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Richard Hicks


Casting Director for Film, Television and Theatre, Richard is also a member of BAFTA, ATAS and on the Teamster Local 399 Union Steering Committee.

Committees: Finance, Publicity & PR, Training Program, Union Liaison, Website Creative & Technical

Matthew Lessall

Vice President

A Casting Director for Film & Television, he's also a member of BAFTA, ATAS and local 399.

Committees: Artios, Artios Rules & Criteria, Festivals & Panels, Finance, Publicity & PR

Sharon Bialy


Casting Director for Television, Film and Theatre, Sharon was 2011 recipient of the Media Access Award. A member of ATAS, and the CSA National Board, Sharon has twelve Artios nominations, and is an Ovation voter for LA theatre.

Committees: Publicity & PR, The Television Academy, Website Creative

Mark Simon


Casting director for theatre projects on Broadway, in London, national tours, regional theatres and currently in Los Angeles at the Center Theatre Group.

Committees: Artios, Bylaws & Artios Criteria, Finance, Publicity & PR

Bernard Telsey

Vice-President (New York)

Bernard Telsey is the New York Vice President of CSA and was recently appointed one of the Governors for the Casting Branch for AMPAS. He is the owner of Telsey + Company in NYC. Telsey + Company casts films, television, commercials and theatre.

Committees: Tony, Union, Artios

James Calleri

Treasurer (New York)

Owner of Calleri Casting, Cast for Theater, Film, and Television.

Committees: Standards & Practices, Budget

National Board of Directors


Kerry Barden

Committees: AMPAS, Artios, Artios Rules & Criteria, Casting Society Cares, New York Liaison, Publicity & PR

Russell Boast

Nominated for two NAACP Theatre Awards and winner of Best Producer from The World Academy of Arts, LIterature and Media (London) in 2012, Russell's casting credits include a range of TV shows and feature films. He is affectionately known as an "Ally to Artists and Entertainers."

Committees: Activities, Training Program


Jennifer Cooper

Owner of Jennifer Cooper Casting, Casting both Television and Film.  She is a proud member of the CSA and a newly appointed member of the CSA BOARD.  Jennifer is also a member of the local 399.

Committees: Bylaws, Casting Society Cares, Publicity & PR, Website Creative


Felicia Fasano

Committees: Casting Society Cares, Membership, Training Program

Ivy Isenberg

Ivy Isenberg has worked in Casting since she began at MGM in 2001. Currently her Company casts, Film & Television but specializes in Animation and Video Games. Heller Award Winner, Artios Nominee, Proud Member of CSA, ATAS and honored to be on the Board of Directors!

Committees: Artios, Festivals & Panels, New Media

Rich Mento

Rich counts himself very fortunate to have successfully worked in casting, over the past 15 years, on theatre, TV, and film, in both NYC and Los Angeles.

Committees: Bylaws & Artios Criteria, Membership, New Media, New York Liaison

Claire Simon

Casting director for Film, Television and Theatre and owner of Claire Simon Casting in Chicago for since 1996. A proud member of CSA since 1999, member of ATAS. One artios award for Prison Break and two nominations. When she isn’t casting, you can find her riding her horse Hank in a forest preserve.

Committees: Festivals & Panels, Regional CD's, Training Program

Kim Marie Swanson

Member of CSA since 2002, casting Film, Television, Theatre and National Commercial work in Missouri, Illinois and Los Angeles. Member of ATAS and Teamsters.

Committees: Activities, Artios, Regional CD's, Training Program

Seth Yanklewitz

A Casting Director for film and television, Seth is the current Vice President of Casting for Fox Broadcasting Company and oversees New Girl, Raising Hope, Ben & Kate, The Mob Doctor, and The Following.

Committees: Diversity, Publicity & PR, The Television Academy

Wittney Horton

Associate Casting Director for Film and Television, Wittney is a three-time Artios Award nominee and also a member of the Teamsters Local 399.

Committees: Associates, Membership, Training Program

Charley Medigovich


Associate Casting Director for Film and Television, Charley is also a member of the Teamster Local 399 Union Steering Committee. 

Committees: Associates, Casting Society Cares, Membership, Publicity & PR, Training Program

New York Chapter Board of Directors


David Caparelliotis

Committees: Diversity

Jessica Daniels

Native New Yorker and Casting Director for Film and TV. Holds an MFA in Film from Columbia and lives in Brooklyn with her family.  

Committees: Independent Film Standards & Practices, Film Festivals

Joy  Dewing

Joy is the owner of Joy Dewing Casting, which casts for theatre, dance, concerts, and independent film. Proud CSA member and mommy who enjoys hiking, cooking, and being handy.  

Committees: Diversity, Charity

Rachel Hoffman

Rachel is currently a Casting Director at Telsey + Company, primarily working on Theatre but also involved in Television, Film, and Commercial casting. Outside of work she enjoys running, traveling, wine, and college football.

Committees: Membership, Technology

Rosalie Joseph

Formerly VP of Casting for ABC, Independent Casting Director since 2009. Member of Teamsters Local 817, ATAS. With the NY Community and Outreach Committee, created the first ever Casting Cirriculum for the Tepper Semester, NY CSA Diversity chair, NY CSA Cares.  

Committees: Community Outreach, Charity, Diversity

Stephanie Klapper

Committees: Tepper Semester, Standars& Practices for Theatre, Diversity


Tara Rubin

Tara Rubin Casting is an independent casting company in New York City. Staff includes Eric Woodall, CSA, Merri Sugarman, CSA, Kaitlin Shaw, CSA, Lindsay Levine, CSA, Scott Anderson and Lizzy Auwaerter.

Committees: Tony, AEA, Website

Cesar Rocha


Cesar is a casting associate at Telsey + Company in NYC working on TV, Film, and Theatre. He is a pround member of CSA.

Committees: Associates, Recreation


Susanne Scheel

Committees: Artios, Tech, Associates, Education

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