Kerri D’Ambrosio (President) Kerri D’Ambrosio is a 2003 graduate of New York University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Cultural Studies, with a concentration in Mass Media. While at NYU, Kerri served as a volunteer for Community Connections, which ultimately transitioned into Arts for All, and she received the President’s Service Award for Volunteerism and Community Service for other volunteer work performed at the university. In 2008, Kerri graduated, cum laude, from Hofstra University School of Law, where she served as Senior Research Editor for Volume 36 of the Hofstra Law Review and received the Hofstra Law Review’s 2008 Kenneth S. Horton Award of Excellence for her service and dedication. Kerri has been an associate with Chalos & Co, P.C. – International Law Firm since 2008, and is currently admitted to practice in seven (7) state and federal courts throughout New York, Connecticut, and Texas. Kerri is the current Committee Chair of Arts For All’s Operations Committee, and also serves as Secretary for the local Port of New York/New Jersey branch of the Propeller Club; an international organization promoting the interests and public awareness of the maritime and marine industries.
Lena Moy-Borgen (Director and Treasurer) has been involved with Arts For All ever since it first began. She has been a teaching artist for Arts For All since 2002, and co-wrote the curriculum for one of our longest running programs, Literacy Through the Arts. She serves on the fundraising committee for Arts For All and also is the current head of the marketing committee. Since 1997, Lena has taught across the country as the assistant director of the Piedmont Children’s Theater in California, as a drama teacher at UC Berkeley’s Cal Youth and Outdoor Program, and as the co-head of the Musical Theater program at the Bank Street School for Children Summer Camp here in New York. She is currently the co-founder of Play On! Studios in Manhattan and is a teaching artist at the John W. Engeman Theater in Long Island. She has a BFA in Drama from the Experimental Theater Wing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Alan Ostroff (Director and Secretary) spent years as a Teaching Artist with Arts For All leading theater games and Shakespeare workshops. He now serves on the Board of Directors as Treasurer and as head of the Programming Committee. This committee has formed an assessment and evaluation methodology for all of its Teaching Artists to use to further their practice, as well as for AFA administration to gauge program quality. Alan is also the Playwright-in-Residence for AFA – he is the author of two touring productions, Stories – Live and In Person and The Tall Tales of Enoch. As a performer, he has worked on many professional productions, as well as starred in a full-length comedy he wrote, Tradition, which was one of the highest-grossing shows in the 2005 NYC International Fringe Festival. Alan debuted as a director with the drama Social Work by Cara Winter, in the 2007 Manhattan Repertory Summerfest, and he continues to direct cabaret performances to benefit AFA. He toured twice in children’s shows, a musical entitled Ellis Island: Gateway to a Dream, and a show based on the popular children’s book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. Alan is Co-Producing Artistic Director of the professional regional theatre Infinity Theatre Company, which brings NYC theatre to Annapolis, MD. He has a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he studied musical theater, experimental theater, and classical theater.
Lisa Dellagiarino Feriend (Director) helped run Arts for All when it was the Community Connections Club at NYU, and was involved in its transition from university club to nonprofit organization. Over the years, she has had the unique opportunity to be both an Arts for All teaching artist as well as a teacher whose classroom was enriched by Arts for All workshops. Lisa currently lives in Chicago, where she writes plays and performs sketch comedy with the group Oh Theodora. She has a BFA in Film and TV from NYU and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Anna Roberts Ostroff (Executive Director) holds a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she studied Musical Theater and minored in Applied Theater and Psychology. While in college, Anna did multiple arts outreach programs through her club, Community Connections. Community Connections, which later transitioned into Arts For All, also won the President’s Service Award at NYU two years in a row. Anna has many professional theatrical credits from all over the country and has also served as a producer on multiple theatrical productions both inside and outside of New York City. In the past, Anna worked as a teaching artist for many organizations: the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis in Maryland, where she taught musical theatre audition workshops; D.A.R.E. America, through their D.A.R.E. P.L.U.S after school program; and for Camp Broadway (now known as Curtain Up) at the Renaissance Charter School in Queens. In addition, Anna currently serves as Co-Producing Artistic Director of Infinity Theatre Company, a Tony Award-winning theatre company which recently Co-Prouduced the Broadway’s revival of Pippin. Infinity Theatre also provides professional New York City theatre to Annapolis, Maryland each summer. As Executive Director and President of Arts For All, Anna looks forward to continually spreading Arts For All’s mission to in-need youth communities so that deserving children all over NYC have the opportunity to explore the arts!