Advisory Board

Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith is a consultant and technical writer by profession. She holds a Communications degree from Colorado State University and an Executive MBA from The Ken Blanchard School of Business at Grand Canyon University. Her career in recent years has focused on human performance improvement, which has allowed her to teach and speak to groups around the country and internationally. Sydney has been surrounded by creative, artistic family members throughout her life and greatly values the visual and performing arts. Her mother spent many years as an art instructor, and her son, Taylor, recently graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design.

 

Sydney resides in Granite, Maryland, but enjoys traveling for both work and pleasure. Active with her church, she enjoys studying, listening, and reflecting on how each of our lives is a candle meant to help illumine the world. She is very excited about serving on the Laity Arts Advisory Board. Through this service and support, her hope is that many youths will have an opportunity to shine brightly by sharing their gifts and talents in the arts. 

Dominic Buzzelli

Dominic Buzzelli works in the information technology field as a consultant, technician, and network engineer.  He has a military background with experience in security, law enforcement, emergency management, hazard mitigation, and preparedness.  Dominic holds degrees in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, and an Executive MBA from Grand Canyon University, as well as various IT certifications.

Although not artistic by nature, Dominic has a great appreciation for the arts especially when it comes to attending live performances and productions.  His favorite place to attend is the PCPA’s outdoor theater in Solvang, California. His experiences have taken him all over the world and back again to the Central Coast of California where he is originally from. Traveling and adventure will always remain major passions as will most any outdoor activity.  He is married to his wife Sheryl and has two children.

Dr. Anita Polite-Wilson

Anita Polite-Wilson, Ph.D., affectionally known as Dr. Anita, has served as an executive coach, workshop facilitator, and organizational development consultant helping people and teams raise their awareness about leveraging individual strengths to accelerate organizational performance. With over 20 years of experience, she is a scholar-practitioner with deep knowledge in adult learning theory, coaching and mentoring, and implementation of organizational leadership initiatives aligned with the goals and objectives of corporate, government, and non-profit entities.

 

Regardless of the industry, audience, or number of participants, each client engagement focuses on the design and delivery of reflective learning experiences with the values of Comfort, Community, and Commitment as being critical to the process. Considering herself to be “a facilitator of conversations that matter”, Dr. Anita defines client success as aligning People, Passion, and Purpose.

 

Believing that everyone is “gifted to shift” into new levels of success with a little help from a coach, Dr. Anita is a Gallup certified Strengths Coach and an iPEC Certified Professional Coach. She holds a B.S. in Management from Pepperdine University, an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Biola University, along with an M.A. and Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University.

 

Dr. Anita is also a member of the Elevate Faculty, in association with the UCSD Rady School of Management, she serves on the Biola University Alumni Board of Directors, and she has been appointed as an advisory board member for The Laity Institute of the Arts.

Andrew Molosky

Andrew Molosky is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chapters Health System, one of the nation’s premier community-based care delivery systems. Chapters Health is a progressive leader in delivering innovative risk-bearing programming, hospice, palliative care, home health, durable medical equipment, and pharmacy services designed to improve the lives of those affected by advancing age and illness. Andrew is responsible for the overall leadership, strategic operations, fiscal health, and growth of the organization and for ensuring that strategies and initiatives are aligned and directed toward the achievement of its vision and mission.

 

Molosky has served in executive leadership positions in the post-acute areas of hospice, home care, and community-based services for the last 18 years. Prior to joining Chapters, he was President and Chief Operations Officer of UnityPoint at Home in Des Moines, Iowa. He received his Masters of Business Administration from Ken Blanchard School of Business Administration at the Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. He holds his Fellowship from the American College of Healthcare Executives. Additionally, he holds certifications from the Duke University Palliative Care Partnership, the Hospice Education Network, and Hospice Palliative Care Administrator Certification. Andrew and his wife, Amberly, have two boys. In addition to serving on a myriad of professional boards, he enjoys outdoor activities including boating, scuba diving, and is an avid triathlete. 

 

A firm supporter of the arts and father of children personally experiencing the value of an arts-inclusive education, Andrew brings viewpoints meant to foster a solid foundation for Laity to advance its mission.  

Kimberly Myren

Kimberly Myren is currently serving as a Systems Analyst with Mayo Clinic Hospital.  She graduated with an Executive MBA in servant leadership from Grand Canyon University. Kim has always been interested in contributing to the promotion of fine arts in the educational process as a critical point of development.  

 

Kim and her husband, Dave, have three college-aged children: Jonalyn, Jordan, and Jameson who have each been very involved in choir, drama, and dance.  The Myren family are currently active participants at Northridge Community Church in Phoenix, Arizona, and have led a Family Small Group Bible Study for the past 12 years. When time permits, Myren enjoys boating, skiing, and traveling. 

Frank Rodriguez

Frank A. Rodriguez has been a successful manager for twenty years working at Motorola and managing two hundred plus employees. Frank holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and an Executive MBA from the Ken Blanchard School of Business at Grand Canyon University. Frank has also been a trainer for ten years at the Rodriguez Boxing Club a non-profit organization run by his uncle Al Rodriguez. There he helps club members acquire discipline, fitness, and self-defense as well as counseling them on various issues. 

 

Frank is the father of three beautiful children who has all graduated from college. The most important aspect of Frank's career is his relationship with God. He attributes this to be the foundation of his success and is a major factor in how he makes his business and community involvement decisions.

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