VSAarts of Loudoun County Board of Directors
VSAarts of Loudoun County is a non-profit 501(c)(3) community organization for the arts in partnership with Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services and the Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center. VSAarts of Loudoun County is a non-forprofit organization founded in 1989 to create a society where all people with (and without) disabilities can come together in an inclusive environment and learn, participate in and enjoy the arts. We are proud to present quality, family-friendly entertainment while providing opportunities to grow.
Pamela (Pam) Rusciolelli Schoppert, a Loudoun County resident since 1997, lives in Leesburg, VA with her husband and three children. She has been an active member on the board of VSA Loudoun since 2009 and enjoys working with the non-profit organization’s executive, production and administrative teams to provide “Arts for All”. In addition to serving as a board member of VSA Loudoun, she spends her free time advocating for children with special needs, through The Arc of Loudoun and the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia (DSANV). Ms. Schoppert works as Director of Quality for Citizant, a women-owned IT consulting organization.
Carolyn Snyder is a founding member of VSA arts of Loudoun County. She has continued to serve on the board since it’s inception in 1989. Carolyn retired after 30 combined years with the State of Virginia and Loudoun County Mental Health/Developmental and Substance Abuse Services. Carolyn volunteers with the Friends of Loudoun County Mental Health, Adaptive Recreation, Blossom and Bloom and Loudoun County Master Gardeners. Her inspiration comes from VSA founder Ambassador Smith and President Kennedy who quoted that “art calls forth creative genius from every sector of society”
Karen Brown is a solutions engineer who brings invaluable federal and corporate commercial experience and expertise to our Board with sound business guidance. We are ever so grateful she has taken on the role of Treasurer this year as we search for an accountant who would enjoy this role on an ongoing basis. Karen’s true joy in involvement in VSA started with performing on stage alongside her son, and she has since had a supporting role in many of our shows.
Nancy Eastman comes to the VSA Board as a part of the VSA Family who’s daughter has enjoyed being in VSA programs, and who has provided invaluable support with our marketing and in particular grant writing. She continues to do whatever is needed and asked of her to support us, and is also currently enjoying part time substitute teaching in Special Education classrooms in Loudoun County Public Schools.
Maureen Blake, JD
A mother of six first heard of VSA when bringing her oldest two drama queens to their first audition ever which was a VSA Production of Sleeping Beauty over fifteen years ago, in an effort to find an outlet for her family’s seemingly endless high energy. She has experience in a corporate world in house legal team and as a data and business analyst and brings business guidance to our leadership team.
Dee joined VSA back in 2010 as an Actor in Cinderella. They loved how amazing the shows at VSA are and how kind and accepting VSA of Loudoun is of all individuals. Dee stuck with VSA every since and has been in numerous productions with VSA: Cupid in Spring’s Cancelled, Wendell the Ragdoll in The Velveteen Rabbit and, Luck the Acrobat from Giggles. Dee has now joined the VSA board and produced an original show that they wrote, Election 3000 BC. Dee truly believes everyone should get a chance to shine on stage and is excited to help everyone reach that goal.
Mom to a special young adult named Ian Rodgers, joined the board as a small thank you for all the years of joy VSA has given to her son. She is also Vice President of Marketing for Lifetime Tool and Building Products and provides invaluable marketing assistance and experience to our organization.
Dave is an artist, entrepreneur and community volunteer seeking to make the Loudoun community a better place to live. He is a proud father of three children raised here in the county. Dave shows landscape photography of Loudoun County, operates a small web design firm, and is an appointed member of the Purcellville Arts Council.