Looking Ahead Advisory Council, New York | Actors Fund

Looking Ahead Advisory Council, New York

The Looking Ahead Advisory Council, New York serves to formulate goals and help with planning, monitoring and strengthening of programs and services for the Looking Ahead program for professional young performers and their families in the New York area. The Council includes experts in various domains of the young performer’s profession including former young performers, entertainment unions, production and management companies, agents, managers, professional trainers, educators and youth development specialists.

Peggy Becker
Owner, Parkside Talent Management

Maria Cabezas
Program Manager, Member Outreach, SAG-AFTRA

Nancy Carson
Owner/Agent, Cason Adler Agency

Rebecca Damon
Executive Vice President and NY President, SAG-AFTRA

David Doan
Director, Young Talent/NYC, CESD Talent Agency

Kate Egan
Company Manager, Bespoke Theatricals

Holter Graham
Co-Chair, SAG-AFTRA Young Performers Committee

Shari Honig
Director of Admissions, Professional Children’s School

John Mara, Jr. Manager, Mara Entertainment

Maura McCann
Director of the Division of Labor Standards, NYS Department of Labor

Mary McColl
Executive Director, Actors’ Equity Association

Ruth Nerken
Trustee, The Actors Fund

Jamie Pillet
Talent Agent, Youth Division, Abrams Artists Agency

Lisa Jane Rapport, Ph.D.
Professor, Wayne State University

Bernadine Robbins
Director of Member Outreach, SAG-AFTRA

Tara Rubin
Owner/Casting Agent, Tara Rubin Casting, CSA

Keith Ryan
Principal, Professional Performing Arts School

Alan Simon
President, On Location Education

Denise Simon
Acting Coach, Denise Simon Acting and Coaching

Jill Valentine
Child Actor Guardian, Theatrical Wardrobe Union Local 764

Marie-Pierre Varin
Director, Human Services, Disney Theatrical Group