Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Elliott Forrest

Elliott Forrest

Executive Director

Elliott Forrest is a Peabody Award winning broadcaster and producer. He is currently heard on Classical 105.9FM WQXR and guest-hosts for Leonard Lopate and John Schaefer and on WNYC. He is the Artistic Director of ArtsRock. He's produced at The Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center and scores of concerts, events and shows. He is the host and producer of the national radio concerts of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; and hosts and produces regular podcasts for the New York Philharmonic; has been the 'voice' of CNN and LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER on PBS. For more than 12 years he was with the A&E Television Network as host of Breakfast with the Arts and Biography.

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Stephen Iger

President

Melanie Rock

Melanie Rock

Vice President

Melanie Rock is a musician and writer, a performer and film score collaborator, a Jill of many trades with twenty-five years' experience in the music industry. She has worked in studio management, booking, promotion and live show production, and spent ten years on the road as tour manager for Liz Phair, John Lurie and the Lounge Lizards, Luscious Jackson, and Wilco, among others. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Music from NYU and the Writing MFA from Columbia University. Her prose appears in Narratively, Creative Nonfiction, Bustle, Mark Bittman's Heated and elsewhere. Melanie is a native New Yorker and has lived in Nyack since 2001, currently inhabiting a lovingly restored Queen Anne Victorian with her delightful husband, two charming daughters, two wily dogs, and two squirrely rabbits. She enthusiastically joined the ArtsRock Board in 2018.

Joe Morley

Joe Morley

Secretary

Joe has over 25 years of experience in the design, production and execution of all types of live events, and has produced over 100 projects in that time. Formally trained as a director and designer who then honed those skills on the stages of New York, Joe's theatrical credits include design/production positions with The Baltimore and Annapolis Opera Companies, The Baltimore and Washington Ballet Companies, and the Broadway shows When Hell Freezes Over I'll Skate, On The 20th Century, Speed The Plow, and the hit show Sarafina.

Since leaving the Great White Way, Joe has brought this experience and expertise to his work in corporate events and videos.

Joe is currently a partner in Studio-on-Hudson, an independent feature film production company. He is co-executive producer of the 2008 Sundance Award winning film Anywhere USA, and of Morgan Spurlock's critically acclaimed and Academy Award nominated film Super Size Me. He also holds an executive producer title on the SOH films The Party Heads, Convention, and Class Act. Class Act, for which Joe also holds a co-writing credit, premiered at the Miami International Film Festival to rave reviews, and was released nationwide in October 2007. Convention was released by the Independent Film Channel in the spring of 2010.

Tim Domini

Tim Domini

Treasurer

Tim Domini has worked in financial management roles for over 25 years working in many industries until spending the last 15 years in the Not-for-Profit sector. Currently Tim is working at the New York Restoration Project.

Beyond Tim's work in accounting and finance he has held community leadership roles serving on the board for ten years of a co-op, nine years on the board for a community theater group, five years on the board of the Clarkstown theater festival and ten years as the co-chair of a chapter of a nationally recognized networking group for Financial Professionals. Tim teaches one day a year at Julliard a presentation on how to look at not-for-profit financials.

Tim, a lifelong singer, is still actively singing with both Ridgewood Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company, the Woodcliff Lake Choraliers, and the Reform Temple of Rockland choir. Occasionally, you may find him at an open mic playing guitar and singing.

Married for more than 30 years to Barbara, Tim has one son who is a professional music theater performer.

Tim earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master in Business Administration from Babson College.

Karen Ayres

Simon Basner

Simon Basner

Simon is an accomplished businessman and a patron of the creative arts. His passions include a healthy lifestyle, enjoying the Hudson River and designing and refining unique buildings and homes. Community has always been a focus in his life. Simon's keen eye for design detail and civic vision have greatly enhanced his ongoing input and guidance as an active member to the Zoning Board of Appeals in his local village of Piermont, NY.

Dr. David Brogno

Dr. David Brogno

David Brogno is pleased and excited to be serving on the board of ArtsRock. As a founding member of Rivertown Films, David Brogno was able to see first hand the benefits of bringing arts into the community.

Originally from the Midwest, David has lived and worked in Rockland County for over 20 years. He currently practices interventional cardiology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, and has, at various times, served as Chief of Interventional Cardiology at Good Samaritan Hospital, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Good Samaritan, and Chief of Cardiology at Nyack Hospital. His work with the New York State Department of Health was instrumental in bringing advanced cardiac services to Rockland County and he has been the recipient of the Sister Joseph Rita Award for Outstanding Service as well as the American Red Cross Doctor-of-the-Year award. He and his wife Nancy and their two daughters live in Nyack.

