Board of Directors

Ray Ontko (President) is President of Doxpop, LLC, a web-based information service. A veteran actor on the Richmond Civic Theatre stage, he is a former board member and past president of RCT. Ray plays ‘cello in the Richmond Community Orchestra and is a founding board member of the RCO. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of Earlham College and serves as its Secretary.

Nate Eastman (VP) is a professor of English at Earlham College, where he teaches Shakespeare, Early Modern literature, Drama, and Poetry.  He has written two books and contributed dozens of articles and chapters to Early Modern Literary Studies, the Renaissance Literature Handbook, the Encyclopedia of Food, the Journal of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, and others;  their topics range from teaching, to the origins of competitive eating, Shakespeare, the Horsham Dragon, and ergotism.

 

Patricia Glen (Treasurer) is a co-owner of the Two Sisters: Books & More in Richmond’s Depot District. She is also a freelance archaeologist and received her degrees in Anthropology and Classical Studies from Purdue University. A long-time fan of both theatre and Shakespeare, Patty can sometimes be found helping out backstage at the Richmond Civic Theatre.

Terrence Metz (Secretary) is a founding principal partner and president at MGRush Performance Learning. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, his core competency stresses the precision of rhetoric: the process of adjusting ideas to people and people to ideas. A CRC Press published author, he introduced the concept of holism to the field of structured facilitation, as a method for keeping group communications on target and aligning with audience needs. As a public speaker and instructor, he strives to reduce ‘noise’ and ‘distractions’ so that groups and teams increase their focus and success.

Diana Eheart Eastman is a medical laboratory scientist at Mercy Health. In addition to her active involvement in the RSF board, Diana appeared on the RSF stage as Hypolita in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2015).

Kathryn Glen is a co-owner of the Two Sisters: Books & More in Richmond’s Depot District. She is also the author of the novel The Misadventures of Martin Hathaway.

Julia Guichard is Associate Professor and Chair of Theatre at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, holding certificates from The Performance School and Alexander Technique International. She has worked extensively as a professional movement and vocal coach in theatre and film. At Miami, Julia teaches voice, speech, movement and acting, and AT. She is active in the Voice and Speech Trainer’s Association and is currently serving on their national board.

Carol Hunyadi is the business manager for the law offices of Stephen L Hunyadi.

Kathy Khamis is an attorney and costume designer. Her film credits include work as wardrobe supervisor for 2 films by Zach Parker: Proxy (2013), Scalene (2011).

Michael Khamis is managing partner of Richmond Radiology. He was also executive producer for 3 films by Zach Parker: Proxy (2013), Scalene (2011) and Quench (2007).

Lorijo Metz is a children’s author with over 30 books to her name. Previously the Box Office Manager at Northlight Theatre (Evanston IL), she is co-owner of Morgan Madison & Company, which provides instruction on how to lead more effective communications among groups and teams through structured facilitation. An avid theatre fan, she holds a degree in Acting and Directing from Illinois State University, has participated in a variety of community theatre groups in the Midwest and taught children’s theatre at the David Adler Music and Arts Center in Libertyville IL.

Mark Slayton is MCS Success Engineer at Salesforce.com. Mark played the part of Dogberry in the 2014 RSF production of Much Ado About Nothing.