Marc Andre Ausset I Chairman - is the Vice President of Business Development for The SightSeeing Pass, a world wide digital attraction pass. Marc has lead the development of this pass since it's conception. Under his leadership The SightSeeing Pass has been launched in five new cities and is currently being developed in fifteen other cities to launch in the immediate future and countless others moving forward. Marc has worked in the travel and tourism sector of NYC for the past ten years. He has a degree in Performing Arts from Suffolk County Community College and completed a double major of Advertising Design & Fashion Merchandising Management at The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. His passion for expanding his knowledge has also afforded him a NY Real Estate License, a Cosmetology License, and a NY Fire Guard License. Marc is extremely happy to utilize his skills for business development to help in a world that he is passionate about - the Performing Arts Community.
Timothy Pappalardo I Vice-Chairman - is the Director of Global Accounts with HelmsBriscoe (HB), the world’s largest hotel site selection firm and services clients from the entertainment, medical and non-profit arenas as well as provides consulting services to non-profits in Boston, New York and Washington DC. Since his college days, he has held internships at New York's most prestigious casting agencies in Film, TV, Theatre and Commercials; he has worked for a Broadway advertising agency in Account Management and has served as an Event Manager for a national education organization, GLSEN. Tim holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Adelphi University, with a concentration in Business Marketing and Management. He lives in Forest Hills, NY with his family and their maltese-yorkie Ashe.
Laura A. Ehle I Co-Treasurer - is the President and Founder of LAE Business Services, a full service accounting firm in Suffolk County specializing in construction accounting. Laura has over 25 years of experience in the accounting and financial services field. She has a degree in accounting from SUNY Farmingdale. Always looking to further her knowledge and expertise, she has recently opened Coventina Construction, a NYC General Contracting Company, and she is currently working towards a degree in construction management and LEED Green certification. CM first became part of her life in when her daughter began performing in teen productions more than 6 years ago; at which time Laura was assisting as stage crew for many of the productions. Laura is excited to join the theater with her new role as Co-Treasurer and help to guide and grow the organization so future generations will be able to share their love of the arts.
Michael Gatta I Co-Treasurer - is the Director of Business and Advertising Systems for Newsday. He’s been employed by Newsday since March 1988 and has served in several different roles, all in the area of applications development and support. He received a B.S. in General Studies from New York Institute of Technology. Prior to his employment with Newsday, he worked for the Town of Islip and for a family-run entertainment business. He has served on CM’s board for five years, most recently as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance committee.
Danny Amy I Secretary - is a Master Electrician who works with his family's business at JBI Contractors Inc. which has served the Long Island community faithfully for over thirty years. He is also the proud owner of Bright Owl Electric, Inc. With his experience as an alumnus of Binghamton University and as someone who literally grew up alongside CM as a student, actor, custodian, teacher, carpenter, director, and more- Danny hopes to help guide the organization toward the future while maintaining the heart and principles of its past.
Alyse Nicole Arpino - is the founder of the Performing Arts Program at St. Mary School in East Islip. She has had the unique opportunity to receive a spot at the Broadway Teachers Workshop for the last three summers. She serves as a freelance Director and Choreographer in Professional Theatre, Community Theatre and Educational theatre. She is a member of the New York State Theatre Educators Association where she has served as a Guest Teaching Arts for their student conferences. She also participates with the New York State School Music Association. Miss Arpino graduated with honors from Wagner College and earned a Theatre/ Speech Degree with a concentration in Musical Theatre and a minor in psychology. Some of her most exciting achievements include performing on tour, being a solo tap performer with Omar Edwards, and directing the SMS production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Walt Disney World.
Ellen Dumlao - is an honors graduate of Boston's Berklee College of Music and studied Voice and Vocal Performance at The Boston Conservatory of Music. She is the lead female vocalist of Rhapsody (www.rhapsodytheband.com), voted Long Island's best wedding band by Best of Long Island for its fifth consecutive year. She has been part of the CM family since its inception 30 years ago. Ellen was one of the original instructors of CM’s Summer Arts Educational Programs at Knickerbocker. She worked as a CM Musical Director and as Director for the Children's Theater and main-stage productions. She has seen the journey of this "impossible dream" from its humble start at Knickerbocker Ave and to Dante Court before it settled in its longtime home off Montauk Highway. CM continues to be a HOME for her as it does for so many in the CM community for which all of us remain forever in debt to our beloved founder and mentor, Noel Ruiz.
Maria Pancella - is currently an Account Supervisor for Donovan Connective Marketing in Lititz PA. In her current position she supervises the day to day consumer promotions activities for the Perdue Chicken account, which includes two food truck programs to promote the brand. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, Maria handled the overall operations for a Long Island ad agency. When she wasn't volunteering or working she co-created a cabaret show with producer Michael Tester and fellow board member and song sister Ellen Dumlao. In addition to performing she also served at Babylon United Methodist on the Staff Parish Relations committee and was certified as a Lay Speaker. She was an active CM Board member, director, house manager and volunteer prior to moving in 2013. In 2012 she was honored by the organization for her years of service and is looking forward to once again being in service and using her talents to benefit this wonderful organization.
Bob Solak - is a Contract Manager for Educational & Institutional Cooperative Services, Inc. (E&I), a New York not-for-profit Corporation located in Jericho, NY. He has been there for sixteen years serving the needs of the Higher Education and K-12 markets. He is responsible for a portfolio of facilities related contracts used by the Members of the Cooperative. Some of his other responsibilities include negotiating contracts with suppliers and providing creative solutions to the unique customer service needs of the Members of the Cooperative. He has lived on Long Island for more than twenty five years with his wife Michelle and their two children Anna and Luke. CM became a part of his life when he saw Journey Cross and Crucifixion for the first time, many years ago at The Church of the Good Shepherd in Holbrook. Friends, who were in the Journey troupe, invited him to join them the next season to be part of the service. From the start of the first rehearsal in his first season of Journey he could tell that this was something special and he wanted to make this an annual part of his life. In his many years of involvement and service to this committed and faithful group of people he has encouraged others to join and live the experience for themselves. Now, being part of the Board of Directors it is his hope to be a catalyst within the organization to help nurture and grow the dream started by Noel Ruiz and continued by all of the talented people who come through the doors of CMPAC.
Joseph Campanello (Deceased)
Noel S. Ruiz (Deceased)