Miriam Rosalky, Board Chair

Miriam Rosalky is an educator of Theater and English Language Arts, originally from Australia. She began her career teaching Drama, English at Dance at Dickson College and revamping the theater program there. In 2011, she relocated to North America, working as a stage manager in Toronto, before moving to New York City. As the Education Manager of the Drama League of New York, she founded the Drama League Theater Center’s Studio Lab and launched a range of educational programming for high school students through to mid-career professionals. She returned to the education sector in 2017 and now creates ELA curriculum and assessments for the 14 middle schools in the Success Academy Charter Schools network. Her passions include theater, music, travel, pasta and all cats, but especially hers! 

Lyana Fernandez, Secretary

Lyana Fernandez is an Executive Assistant at a financial company in midtown Manhattan and serves as both an Activist and erstwhile Actor and Teaching Artist outside of business hours. As a volunteer worker spanning over ten years, Lyana’s focus has been in womxn’s health and legal rights, housing justice, and immigration reform, and she is excited and honored that her role at The Other Side allows her to see young womxn and girls tackling these very issues in performance art, her favorite medium.

Dawn Walsh, Treasurer


Dawn Walsh is a native New Yorker of Puerto Rican heritage, and a proud graduate of New York public schools. A graduate of CUNY Hunter College, Dawn has worked in retail planning for 15+ years, most recently as VP Planning for Century 21 Stores. She is a member of Chief, a network of female business leaders. Dawn enjoys fashion, reading and comics, and once played a nun in Sister Act: The Musical! She lives in Astoria with her husband, son and crazy dog.