Theresa Holden, director of the Artist and Community Connection and co-director of Holden & Arts Associates (holdenarts.org), is a primary collaborator in the Roadside--Junebug collaboration. For 28 years, she worked with the two companies to create and produce community cultural development residencies, new plays, and national tours, as well as served as workshop leader and manager of many national residencies. Theresa taught the Emerging Leaders Institute at the Association of Performing Arts Presenters for eight years, served as project producer for many community based projects across the USA, taught in universities and community organizations, and facilitated collaborative learning sessions with diverse organizations. She holds a Master of Arts in Theater and is a fellow at New York Universities' Research Center for Leadership in Action. Theresa and John O'Neal together won the Ford Foundation's Leadership for a Changing World Award.