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Meet the Board

Margaret Leone

Board Member

Robert Goodwin

Board Member
Margaret studied acting, musical theatre, voice, cabaret, business for actors and directing at institutions such as TVI Actors Studio, HB Studios, Turtle Bay Music School, and  12 Miles West. Margaret attended Fisk University in Nashville, TN as a Drama major and studied Music Performance at Essex County College.

As Assistant Artistic Director of The Theater Company in Hoboken, Margaret produced Psycho Beach Party, Glory Days, Rocky Horror and Rent.  She also directed Dreamgirls, Ragtime,  Godspell, and The Me Nobody Knows.  Other credits include Black Nativity at Crossroads Theater, Leader of the Pack for the Women's Theater Company and Rasheeda Speaking, an interAct/SOMA benefit production for the Coalition on Race.
Margaret’s performance experience is rooted in touring Europe for several years while performing in the musical Hair, directed by the show’s creator James Rado.  
Bob is a local attorney who enjoys Community Theatre. He  has appeared in numerous productions in Central Jersey over many years. More recently he has appeared in Miracle on 34th Street,  Almost Maine, The Triangle Shirtwaist Project, The Dresser, And Then There Were None,  Of Mice and Men,  The Boys Next Door, Arsenic and Old Lace,  A Midsummer's Nights Dream,  Othello, and he has appeared as  Lord Montague, Friar John. and Friar Laurence in separate outdoor productions of  Romeo & Juliet.   Also, recent ventures  have found him  in pirate garb  in  Robert Lewis Stevenson's Treasure Island as brought to life by the brilliant Ken Ludwig and as the minister  in Prelude to a Kiss..  After decades of involvement in community theater, Bob wishes to return the favor and New Jersey Creative Arts Collaborative offers the perfect vehicle to do so along with a dedicated and experienced board whose mission is to expand opportunities for actors of color and supporters of inclusive theater.

Robert Naylor

Board Member
Robert Naylor is a corporate executive turned certified professional coach and leadership development consultant based in Jersey City, New Jersey.  He is a frequent speaker, presenter and facilitator for professional and student groups.

Robert began working as an independent consultant and coach after more than three decades as a high-profile journalist, news executive, leadership professional, trainer, and workplace coach. As Director of Career Development for the News Division of The Associated Press, he created leadership, management, and career development programs for news managers and staff around the world.

He is a member of the International Coach Federation and the Gay Coaches Alliance.

His expertise includes executive coaching (to VP level), personal branding, professional development, career direction, job search, entrepreneurship, work-life integration, and interpersonal communication.  

Robert has a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in organizational leadership as well as graduate certificates in leadership studies and servant leadership.

Sherese Bulluck

Board Member
Sherese has loved the performing arts since childhood.  She started by performing in plays, dancing in recitals, and singing in choral ensembles.  She continues to expand her involvement by stage managing as well as teaching children of all ages to discover their artistic talents.  

Professionally, Sherese focuses on projects related to managing the funding of educational programs.  For several years she worked in large and small profit and non-profit businesses in both human resources and project management positions.  She is a certified project manager. Her commitment to excellence has resulted in her receiving several awards and various recognitions.

Sherese has a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Delaware and a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from the College of Saint Elizabeth.

Darrell Willis

Board Member
A producer, director, and actor, Darrell Willis, Sr., is a retired adjunct instructor of Theatre Arts, having taught at three New Jersey community colleges.  Mr. Willis holds a B.A. in Communications and Theatre Arts from Susquehanna University (Selinsgrove, PA), and an M.A. in Theatre Studies from Montclair State University (Upper Montclair, NJ).

Di Shawn Gandy

Board Member
Di Shawn J. Gandy is an actor, director, and a NJACT Perry Award nominated playwright and producer. He has appeared professionally on stage with various theater groups across New York and New Jersey, including George Street Playhouse (GSP); and Indie films: How To Get Rich In 13 Easy Steps, An Evening With Donald Kempinski.

Di Shawn co-wrote and directed Thy Will Be Done, which was an Official Selection to the DC BLACK Theatre & Arts Festival. His play An American Tree was nominated for an NJACT Perry Award for Best Original Production of a stage play. He is also co-creator of the theatre production company Behind The Veil Productions.

Di Shawn has studied acting at Woody King Jr.'s New Federal Theater in NY, George Street Playhouse Education in NJ, and with Jared Kelner's Weekly Acting Craft Training in NJ.