Staff & Board Members

CAPA (Connecticut Association for the Performing Arts) is extremely fortunate to have a Board of Directors comprised of hardworking and devoted individuals from around the New Haven region. Their time and talent are a huge factor in our success.

Shubert Theater Administration

John F. Fisher

Executive Director

Lew Michaels

Director of Operations & Facilities

Ian Galligan

Operations & Communications Manager

Kathy Apuzzo

Volunteer Coordinator

Elisabeth Verrastro

Director of Development & Communications

Robbin Seipold

Development Coordinator

Susan Jacobson

Director of Ticketing

John-Michael Whitney

Assistant Director of Ticketing

Anthony Lupinacci

Director of Marketing & Community Relations

Kelly Wuzzardo

Director of Education & Outreach Initiatives

Janie Alexander

Education & Outreach Assistant

Diane Pileggi

Accounting Manager

Shubert Theater Production

Edward Mangini

Master Carpenter

Anthony DeFrancesco


David Reilly

Master Electrician

Thomas Quagliano

Sound Technician

Donna Maher

Wardrobe Mistress

Joe Miko

Properties Manager

Officers of the Board

Kevin Burke


Karen L. Clute

Vice Chair (Past Chair)

Ruby H. Melton

Vice Chair

Michael Bailey


Matthew Susman


Don Chaffee

Chairman Emeritus (Past Chair)

Board Members

Drew Alden

Chair, Nominating and Governance Committee

Shay Atluru

Alexander Clark

Chair, Development Committee

Frances "Bitsie" Clark

John R. Emra

Dr. Dolores Garcia-Blocker

Sally Glick

Mayor Toni N. Harp


Richard Helmreich

Jeff L. Hubbard

Timothy S. Jones II

Michael Loftus

Jill MacInnes

Anthony Marone

Erik Scaranuzzo

JoAnn Scillia

John Soto

Leonardo H. Suzio

Andrew Wolf

New Haven Representative