Bridgette Lin

Bridgette Lin works as a financial services professional with over 8 years of accounting and auditing experience in the asset management industry. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she received B.A. degrees in Communication Studies and Philosophy and a Masters degree in Accounting. Bridgette has always been an active supporter of the arts and has an extensive background studying different mediums of dance, music, and yoga. Bridgette currently resides in New York City.

Erin Miner
Vice President

Erin Rose Miner is a Vice President and legal counsel at Credit Suisse Securities USA (LLC) in New York, responsible for ERISA, Executive Compensation and Employee Benefit matters. Erin advises on ERISA fiduciary rules that arise in connection with the bank's clients and serves as counsel with respect to the bank’s global equity compensation programs as well as the bank's tax-qualified and welfare plans. Erin received her undergraduate degree in Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park and received her law degree from New York Law School. Erin enjoys traveling and skiing and volunteers with several different nonprofit organizations.

Laura Rosenblum

Laura Rosenblum works as a corporate advisory associate in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP. She focuses her practice on corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, corporate governance and other complex transactions. She received her J.D. cum laude from the Boston University School of Law and her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley, where she focused on legal studies and social welfare. Laura is an active member of the UJA Federation Young Women's Professional group and has been involved, both as a volunteer and as pro bono counsel, with several non-profits in the areas of arts and education.

Kanaan Generette Oliver

Kanaan Generette Oliver is a diversity and inclusion coordinator st Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP, where she focuses on recruiting, development and retention initiatives for diverse attorneys. Kanaan received a B.A. from Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, where she studied dance. She is an active member in her community and enjoys hiking, crafting and traveling.

Patrick Forhane
Board Member

Patrick Forhane has been employed as a Credit Officer at Citibank since returning home to New York. Prior to returning to New York, he held various positions in consumer and business banking on the west coast. He earned an M.B.A. from Webster University and a B.A. in Economics from UC San Diego. Patrick has traveled the world extensively and loves to experience the arts and culture that New York has to offer. He has taken a keen interest in the arts since his first visit to Radio City as a teenager.

Amanda Selwyn
Executive/Artistic Director

Amanda Selwyn founded Notes in Motion Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre in 2000 and in fourteen seasons, has directed over 30 productions, developed a network of artists, and created the curriculum for Notes in Motion Outreach Dance Theatre’s arts-in-education programs. Amanda’s choreographic works include: It's a Game, Detour, Five Minutes, Passage, Undercurrent, Hearsay, Interiors, Disturbance, Salut, Tilt, Tidal, Shift, Siren, Contradicting Unity, Save My Spot, Hold On, Momentum, and Behind Us. She has choreographed dance for Chicago's Motivity, a collective of modern choreographers; for theatre productions including House on Mango Street, Free to be You an Me, Once Upon a Mattress, The Wiz, Little Shop of Horrors, and Charlie & The Chocolate Factory; and for her original theatre productions which include Herland, Yellow Feather, and Slitting the Clouds. In addition to her choreographic work, Amanda has directed off-broadway theatre in NYC at John Houseman Studio, 30th Street Theatre, Grove Street Theatre, Kraine Theatre, Center Stage, and the Producer’s Club. Amanda teaches dance and theatre to New York City children and has been on faculty at independent schools including The Brearley School, Brooklyn Friends School, Beit Rabban School, Solomon Schechter School, and the New Acting Company. She has taught dance composition and technique at the Berkshire Institute for Music and Art and taught dance and theatre in Israel at the Israel Museum, English Village, and the Arad Community Center. Amanda led the workshop “Accessing Inspiration for Dance-Making” at the NYC Arts-in-Education Roundtable's 2007 Face to Face conference and "Teaching a Choreographic Process" at the 2008 and 2011 conferences. She presented her choreography at NYU’s Women and Theater conference in 2003. She is the recipient of grants from the NY State Council on the Arts, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Friars Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Community Arts Fund, Bronx Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Development Fund, and the Bossak/Heilbron Charitable Foundation. In 2008, Amanda participated in the Choreographer's Lab program at Jacob's Pillow in Beckett, MA. Her work has been presented twice on Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out Stage, in the DUMBO Dance Festival, APAP Conference Showcases, the COOL NY Dance Festival, WestFest Dance Festival, Movement Research’s Performance Series, Dance Teacher Summit, Earth Celebrations, Dixon Place, and Pushing Progress at Peridance. Amanda has a 500-hour yoga teacher's certification from Laughing Lotus Yoga Center in NYC and teaches yoga at gyms and studios as well as privately. She has a Masters from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in performance studies and a B.S. from Northwestern University in theatre, women's studies, and dance.

Coleen A. Collins
Board Member

Coleen Collins is a Human Resource business executive who has significant global experience in a variety of industries — consumer, technology and non-profit. Her work includes developing global strategies, building people and organizational capability, mergers & acquisitions and operations. Coleen earned her Master's degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Villanova University. She enjoys traveling and staying active with their 6 children and american bulldog, Angel. She and her husband reside in NYC in Hell's Kitchen.

Bernadette Dono
Board Member

Bernadette Dono is an NYC attorney employed by a large non-profit healthcare organization. Specializing in insurance coverage, her considerable experience includes structuring national insurance programs, managing captive insurers, directing litigation, drafting and negotiating contracts, claims advocacy, civil litigation and appellate argument. She earned undergraduate degrees from the Fashion Institute of Technology and Queens College and a law degree from New York Law School. Bernadette volunteers as an arbitrator in the Small Clams Court of NYC, and as a shelter volunteer at Bideawee Animal Shelter. Her dream is to open a residence, on the water, for abandoned, elderly and sick dogs to enjoy their remaining time in peace. She enjoys yoga, pilates, swimming and hiking, and lives in East Harlem with her two rescued dogs, Pluto and Pumpkin.


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