WIT welcomes six new board members

Washington Improv Theater is thrilled to announce the addition of six new members to its board of directors. Each brings unique qualifications and skills that they will use to help advance WIT’s mission.

“During our search for board members, I was heartened to see so many impressive people step up to pursue board membership,” said WIT Artistic/Executive Director Mark Chalfant.”These six additions will help us in so many ways, including ensuring the financial stability of the organization and assisting us in our ongoing search for a permanent home for WIT.”

The new board members are:

  • Ceci De Robertis – Ceci De Robertis is an environmental lawyer in Washington, DC. Her job focuses on cleaning up pollution and hazardous waste in an aim to protect human health and the environment. She is an active improviser, WIT faculty member, and coach of the Harold team Wallawoo.
  • Ehmonie Hainey – Ehmonie is a marketing consultant and director at Nexus Media Partners. In this role, she creates integrated business, marketing, and communications plans and develops long and short-term strategies to achieve the marketing objectives for the startup film management firm. Ehmonie is a current WIT student and has also trained at the Magnet Theater in New York.
  • Adam Koussari-Amin – Adam is the People Operations Manager for Learning Objects, a learning innovation partner with higher education and learning science expertise that collaborates with institutions and other education providers to deliver competency-based, personalized, and adaptive learning at scale. Adam is a member of the WIT Harold team Richie and independent team Ugh.
  • Kimberly Martin – Kimberly is the associate general counsel for the American Red Cross, where she advises the human resources and development departments on matters such as employee benefits and charitable solicitation laws and regulations. She is a graduate of the WIT curriculum and a regular volunteer.
  • Goli Samimi (pictured) – Goli has been an ovarian cancer researcher since 1999, and is currently a program director in the Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). She has pursued improv training at WIT, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and Second City. She is a member of the team Subsidized Corn.
  • Alex Stille – Alex Stille is a Principle Advisor at CEB, running conferences and training programs for senior IT teams, and overseeing its IT talent development initiatives. Alex attended his first WIT show in 2015 due to a team member performing there and fell for improv instantly.

Click here to learn about the rest of our board members.


May 26, 2016