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2 March 2004
Please give a heART-felt round of applause for the producers of this show, our Board of Directors, past, present and future; and a standing ovation to our volunteers, for they are the heARTS and souls of Performing heARTS.
Jodi Rothfield, c.s.a.
1600 Dexter Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
Board Chair Person
Jodi and her Big Pants Casting company locate the right talent for numerous Microsoft videos, search for real people to play in Donald Trump's "Apprentice", and a variety of "kinds, types, and looks" to fill directors' demands since her first job: Sleepless in Seattle. Using WorldPerc, her private online registry, she is now seaching for performers to play their parts for those who are unable to go to see the show. Tell anyone with an act to grind to register and/or contact the offices with a tape or video.
Although casting pays the office rent, Jodi's love is teaching. She in on the staff of Cornish College of the Arts and an adjunct lecturer at University of Washington Professional Actors Training Program graduate program
As a member of the Casting Society of America Jodi is often recruited for boards that promote the arts. She works hard with the kids of Broadway Bound, which teaches children of all ages how to put on a "Broadway Bound" musical. Jodi helped to get The Actors Hall of Fame off and running as a member of the Founders Advisory Board.
4150 Meadow Pkwy. #B
Hermantown, MN 55811
Past Board President
Colleen McDonald graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BFA in Theater Arts. After graduation, she moved to London and did post graduate work in acting with Judith Gich Barry of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. Colleen moved back to her home state of Minnesota, where she was a member of the Acme Theater Improvisational Group. In Minneapolis she also became part of a comedy team called McDonald & Cole. After a few years, Colleen moved to New York City and appeared in many off-off Broadway productions including "The Inspector General" & "The Importance of Being Ernest" at the Drama Committee Repertory Company.
She went to work for CBS News as an Administrative Assistant and in their newly formed CBS School of Management. Colleen left CBS after a few years to work in the not-for-profit field. She received an MS in Urban Administration from Hunter College in 1986. She moved to Seattle in 1990 and worked as a Director of an Adult Day Health Program until 1999. It was during her time working with disabled adults that she began to form the idea for Performing heARTS. Based on a similar program in New York City called Hospital Audiences Inc, she incorporated Performing heARTS of Washington in July 1999 and received the IRS 501 c 3 non-profit status in February of 2000.
7757 142nd Way SE
Newcastle, WA 98059
The skills that Lynna brings to Performing heArts of Washington are in the area of financial accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Washington. She has developed her leadership skills not only in her professional accounting career but in the various volunteer activities she has been involved in since her teenage years.
13532 25th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98125
(206) 386-4099 (day)
(206) 364-3211 (eve)
Development Office Assistant
Seattle Public Library Foundation
Susan Connors has over 30 years of professional
experience performing in stage, TV and film
productions. She was co-coordinator of the
Screen Actors Guild Conservatory (SAG) at the American
Film Institute's Center for Advanced Film Studies
in Los Angeles for 8 years before relocating to
Seattle. Currently she is serving her third
term on the local SAG Council and co-chairs the
Seattle AFTRA-SAG-AEA Conservatory program. A dedicated
educator, she has also been teaching improvisation
and other on-camera technique workshops in
the Puget Sound area for over 15 years. In
addition to her entertainment industry background
and involvement, she has been cultivating her
fundraising skills as a member of the staff of
the Seattle Public Library Foundation which is
completing a very successful Capital Campaign.
1808 North 143rd Street
Seattle, WA 98133
Charlie Spring has been performing as a singer, songwriter, musician and bandleader in the Seattle area since 1965. He's been privileged to perform for some great audiences over the years, as well as play with many fine local musicians (and a few famous ones, too). In 2003, his debut CD, A Grateful Man, a collection of his original songs, received critical acclaim.
He plays at several of the Seattle area's live music venues as well as fairs, festivals, farmer’s markets, benefits for good causes, house concerts, private parties and other events. Under the banner of Melody House Productions, he is currently doing 20 to 25 performances a month for developmentally disabled adults and youth, independent and assisted living seniors, homeless men and women, patients in rehabilitation, and teens with special needs.
He performs at Performing Hearts-sponsored events and is one of their most popular entertainers. If you haven't heard his CD yet, you can hear sound clips (and purchase the CD if you want) by going to his website at charliespring.com or go directly to his CDBaby page: CDBaby.com
For upcoming shows, click: Charlie's Calendar
Mary Lynne Short
845 SW Channon Drive
Seattle, WA 98166
(206) 878-2124 hm
Health & Human Services
(Richard A. Marshall)
6061 Pioneer Drive
Cashmere, WA 98815
4805 Cushman Road NE #20
Olympia, WA 98506
445 12th Avenue NE #1
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Jeff is an award winning writer, and was named winner in the Miami Herald statewide creative writing competition. He has penned special material for ABC-TV film reviewer Joel Siegel, as well as for Isabella Rossellini, Sidney Lumet, Lee Grant and others.
He is an experienced film teacher. As Director of the Florida Film Institute, 1995-2003, Jeff was awarded post by Miami Film Festival producers, the Film Society of Miami (Sylvester Stallone/Chairperson). Jeff taught film for four years at Regal and AMC theaters, as well as for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Fest, and the Miami Children’s Museum. He wrote film curriculum for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, and initiated film studies at The New World School for the Arts. Jeff is also a seasoned film producer and has produced 30 short films (celluloid, not video), 90% of which have appeared in first run theaters at film festivals, as well as on TV, including HBO.
