Judith Cohen, Chair of the Board
Executive Director, Handful Players
Former President, CoMotion Corporation
San Francisco, California
Ms. Cohen brings considerable business experience and management expertise acquired over her 30 year business career to ensure Handful Players is managed with a high level of fiscal discipline and operational efficiency. She also has consistently worked with and managed very talented individuals in producing creative work in a variety of fields. She is a former CPA and MBA and has served on the boards of other theatres and community organizations and was the financial director of a large nonprofit organization. For the 10 years prior to founding Handful Players, she was President of CoMotion Corporation, which she founded to help companies transform their business through communications. Similar to her role with Handful Players, she managed talented consultants to fulfill client objectives by producing creative work on time and within budgets. Before starting CoMotion, she was a Senior Vice President with the public company Xceed Inc.; an account manager with the international human resource consulting firm, Watson Wyatt Worldwide; a tax accountant with the global accounting and management consulting firm, Deloitte & Touche; and a Director of Finance for Jewish Family and Children Services. Ms. Cohen holds an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University and a B.A. in sociology from Mills College, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She has been an active member on the Boards of The One Act Theatre, YMCA - Embarcadero Branch, and the San Francisco Chapter of the CPA Society. In 2016, Ms. Cohen was honored as a Community Connector for providing San Francisco's Western Addition youth with quality performing arts enrichment opportunities by MoMAGIC, a collaborative of youth organizations founded by San Francisco's Public Defender, Jeff Adachi. In 2015, Ms. Cohen was awarded the Jefferson Award for Public Service, by CBS San Francisco and the Legacy Award for her sustained support of theater by Theater Bay Area. Ms. Cohen is fulfilling a lifelong dream to help children thrive through the transforming power of theatre.