Board of Directors and Staff

CVNC is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a board that is representative of our community's most experienced and knowledgeable arts leaders. They are:

  • William J. Weisser, PhD (Raleigh) - Chair
  • John W. Lambert - Vice Chair (interim)
  • Paul Gilster (Raleigh) - Treasurer
  • Joel Adams (Raleigh) & Barbara P. Sawyer (Cary) - Co-Secretary
  • George Jack (Raleigh)
  • Joseph Kahn, PhD (Cary)
  • Jim Waddelow, DMA (Raleigh)
  • Thomas G. Ward (Raleigh)

Under the leadership and guidance of our founding directors, we prepared our bylaws, obtained our incorporation papers and our tax ID number, secured the blessings of the NC Department of Revenue, and sought IRS approval of our 501c3 application, which we received on December 17, 2002.

CVNC's evolution and growth continue under the leadership of Executive Director Carolyn Kohring; Maggie Pate Duffey, Music and Dance Editor; Matthew Hager, Calendar and Theatre Editors; and John Lambert, Senior Contributor.

(Revised 8/20/17)