Board of Directors

Board of Directors
All directors may be contacted at the following e-mail address:


Sharon Zook

Sandra Drain
Courtney Reimann
Aurelis Garcia Figueroa Kenneth Jones  Elis Charleston Jane Zendarski  
•Sharon holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Psychology from Penn State University. She works in Design and Management for Snitz Creek Cabinet Shop, as well as serves as President on two non-profit organizations in the city--LVCA and The South Sixth Street Playground Association. Both organizations offer programs that serve kids and families from lower SES households. She enjoys watercolor, various fiber arts-quilt making, wool braided rugs and crochet. 
•Courtney is from Lebanon County PA. She has a BA in Psychology from Messiah College. Courtney works for a non-profit human services company in Lebanon, PA.  In this field, Courtney has gained experience with organizing and completing paperwork requirements for contracts and grant proposals, sharing informative articles on social media platforms, and event coordination. Courtney is an avid amateur photographer and also enjoys learning about and trying new art techniques.
•Sandy Drain CPSM first came to Lebanon as a student of Sociology and Secondary Education at Lebanon Valley College. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in the Humanities from Penn State Harrisburg.  She currently works remotely as a proposal manager for Balfour Beatty, an international development firm with an office outside Philadelphia. She is a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM). Having moved around the state of Pennsylvania for education and career, Sandy returned to the Lebanon Valley in 2016 to find a thriving art and music community and has been thrilled to participate in First Fridays, Burn’s Night and other exciting arts events in Lebanon. More of a patron of the arts than an artist, Sandy enjoys reading, gardening, creating collages and practicing piano.
•Kenneth is retired from a sales career in paper and office equipment. He enjoys art and travel in addition to serving with the Kiwanis organization.
  • Aurelis Garcia Figueroa is very active in the Lebanon community. She has served on varying community boards and volunteers for many organizations. Aurelis is a local real estate agent. Aurelis found her way to the art council through helping to plan and create community murals.
•Elis Charleston is a Christian Spoken Word Artist working on establishing her own Faith Based Cafe. In 2016, she moved with her family from Bronx NY to Lebanon. Elis has a passion for the arts and promotes faith based open mics.  

Jane Zendarski is a family medicine doctor for WellSpan Health in Lebanon PA. Jane attended medical school in Philadelphia and residency in Rochester, NY. Jane attends and performs in theatre productions, enjoys gardening, book clubs, and healthy living.

In Memory:

Angela is from Lebanon, PA and obtained  a Bachelor of Science degree from Messiah College in Nutrition/Dietetics.  she began a career in Quality Control / Quality Assurance in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical Industry of the Boston area.  Since moving back to the Lebanon area in 2010, she has been working at Bayer Healthcare in Myerstown. While working in the sciences has been a very rewarding career path, she has found a personal need to balance the rigidity required in such a highly regulated industry with creative outlets and the freedom of the outdoors in her off-hours. Most recently the medium of watercolor has become a most fulfilling and happy obsession! 

We are saddened to share the passing of Angela Funk, artist friend and LVCA board member, from a rare and untreatable strain of cancer. Angie’s contribution to the community through her involvement in the arts was monumental. Angie had a beautiful inner spirit that expressed her enthusiasm for life and guided her artist talent through a variety of mediums—watercolor and acrylic painting, French encaustic painting, mandala design, pottery, and stained glass. Our deepest sympathies extend to her family and friends. She will be missed, but the legacy she lived and has now left behind will always be remembered. We, along with her family, are working on plans to host an August exhibit of Angie’s original artwork at Gallery 770 in downtown Lebanon, home of the Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts. We are grateful for the Memorial donations made in honor of Angie’s life.

3 responses to “Board of Directors”

  1. Hi,
    I received mail today here at Calvary Chapel Lebanon for the Arts Council.
    I did open it and it is an $800 check from Lebanon School District.

    Would you like to pick it up or should I put it in your mail slot?

    Ginger Snyder

  2. Hi,
    I recently learned that my Summer artist has moved to Carlisle and feels it would be difficult to honor her commitment to show her work with us. It was very short notice but I told her I would try my best to find a replacement and she should do the same.
    Do you have any artists you would recommend that would be willing to replace her for the Summer Season? ( I usually have them submit artwork for approval since I get all kinds… some very good and some… not so much. ) The show would require 23-25 pieces of work , mostly medium to a few large in size. (I actually have Summer and Fall available but I need to fill Summer first.) I realize that it is show season and this might be difficult for 1 person to do a season-long commitment. I would consider a split show or a group show as long as it is quality work from a seasoned artist(s).
    (We do not take commission.) (Summer season begins 2nd week in June to second week in September).
    Thanks for any help you can give me,
    Karen Brown
    Trattoria Fratelli

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