Brandy Skelly, Chair
Brandy Skelly is a privacy attorney, and currently works in-house at Randstad, a Global 500 company that provides HR services. She holds a B.A from N.C. State University and a J.D. from the University of Kentucky, and is certified as a CIPP/US by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Brandy also serves as an appointed member of the Town of Huntersville's Ordinance Advisory Board. In her spare time, she loves tap dancing and spending time with her family and rescue mutts. She was drawn to CC&Co. because of a love of performing arts and a passion for arts education in the community.
Mary Wyant, Secretary
Mary Wyant is a choral and theatre director with Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools and our current board secretary at CC&Co. In addition to teaching, Mary is also a voice coach and has adjudicated performances for Florida Vocal Association and Florida Theatre Conference. A native of Tampa, FL, Mary previously worked for Pinellas County Schools where her interest in global arts advocacy grew. She is a past board member for Arts for a Complete Education, Pinellas Referendum Advisory Board, and served as District Coordinator with the Florida Vocal Association. Mary recently interned with the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, through which she collaborated on marketing, publicity, and fundraising campaigns for the Chorale’s 40th Anniversary Gala and concert series. Mary supports the mission and vision of CC&Co. A fierce believer in Arts for All, she is passionate about this company’s continued commitment to the inclusivity of its students, patrons, and stakeholders, and strives to uphold CC&Co as stand-out community artists of Charlotte and beyond.
Jay Reitzes, Treasurer
Jay Reitzes has over 20 years of experience as a multi-disciplinary professional. He is a Certified Public Accountant with a JD from Villanova University School of Law and a BBA from Ohio University. Jay's firm Reitzes Consulting, Inc. provides the full spectrum of accounting, tax, and finance services to multi-state corporations, partnerships, non-profits, and individuals. Plus, his advice and counsel is relied on for strategic planning, compliance, negotiations, and relations. Jay enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors - hiking, biking, skiing, swimming, and playing tennis and disc golf. He is actively involved with the Sierra Club and has a passion for live music, performances, festivals, and sporting events. "Caroline Calouche & Co furthers my appreciation of art, culture, and community."
Nandita Gupta is a recent graduate from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she pursued her Master’s in Human-Computer Interaction. She has a background in Electrical Engineering and she launched Georgia-Pacific’s first mentoring program for entry-level engineers. She has been a speaker at numerous conferences and she will be speaking at TEDx Georgia Tech. She was named Influential Women of Manufacturing 2019 by Putman Media, and Google Lime Scholar 2020. She also serves on the Board for STRIVE4U and has worked with other non-profits and dance organizations as a dancer. She is a trained Kathak Indian Classical Dancer, Ballroom dancer, as well a Bollywood Dancer. She wants to see technology being used for good, but also wants to be part of this change. We all bring a unique perspective to the table, and together, we can change the way tech works. Inclusion to her is bringing different voices to the table so we can all be part of the change and design. This goes beyond age, gender, race, culture, varied abilities, and so on. She has always been a dancer at heart and serves on this board to weave her interests of dance, technology, and inclusion into one.
Summer Nunn is the Chief Marketing Officer at Payzer. Besides CC&C shows in our yard - also helped with the Red Tie Gala for Ronald McDonald House and Walk of Hope for Resolve Charlotte Resolve Charlotte, Ronald McDonald House, Children's Miracle Network. Dance and the arts are something I have loved since being a little girl. I truly believe having artists in a community only strengthen it and provide an outlet for children and grown children to enjoy. So much time is focused in the dance world on the competition rather than the story. Caroline is an amazing story teller who wants to grow herself and her community.
Dr. Bridget Kelly Sinha is a physical therapist and the owner of Balanced Physical Therapy and Dance Wellness in Matthews, NC She attended Elon University where she began training as a BFA Dance Performance and Choreography major. After many dance-related injuries, she began studying dance biomechanics and injury prevention. This interest led her to develop an independent major in Dance Science. After completing her BA in Dance Science, Bridget worked as Director of Dance Medicine and Conditioning in a physical therapy practice. While working closely with physical therapists there, it became clear that physical therapy would be a great career path to help both dancers and non-dancers rehabilitate from injuries and improve their quality of life.
Bridget went on to attend the University of Kentucky, where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. Prior to relocating to Charlotte, she has been a practicing physical therapist in Minneapolis, MN where she specialized in working with dancers, runners, and treating chronic low back and neck pain. Bridget has also worked as a personal trainer and Pilates instructor. Her dance biomechanics research has been presented internationally. She is also an active member of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science. She is honored to be involved with Caroline Calouche & Co to help foster the dance community in the Charlotte area. A global pandemic has shown us that the arts are a fragile commodity but more important than ever!
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Committee
Nandita Gupta, Committee Chair
Dr. Bridget Kelly
Brandy Skelly, Committee Co-Chair
Valerie Wheeler, Committee Co-Chair
Carolina Quirós Otárola