Board of Directors

Gas Lamp Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors that includes the Exective Committee, plus:

Don Flynn

 

 

Lisa Monacelli McElwee is an actress, singer and producer.  Lisa grew up in Glen Ridge and has been part of the Gas Lamp theater tradition for 20+ years!  She attended Skidmore College and Circle in the Square Theater programs.  She is a professional actress and has been in many plays and musicals within the Tri State Area.  Some productions include The Marathon Years, (Off Broadway directed by Anne Bogart), Girls Room at Ensemble Studio Theater (lead), A Tomato Can’t Grow in the Bronx at Roy Arias Theater (lead), The Women at Women’s Theater of NJ (Edith), Noises Off at American Stage Festival, Footloose at Allegro Theater (Vi), Annie at Gas Lamp Players (Grace) and Mary Poppins at Gas Lamp (Mary).  Film includes The Baptism of Joshua Cohen.  National Commercial, Optimum Online and Lady Footlocker.  Lisa has taught acting at Gas Lamp Academy and subs in to teach at Sande Shurin Acting Studio in NYC.  Currently, Lisa is Producing the Feature Film, Girl Clown set to shoot in NYC this spring/summer.

 

Brandee McHale is president of the Citi Foundation and Director of Corporate Citizenship at Citi. She oversees the Citi Foundation's global grantmaking strategy and leads Citi's citizenship efforts, including volunteerism and environmental sustainability.

For over three decades, Brandee has dedicated her career to philanthropy and developing a forward-thinking portfolio of grant initiatives that connect low-income residents to onramps of economic opportunity and a secure financial future.

Brandee is a staunch advocate for youth empowerment. Under her leadership, the Citi Foundation launched Pathways to Progress in the United States, the largest single commitment in the Foundation's 20-year history. In February 2017, the Foundation announced it would expand the initiative globally with an additional $100 million investment to help prepare 500,000 young people for today’s competitive job market.

As a member of the board of directors for the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED), Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), Living Cities, and America's Promise Alliance, Brandee helps chart the direction of numerous efforts to create lasting change in communities across the country.

Brandee lives in Glen Ridge with her husband Joe and their 3 children Jacob, Lily and Brady.

 

Miriam Tensuan  Miriam’s association with Gas Lamp began in 2014, when her 9-year old son played Curly in Peter Pan and discovered his passion for theater. A professional communicator, Miriam has held various public relations agency and corporate communications roles. She champions numerous arts education organizations and in 2016 received a Volunteer Award from the Young People’s Chorus of New York City. She is a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and Fordham University.