Home base for Mr. Beal is Greenwich Studios, the heart of Miami film production. Long relationships with local film offices, allows for unlimited access to all upcoming motion picture events.
P.O. Boxs 596
Brookdale, CA 95007
Phone : 831.338.4634
Ms. O’Keefe is the principal of MJ Associates, a risk management consulting firm located near Santa Cruz, CA. Ms. O’Keefe has over twenty-five years senior insurance industry experience, eighteen of which were as corporate risk manager for various large national real estate-related companies involved in development, construction, asset and property management for residential and commercial properties. In recent years, Ms. O’Keefe has developed expertise and experience specific to building envelope issues, construction defect, and indoor air quality and condo conversions.
Ms. O’Keefe is a member of Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), has been a frequent guest speaker for conferences sponsored by the Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM), the National Multi-Housing Council (NHMC), the National Apartment Association (NAA), and the California Apartment Association (CAA). Ms. O’Keefe Co-Chaired the California Apartment Association’s Task Force on Mold (and was co-author of the Association’s mold O&M manual). Ms. O’Keefe sought changes to SB 732 (Toxic Mold Bill), and will be a member of the California Multi-Disciplinary Task Force created by passage of SB 732.
4149 School Road
Chadwick, IL 61014
Larry manages, with his wife and two boys, the hundred year old family farm in Western Illinios. Retired as the United States Postal Service Manager of Pickup and Delivery for Greater Seattle, Washington, he finds life on Chadwick Farms enjoyable. Chadwick Farms produces organic corn and Uncle Woody's Caramel Corn, named in honor of Nancy Zugschwert's Uncle. Chadwick is a farming community near Rockfort, the second largest city in Illinois.
1903 W 14th Street
Houston, TX 77088
Julie has over 30 years of experience performing on stage and on camera in the U.S., Britain and Canada.
She is President of JKC consulting, specializing in training in sales, time management, organizational skills, public speaking, and team building. Juli also works part-time for Landmark Education as a Senior Program Leader, conducting workshops and trainings in effective communication across North America and Japan.
She is co-founder and Director of Strategic Planning for Studio of the Americas, a film and television production complex coming into existence in Houston, Texas.
Her passion is making a difference in the lives of children. In 1993 Juli founded CHERISH OUR CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL, a non-profit organization, after watching news reports relating the tragedy of thousands of children being warehoused in deplorable conditions in Romania. Since that time, over 3 million dollars in funds, medical equipment and supplies have been raised to impact the lives of children in the U.S., Romania, Kenya and Serbia.
Blue Water Healing
13660 N 94th Drive #E-2
Phoenix, AZ 85381
Jill O'Brien, D.O.M., L.Ac., FB, PA is a doctor of oriental medicine, national board certified and licensed in the states of Florida and Arizona. She is also a licensed esthetician in the states of Florida and Arizona. She received a masters degree from East West College of Natural Medicine in Sarasota, Florida. She graduated from the Florida College of Natural Medicine, skin care program. She also studied at the Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Hangzhou, People's Republic of China and the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Jill is located in the Phoenix, Arizona area and is President of Blue Water Healing, which is a theraputic, holistic clinic specializing in comprehensive whole body healing. Her specialties include facial rejuvenation, stress relief, pain management, hypertension reduction, and general wellness.
*Past Board Secretary
Health & Human Services
*Past Board Member
Beth has over 25 years Progressively responsible experience working with frail elderly, physically handicapped and persons with Alzheimer’s Disease or related disorders.
She has been an Activity Director for long term care facilities and a Program Director for non-profit Adult Day Care programs. Her experience includes assessing individual recreational and social needs of patients or clients and developing and implementing therapeutic recreational programs.
Beth has a strong belief that the Arts both visual and interactive have a strong positive impact on health and healing and to experience the arts can only enhance ones total being. She is an advocate for the elderly and disabled or any individual who is institutionalized or otherwise unable to access the arts due to financial or mobility concerns.
Even as one era in the business life of Jayne Ross was drawing to a close in 1987, another career was taking shape. On learning that her tenure at CBS, Inc. was soon to be at an end, Jayne entered a class to study commercial acting, and before she said her final good-byes to the corporate world she was receiving calls for commercial auditions.
Following retirement, Jayne enrolled in the Acting Studio in New York City and began a course of study under the supervision of some of the leading acting coaches and teachers in theater. She has subsequently performed Off Broadway, regionally and is currently pursuing her career in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to her stage credits, Jayne has a number of commercials in her acting portfolio and has also worked in radio-drama, television and film.
Jayne’s twenty years as an executive in the communications industry were spent at CBS and at the American Broadcasting Co.. In the thirteen years she spent at CBS, she was responsible for the development and administration of The CBS School of Management; directed a career development program for women; carried out efforts to recruit minorities; and during her last two years with the company established an outplacement center to facilitate corporate downsizing efforts. She originally joined CBS to do special projects for children’s television programming. During her seven years at ABC, Jayne served as community liaison for the network’s radio and television programming.
Earlier Jayne was the Executive Director of the Netherlands-America Foundation, a non-profit organization involved in education and cultural exchange between Holland and the United States.
1600 Dexter Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
"Imagine all the people, sharing all the world."
... John Lennon