New England Youth Theatre Board of Directors 2010
Bo Foard, President
West Chesterfield, New Hampshire.
Profession: Bo is founder and president of Foard Panel Inc.
Chip Greenberg, Vice President
Profession: Chip is an architect with a major focus in the design of arts and educational buildings. In addition to the New England Youth Theatre, designed in 2006, he has worked on renovations for the Austine School, Putney Central School, Next Stage, and the Brattleboro Museum.
Past and Present Affiliations: Chip has served on the Boards of Next Stage Arts, River Gallery School, the Brattleboro Coop and Habitat for Humanity.
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.
Kirsten Beske, Secretary
Profession: Kirsten Beske, J.D., M.A. holds a Masters Degree in Psychology and is a practicing psychotherapist at Otter Creek Associates/Matrix Health, in Brattleboro, VT.
Past and Present Affiliations: In addition, Kirsten was a practicing attorney for fourteen years, with a subspecialty in Litigation and Employment law. She is now owns WellWorks, LLC, which combines her areas of expertise to assist businesses in supporting a robust and healthy workforce through strategic human resource consulting.
Kaelan Selbach, Student Representative
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.
Alexander (Sandy) D. Shriver
Profession: Sandy has served as an Attorney with Potter Stewart, Jr. Law Offices from 1995 to the present day.
Past and Present Affiliations: Sandy has served as President of the Windham County Humane Society, as a BoardMember of the Brattleboro Walk-In Clinic, on the Board of Oberlin College, the Vermont Law School and the Brattleboro Union High School. He has also served as the Secretary of the Brattleboro Area Habitat for Humanity Chapter and as the Treasurer of the Windham County Democratic Party. Currently he serves as the President of the Brattleboro Sunrise Rotary Club and as the coach of the Dompier Electric Small Fry baseball team. His daughter, Marjorie, is actively involved in NEYT activities.
Mary Ellen Bixby
Profession: Mary Ellen has spent 42 years in Latin, English, and Ancient History classrooms, teaching students grade 8 through college level
Past and Present Affiliations: Mary Ellen now serves on the Board of the Vermont Humanities Council and the Steering Committee for the Loaves and Fishes lunch program at Centre Congregational Church. She was a member of the Brattleboro Arts Committee from 2009-2012.
Todd W. Mandell, MD
Profession: Todd has 24 years in the practice of Addictions Psychiatry, and is currently the Chief Medical Officer of Community Substance Abuse Centers. He is a long time theater afficianado with first memories of music being the scores of "The Music Man" and "West Side Story".
Past and Present Affiliations: AIDS Project of Southern Vermont; The Vermont Association for Mental Health. Todd currently serves as the Treasurer for the Monteverdi Artists Collaborative in Guilford, VT