Visionary Leadership

The Palace Theater Board of Directors, led by Chairman Dr. Peter Jacoby, 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

Dr. Peter Jacoby

Paul Pernerewski
Vice Chairman

Jack Senich

Martin G. Morgado

Craig Porter
Marketing Committee Chair

Mary Rosengrant Chiappalone
Development Committee Chair


Board of Directors

Shae Apland
Mary Grace Cavallo
Vincent Farisello
David Ferraro
Joseph Foti
John Hopkins
Douglas Johnson
Dr. Scott Kurtzman
Margaret Lawlor
Dave Martin
James Murphy
Michael O'Connor
Lynnette Letsky Piombo
Felix Rodriguez
Dr. Verna Ruffin
Fernando Spagnolo
Jason Van Stone


Board of Advisors

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

I'm proud to serve as the Chairman of the Board for such an esteemed pillar of the community. Behind the scenes, the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and I 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 | Chairman of the Board

Photo Credit: Felix Manuel Photography

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