Board of Directors

Robert Lee has been Chair of the board of directors for 11 years. He has created memorable advertising campaigns and spots for a variety of companies, including Capital One's "What's in your wallet?". He has also served as Vice President of Kenneth Cole NY, and worked for Saatchi & Saatchi, D'Arcy, and as the Creative Director at Kaplan Thaler Advertising Agency and the Founder/ Creative Director of Howl Group. Robert is currently the Senior Vice President Global Creative Director of Newsweek Media Group.

Kelly Morris has been a member of the board of directors for 10 years and is owner of Conquering Lion Yoga and the Infinity Call. She has been touted by New York Magazine and The New York Times as one of NYC’s premiere yoga instructors.

Marc Murphy has been a member of the board of directors for 7 year. He is a New York Times acclaimed chef who owns Benchmarc Restaurants which include Ditch Plains and Landmarc Restaurants of New York. Marc is also a judge on the Food Network’s TV show  “Chopped”.

Solange Umutoni is in her sixth year as a member of the board. She is a refugee from Rwanda that has served as a diplomat for UN Peacekeeping Mission in Rwanda, Croatia and Liberia and holds a BA in Art History and French Literature. She moved to New York in 1997 and began to paint. She has numerous group shows to her credit in NYC as well as a recently showing at Art Basel in Miami.

Michael Winsch has been a member of the board of directors for 7 years. He is owner of the Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom.

Danielle Wilkins is a founding member of DASSdance and is in her 6th year as a member of the board. Danielle holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford and is currently the Prgram Director at Issaquah Dance Theatre.

Daniel Wilkins has been a member of the board since its inception in 2000 and is the founding Artistic Director of DASSdance.