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


Darwin Martin Restoration Company

Christopher S. Nickson, Esq

Vice President

Wilder & Linneball, LLP

George Clark, Jr.


The Bonadio Group

Cynthia Giganti Ludwig, Esq


Hodgson Russ, LLP


Andrew Olsen

Atlas Copco


Christopher Ware, CPA



Christie L. Joseph, SPHR

Buffalo Sabres and HARBORCENTER

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


Matt Famigletti

RP Oak Hill Building Company, Inc.

Sarah Klein Knodel

Independent Health


Mary Cornwell Karen Dearing
Karen Fashana Deborah Burns Houck
Kim Pentheros Joan E. Murray
Jim Waack Jillian Fiorella