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Current Executive Board Members
Dave Courvoisier, President (F)* (F) = Founding Member
Dave Courvoisier is an Emmy-award winning TV journalist, a published author, and a full-time voice actor. Dave currently anchors the 5, 6, & 11 o’clock newscasts at the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, NV. Over the last 10 years, Dave has also developed his freelance voice-acting career, joined SAG-AFTRA, and enjoys success as one of the top voiceover bloggers in the business. His social media acumen, coupled with an industry-standard book titled: “More Than Just a Voice; The REAL Secret to VoiceOver Success” has garnered Dave acceptance as a thought-influencer in the community of voice actors. President of the World-Voices Organization Executive Board since May 2015, Dave oversees the day-to-day operations of the all-volunteer board, and is co-chair of the Outreach Committee.
Dustin Ebaugh, President Emeritus (F)
Dustin Ebaugh is a full-time voice actor living and working in Las Vegas, Nevada. He enjoys working with clients all over the globe to help grow their businesses. On April 19, 2012 he had the pleasure of founding World-Voices Organization, Inc. along with Dave Courvoisier, Dan Lenard and Chris Mezzolesta. Dustin served as the first president of the organization for just over three years (2012-2015). He also produced the first three annual conventions, known as WoVOCon. Dustin continues to be a proud supporter of World-Voices Organization, Inc. and serves on the Mentorship and Nominating Committees. He is married to his best friend, Kirissa Shipp, and someday will finish his To-Do List.
Peter Bishop is proud to serve as Vice President of the World-Voices Organization. He believes that the unity provided by such an organization empowers the membership and gives them a strong voice in the industry.
Peter moved from London to New York in the mid-nineties and has been working as a full-time voice actor for the past ten years. Prior to that, his career in the IT & Corporate world provided experience and accreditation in training (Institute of Training & Development), project management (Project Management Institute) and presenting to diverse audiences. Peter’s career in a large multi-national corporation brings an appreciation of global issues to World-Voices Organization.
Peter grew up listening to the BBC and has always maintained a love of high-quality audio productions. On occasion, he has been heard to say, “The pictures on the radio were always so much better than those on the television!”
Dan Lenard, Vice-President of Technical Standards (F)
Dan Lenard, also known as “the Knowledgeable Voice” and “The Home Studio Master” is a co-founding Board Member and Vice President of Technical Standards for World-Voices Organization.
Hailing from Sherman Oaks, California, Dan has been a radio personality, a high school Media and Social Studies teacher, and currently is a freelance producer and professional voice artist and professional home voice over studio technical consultant. Dan specializes in commercial voiceover e-learning narration. He also has become a recognized industry expert and consultant in home VO studio setup and problem solving, specifically for voiceover artists new to the industry, or experienced, but with little or no self-recording experience. He is co-host of the popular weekly live webcast Voice Over Body Shop (http://vobs.tv) with George Whitham, which talks about home voice over studio tech, presents guests from the voice over industry and other relevant voice over industry news. His websites are: danlenard.com, homevoiceoverstudio.com & vobs.tv .
His philosophy: Keep it simple!
Chris Mezzolesta, Vice President of Membership (F)
Chris Mezzolesta has been a professional voice talent since 1990. Since starting in the business in Cleveland, he has voiced many types of projects, from commercials to eLearning to industrial and corporate narrations, as well as singing and playing on jingles. In addition to voiceover, he is also a professional musician and half of the comedy band Power Salad, which has had numerous hits on the legendary "Dr. Demento" radio show. Chris is one of the 4 co-founders of WoVO, and serves as Membership Committee Chair, handling new member applications and other membership aspects. He is proud to be serving an organization that has pledged to do good works on behalf of the working voice talent.
Elizabeth Holmes, Treasurer (2013-2017)
Since 1982, Elizabeth Holmes has been setting up computer accounting systems and providing bookkeeping services for small businesses in a wide variety of industries. She brings 35+ years of practical experience working with hundreds of companies (including many non-profits like WoVO) to her work as the organization’s treasurer. Elizabeth maintains WoVO’s books, recommends spending plans, and works closely with the executive board to insure sound fiscal policies that will enable World-Voices to remain solvent and effective for many years to come.
Elizabeth is also a voice actor. She started her ‘encore career’ in voice over in 2008. Her primary interest is educational projects such as museum audio tours, teaching games and documentary narration.
Liz de Nesnera, Treasurer
Liz de Nesnera brings many years of experience to her position on the WoVO Board, both on managerial and voiceover fronts. Prior to being elected to the WoVO Board, Liz was on the Executive Board of Media Communications Association – International (MCA-I), is a Past President and Secretary of MCA-I New Jersey (now CineTech Media Professionals), and currently serves on the Board of CineTech Media Professionals as Website Administrator. She is also the current Secretary of the Rotary Club of Pompton Lakes.
On the voiceover front, Liz has been in the industry for over 25 years, working as a full-time bilingual English/French voiceover talent for over a decade. She records from her professional, ISDN/Source Connect/ipDTL equipped studio nestled in the beautiful Catskill Mountains of New York State. Clients include Pier One Imports, Jiffy Lube, La-Z-Boy, Philips Healthcare, SwissAir, Intuit, among many others.
