Board Bios

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Meet our Team!

Here are the people on the Magnolia Arts Center Board of Directors for 2016-2017. The board meets once a month, usually the fourth Tuesday of the month. If you have any questions about anything dealing with out board, please email us at info@magnoliaartscenter.com.

Board Member bios are below in no particular order (MORE COMING SOON):

  • Janice V. Schreiber

Janice Vertucci Schreiber has been involved in theatre for over forty years as an actress, director, and educator.  She is a graduate of East Carolina University in the Department of Theatre and Dance. Her further studies in acting and directing have been at Yale University, Central Washington University, The Julliard School, California State University-Dominguez Hills and the University of Southern Maine. She is a certified teacher of the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique and has a first level certification in Alba Emoting Technique.  Janice was an adjunct instructor of theatre at East Carolina University for over ten years and the Director of Theatre at Arendell Parrott Academy for thirteen years. She received the 2007 NCTC John W. Parker Award for directing and is the proud recipient of the 2010 NCTC  K-12 Theatre Educator Award. Janice became a member of the North Carolina Theatre Conference board in 2015. As a founder of the Magnolia Arts Center in Greenville, North Carolina, Janice is active in the artistic vision for our community theatre whether directing, building theatre arts education programs, or acting.

  • JoAnn Williams(Current Co-Treasurer)

JoAnn M. Williams’ involvement with the Magnolia Arts Center (MAC) includes serving on the board of the directors as an at-large member and now as co-treasurer.  She also was on the board of the now dissolved Ayden Community Theatre. Her NC experiences with MAC include the productions of “Raisin in the Sun”, as an actor, and as director of “Most Valuable Player (The Jackie Robinson Story)” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’”.  She has produced and acted in “From the Mississippi Delta” at the Third Street Community Center, where she volunteered with Arts on 3rd, part of the Third Street Center in Greenville, NC.   Her 30 years of involvement in the performing arts has seen her employed as an executive director, producer, arts manager, production manager, stage manager, and an actor in Pennsylvania, Texas, and the Washington, D.C. area.  Her work has taken her to the J.F. Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Theater, the Source Theater, Dance Theater Workshop in NYC, and other venues around the country and overseas.  In Washington, D.C., she was the recipient of a Larry Neal Writers Award and the 1994 Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in Service to the Arts.  Ms. Williams has been seen in a few national TV commercials, along with a variety of work in print and as an extra in feature films.

  • Collice Moore, Jr.

Collice Moore, Jr. is one of the founders of the Magnolia Arts Center and has been involved with local theatre for over 20 years. He has directed, produced and acted with the Magnolia Arts Center, the Farmville Arts Council and the Rampant Theatrical Company. Mr. Moore is a native of Greenville and attended J.H. Rose High School before attending college at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. Upon returning to Greenville after college, he began working with his father and is a State Certified General Appraiser and North Carolina Real Estate Broker. His involvement with the Magnolia Arts Center dates back to 2005 and he has served as Treasurer and on various committees since its beginning.

  • Amy Lashea Staton

Greenville native, Amy Lashea Staton is an educator here in Pitt County and although a newbie to the MAC board, she has been involved with Magnolia Arts for the past three years as an actress.  Her acting credits with MAC include A Raisin in the Sun (“Ruth”, Magnolia Arts-2013); MVP (“Rae”/”Momma”, 2015); Godspell  (Company, 2015) and Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Ensemble, 2016).   A fifteen-year veteran teacher, Ms. Staton is also a writer, poet, singer and enjoys being a motivational speaker to teenagers and young adults.   Amy Lashea aspires to be a published author of a series of children’s books as well to write a few plays of her own.  Amy currently lives in the Greenville area and thoroughly enjoys teaching and working with first generation students at Pitt Community College.

