New England Youth Theatre Board of Directors 2010
Bari Shamas, President
Westminster West, Vermont
Past and Present Affiliations: Collective owner and worker, Common Ground Community Restaurant; Windham County Coordinator of the Freedom to Marry Task Force; member of the promotion committee of Building a Better Brattleboro. Bari, and her partner, Diane, have two children actively involved with NEYT.
Bo Foard, Vice President
West Chesterfield, New Hampshire.
Profession: Bo is founder and president of Foard Panel Inc.
Stephen Fitch, Treasurer
Profession: Financial Manager at New England Kurn Hattin Homes. Previously Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer at World Learning/SIT. He has served on a number of boards including director for the Brattleboro Town School District, board chair of the Windham World Affairs Council, vice president of the board for the Federation EIL, and as board president of the United Way of Windham County.
Maia Fulton Black, Student Representative
Roger G. Miller
Profession: Roger is retired from 40 years in newspaper publishing and printing, having served as President and CEO of a company he founded, the Brattleboro Town Crier.
Past and Present Affiliations: Roger has served as chair of Centre Congregational Church, and president of the following Brattleboro area boards: Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce, Building a Better Brattleboro (BABB), Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro Rotary Club and Brattleboro Winter Carnival committee. He has served as president of the regional and national boards of the National Association of Advertising Publishers. He is currently on the Town of Brattleboro Planning Commission board and Building a Better Brattleboro Executive Board.
Profession: Co-owner of The Vermont Country Deli.
Past and Present Affiliations: Judy and her husband Bill purchased The Vermont Country Deli in 2007. Prior to that Judy did accounting work for an Oracle consulting firm and a small athletic equipment company in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Judy is a member of the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Profession: Zsolt is the General Manager of Jenoptik Optical Systems Inc. a company specializing in photonic and mechatronic technologies in Easthampton, Massachusetts.
Westminster West, Vermont
Profession: Real Estate Agent retired;Artist
Past and Present Affiliations:Toby served in the Vermont Legislature for 10 years and chaired the Health and Welfare Committee in the House. She chaired the Eastern Regional Conference of the Council of State Government and served as Executive Director of Common Cause/Vermont from 1990-2000. She served as legislative advocate for Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, and the Area Agencies on the Aging. Toby was appointed by the governor to serve on the Public Oversight Commission, which oversees hospital budgets and certificate of need applications. She was appointed by the Vermont Supreme Court to the Professional Conduct Committee, which oversees the conduct of lawyers in the state of Vermont. She also served on the board of the Yellow Barn Music Festival. She is currently an elected member of the Westminster select board and a board member of the Council on Aging of Southeastern Vermont.
Profession: International HR Specialist, World Learning/SIT
Past and Present Affiliations: Mimi has been working in the field of international education with SIT/World Learning since 1992, serving as a SIT Study Abroad Director for ten years in both Chile and Mexico. She has previously served as a board member for non-profit organizations working for an end to violence against women and legal rights for immigrants. She currently volunteers her time with the annual Brattleboro Woman’s Film Festival and the River Gallery School and is a member of the Greenfield Community College Parent’s Advisory Group. Mimi’s son Andrew is a former NEYT actor and mentor and continues to be active as an NEYT volunteer and summer program counselor.