Board of Directors

Kenneth ColePresident – Kenneth Cole is an instructor of Commercial and Advertising Art at the Lawrence County Career and Technical Center, has taught at the Art Institute, International Academy of Design, Hoyt and BC3. Ken has been involved in local theater productions for over 25 years. A firm believer that "art forms the world in which we live, the past that we remember, and the future that we dream of." Opera is the quintessential medium of art.


Katherine MansellVice President – Katherine Mansell








Marianne HookerSecretary - Marianne Hooker is a full-time Realtor at Howard Hanna Real Estate Services in New Castle. In previous jobs, she has worked as a research analyst, a newspaper writer, and a utility regulatory specialist. She has been an opera lover for thirty years. In addition to opera, she enjoys playing tennis, bicycling, and reading nineteenth-century novels.




Sylvia EwenTreasurer – Sylvia Ewen, R.N. has been an active citizen involved in the New Castle community for most of her life. Sylvia has performed in musicals and plays at the New Castle Playhouse and the Jewish Community Center. She regularly volunteers at the Playhouse, the New Castle Music Club, the Hoyt Institute and the Lawrence County Historical Society and her Synagogue. Her talents in organization which stem from her years of working as a registered nurse in Pittsburgh make her an invaluable asset to the board of the NCLO as it reaches out for support from the community.



Board Members

Beverly Cushman
Susan Palumbo
Tom Ewen