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Board of Directors

New England Youth Theatre Board of Directors 

Sadie Fischesser, President

Profession: Sadie Fischesser holds a doctorate in Sociology. She currently works for the Vermont Agency of Human Services as the Field Services Director for the Brattleboro and Bennington districts.

Past and Present Affiliations: Since graduate school, Sadie has worked in a number of non-profits. Her work focused on improving the lives of children and families with organizations such as Windham Child Care Association and the Northeast Foundation for Children. She is involved in a number of community organizations and is currently an associate with the Vermont Leadership Institute. Her daughter is an enthusiastic participant in NEYT activities.


Chip Greenberg, Vice President

Putney, Vt

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

Putney, VT

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.


Prudence Baird, Secretary


Profession:  Prudence is a writer, educator and marketing professionalwith 25 years' experience working with clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to Hollywood celebrities. She holds a master's degree in autism spectrum disorders and is active in a organizations that advocate for the disabled.

Past and Present Affiliations: Board member and Secretary, Brattleboro Film Festival; Member, Fine Arts Committee, Brooks Memorial Library;  Board member, Get Thee to the Funnery; Advisory Committee, Special Needs Network.


Zev Kazati-Morgan, Student Representative

 Zev first walked through the doors of NEYT three years ago, appearing in a Summer Melodrama, "Deadwood Dick." Since then, he hasn't been able to leave. He loves all aspects of the theater and has appeared in plays and musicals as well as costuming, stage managing, and serving as an NEYT mentor. His credits include Max in "Sound of Music," Mr. Mayor in "Seussical," and Mr. Bumble in "Oliver."  Zev sings, plays piano, violin and quitar, and enjoys literature. He is currently a Freshman at Brattleboro Union High School and is excited to contribute whatever he can to the NEYT community. 


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


Milton A. Eaton

Profession: Currently retired, Milt spent 15 years as a Director, Representative and Attaché for the US Dept. of Commerce and the Department of Energy.  Earlier he was the Vermont Secretary of Development and Community Affairs in Montpelier followed teaching and selling his regional business.  Besides active athletic competition he also coached national swimming championship teams.  After naval service in the Korean War, he finished with an MBA from Michigan and had a corporate career with StanVac and Mobil Corp.

Past and Present Affiliations:  A Windham resident since 1968, Milt currently is a member of the Brattleboro Energy Advisory Committee, Board member of the Ethan Allen Institute and Brattleboro Rotary member.  He is also a member and sponsor of DACOR, CATO, the Heritage Foundation, CSIS and BPC in Washington, DC.  Milt previously was a member, sponsor, officer or board member in innumerable community and academic organizations including the Brattleboro Center for the Performing Arts.


Priscilla Svec


Profession:  Priscilla has been living and working in the Brattleboro area since 1982 as a Physical Therapist.   In 1997 she started and continues to practice at her own outpatient clinic in Putney, Vt.   Her affiliation with NEYT began 7 years ago when her daughterTori Svec first began participating  in NEYT productions.  Since then the Svec family has participated in whatever jobs needed an extra hand, including post Irene clean up and housing summer theater participants.

Past and Present Affiliations: Priscilla has worked at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital as both a staff therapist and the Director of the Physical Therapy department.


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