Our non-profit organization was founded in 1989 by Cindy Welsh and Alice Power as members of the newly formed international program Very Special Arts (VSA). We are now known as Arts for All - Loudoun and work in partnership with Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Services and the Franklin Park Performing & Visual Arts Center, creating theatre and fine arts programing for people with and without disabilities. We come together to learn, participate in and enjoy all forms of art and are proud to present quality, family-friendly entertainment alongside opportunities for growth.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joannie Satterfield became an Arts for All Loudoun enthusiast after watching its magic come to life in Winnie the Pooh, when her son was in his first musical production. Joannie says, “Imagine a world where each individual gets to use his or her own unique strength, something specific only to him or her, to enrich not only self but the lives of others. That is what AFA is all about.”
Lynn Jarman became involved when her nephew Allen appeared in Winnie the Pooh. She was so touched with the performance that she continued to follow all of the programs. Lynn started volunteering by working on the playbills a few years ago, then joined the board in 2016 and was elected to Vice President in 2017. A teacher with over twenty years experience - 15 in Loudoun - Lynn is currently a 3rd grade teacher with Loudoun County Public Schools. In recent years, she's also worked in an inclusive classroom setting and enjoys helping all children be successful.
Rebecca Anderson is a Loudoun County native and grew up coming to watch the plays to see her uncle, William Muncaster, perform. Growing up just a corn field away from William helped foster Rebecca's passion for working with individuals with disabilities.
Rebecca has found many volunteer and paid positions to fulfill this passion starting in high school. She has a Masters in Special Education from Shenandoah University and was a LCPS Special Education teacher before quitting to fulfill a new dream...being a stay at home mom! And while she loves her new job, something was missing, leading her to become an Arts for All Loudoun board member!
Suzanne Robinson is an experienced professional with a background in nonprofit higher education, marketing operations, grants, and partnerships. While serving on the Board of Directors for Arts for All Loudoun, she holds responsibilities for writing and managing grants. In addition to her board position, Suzanne has a Master's degree in English/Writing from Georgetown University and has completed a graduate coursework in online learning. She has a diverse employment history, including roles as an Adjunct Professor, Vice President, Director of Program Development and Strategy, and more. Suzanne has also operated her own consulting business and worked with companies such as CDU, Blackboard Inc. and Lord Fairfax Community College, and Deloitte. Suzanne loves to sing and is a parish cantor; she has performed with a variety of choirs. Suzanne was a thespian “back in the day” and believes that the arts and creative expression should be accessible to all children and adults.
VISUAL ARTS CTTE /
DaVINCI ART DIRECTOR
Huyen came to Arts for All - Loudoun (formerly VSA Loudoun) in 2017 with a wonderful energy and enthusiasm for our DaVinci Arts program. An art therapist with over ten years of professional experience and recent recipient of Loudoun County's Jim "Doc" Wiley Leadership in the Arts Award, Huyen nutures our artists to see what emerges from their creative process, and, as a result, has expanded the students' horizons tremendously.
Huyen is, herself, a wonderful artist and writer. For just one example of the creative inspiration she's providing visit the DaVinci Page and look into her Coloring Book!
Maureen Blake is a mother of six, who first heard of AFA when bringing her oldest drama queens to their very first audition: a production of Sleeping Beauty - over twenty ago, in an effort to find an outlet for her family’s seemingly endless high energy.
She is the owner of Blake Consulting LLC providing contract management services in the private commercial or non profit sector, and is the Contracts Director at New River Systems Corporation in Ashburn, VA supporting government clients.
Jackie Kosbob is a longtime resident of Round Hill. She taught preschool at the Loudoun Valley Community Center for forty years, where she became involved with AFA. She, her children, and now her grandchildren have all enjoyed wonderful experiences through this involvement. As a member of the Board, she hopes to help others continue to have such opportunities.
Danielle Amos is deeply connected to the special needs and theater communities. She’s worked with students with varying abilities for years, providing in-home therapy for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD) and then moving to the private and public school systems to teach students with ASD, Emotional Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Other Health Impairments, and Twice Exceptionality.
She was able to marry her love of music with her college studies as a GWU Presidential Arts Scholar for Voice and has performed with opera companies, choral ensembles, theater groups, and a capella groups throughout the DC Metro region since 1994. She was fortunate enough to participate in a vocal masterclass with Luciano Pavarrotti and has performed for politicians and celebrities, including Vice President Al Gore, Martina Navratalova, and Larry King. Danielle is currently an educational specialist in one of the nation’s largest schools districts and resides with her husband and children in Loudoun County. She’s beyond thrilled her talented daughter and son are carrying on her love for music. She’s a graduate of The George Washington University (GWU) with a BA in Psychology (1998) and an MA in Psychoeducation-Special Education (2001)