Meet our Staff

  • Asst. Mgr, Front of House, Hylton Performing Arts Center, CVPA

  • General Manager, Hylton Center

  • Front of House Coordinator

  • Production and Facilities Manager, Hylton Center

  • Operations Coordinator, Hylton Center

    Hailing from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Diane Burrell is a proud Penn State University graduate.  She has worked at the Spoleto Festival USA, toured internationally as Technical Director for Porgy and Bess in Western Europe and domestically as Company Manager for countless international performing arts group through Columbia Artists before landing at the Hylton Center.  Diane resides in Manassas with her husband, daughter and 2 dogs. 
  • Gabriel Celeste

    Graphic Designer, CVPA

    Gabriel Celeste is currently the Graphic Designer for the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University
  • Development Manager and Corporate Relations Officer, Hylton Center

  • Julia Decker

    Project and Creative Manager, CVPA
    Project and Creative Manager, Hylton Center

    Julia has worked in marketing, communications, and nonprofits from the West Coast to the Eastern Seaboard.
  • Marketing and Special Projects Manager, Hylton Center

    Carol DeVany has worked at George Mason University in a variety of capacities throughout her career, and currently serves as Marketing Manager for the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA)
  • Niyati Dhokai

    Program Director, Veterans and the Arts Initiative, Hylton Center Program Director, Hylton Center Research Associate Professor, CVPA

    Dr. Niyati Dhokai is a Research Associate Professor in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University, and she also serves as Program Director for the Veterans and the Arts Initiative at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. In recognition of her work, Dr.