  • Theresa Warren

Theresa Warren is originally from Massachusetts and moved to Miami at 12 years of age, became a hairstylist and opened a Spa and hair salon in 1978 in the Broward Mall in Ft. Lauderdale.  She is married to Bob and they have two children. Her daughter with her five children lives in Israel and her son with his wife and son live here in Greenville.  In 2011 Theresa and Bob retired and moved to Greenville.  She also volunteers at Vidant in the Special Care Nursery, caring for sick newborn babies.  Mrs. Warren joined the Service League and volunteers at the hospital gift shop, and is serving as treasurer for the 2017’s Service League Ball.  She also volunteers for Hospice.  Through the Siera Book Club, of which she is now President, she met Mary Stoneham, who invited her to become a board member at MAC.  She volunteered to steward the concessions because she likes “doing business” and thought she might best serve that way.

  • Stephen Harding

When not acting in local community theatre productions, Stephen Harding is the Minister of Media and Arts at Oakmont Baptist Church in Greenville.  Before that he taught English at Pitt Community College and East Carolina University. He has performed on stage locally with the Ayden Community Theatre, Farmville Community Arts Council, Piney Grove Outdoor Theatre, and East Carolina University.  He has been on-stage at MAC in numerous productions including  Harvey (Wilson), Lying in State (Harry), Second Samuel (Mr. Mozel), Blood Brothers (Mr. Lyons), Picnic (Howard), The Nerd (Willum) and Godspell (Judas). Stephen also designs many of our programs, posters, and graphic marketing materials and is Technical Director for a lot of our performances.

  • Laurie Maloney (Current President)

Laurie Maloney has been involved with Magnolia Arts Center since 2010, both on and off stage.  Originally from South Carolina, she fell in love with theatre at an early age while performing in church musicals and local community theatre.  With an extensive background in marketing, she has acted in local television commercials, and done voice-overs for radio ads.  Since moving to North Carolina in 1992, she has also performed with New Bern Civic Theatre and Beaufort County Arts Society.  She’s a member of the Saint Peter’s Catholic Church choir.  Laurie was honored to be cast in MAC’s first production in the current facility as Truvy in “Steel Magnolias” in 2013. Laurie earned a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina in 1985, and a Master’s degree in Management of Human Resources from Southern Wesleyan University in 1992.  She recently published her first book, “Broken Sand Dollar – Finding The Missing Peace,” written under a pen name, Nicole Saint-Clair. Laurie has served and volunteered with many other non-profit organizations including Rocking Horse Ranch, REAL Crisis Center, East Carolina University Pirate Club, American Heart Association, United Way, and The Dream Factory.  She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Humane Society of Eastern Carolina.  She lives in Greenville, and has been married to her husband, Matt, since 1992.

  • Mitch Butts

Mitch W. Butts is originally from Mt. Olive, is a USAF veteran, and is currently the Coordinator for Humanities & Communication at PCC.  Mitch has been involved with theatre/film for 30 years.  Television roles include America’s Most Wanted, Dawson’s Creek, and Bad Boys. Film roles include Cat’s Eye, The Bedroom Window, Collision Course, and Secession Path.  Mitch had national/regional tours in Mournin’ (featuring Cosby’s Clarice Taylor), The Lion in Winter, and A Few Good Men. He was artistic director for The Road Less Traveled Theatre Company.  He has directed over 100 productions, including a 2008 London performance.  Awards include Best Actor (Damn Yankees, The Pajama Game, Chorus Line, All My Sons, The Boys Next Door); Best Choreography (Annie, Jesus Christ, Superstar, Nunsense); Best Play (To Kill a Mockingbird, Annie, Little Shop of Horrors.) Mitch was a contestant on the 1980’s television show Dance Fever. He has had three original plays produced on-stage. Mitch has served as department chair for an AFA in Drama program, was host of the television show The Cape Fear Baker and is a gold medal ballroom dancer.  Mitch has won over 250 awards in public speaking and is the author of the reader’s theatre production The Last 24 Hours of Lincoln.

  • Cam Scales

Cam was bitten by the theatre bug many years ago when she played the Mother in Rose High School’s production of Cheaper by the Dozen.  She went on to major in theatre in college, and has, over the years, spent countless hours “treading the boards” in local community theatre productions.  She has served on the Board of Theatre Huntsville and the Wings Awards Committee (both in Huntsville, AL), as well as the Farmville Community Arts Center in NC.  Currently, Cam serves on the Fund Raising and Volunteer Committees for MAC.

