Board of Directors

Name: Janet Piontek

Occupation: Buhrs America, Finance Director

Years Served: 22

Officer: Chairperson    

Name: Crystal Field

Occupation: Theater for the New City, Founder and Executive Artistic Director

Years Served: 43

Officer: President

Name: Edward E. Shea

Occupation: Windels, Marx, Lane & Mittendorf, LLP, Counsel

Years Served: 5

Officer: Vice-Chair

Name: Philip Hackett

Occupation: Standard Charter Bank, Assistant Vice President (Retired)

Years Served: 26

Officer: Secretary/Treasurer

Name: Alberto Minero

Occupation: Journalist

Years Served: 20

Name: Alex Bartenieff

Occupation: Lighting Designer

Years Served: 2

Name: Vinie Burrows

Occupation: Women's International

Democratic Federation of the United Nations,

Permanent Representative

Years Served: 20

Name: Myrna Duarte

Occupation: American Cancer Society, Director of Diversity Initiatives

Years Served: 7

Name: Margaret Guarino

Occupation: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Managing Director

Years Served: 4

Name: Jean Buchalter

Occupation: MLB Kaye, Senior Broker

Years Served: 4

Name: Deena Harburg

Occupation: Yip Harburg Foundation, Artistic Director

Years Served: 3

Name: Ernie Harburg

Occupation: Yip Harburg Foundation, President

Years Served: 3

Name: Joel Kupferman

Occupation: New York Environmental Law and Justice Project, Executive Director

Years Served: 9

Name: Michael Lopez

Occupation: Activist with Disabled Community

Years Served: 34

Name: Eduardo Machado

Occupation: New York University,

Professor of Dramatic Writing; HBO, Hung, Story Editor

Years Served: 15

Name: Mark Marcante

Occupation: Theater for the New City, Production Manager

Years Served: 21

Name: Lisa Miller

Occupation: North Star Fund, Retired

Years Served: 20

Name: Donald Piontek

Occupation: Buhrs America, President

Years Served: 18

Name: Tim Robbins

Occupation: Actor, Director, and Writer

Years Served: 21

Name: Mary Tierney

Occupation: Actress, Fundraiser

Years Served: 24

Name: Frank Zuback

Occupation: Radio City Music Hall, Consultant/Contractor

Years Served: 2

Number of Meetings Each Year: 


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Theater for the New City
155 First Avenue
(between 9th and 10th Streets)
New York, NY 10003
Telephone: (212) 254-1109
Fax: (212) 979-6570


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