Experience, Leadership, Mentoring

Meet The PVB Team

The talented and dedicated people behind the scenes of the Pioneer Valley Ballet are the glue that hold us together and the spark that inspires greatness on all levels.

Faculty & Staff


Karen Pohlman, PVB President, Self-employed
Melissa Stern, PVB Vice President, Thom Child and Family Services
Mary Jo Kennedy, PVB Treasurer, Bulkley, Richardson and Gelinas, LLP
Kristine Baptiste, PVB Secretary, MassMutual Financial Group
Marie Lococo, PVB Archivist
Elizabeth Applequist, Cider House Media
Tony Brown, AT&T
Michele Equale, Mass Mutual
Jennifer Grow, Mount Holyoke College
Noelle Serafino, Amherst Cinema

PVB Board of Directors


John DiBartolo, Law Office of John P. DiBartolo, Jr.
Rebecca Goggins, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
Jeff Gutterman, Baystate Health
Cathy Hartley
Dan Rist, Smith College Theatre Department
Andre Russo
Lucesita Scammon, Bay Care Health
Ed Dvorchak, PVB Community Relations Officer

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