  • Alan Gill

Alan has always been fascinated with the many ways that a story can be told, and believes there is nothing more exciting, inspirational, and educational as telling a story through live theatre. Alan’s passion for the performing arts has led him to continue serving and developing theatre experiences through Magnolia Arts where he has recently been part of Blood Brothers, On Golden Pond, Honk! Jr. and The Santaland Diaries.  In the past, Alan has appeared in and directed many professional and amateur theatre productions in the Chicago area and was the resident musical director at Stage Right Dinner Theatre in suburban Chicago. His voice can be heard reading a number of children’s books on tape as well as TV/radio commercials and industrial training videos. Alan has written, arranged and performed music for a number of recordings, written many worship dramas for the church, and co-wrote two full-scale musicals. When he is not spending his time at Magnolia Arts, Alan squeezes in time with his amazing wife, Julie, three grown kids, and his community of faith where he serves as Communications Director of St. James United Methodist Church.

  • Deborah Thomson

Deborah Thomson is a Greenville native, a graduate of Rose High School, and a three time graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at ECU. Deborah has directed and acted in numerous productions over the years and has taught classes in improvisation, group performance, and theater for social change. She served as Artistic Director for the Greenville community theater group PeopleAct and as the Drama Director for the Greenville Theatre Arts Center in the 1990s. She has served on the Board of the Magnolia Arts Center since 2014 and currently serves as the Board’s Secretary.

  • Mary Stoneham

Mary has been associated with MAGNOLIA ARTS CENTER, since 2013.  She is an active member on The Board of Directors, Served as Treasurer from 2013 thru 2015, Active member of The Shooting Stars Fund Raising Committee, Co-Chair of The Volunteer Committee, and takes care of the Insurance for MAC.  She also will assist in other MAC duties as needed.

During her working career, her first job was a licensed Insurance Agent in Commercial and Residential Insurance in Greenville for 27 years.  Following that, she accepted a job as Administrative Director for Greenville Obstetrics and Gynecology, PA for the next 20 years.  At the time of the first medical offices in Greenville to merge, they formed the merger with Quadrangle Internal Medicine to become Physicians East as the Professional Relations Director.  Retiring from Physicians East in 2000.  In April 2001  Mary returned to work full time as Administrative Director for Dr. Eric B. Carlson, Eastern Cardiology, PA and worked an additional 10 years.  Mary retired in March 2011.

She is also active in addition to MAC as a Circle Moderator, and a member of The CT Women at First Presbyterian Church, also recently honored as Honorary Life Member of First Presbyterian Church.  Secretary, Sierra Book Club and enjoys playing bridge in several clubs.  Mary has served on many boards of the North Carolina and Pitt County Insurance Agents, North Carolina Medical Manager, both State and local, various committees at Pitt Community College and the City of Greenville thru out her career.  She was a charter member responsible for forming The Pitt County Insurance Women’s organization and The Medical Association for Medical Managers for eastern North Carolina.

  • Marlo Holsten
Marlo Amber Hoffman Holsten is an East Carolina University graduate of journalism.  Her performance background includes acting, improv, directing, dance, choreography, stage design and play- writing.  In Orlando Florida, she worked for Walt Disney World as a performance trainer and choreographer. She was hired at Universal Studio’s Hard Rock Cafe to dance for Dick Clark and traveled doing improvisational dinner theater for several years.  In New York, she worked with Bless the Mark Players under Gary Izzo becoming familiar with Meisner Technique and she began writing plays.
Marlo started The Greenville Theater Project with her husband, an arts troop designed to create more theater in our area and to give to local charities. Their improv troop, Ooops!, performed locally in Greenville for eight years. Over the years Marlo has continued to direct and perform to raise monies through theater for charities and to bring community awareness about the mistreatment of women and children locally as well as abroad.
Marlo also works with Lush Brush and is teaching children’s acting classes for Magnolia Arts Center where she is proud to be a board member.