Visionary Leadership

The Palace Theater Board of Directors, led by Chair Paul Pernerewski, provides both exemplary leadership and firm commitment to the Palace Theater’s mission. They share a passion for the Palace Theater and advocate for the importance of the arts in the Greater Waterbury Community.  

Forward-thinking, but with a respect for the theater’s historic role within the community, members of the Board work closely with Palace staff to lead the theater into its next century of artistic, cultural, and educational innovation. 


Executive Officers

Martin G. Morgado

Michael O'Connor
Vice Chair / Treasurer

Jack Senich
Vice Chair

Dora Bennett

Shae Apland
Marketing Committee Chair

Mary Rosengrant Chiappalone
Development Committee Chair

Dr. Peter Jacoby
Past Chair


Board of Directors

Vanessa Aguilar
Kathleen Brochhausen
Mary Grace Cavallo
Beth Devino
Joseph D'Orso
Carolyn Highsmith
J.C. Hopkins
Dr. Scott Kurtzman
Margaret Lawlor
Dave Martin
Sandra Martinez-McCarthy
Lynnette Letsky Piombo
Giuseppe "Joe" Pisani
Christopher Rempfer
Felix Rodriguez
Timothy Rourke
Dr. Verna D. Ruffin
Matthew Tryforos

Board of Advisors

Carolyn F. Cicchetti
Timothy C. Moynahan
James C. Smith
Sandra Vigliotti-Senich

I'm proud to have served as the Chairman of the Board for such an esteemed pillar of the community. Behind the scenes, the Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers are constantly looking for ways to better serve the public, with new performers and productions, educational offerings, and community events.

— Peter J. Jacoby, MD, FACEP | Past Chair of the Board

Photo Credit: Felix Manuel Photography

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