Paula Armbruster
Employer: Yale University School of Medicine (retired)
Vice President
Joined Board: 2005

Ginger Chapman
Employer: Yale University, Office of Sustainability
Board Member
Joined Board: 2017

Susan Laity
Employer: Yale University Press
Board Member
Secretary: ca. 1995-2004
President: 2004-2005
Rejoined Board: 2012

Michael Marsland
Employer: Yale University
Board Member
Joined Board: 2011

Courtney McCarthy
Employer: Yale University
Board Member
Joined Board: 2019

Jeremy Mellitz
Employer: Law Offices of Jeremy Mellitz
Board Member
Joined Board: 2006

Megan Murphy
Employer: Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company
Joined Board: 2007

John Newman
Employer: Owner,
Joined Board: 2006

Leonard Rodriguez
Employer: Avangrid, Inc.
Board Member
Joined Board: 2019

Barbara Segaloff
Employer: Gateway Community College Foundation (retired)
Board Member
Joined Board: 2017

Constance Shields
Employer: Withers Bergman LLP
Board Member
Joined Board: 2020

Lisa Kim Sanborn
Employer: New Haven Ballet
Ex-Officio Board Member
Joined Board: 2013


To provide the greater New Haven Community with exceptional classical ballet training, performances, and outreach programs, that nurture appreciation of ballet and foster the joy of dance.

On October 31, 2020, NHB’s Board of Directors adopted the following Diversity and Inclusion Statement:

New Haven Ballet celebrates those who aspire to excellence in classical ballet. A culture of creativity is the core of our work and diversity promotes innovation. The arts can provide powerful life-changing experiences that prepare students and impact audiences to lead more successful, meaningful and culturally rich lives. The arts can also prove to be an important platform for social change. At New Haven Ballet we are passionate about creating an inclusive dance environment and performances that promote and value diversity and inclusion. We will continue to strive to increase diversity in age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective, which will improve and strengthen our work.