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 2017-2018 year are:

Chair – Jeff Dunn, Landmark Community Theatre, Thomaston
1st Vice Chair – Jeff Lapham, Shakesperience Productions, Waterbury
2nd Vice Chair – Elizabeth Barisser, Brass City Ballet, Middlebury
Treasurer – Carl Rosa, Main Street Waterbury, Waterbury
Secretary – Pat Mellitt, Waterbury Regional Chamber, Waterbury
Immediate Past Chair – Frank Tavera, Palace Theater, Waterbury

Members at Large:
Ed Bassett – Phoenix Stage Company, Oakville
M Douglas Bibbey – Arts Alliance of Woodbury, Woodbury
Emily Burr – Waterbury Chorale, Waterbury
Becky Butler – Arts Escape, Southbury
Robert Cinnante, Waterbury Symphony Orchestra
Richard DiCarlo – Valley Arts Council, Derby
Lisa Dresdner – Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury
Leo Lavallee – American Federation of Musicians, Waterbury Local 186, Waterbury
Sheree Marcucci – Palace Theater, Waterbury
Sue Mellitt – MacDermid Performance Solutions, Waterbury
Joan Pilarczyk – Artsplace, Cheshire
Melissa Stemmer – Seven Angels Theatre, Waterbury
Barbara Sticco – Arts & Tourism Commission, City of Waterbury
Jim Whitney – Northwest CT Convention & Visitors Bureau, Waterbury

Members Emeritus:
Ted Martland – Artist, Woodbury