Board Chairs, Vice Chairs and officers are appointed and reappointed for 2024 

BETHLEHEM, Pa., January 24, 2024 — ArtsQuest is pleased to announce new and returning officers to the Board of Trustees, ArtsQuest Foundation, ArtsQuest Performing & Visual Arts Boards and Friends of Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks for 2024. As a nonprofit organization, ArtsQuest is led by volunteers who serve in a variety of capacities on the Boards and Committees that support the organization’s mission. 

ArtsQuest Board of Trustees

This board is responsible for the overall governance of the nonprofit community arts organization. 

Orville Trout has been re-elected for his second one-year term as Chair of the ArtsQuest Board of Trustees. Trout, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Corporate Affairs and Administration at Crayola, has been a member of ArtsQuest’s volunteer leadership for the past five years, serving as a Board of Trustees member since 2019. Trout was appointed Chair of the Trustees and Chair of the Executive Committee in 2022 and also serves on the ArtsQuest Human Resources Committee and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council. 

Additional re-elected ArtsQuest Board of Trustees officers include: 

  • Vice Chair: Joseph Bergstein, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of PPL Corporation 
  • Secretary: Robert Begliomini, RPh, Pharm D, MBA, FASHP, Senior Vice President, Lehigh Valley Health Network, President, Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest 
  • Treasurer: Michael Vinci, Vice President of Finance, Wind Creek Bethlehem 

ArtsQuest Foundation

The ArtsQuest Foundation is responsible for the strategic plan and goals for the ArtsQuest endowment fund and assisting in the long-term sustainability of the nonprofit community arts organization. 

The ArtsQuest Foundation is pleased to announce that Jason Cort, CPWA, President & Founding Partner at Quadrant Private Wealth, has been re-elected Chair of the Foundation for a second one-year term. Cort, a resident of Center Valley, has served on the Foundation Board of Trustees since 2019. 

Additional re-elected ArtsQuest Foundation officers include: 

  • Vice Chair: Robert Oster, Retired CEO for Concannon Miller Certified Public Accountants 
  • Secretary: John Gagge, Vice President Battery Operations, Americas for EnerSys 
  • Treasurer: Joe Pietrantonio, Retired Vice President of Environmental, Health, Safety & Quality for Air Products 

ArtsQuest Performing and Visual Arts Boards

ArtsQuest’s Performing Arts Board is responsible for assisting in the development and evaluation of diverse performing arts programs including music, dance, film, theatre, comedy and multi-disciplinary programs. The Visual Arts Board is responsible for assisting the development and evaluation of diverse visual arts programs in both tangible and non-tangible mediums including but not limited to glass, ceramics and photography. This board also oversees public art on all the nonprofit’s properties and outreach of public art programs, visual arts education and exhibits in any gallery or exhibit space operated by ArtsQuest. 

ArtsQuest is pleased to announce Deborah Sacarakis, Retired Artistic Director of Zoellner Arts Center, has been elected Chair of the Performing Arts Board, with Cindy Marsh, Senior Manager of Global Trade & Compliance at Victaulic, elected as the board’s Vice Chair. Both Sacarakis and Marsh are serving their first one-year term.  

Dr. Lee Riley, Medical Director of Cancer at St. Luke’s Hospital and Owner, Cancer Immunotherapies, LLC has been re-elected Chair of the ArtsQuest Visual Arts Board and Melissa Siegfried, Physician Liaison at St. Luke’s University Health network, has been re-elected the board’s Vice Chair. Both Riley and Siegfried are serving their second one-year term.  

Friends of Levitt Pavilion

The Friends of the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks is responsible for the overall governance and programing direction of the Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks. 

Friends of Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks is pleased to announce Erin Zebertavage, Downtown Manager of the Bethlehem Southside Arts District has been re-elected as Chair. Zebertavage is serving her second one-year term.  

Additional elected officers include: 

  • Vice Chair: Kevin Janus, Regional Vice President, Ameritus  
  • Treasurer: Terri Mento, Retired Vice President of Human Resources, Valley Youth House 
  • Secretary: Hillary Harper, Project Manager, Fire Protection, Victaulic 

For more information on ArtsQuest and its volunteer leadership, please visit

About ArtsQuest 

ArtsQuest’s mission is to provide access to exceptional artistic, cultural and educational experiences using arts and culture as key elements of economic development for our urban communities. ArtsQuest™ supports this mission via the presentation of performing and visual arts, film, arts education classes and outreach, youth programming and cultural events. Through festivals such as its flagship event, Musikfest; the Banana Factory Arts Center; and the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks arts and cultural campus, ArtsQuest’s programming reaches more than 1.9 million people annually. The organization’s programs and events, over 50% of which are free to attend, have a combined economic impact of more than $136 million annually in the region.