Chair

Officers, 2019-2020 Board of Directors, Board

Jean-Marie Fernandez, Chair of the Board of Directors of The Washington Ballet, serves as the President of the Fernandez Foundation, a private foundation focused on the health and education of underprivileged children in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Additionally, Jean-Marie serves on the board of Imagination Stage, a multi-disciplinary theatre arts organization that aims to nurture, challenge, and empower young people of all abilities. Jean-Marie is a former Education Executive for Estee Lauder Inc., where she was responsible for coordinating regional activities and events and providing training. She has also served on the board of the Center City Consortium, a group of inner-city Catholic schools serving a predominantly non-Catholic, minority and low-income community of Washington, DC and on the board of the Faith in the City Capital Campaign. She and her husband Raul have three children.