And since you asked: No, she doesn’t get confused speaking several languages.
Katherin Vasilopoulos, Secretary
Katherin Vasilopoulos is a full-time professional voice talent and business owner at KVox Consulting, located in Montreal, Canada. Since 2009, she has been offering professional voiceover, writing, and translation services in English and French Canadian to businesses and organizations around the world. With her background in molecular biology, journalism and voice training, and her ability to speak 4 languages (English, French, Greek, Spanish), she has held professional positions as a medical writer, editor, producer, narrator, podcaster at WebMD/Medscape, and medical liaison. She specializes in corporate and educational voiceovers for a variety of industries, with a focus on medical and pharmaceutical programs. As a writer, she has covered medical advisory board meetings at the regional and national levels for various companies. Katherin is the recipient of the 2009 Corus Entertainment Scholarship for Women in Audio Engineering at the Banff Center, in Alberta, Canada.
In October 2014, Katherin joined as Secretary to the Executive Board of the World-Voices Organization, where she has proudly offered her organizational and documentation skills, and her strategic planning and big picture thinking to the collective effort of this volunteer organization, whose continued focus is to help establish worldwide technical and ethical business standards for the voiceover community.
Randye Kaye, Member-At-Large
Randye Kaye has over 20 years of experience as a voice talent, stage/TV/film actress, and radio personality, with a long list of major clients, including Priceline, NBC, Hilton, Tantor Media, and Elizabeth Arden. She works from both her personal studio in Connecticut and remote recording facilities.
Randye has been heard on major radio stations as Morning Drive sidekick, PM Drive Personality, news director, and NPR host, but now focuses on Voice Acting work full-time. She is also a Voiceover coach with Edge Studio in New York and the virtual world. She is also a member of National Speakers’ Association, The Authors Guild, SAG-AFTRA and Mensa. She has served on the WoVO Executive Board since 2014 and on the Relationship Committee.
Pamela Lorence, Member-At-Large
Pamela Lorence is a seasoned professional in the audio production business and a classically trained singer and performer. She produces audio and multimedia experiences across a wide variety of platforms. She has casted and directed voiceover talent, produced and engineered live, remote broadcasts, engineered recording sessions, narrated several long and short form productions, and edited and mastered many award winning productions for companies like Antenna International, a subsidiary of Discovery Communications, Inc., Earprint Productions, Hasbro, Bee Audio, Audible Inc. and radio stations such as WQEW-NY, WQXR-NY, and KFOG-SF. She specializes in voiceovers for Toys, Video Games, Mobile Apps, Audiobooks, eLearning, Museum Audio Guides, and Company Branding. In her free time she’s a volunteer narrator at The Learning Ally, a national non-profit with a defined approach to help support students with learning disabilities. She also volunteers at The Bridge School, an innovative organization educating children with severe speech and physical impairments. Pamela serves as the Chair of the International Committee at WoVO.
Karyn O'Bryant, Member-At-Large
Karyn O’Bryant entered the world of voiceover from an acting background. She has been performing for nearly 30 years, the last five in voiceover. She is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and has studied Improvisation Technique extensively. Karyn has voiced e-learning, documentary, imaging, commercial, and animation. She's also an Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator. A proud "Founding 500" member of World-Voices Organization, Karyn is a "Member-at-Large" on WoVO's Executive Board, as well as co-chair of the Outreach Committee and a member of the WoVOCon committee. She strives to bring awareness of WoVO to the industry (especially to folks who hire voice talents), and to provide helpful resources to the WoVO membership. She currently lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and three cats.
Anthony Gettig, Member-At-Large
Anthony Gettig has been recording his voice since 1983. After careers in radio broadcasting and Information Technology, he went back to his first love of recording in 2009. Since then, Anthony has built a solid business recording voiceovers and producing audio for companies like Lowes, State Farm, Ford, American Greetings, Caesars Entertainment, Comcast, Cisco, Marathon Oil, and many more.
When he’s not recording and editing, Anthony enjoys roasting coffee, drinking it with his wife of nearly 30 years, and bouncing his grand-kids on his lap.
Robert Sciglimpaglia (F)
Former Executive Board Members
Ann Richardson, Former Secretary (2012-2014)
Ann M. Richardson studied broadcast journalism and Spanish at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. In 1988, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she learned to speak her father’s language, Swedish. Years later, the desire to take up a creative yet productive career lead her to investigate voiceover, and ultimately audiobook narration and production. Working from her home studio has afforded her the opportunity to spend more time with her husband and their two boys, and when she’s not cheering at volleyball tournaments, you might find her fishing, running, or wiping slobber off the walls…two French Mastiffs.
Brad Venable, Former Member-at-Large (2015-2016)
Brad Venable is a voice actor specializing in video game voices. He is a self-proclaimed geek and has interests in computer tech, is a comic book collector, music snob, pop culture nerd and avid gamer. He lives with his wife Katie in Los Angeles.
Andy Curtis, Former V.P. Technology (2012-2015)
Andy Curtis is a voice talent specializing in audiobook narration, online videos, radio advertising and tv spots. Andy's voice has been trusted by clients in Australia, UK, USA and New Zealand.