Mahaiwe Names New Acting Executive Director | WAMC

Mahaiwe Names New Acting Executive Director

Nov 27, 2019

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, Massachusetts has named an acting executive director.

Beryl Jolly is leaving as executive director at the end of the 2019 after 15 years.

Janis Martinson – formerly the arts nonprofit’s Director of Advancement – will step into the role. Martinson says it’s the Mahaiwe’s first leadership change.

“It’s such a strong organization. There’s a tremendous team internally of people who are very experienced and very dedicated to the mission. We have a very strong board. Financially, we have no debt, which is unusual for a 15-year-old organization, and we actually have enough of a reserve to manage our cash flow.”

Prior to the Mahaiwe, Martinson worked in the advancement offices of Lesley University in Cambridge and Miss Hall’s School in Pittsfield.