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, 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.”