The Kennedy Center

Board of Trustees

The Washington National Opera (WNO) Board is the governing body of one of the nation's leading producing opera companies, now an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Board's purpose is to advocate, enhance and support the art of Opera through the Kennedy Center. The Board ensures that there is effective planning for WNO's future, implementation of strong programs and services, and monitoring of its goals.


  • Ellen S. Berelson, Chair
  • Mrs. Eugene B. Casey, Life Chairman
  • Jacqueline Badger Mars, Chairman Emeritus
  • Jeffrey P. Cunard, President
  • Eric Jon Larsen, Secretary
  • Billy Cox, Treasurer
  • Anne Kline Pohanka, Opera Ambassador

Executive Committee

  • Ellen S. Berelson
  • Camille S. Biros
  • Jane Lipton Cafritz
  • Mrs. Eugene B. Casey
  • Billy Cox
  • Jeffrey P. Cunard
  • Robert B. Downing
  • James A. Feldman
  • Kent Knutson
  • Eric Jon Larsen
  • Jacqueline Badger Mars
  • Andy Pharoah
  • Anne Kline Pohanka
  • John J. Pohanka


  • Edward J. Asher
  • Roswitha S. Augusta
  • Kenneth R. Feinberg
  • Alan Fleischmann
  • Gregory S. Gallopoulos
  • Monica Lind Greenberg
  • Ian M. Jefferson
  • Kristen Lund
  • The Hon. Mary V. Mochary
  • Scott S. Plumridge
  • Mrs. Frederick Prince
  • The Hon. Selwa Roosevelt
  • Robin Chesler Sagoskin
  • Dorothy M. Woodcock
  • Nancy M. Zirkin

Honorary Trustees

  • Mrs. Charles J. DiBona
  • Mrs. Patrick J. Leahy
  • Jill Cooper Udall