Board of Directors

The Board of Directors at Theatre of Youth is committed to the mission of TOY.  The Board is a volunteer governing body comprised of community leaders with diverse backgrounds from throughout the Buffalo/Niagara Region.  Each member donates their time, talent and treasure to the organization, guaranteeing its growth and prosperity for future generations of young people.  


Executive Committee

Angela M. Laviano Hamister


Martin House Restoration Corporation 

Christopher S. Nickson, Esq

Vice President

Wilder & Linneball, LLP

George Clark, Jr.


The Bonadio Group

Cynthia Giganti Ludwig, Esq


Hodgson Russ, LLP


Abigail Flynn-Kozara

Delaware North

Andrew Olsen

Hylan Healthcare, Mariner Street LLC

Christopher Ware, CPA


Christie L. Joseph, SPHR

Buffalo Sabres and HARBORCENTER

Daniel Lewis

Smallwood Elementary School

Donald L. Houck, Jr.

Houck Seward Group

Elizabeth McPartland

Child and Family Services

Jonathan Mahoney

M&T Bank

Kathryn Holmberg

Elmwood Franklin School

Luis Fernandez


Mary Cornwell

Child and Family Services

Matt Famigletti

RP Oak Hill Building Company, Inc.

Sarah Klein Knodel

Independent Health

Stacey L. Moar, Esq.

Lippes Mathias Wexler Friedman, LLP


Annessa Kujawinski Danielle Bruno
Danielle Pitirri Deborah Burns Houck
Dr. Fatima Morrell Jamie Cinelli
Jim Waack Jillian Fiorella
Joan E. Murray JoAnna Wingo
Karen Dearing Karen Fashana
Kim Pentheros Mark Mattle
Michele Agosto