Specialization: Restaurant Management
Specialization: Computer Technology
Specialization: Theatre Management
Affiliate: Divadlo Alfa, Plzne, Czech Republic
Specialization: Non-Profit Fund Raising
E. ELAINE SCHUSTER
Elaine, widely respected among her colleagues in the legal profession, gave more than 30 years to legal practice in Oklahoma, always promoting ways to improve Oklahoma, where she was born and raised, and giving Oklahoma a legacy of community service.
Elaine was a founding director of the National Kidney Foundation of Oklahoma, Executive Secretary of the Council of Confederated Neighborhoods of America, a charter member of the Oklahoma City/County Historical Society, served as parliamentarian of the Regional Board of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and is a founding director and co-incorporator of the
American Czechoslovak Landmarks Trust, a 501 (c) 3 public charity.
DIRECTOR, ex Officio
Jakub is our founding ex Officio Director, being the first representative of a legal entity to be represented on our Board. We are especially pleased that this legal entity comes to us from the Czech lands: DIVADLO ALFA of Plzn, Czech Republic. Jakub Hora is the acting General Manager of DIVADLO ALFA.
As Director, ex Officio, Jakub represents one of the largest and oldest Marionette and Alternative Theatres in Europe. We have enjoyed a rewarding relationship with DIVADLO ALFA since 2005, when our Czechoslovak-American leadership first visited the productions and gained insight from the leadership of this fine institution. Their European-wide and international outlook, international competition “Skupova”, their bylaws founded mission of helping spread knowledge about Marionette Theatre, have made the relationship rewarding and invaluable for our need to learn more from the 600 year tradition of Marionette Theatre among the Czechoslovak people.
Jack has more than twenty years of varied experiences in the general area of working with and helping non-profits in the arenas of training, publicity, public speaking and fundraising.
Always with an emphasis on human service, he gave eight years of leadership to the Oklahoma Foundation for the Disabled, and also served as President. Other organizations he has worked with include: Red Earth Center (Native American Museum), and United Way. His tireless marathon of fundraising activities include giving 150 oral presentations over 14 days for the United Way Campaign, to multiple hospitals, speaking to over 5,000 staff members in groups of from 1-35 persons. Jack has a family heritage steeped in classical music. Jack is a post-polio survivor and paraplegic since age seven.