Seven New Members Join WIT’s Board of Directors

Washington Improv Theater is thrilled to announce the addition of six new members to its board of directors. Each brings an impressive skill set to contribute to the advancement of the WIT mission.

The new board members are:

Matt Alexander

Matt is the Principal and Founder of DMArchitects. He also serves on the American Institute of Architects. Matt brings a love for improv – getting through the course curriculum all the way through advanced Harold – and has volunteered to help with some of WIT’s space/architecture projects. Matt brings his experience and knowledge of architecture to help WIT.

Fred Hill

Fred is the Founder and President of The Hill Group, Inc, which manages projects focused on health and human services programs designed to improve lives in U.S. communities. He is the co-owner and board member of Computercraft Corporation, a 90-employee biomedical research and human health firm. Fred also serves on a number of community organizations, including: Chair and Board Member of the DC Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA); Member and previous board member of Leadership of Greater Washington; and Chickasaw Foundation Program Sponsor. Fred completed a Level 1 improv class at WIT and would like to bring his leadership skills to the organization. 

Clare Mulligan

Clare is the Assistant Director of Special Events at Georgetown University and currently volunteers with the LGBTQ+ alumni affinity group at Holton-Arms school. As a DC native, Clare has been going to WIT schools since she was in high school! Clare brings her marketing and event programming and execution experience to the board. 

Stacey Pelika

Stacey is a non-profit executive and experienced board member. She currently serves as the Director of Research for the National Education Association and as a Trustee for the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice; and Member of the Board of Directors of the Education International Research Institute. Stacey currently donates to WIT and wants to bring her experience with financial oversight, strategic planning, program evaluation, and grant-writing to the board. 

Macey Schiff

Macey is the Digital Communications Manager for Democratic Majority for Israel. Her extensive experience with WIT includes: booth management, taught classes; led workshops; led hired events; performed on a Harold team; performed on a House ensemble; coached a House ensemble; and performed with and directed an ongoing special project. Macey is excited to join the WIT board and bring her experience with event planning, social media/marketing, branding, and digital content creation.

Sharona Shuster

Sharona is the Director of Development and Communications at LIDE Haiti and also the founder of Illuminate, a coaching and consulting practice focused on strengthening women’s leadership and deepening the social impact of mission driven organizations. Sharona loves the arts, and was very inspired by her experience taking the first four courses of WIT’s improv curriculum. She looks forward to bringing her organizational development experience to the WIT board.

Krisztina Vanyi

Krisztina is a principal data scientist at MAXAR technologies and has previously volunteered with other arts organizations in the DC area, with set design, fundraising, and event management. Krisztina recently finished the WIT class curriculum and wants to dedicate more time to WIT, lending her data skills to the organization. 

June 15, 2022