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

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

Shawn Waterman, Production & Development Coordinator (he/him) [email]

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

Board of Directors

Penelope Chick, interim President
Director of Parents Programs, Cornell University
Jim Bouderau, interim Vice-President
Executive Director, SPCA of Tompkins County
Greg Carlson, Treasurer
Neuroscience Lecturer, Binghamton University
Laura Miller, Secretary
Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Cornell University
Brett Bossard
Executive Director, Alumni & Family Engagement, Ithaca College
Eric Brooks
Actor; Theater Artists’ Collective board liaison
Gautam Hans
Associate Clinical Professor of Law,
Associate Director, First Amendment Clinic, Cornell University
Kathy Lucas
Movement Coach, founder Muvz2Inspire
Karlem Sivira
Artist and creative content strategist


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 has partnered with Cornell University and Ithaca College to provide workstudy opportunities for college students. Workstudy 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 the projects, and more — workstudy students are part of everything the Cherry does and gain experience in all aspects of operating an arts organization.