BOARD of DIRECTORS
Chair – Alicia Quinn
Vice Chair - Caesar Mistretta
Treasurer – Lois K. Work
Secretary - Patricia Willis
Board Member - Kathy Bantleon
Board Member - Paul Cavalli
Board Member - Joy Jackson
Board Member - Yvonne Steere
Elise Mahovlich - Executive Assistant
Elise came on board to the Cultural Council in July 2020. Her Journalism degree has provided this non-profit with expertise in editing, publishing and copy writing. Elise is the Founder of Living Yoga, a Certified Kripalu Yoga teacher, a Certified Prenatal Yoga teacher and Reiki 3rd Degree Teaching Master.
Janet Begley - Bookkeeper
For more than a decade, Janet has served as the bookkeeper and finance officer for the Cultural Council, handling financial matters for the association. During the same time, she has worked as a freelance multi-media journalist for the Vero Beach Press Journal and TCPalm.com, covering including human interest, nonprofits, business and government stories.
Janet and her husband Bob have two adult children; son Rob and daughter Lauren Castaldo. She has four grandchildren and two golden retrievers. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the College of New Rochelle, with a concentration in Journalism and Public Relations.
Lynn P. Petronio - Graphic Design, Website & Cultural Connection
Lynn has worked in the Marketing and Advertising industry for over 25 years. She is an experience graphic designer having executed ad campaigns for education, health, entertainment, resort and artistic industries. Most recently she worked with the Boston Children's Hospital as a Marketing Project Manager. Lynn was an instructor at the University of Rhode Island’s Multimedia Program for 11 years. She came on board to the Cultural Council in February 2020. Living in the New England, she has a love for the seaside and enjoys her yearly visits to Florida. “There’s no better place for sunshine and entertainment.”