Welcome new board members!

We are thrilled to announce the addition to our board of two new members, Claudia Ames, who will serve as Vice President with duties that include new member recruitment, and Maria Schwab, who will serve as Secretary and be the board's coordinator of teacher funding requests. 

Ms. Ames and Ms. Schwab will also serve on the Arts Angels Executive Committee, which runs the day-to-day operations of the non-profit organization. They are joined on that committee by Alexandra Zarb, who has served for many years as secretary of the organization. Susannah Stickley, an arts management professional, will be offering the board guidance throughout the year.

 Remaining in their positions are: Arts Angels founder, Vivian Parisi, board chairwoman; Julia Brennan, president; Gina Martone Brown, vice president, and Michele Manfredi treasurer.

North Shore CSD Director of Fine and Performing Arts Dalia Rodriguez serves as an ex-officio member of the board. Retired director and Arts Angels co-founder, Terryl Donovan continues in her role as an advisor.

GWL & GH parents sought for committee

In an effort to ensure that each of our elementary's school's unique culture is represented in the leadership of our organization, Arts Angels is seeking arts advocates from Glenwood Landing and Glen Head to join our Executive Committee.  Our work is fun and we make a meaningful difference in the arts experiences of students at every level in our district schools.  We meet at the mutual convenience of members to support ambitious, but manageable fundraising goals. To learn more, email Julia Brennan at nsartsangels@gmail.com


Many thanks to our generous donors and volunteers for your contributions this year to North Shore Arts Angels. Thanks to you we've been able to pledge $10,000 in funding to support requests from arts teachers for equipment, services and supplies not covered by the school budget. And, we are on track to do so again next year.  

Learn more about recent initiatives here.

On behalf of all of our members, we extend our thanks to the arts faculty and arts department staff under the leadership of new Director of Fine and Performing Arts Dalia Rodriguez, as well as other district staff and administration, for a great year in the arts at North Shore.  We so look forward to future collaboration with these creative and hard-working educators.  

 North Shore Arts Angels, Inc.

Board of Directors


Vivian Parisi - Board Chair

Julia Brennan - President

Claudia Ames & Gina Martone Brown - Vice Presidents

Michele Manfredi - Treasurer

Maria Schwab - Secretary

Dalia Rodriguez

North Shore Director of Fine and Performing Arts

Terryl Donovan

Director Emeritus

Arts Angels is always seeking parents and community members interested in volunteering to help out at our events or joining our leadership team.  Email us at nsartsangels@gmail.com