"RTA was life-changing for me. It helped me create a new mindset, change my perspective and let me express myself."

Dunasha, RTA alumna

Founder & Staff

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Katherine Vockins

Founder & Executive Director

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Ricki Gold

Deputy Director

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Charles Moore

Director of Operations

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Joe Giardina

Program Director

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Joseph Rixon

Director of Development

Jeong Lee
Jeong Lee

Development Associate

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Brandon Barrow

Director of Communications

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Terri Ochs

Financial Manager

Dawn McDonald
Dawn McDonald

Project Manager, Reimagining Myself Reentry Program

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Kate Kenney

Project Manager, Reimagining Myself Reentry Program


Board of Directors

E. Annette Nash Govan


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Mikki Shaw, EdD


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Jermaine Archer

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Sheryl Baker

Lawrence Bartley
Lawrence Bartley

Allison Chernow

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Gabe Cruz

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Tanya Diaz-Goldsmith

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Kenneth Fields

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Hans Hallundbaek, D-Min

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Sean Dino Johnson

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Suzanne Kessler, PhD

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Que Newbill, JD

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Karin Young Shiel

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Katherine Vockins

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Caroline Walcott

Advisory Council

Joe Berlinger

Academy Award-nominated Emmy-winning Filmmaker and Producer

Jabbar Collins

Legal Analyst, Horizon Research Services

Brian Fischer

Commissioner (ret) NYS Department of Corrections & Community Supervision

Elizabeth Gaynes

President and CEO, Osborne Association

Ann Gregg

Advocate; Former Director of Social Impact, Carnegie Hall

Clay Hiles

Executive Director, Hudson River Foundation for Science and Environmental Research; Former Chair, Correctional Association of NY

Stephanie Lynn

Vice President of the Board, Sing Sing Prison Museum

Julio Medina

Founder, Executive Director & CEO, Exodus Transitional Community

Judith O. Rubin

Chairman of the Board, Playwrights Horizons

Our Supporters

RTA is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

RTA is made possible through the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

RTA is proud to be a grantee of ArtsWestchester with funding made possible by Westchester County government with the support of County Executive George Latimer.

RTA is also indebted to the many generous foundations and individual donors whose support is so inspiring to our community.

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