Meet our Newest Board Members!
During this time when the COVID-19 pandemic has put live theatre in Boston on pause, the Lyric Stage is thrilled and grateful to welcome four new members to its Board of Directors.
These four people bring experience in theatre, fundraising, and finance, but more importantly, they bring the determination that institutions like Lyric Stage should be preserved and protected so that once this pandemic passes, we can all gather to enjoy culture together again.
Ernesto Anguilla joined the Lyric Stage Company of Boston’s Board in 2021. He is Head of Communications & Public Affairs for Bain Capital, a global investment firm. Ernesto is a lifelong supporter of theater, having performed in numerous amateur productions in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island, and has been attending productions at Lyric since moving to the Boston area more than 20 years ago. He resides in Newton with his wife and three children.
Jazzmin Bonner is a native Bostonian who is thrilled to be joining the Lyric Stage family. She is a theatre lover and fan, an arts manager, and represents a few different arts organizations in the Boston area. She is passionate about the dialogue between theater companies and the communities they serve. When she is not doing theater, she can be found at the beach, petting her rabbits, or at the boxing gym.
Katie Burkhart crafts strategies based on logic and driven by purpose, delivering critical perspective, focus, and organization while constantly distilling the big picture into simple, meaningful actions. She started by founding Matter 7, a firm that builds purpose-driven brands. She currently serves as the lead brand strategist. She is also the founder and CEO of impact tech company MatterPulse. She’s thrilled to be returning to theatre in a new way at the Lyric Stage.
Sasha Castroverde has over ten years of fundraising experience in education and arts organizations of all sizes. In her previous life, she was a professional actor and performed in several Lyric Stage productions. She earned her BA from Emerson College and her MBA from the Yale School of Management. Sasha is very excited to be back at the Lyric Stage and looks forward to getting to know the theatre from a different side of the stage.
Mandy Eckhoff is honored to be a part of the Lyric board. She fell in love with the theater when she took her first acting class at 10 and has been performing in various capacities ever since. Mandy is a practicing attorney who specializes in real estate development. She is excited to contribute her ideas and legal background to the Board.
Stuart Rose has been an investment banker since 2005. Stuart provides M&A and corporate advisory solutions to e-commerce, multi-channel marketers, retailers, consumer goods, manufacturers, and distributors. Prior to his career in investment banking, Stuart was a senior executive with several leading retailers and direct marketers. Stuart, along with his wife, has been a faithful audience member for over a decade.