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Board of Directors 2023-24 Season

Thomas Whitmoyer

President since 2023
Director 2020-23
Trumbull Public Schools (retired)

Yelitza Forte

Vice President since 2023
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Caroline Marshall

Treasurer since 2023
Director 2022-23
Fidelity Investments (retired)

LaShante James

Secretary since 2023
Norwalk Public Schools

D’Andre Dina

Director since 2021
Wells Fargo

Angelica Gorrio

Director since 2023
Stamford Cradle to Career
United Way of Coastal and Western Connecticut 

Norman Heusser

Director since 2018
Morgan Stanley

Kate Hollenbeck

Director since 2023
Hartford Healthcare

Lauren Mandell

Director since 2021
Attorney, Bic Corporation

Anca Micu

Director since 2022
Associate Dean and Professor of Marketing, Dolan School of Business, Fairfield University

Deborah Perry

Director since 2023
Norwalk Public Schools

Astrid Weismann

Director since 2023

Christopher Hisey (he/him)

Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras
Music Director
Director Ex-Officio since 2008
GCTYO Alumnus

Beth Ulman (she/her)

Greater Connecticut Youth Orchestras
Executive Director
Director Ex-Officio since 2015


Adult members interested in serving on the GCTYO Board are invited to fill out a Board interest survey. You may also contact GCTYO Board President, Tom Whitmoyer,, for more information about duties and work schedule of the Board.

How to get involved

GCTYO’s inclusive and community-based philosophy extends to the Board of Directors. Involvement at all levels is welcome and appreciated. Please contact our Board President at president[at]gctyo[dot]org to learn more about how you can support our efforts to maintain high-level and developmentally appropriate programming for our musicians and contribute to the cultural climate in our area.