Nathan Slack

Bill Parmelee
Vice Chair

Jean Sharf

Christopher D. Caneles

Bert Korman
Immediate Past Chair


Bruce A. Beal
Elizabeth Bowers
Phil DiComo
Donald M. Ephraim
Roe Green
Michele Jacobs
Daryn M. Kirchfeld
Suzanne Niedland
Gopal Rajegowda
Kelly W. Rooney
Caroline Villanueva
Ethel Isaacs Williams

Ex-Officio Members

Mary Lou Berger
Glenn P. Jergensen
Jack Lighton
Debra Robinson
John Tolbert

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


Meetings of the Board of Directors

Board meetings are held at 4 p.m. at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County, unless otherwise noted.
*2018-19 schedule to be announced.

Cultural Committees

Cultural Executives Committee

CEC meetings feature presentations by industry professionals on issues of importance to cultural organization leaders, including board governance, fundraising, strategic planning and leadership. Meetings also provide you with the opportunity to network and share information with other cultural leaders.

Who should attend CEC? Your Executive Director/CEO will automatically receive meeting notices. Additional executive level staff: Director of Development and/or, a member of your Board’s Executive/Development Committee.

View the 2017-18 CEC schedule here »

Cultural Educators Committee

CEdC meetings provide a forum for ideas, dialogue and exchange with between cultural educators from our member organizations. Educators share their needs, challenges and success stories, and offer valuable tools and information for growth, networking and collaboration.

Who should attend CEdC? Director of Education and/or Education Coordinator. Please contact us at (561) 472‑3347.

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Cultural Marketing Committee

Normally held the first Thursday of each month, 9 – 10:30 a.m., CMC meetings address collaborative marketing and special events.

Who should attend CMC? Attendance is limited to your dedicated marketing staff member(s). For further information contact Angelique Allen at (561) 472‑3334.

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