Hans
Associate Clinical Professor of Law,
Associate Director, First Amendment Clinic, Cornell University
Kathy Lucas
Movement Coach, founder Muvz2Inspire
Laura Miller, Secretary
Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Cornell University
NIck Salvato, President
Professor, Department of Performing and Media Arts, Cornell University

Advisory Board

Greg Carlson
Lecturer, Binghamton University Department of Neuroscience;
Former Board Treasurer, Cherry Arts
Jessica Casey
Physician, WellBeing Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine;
Former Board President, Hangar Theater
Laura Lewis
Former Mayor, City of Ithaca, NY
Joel Malina
Vice President for University Relations, Cornell University;
Former Board President, Kitchen Theater
Jonathan Meth (London)
Founder and Curator, The Fence international theater network
Jim Nicola (NYC)
Artistic Director emeritus, New York Theater Workshop
Scott Whitham
Principal, Whitham Planning and Design
Lesley Williamson
Executive Director, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts

Artistic Partners’ Board

Amy Cohen
Director, Circus Culture and Hupstate Circus
Lily Gershon
Director, LilyPad Puppet Theater
Jay Leeming
Performance Storyteller
Mickie Quinn
Producer, La Cerise Noire neo-vaudeville
AJ Sage
Artistic Director, House of Ithaqua theater company
Jim Self
Artistic Producer, June Dance at the Cherry Arts

Workstudy Students

Left to Right: Asya Wise, Lily Kimball Watras, Christopher Buonomo, Artistic Director Samuel Buggeln, Production Manager Shawn Waterman, General Manager Jen Pearcy-Edwards, Chelsea Coichy, and Melanie Almanza.

The Cherry Arts partners with Cornell University and Ithaca College to provide work-study opportunities for college students. Work-study students help with the many tasks that are necessary to keep our Gallery and Theater running smoothly. Running the box office and concessions, constructing sets, assisting in the operation of the Gallery, marketing projects, and more — work-study students are part of everything the Cherry does and gain experience in all aspects of operating an arts organization.