Board Member Profile

27 Oct

Name: Barbara Benisch

Career: Engaged in non-profit management for over 30 years focusing on arts and educational organizations.Barbara Benisch

Education: Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and Theatre from Beaver College in Glenside PA, Masters in Educational Theatre from New York University.

History: Born and grew up in New Jersey, lived in Florida for 10 years, in western NC for 12 years. Owned and operated a women’s retreat in Mitchell County.

Community Service: Serves on the board of directors of North Carolina Stage Company and chairs the board of directors of Arts North Carolina, the statewide advocacy organization for the arts.

Hobbies: Travel, Reading, Hiking, Kayaking, Cooking, Yoga, attending arts events.

Why she is a Board Member:  I wanted more diversity in my life and to be able to connect with people outside my typical arts-focused community.  So far, it’s working!

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