Board of Directors
Town Hall Theatre Company is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors that is highly engaged, energetic, and focused on building the future of the theatre arts in the Lamorinda community.
Betsy Streeter [Board President] is an award-winning cartoonist, designer, science fiction/speculative fiction author and recovering high-tech executive who has worked in film/video production, information architecture, design, creative direction, and video games. She has been Cartoonist-In-Residence at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco and at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, and a Volunteer Illustrator at 826 Valencia in San Francisco. She has two kids who are now used to hanging out at Town Hall at all hours even when they are not in a show. She is honored to serve as board president at Town Hall and is grateful every day for the incredible efforts of all of the people inside and outside the company that make it such a special institution in the community.
Tom Stack [Board Vice President] spent 20 years in the Rock and Roll merchandise industry. This eventually led to his position as a licensee of one of the world's most influential bands, the Grateful Dead, where he managed and negotiated worldwide licensing operations, the band's retail website and all of their merchandising endeavors. Tom also worked “across the table” with rock legend Carlos Santana, creating and distributing merchandise to clients worldwide. Tom works as a Broker Associate in the Orinda office of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate. Helping clients achieve their dreams or realize their goals is a process he takes seriously and enjoys very much. In the Fall of 2009, Tom joined the Board of Directors of the Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette, where he specializes in fund-raising via music promotion in the venerable treasure of a theatre that he is so proud to represent. He currently lives in Lafayette's Burton Valley with his wife Kiki, son Sam, and cockapoo Jammer.
Carrie Meehan [Board Secretary] Carrie and her family are new to Lafayette, having moved to the area in 2009 after spending 13 years in Ireland. After receiving her B.A. (French) from Wayne State University in Detroit, Carrie lived in San Francisco from 1989-1997 where she became a lawyer, practiced law, got married (Paddy), had a daughter (Leah), and then moved to Ireland. In Ireland the focus was on raising children (Louis arrived in 1999), property development, overseeing their furniture stores, and organizing events for internationally renowned Irish Psychic Medium Sandra O’Hara. Carrie continues to organize these events in the U.S. Carrie and Paddy wanted Leah and Louis to experience life in the U.S. as well, hence the return move to the bay area in 2009. Both of Carrie’s children are thespians, and Louis has been involved in several productions at Town Hall Theatre. Carrie has worked with at-risk high school students on probation at a court school in San Francisco. Carrie is thrilled to serve on Town Hall Theatre’s board and help to increase awareness of the truly phenomenal quality of theatre and education that takes place here.
Denise Altaffer [Board Treasurer] is passionate about theatre and loves being a part of the show-any show- from inception through maturity on closing night. Formerly a Spanish Bilingual Elementary School teacher in Oakland, Denise pays the bills by working as Operations and Finance Manager for her family’s Real Estate Investment and Property Management business. However, what she really enjoys is being part of a theatre! While it was in business, Denise was very involved in the Crossroads Theatre Company and their education program, California Theatre Arts, where she was frequently seen stage managing and running sound and lights for the education program shows and house managing for the main stage performances. Denise has served as Company, Stage and Costume Manager for the Young Performers Company, a local vocal performance group. Both of her children are avid performers and all three are ecstatic to have found a new home with THTC. Denise lives in Lafayette with her husband, Michael, their two children, Will and Adrian, their two crazy dogs, Maxx and Bloo and the noisy cockatiel, JJ.
Kristen Correll [Volunteers Chair] grew up in New York attending Marymount College for her bachelors’ (Education/ Business Administration) and Fordham University for her masters’ (Education/Reading Specialist). As part of her New York experience she took dance classes including dancing for The Joffrey Ballet (while it was still in New York), minoring in dance in college and taking acting classes at Weiss Baron. She even did a short stint on a ballroom dance competition team. She and her family (husband, Charles and four children – Charles III, Breanna, Justin, and Nathan) spent 14 years in Houston, Texas. During her time in Texas she completed her Doctorate in Education – Curriculum and Instruction and served as the Head of School for a private school in the Greater Houston area. Two of her children’s interest in acting led her to Town Hall Theatre and its wonderful programs.
Linda Drucker Prozan [Board Member] is Vice President and Associate General Counsel at a major securities broker-dealer in San Francisco where she manages a team of lawyers who handle regulatory matters and arbitrations She is also the mother of two aspiring performers attending Lafayette schools-- a 15-year-old son in the Acalanes High School drama program and an 11-year-old daughter who has appeared in Town Hall and other local theatre productions, as well as the Lamorinda Idol competition. Linda's passions include art, theater, and foreign travel. Before attending Stanford law, Linda had a career as a journalist which included a two-year stint working as a foreign correspondent in LatinAmerica. She also has covered courts and criminal trials and written for publications including Reuters, Time and the Los Angeles Times. A native New Yorker, Linda grew up attending Broadway productionsand was a subscriber to Berkeley Rep and ACT before she and husband Larry moved to Lafayette in 2007 and discovered the joys of community theater at Town Hall. She is thrilled to be able to work with such an outstanding and talented group of board members in the service of such an important local institution.
Mike Gilson [Board Member] has balanced a career in international business with a passion for all things non-profit since receiving an MBA in 1978 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he served as President of the Wharton Graduate Association. In addition to having worked for such well known firms as McKinsey &Co., Airbus and General Electric, Mike has served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, the Board of Rebuilding Together-SF and currently serves as President of the Lafayette Library and Learning Center Foundation. Mike is especially pleased to have recently joined the Board of Town Hall Theatre after attending performances for several years.
Mia Schmitt [Board Member] developed a fondness for Town Hall while watching her daughter, Ava, participate in their educational programs and main stage productions. A California native, Mia grew up in Danville. She attended UCLA for her undergraduate degree (Psychobiology) and Pace University for her doctorate (School-Clinical-Child Psychology). Prior to settling in Orinda, Mia and her husband, Altie, lived in Paris, New York and San Francisco. They have 3 lively children, who provide plenty of drama at home. When not on the home front, Mia works part-time as an elementary School Psychologist. As a board member, she looks forward to raising awareness of all the fantastic opportunities and events that Town Hall brings to the community.
Linda Drucker [Board Member] has recently joined and we will post her bio shortly! Welcome Linda!