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Ruth Anderson

Board Vice President | Finance & Legal | Membership & Community Connections | Education, Events, & Fundraising | Public Relations & Marketing | Freeman Hall Alliance

Ruth Anderson has over 42 years of professional arts education and arts leadership experience in public schools, private schools, universities, and most recently as Director of Arts Education at the Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA. She is an active member of the American Alliance of Museums, Americans for the Arts, and the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. She currently collaborates with several organizations in Bucks County and the Lehigh Valley, where her commitment to advocacy and social justice inspire her visionary use of the arts to strengthen individuals and communities.

Peter Chiovarou

Board President | Finance & Legal | Membership & Community Connections | Education, Events, & Fundraising | Public Relations & Marketing | Freeman Hall Alliance

Peter Chiovarou is Director of Community Programming and College Events at the Zlock Performing Arts Center at Bucks County Community College and a member of its Alumni Association. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in performance from Temple University’s Esther Boyer School of Music, Pete has a great passion for music. His mastery of the electric bass launched a fifteen-year product management and artist relations career in the instrument manufacturing industry, working for such companies as Hoshino USA (Ibanez), Aguilar Amplification, Phil Jones Bass, and Nordstrand Audio. Pete has been quoted extensively in both print and online music publications as well as featured in several product and educational videos. Outside of work, Pete enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities, traveling, and performing locally with fellow musicians and friends.

Robbin Farr

Membership & Community Connections | Education, Events, & Fundraising | Public Relations & Marketing | Freeman Hall Alliance

Former high school literature and creative writing teacher, Robbin Farr is currently co-founder and co-editor of River Heron Review, an online poetry magazine. Writer and poet, she lives in Doylestown where she is actively involved in a community of poets. Her work has been published in numerous literary magazines. Robbin holds an MFA from the University of Queens in Charlotte and teaches writing at Rider University. She fervently believes in supporting the literary arts through readings, publication, and workshops.

Jennifer Rubin Garey

Board Treasurer | Finance & Legal

Jennifer Rubin Garey received her BFA from Florida State University and MFA from University of Hawaii. After graduation, she received a MakeWork grant to build a foundry supporting the creation of her work. In 2014, she was awarded the Individual Artist Fellowship from the Tennessee Arts Commission. Jennifer currently splits her time between creating her own art, managing exhibitions at Princeton University Art Museum’s Bainbridge House, and curating the Sculpture Walk at Bucks County Community College. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the nation. She serves as VP of the Board of Directors for Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum and currently holds a residency at Grounds for Sculpture.

Natalie Kaye

Education, Events, & Fundraising

Natalie Kaye founded On Demand! Programs and Events in 2009 to inspire, enrich, and promote positive change. On Demand! brings unforgettable programs to schools, libraries, museums, senior communities, and distinguished venues including the Bucks County Playhouse, the Michener Art Museum, and the Trenton War Memorial. Natalie has produced events with bestselling authors, Broadway performers, and celebrated speakers. A longtime resident of Bucks County, she is widely recognized as an ambassador for justice, tolerance, and equality.

Peter LeDonne

Education, Events, & Fundraising

A successful advertising/marketing executive, Peter was owner of one of the world’s most prominent entertainment marketing firms, Ash/LeDonne. He redefined theatrical advertising by making the first live action television commercial for the Broadway musical Pippin. He has written, produced, and directed hundreds of radio and television commercials for theatre, movies, hotels, casinos, sports venues, and major stars, including Frank Sinatra. He is the recipient of many industry honors, including the Clio and International Broadcasting Award. Peter and producing partner and wife, Kellie, own Stonybrook Productions. With co-producer, Steve Kalafer, they have made several films, which have won honors at film festivals, been nominated for Academy Awards®, and aired on HBO, Cinemax, and PBS. They are proudest, however, of their grandson, Miles.

Ed Matzkin

Finance & Legal

Ed Matzkin worked for twenty-three years in family law and seven more in Credit and Collections. He is an avid bridge player and enjoys attending opera and theater, traveling, and spending time at the New Jersey shore. He also loves spending time with his family. He serves on the Board of the Arts & Cultural Council, most recently as an advisor for legal and financial issues.

William Milnazik

Education, Events, & Fundraising | Public Relations & Marketing

After a successful college experience at Tyler School of Art, Bill worked for one of Philadelphia’s largest and most creative design studios learning the business of creativity for marketing and branding. In 1997 he started AXIS Visual and has been the owner and lead designer ever since. He believes that “beauty and innovation hold endless value to our culture and society. We should protect and promote artistic drive wherever we find it.”

Margaret Montet

Membership & Community Connections

Margaret Montet’s narratives of place blend memoir, research, nature, and the arts. She’s a reference librarian at Bucks County Community College and recently completed the Pan European MFA Program at Cedar Crest College specializing in Creative Nonfiction. Margaret blends these skills when speaking about writing, speaking, travel, and music-related topics in the Central Jersey/Southeastern Pennsylvania region. Her creative nonfiction has been published in Flying SouthDragon Poet Review, The Bangalore Review, Pink Pangea, Library JournalAmerica in WWII, and Edible Jersey. Nerd Traveler, a collection of travel essays, will be published in 2021.

Jane Ramsey

Membership & Community Connections | Education, Events, & Fundraising | Public Relations & Marketing | Freeman Hall Alliance

Jane has worked in the advertising field for over 35 years. She is currently a freelance art director and illustrator, which allows her more time to create fine art. Primarily a plein air watercolor painter, Jane has participated in many juried plein air events throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Jane is president of the New Hope Art League and a member of the Mid Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association and the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. Her home/studio is a small cottage on a preserved farm in upper Bucks County.

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