Daryn M. Kirchfeld
Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Northern Trust

Vice Chair
Frances Fisher


Jean S. Sharf

Christopher D. Caneles
Community Leader

Immediate Past Chair
Nathan Slack
Community Leader

Ex-Officio Members

Michele Jacobs
President & CEO, Economic Council of Palm Beach County

Glenn P. Jergensen
Executive Director, Palm Beach County Tourist Development Council

Barbara McQuinn
School Board Member, District 1, School Board of Palm Beach County

Davicka N. Thompson
TDC Board Member and President & CEO, Thompson Creative Collective

Gregg K. Weiss
Palm Beach County Commissioner, District 2


Edrick Barnes
Owner, The Law Office of Edrick Barnes

Bruce A. Beal
Partner and Chairman, The Beal Companies

Elizabeth A. Bowers
Attorney, Gunster

Philip M. DiComo
Attorney, Nason Yeager Gerson Harris & Fumero, P.A.

Donald M. Ephraim

Roe Green

Gayle Gross
Gayle and Paul Gross Foundation

Sherry R. Jacobs

Suzanne L. Niedland
Founder and Managing Director, BusEye Films LLC

Bill Parmelee
Chief Financial Officer, Oxbow Carbon LLC

Gopal Rajegowda
Senior Vice President, Related Companies

Kelly Rooney
Founder & CEO, Josephine Alexander Collective

Ethel Isaacs Williams
Community Leader

Janice R. Willinger

Read the Council’s tribute to arts advocate and former board member and chair, Bert Korman (1933-2020).

Board Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held at 4 p.m.

  • September 29, 2021
  • October 20, 2021
  • November 17, 2021
  • January 26, 2022
  • February 23, 2022
  • March 30, 2022
  • April 27, 2022
  • May 25, 2022

Bill and Luann Parmelee

The creativity of artists brings innovation and vitality to our community and our lives. We are happy to support the Cultural Council and their work on behalf of artists, making their work more broadly available to the residents of Palm Beach County.
Bill and Luann Parmelee


Suzanne Niedland

Arts and culture bring happiness into the lives of so many. Not only do the arts spark creativity and engagement, they can be used as an educational tool for students to step outside of the classroom and visit a museum or zoo. From an incredible local jazz band playing, to an avant-garde performance at a theatre, the arts are a visible and vibrant part of Palm Beach County. Serving on the Cultural Council’s Board of Director’s has underlined how culturally rich our community is and how lucky we are to have so much talent in our organizations and their leaders.
Suzanne Niedland