Governing Council Members

The Governing Council of the Arts & Culture Collaborative guides the mission and goals of the organization and directs its activities to accomplish its strategic plan in conjunction with the ACC’s staff.

Members of the Governing Council for the 2021-2022 year are:

Executive Team:
Chair – Elizabeth Fisk Barisser, Brass City Ballet, Middlebury
1st Vice Chair – Carl Rosa, Main Street Waterbury, Waterbury
2nd Vice Chair – Jeff Lapham, Shakesperience Productions, Waterbury
Secretary – Vicki Whisenhant, Post University, Waterbury
Treasurer – Lisa Dresdner, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury
Immediate Past Chair – Jeff Dunn, Landmark Community Theatre, Thomaston

Members at Large:
Ed Bassett – Phoenix Stage Company, Oakville
Fiona de Merell – Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UConn Waterbury
Joseph Jacovino – Waterbury Chorale, Waterbury
Scott Kealey – Seven Angels Theatre, Waterbury
Terry Macary – Waterbury Regional Chamber, Waterbury
Sheree Marcucci – Palace Theater, Waterbury
Andrea Nyquist – Waterbury Symphony Orchestra
Lynnette Letsky Piombo – American Heating Service, Waterbury
Foster Evans Reese – Director/Choreographer/Actor
Rick Sadlon – Gomez & Sadlon; CT Arts Administrators Association
Barbara Sticco – Arts & Tourism Commission, City of Waterbury