Hal Coon

Hal Coon

A native Texan, Hal Coon has applied his computer science background to royalty buying for more than a decade. His love of Theater and the Arts is expressed in his generous financial support of arts organizations from the Dallas Museum of Art to ARTSROCK in Rockland County, NY. He has a bachelor degree from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. His lovely wife Helen has put up with him for one score and ten for you old English history buffs.

Jeff Doctorow

Jeff Doctorow

Jeff Doctorow has a unique combination of skills and talent. In running his own magazine publishing company, he has years of experience in marketing, promotion and branding, and in creating targeted editorial content and compelling graphic design and layout. He also places a very high value on the arts and is particularly passionate about music and all things guitar. An avid player,he currently performs in Andy & The Rattlesnakes and Azro Cady, as well as solo. He is well known as a collector with a focus on modern contemporary guitars. His instruments have appeared in museum exhibitions and been featured in numerous books and magazines. He helped create, produce,and appeared in a pilot for cable television, titled "Treasured Instruments," that was filmed by the Maysles brothers and hosted by John Sebastian, who also wrote and performed the theme song. He was part of the creative team for a DVD series called "Gourmet Guitars" and served as DVD Executive Producer of "The Blood on the Tracks Project" for The New York Guitar Festival, which celebrated the 30th anniversary of the classic Dylan album. Jeff is honored to be on the ArtsRock board and excited to utilize his talents and contacts to further the ArtsRock mission and increase its presence and influence in Rockland County and beyond.

Rod Greenwood

Rod Greenwood

Rod Greenwood has been a resident of Rockland County for over 20 years. He has been an active member of the community during that time. He was a founder and board member of the Hudson Valley Children's Museum. He actively participates in Midnight Run (a hunger program for the homeless) and is a contributor and participant in the Sunday Supper program in Nyack (another food program directed at the underserved). Rod is a life long fan of the performing arts and is looking forward to helping ArtsRock as it continues to grow and serve the community with a variety of programming at various locations across the County.

Professionally, Rod has been a technologist in the Financial Services industry for many years. He has over 30 years experience in developing applications and managing projects and infrastructure. Currently Rod is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley in the Technology and Data department. He was born and raised in England and received his Bachelors degree in Industrial Economics from Nottingham University. Rod has also lived and worked in London, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

Patrick Heaphy

James Sarna

Lisa Waterworth

Lisa Waterworth

Lisa has over 20 years of professional business experience in a wide variety of industries. She started out in commercial finance and banking and then quickly followed her real passion by crossing over to arts-related organizations. Lisa did a brief internship with New York Philharmonic, worked as the Business Manager for a school for the arts in the Bronx, was the founding Business Manager for the original Helen Hayes Performing Arts Center in Nyack, and then worked as the Director of Special Events for the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, where the inaugural production of Ragtime ran. She raised and managed over $250K in special events their first year. She was a Business Manager for Viacom Corp. and then moved to programming finance at Showtime, where she was in charge of disbursing millions of dollars in license fees to the major film studios. As the Controller for Castle Hill Productions, a video distribution company in NYC that had three different film libraries, she re-built the entire business department, handling all of the accounting, banking, and royalty reports for film producers. Lisa has always had a huge passion for film and was a line producer on a short film and an associate producer on a documentary, both of which played at international film festivals and various ancillary rights were acquired by distributors. In the fall of 2012, Lisa started her own company, 23 Elephants Business Solutions Inc., to do freelance accounting and financial reporting for small and start-up companies in the NYC tri-state area. As a classically trained singer she sings with the Riverside Choral Society in NYC and at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church. Lisa has performed several of the major choral works in venues around the world. She is absolutely thrilled to be part of ArtsRock and support its mission of bringing professional arts of all kinds to the Rockland County area.

Dr. Matthew Watson

Dr. Matthew Watson

Dr. Matthew Watson is a lifelong resident of Rockland County. He received his doctorate in optometry in 1996 and opened professional offices in Nyack in 2001. In 2003 Dr. Watson established Eyevolution Optique on South Franklin Street in Nyack. His involvement in the arts extends back to high school theatrical productions at Don Bosco Prep in Ramsey, NJ and Ithaca College. He is an alumnus of Leadership Rockland (Class of 2016) and resides in Upper Nyack with his spouse, Danielle, their daughter and many dogs.

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