Advisory Board


Anthony Papa — Anthony Papa is a communications specialist for the Drug Policy Alliance. He is an artist, writer, noted advocate against the war on drugs and co-founder of the Mothers of the New York Disappeared. Papa is the author of 15 to Life: How I Painted My Way to Freedom (2004), a memoir about his experience of being sentenced to state prison for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense under New York’s draconian Rockefeller Drug Laws.

Mariana Boneo — Mariana Boneo is a native of Argentina and a long time Mamaroneck resident. She was the Executive Director of the Hispanic Resource Center from 2006 through 2009 and is currently focusing on her family and volunteering for immigrant rights projects.

Priya George — Priya George was born in Kerala, INdia and was raised in Algeria, Tunisia, Portugal, Mexico, and Zimbabwe before coming to New York to attend Bard College. She has worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations in New York City including WNYC where she was a producer for the Brian Lehrer Show for four years. She has now lived in New York City longer than anywhere else in her entire life. She is consulting with EarSay on issues of diversity.

Terry Park Terry Park is a Korean American activist and doctoral candidate in the Cultural Studies Graduate Group at UC Davis. He has taught courses in Asian American Studies at UC Davis, Hunter College, and San Quentin State Prison. As a former performance artist, his solo show, 38th Parallels, was directed by Judith Sloan and produced by the Pan Asian Repertory Theater. He has also performed in various EarSay productions and helped publicize Crossing the BLVD.

Toya Lillard — Toya A. Lilard is an actor, writer, and arts administrator. A graduate of Vassar College and New York University, Toya is the Director of In-School Programs at the New York Philharmonic, and performs whenever possible.