Cindy Fahay brings a diverse background of education and professional expertise to the Board of Ripple Effect Artists. With a Masters degree from the University of Massachusetts, Cindy was employed by NOAA, NMFS in 1971 where she participated in off-shore research expeditions and co-authored several peer-reviewed manuscripts for ten years. In 1981 she joined The McGraw Hill Company as a research analyst and worked her way up the ladder using her sales and science skills to one of the Vice Presidents of The McGraw Hill Company. Nineteen years later, she joined a non-profit independent school where she taught Language Arts and English Literature to Middle School students for eight years. Cindy is currently retired and living in Maine and is thrilled and proud to be a member of the Ripple Effect Artists Board since the company’s inception nine years ago.
“Ripple Effect” as it applies to Ripple Effect Artists means creating a movement by simply touching one person, who will touch another, who will touch another until many of the world’s inhabitants have been touched by the importance of the advocacy work that we do at REA. With our theatre arts productions that revolve around social issues, we touch more than one person at a time. Because theatre is audience driven, we end up touching many with our thought-provoking productions and our advocacy programs. Therefore, using theatre as an art form to generate action as an advocacy forum.
Spotlights are created by the Ripple Effect Artists’ Editorial Desk. Each Spotlight highlights people, productions and initiatives that inspire us. At Ripple Effect Artists, we believe in building each other up and giving credit where credit is due. Taking charge of the future of our world is a more three-dimensional responsibility than it appears to be. It is not just about identifying the most pertinent social issues that need to be highlighted and discussed. It is also equally important to make a difference every single day by exhibiting kindness, compassion and empathy towards everyone we come in contact with. It is important to recognize that everyone who is chasing a dream is fighting inner demons of fear and insecurity every day. In a society where anything off the beaten track is considered a risk not worth taking, these people are giving a new name to courage. Thus, we think it is crucial to build each other up and encourage everyone to be the best version of themselves. Every. Single. Day.