Youth Arts New York is the parent organization
of Hibakusha Stories
Linda S. Chapman, MFA
President: Linda has served as Associate Artistic Director for New York Theatre Workshop from 1995 to the present. With her partner Lola Pashalinski, she co-wrote and performed in the acclaimed Gertrude and Alice: A Likeness to Loving. She co-authored the GLAAD Award-winning Beebo Brinker Chronicles with Kate Moira Ryan, published by the Dramatists Play Service. She is Vice President of Membership on the Board of the League of Professional Theatre Women, and is President of Youth Arts New York.
Robert Croonquist, MA
Founder and Treasurer: Robert taught multicultural, interdisciplinary global literature and culture for 20 years with the City University of New York’s Gateway Institute for Pre-College Education. A graduate of Stanford University, he spent six years at Hearthshire School, Mendocino County, California and presently serves as the President of its Board of Directors. He also sits on the board of San Francisco-based Life Frames, Inc. Robert studied in India on a Fulbright scholarship, taught in Istanbul, Turkey and was Jamaica High School, Queens, NY, Teacher of the Year in 1998. He is a facilitator of the work of Harry Hay, Joanna Macy, and of Anna Halprin’s Planetary Dance.
Daniel Osman, BFA
Secretary: Daniel is the owner and proprietor of the Dreamaway Lodge, a Berkshire legend for more than 90 years. He is an educator, theater professional and central figure in a flourishing Berkshire music and art community. He has worked in a variety of capacities with, among others, New York Theatre Workshop, Shakespeare & Company and Mixed Company. He participated as an actor and director of Shakespeare in the Schools from 1990 – 1995. He has performed in Berkshire productions of Jean Genet’s The Maids and Fully Committed by Becky Mode, and recently celebrated 20 years as proprietor of the Dreamaway.
Kathleen Sullivan, PHD
Hibakusha Stories Director: Kathleen is an education consultant to the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs; was the principal author of disarmament related curricula for the UN’s Cyberschoolbus website, and co-wrote with Peter Lucas Action for Disarmament: 10 Things You Can Do! From 2000 to 2006, Dr. Sullivan coordinated the Nuclear Weapons Education and Action Project of Educators for Social Responsibility. Her most recent films are the feature documentary The Ultimate Wish: Ending the Nuclear Age with Robert Richter and the short The Nuclear Age in Six Movements with animations by Amber Cooper Davies. Kathleen has led workshops and seminars on disarmament throughout the world, and is a Nagasaki Peace Correspondent and Hiroshima Peace Ambassador.
Sandra W. Parker, MFA
Vice President: Sandra is a Tulsa-based educator, sculptor, and painter. She received her BFA in Ceramics and MFA in Art History from the University of Tulsa. Her teaching career spanned 35 years and included Undercroft Montessori School, Philbrook Museum of Art, and Immaculate Conception, all in Tulsa. She has served on many boards including the Board of Friends in Deed in New York City. She has been active with Youth Arts New York since its formation.