Staff & Board
Artistic Directors: Karen Brelsford and Derek Yee
Managing Director: Hannah Henderson
Head of BATS School of Improv: Stephanie Dennison
Director, Improv @ Work: Jo McGinely
@ Work Sales Associate: Corey Rosen
Musical Director: Joshua Raoul Brody
Production Supervisor: Leigh Riley
Musical Improvisers: Joshua Raoul Brody, Win Meyerson
Lighting Improvisers: Craig Good, Tony Cardoza, Alfred Spormann
Digital Marketing Manager: Alazja Kirk
Social Media Manager and School Administrator: Will Gutzman
Christina McFadden, President, CEO of Blue Door Partners and Leadership Coach at UC Berkeley, Haas
Jade Shipman, Vice President, Principle, Jade Shipman Economics
Anita Diaz, AVP Digital Marketing & Business Intelligence, The Police Credit Union
Ethan Karson, BATS Company Member and Staff Software Engineer, Sony Interactive Entertainment
Basel Al-Naffouri, BATS Coach and Senior Staff Software Engineer, Google
Dr. Jason Myrowitz, Professor of Negotiation and Conflict Management, Northern Arizona University
Shweta Mogha, Co-Founder eWOW and Coactive Coach
Erica Anderson, Secretary, Chair BATS EDI Committee, Psychotherapist, Kaiser Permanente, BATS Guest Player and student
Website Photography Jenn Dorn, William Hall, Dan Heller, Petr Jerabek, Ben Long, Stephanie Pool, Corey Rosen
Open Board Roles
We are seeking two new Board members that are interested in supporting improv in the Bay Area. The Board is a diverse group of fun people that help to support the Managing Director and Artistic Director as they guide BATS to the next part of the journey. A love of improv is appreciated and we are also happy to introduce you to improv if you are willing to learn more.
The Board meets every other month currently by zoom for 2-3 hours. All Board members also participate in one committee (finance, marketing, fundraising, EDI) that meets monthly for 1-2 hours.
The Treasurer is a core member of BATS Board leadership team which comprises the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The Treasurer works closely with the Managing Director, chairs the finance committee and offers insight on financial processes and systems including monthly financial statement of activity, balance sheet, annual financial statements and the annual budget.
Board Member with HR Expertise
We are seeking a Board Member to be an expert voice to ensure we are also including the importance of HR in board discussions. We are seeking a board member willing to give feedback on our DEI efforts and also to support the topics that arise for a smaller arts organization.