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Leadership

Officers

Matthew Lessall

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

Russell Boast

Vice President

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, Diversity, Training Program

Rich Mento

Secretary

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

Amanda Lenker Doyle

Treasurer

Casting Director for Film, Television and New Media, Amanda is a four-time Artios Award nominee and a member of the Teamsters Local 399. 

Committees: Activities, Artios, Legal, Publicity & PR, Training Program, Social Media, Website, Workshops

Bernard Telsey

Vice-President (New York)

The owner of Telsey + Company, Bernie Telsey is a casting director of film, television, theater, and commercials. He was the 2016 recipient of the Casting Society of America’s Hoyt Bowers Award for his contributions to the profession. He serves on the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Pictures and is one of the artistic directors of MCC Theater.

Committees: Tony, Union, Artios

James Calleri

Treasurer (New York)

Calleri along with his partners Paul Davis and Erica Jensen is the owner of Calleri Casting in New York where they cast theater, film and television.  He proudly serves on the Board New York's CSA.  Calleri is also the Head of Acting of  Columbia University's Graduate Acting Program.

Committees: Theatre Standards and Practices, Budget

National Board of Directors

Danielle Aufiero

Spanning over a decade Danielle Aufiero has had the honor of casting several critically acclaimed television series such as The CW's Comic-Con darling "The 100" and MTV's breakout comedy, "Awkward". She also has a consistent slate of independent films, several of which have premiered at major festivals including Zal Batmanglij's "sound of my voice", outlandish hit "The Greasy Strangler" and 2017's midnight screener "Bitch". 

Committees: Festivals & Panels, Website & Social Media

Nancy Bishop

Nancy Bishop is a dual American/Czech citizen who has been working from Europe for over twenty years. She has offices in both London and Prague and specializes in international casting, which may involve casting Americans on European projects or Europeans on American projects. Her work spans from casting large scale studio pictures such as Mission Impossible and Bourne Identity, TV series for ABC, NBC, HBO and ScyFy, as well as independent and art house pictures with directors such as Peter Greenaway, Michael Apted and Roman Polanski. She often contributes to panels and educational projects at film festivals worldwide, ranging from India to Brazil to Dubai. She has also penned two books on casting, the most recent one being  “Auditioning for Film and TV,” (Bloomsbury.)

Committees: European Chapter, New Membership

CSA

Jo Edna Boldin

Austin Monthly magazine named Jo Edna Boldin “the premier casting director of the Southwest.” As a Feature Film location casting director for over 25 years, Jo Edna has worked with many renown directors including David Mackenzie, Peter Berg, Ron Howard, Jim Sheridan, Alan Parker, Billy Bob Thornton, the Coen brothers, Tommy Lee Jones, Paul Haggis, Lasse Hallstrom, Steven Soderbergh, Terence Malik, Mike Judge and Christopher Guest to name a few.  A two-time Artios Award recipient for “Hell or High Water” and “No Country for Old Men,” Jo Edna was nominated for an Emmy in 2006 for “Into the West” and was the recipient of the 2013/2014 New Mexico Women in Film SAGE award as well as the 2003 Dallas Women in Film Award for Lifetime Achievement. She was on the founding board of New Mexico Women in Film and is a current member of the Casting Society of America, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and New Mexico Women in Film.

Committees: Artios, New Membership, Regional CDs

Leah Daniels-Butler

Committees: Diversity

Sara Isaacson

Committees: Casting Society Cares, Membership, TV Academy, Website & Social Media

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

Marci Liroff

Marci Liroff’s extensive credits as a casting director span more than 60 films. Among her notable credits are the films A Christmas Story, Poltergeist, E.T., Blade Runner, Pretty in Pink and Mean Girls. In addition to casting, she is a producer, an acting coach, and currently teaches audition classes in L.A. and around the country. Liroff is a proud member of the Casting Society of America (which she was elected to the governing board), The Television Academy and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Committees: AMPAS, Website & Social Media, Workshops

Mark Simon

Casting director for theatre projects on Broadway, in London, national tours, and regional theatres

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

CSA

April Webster

Committees: AMPAS, Diversity, New Membership

CSA

Ally Bader

Associate Casting Director

Ally is an Associate Casting Director with Silverberg | Harris Casting and has been a casting professional for over a decade. She spent three years as the lead casting associate to Jane Jenkins and Janet Hirshenson prior to their retirement, where she worked on multiple feature films for such directors as Ron Howard, Rob Reiner and Chris Columbus. Ally is a 2016 Heller Award nominee for Casting Associate of the Year, and was nominated for a 2015 Artios Award for her work with Bialy/Thomas and Associates on the pilot for AMCs Halt and Catch Fire. 

Committees: Artios, Associates, New Membership, Training Program

CSA

Caitlin Jones

Associate Casting Director

Caitlin Jones is a casting director at Liz Lewis Casting Partners, a bi-coastal casting office that works on commercials, film, television, reality, and theatre. After receiving a Bachelor’s in Musical Theatre and Philosophy at Nazareth College, Caitlin graduated all four levels of Improvisation from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NY.  After interning at Liz Lewis Casting Partners in 2008, Caitlin worked her way up to a full time casting director. At LLCP, she has cast hundreds of commercials for network television, web, and new media. In the past five years, Caitlin branched into theatre, independent film, and reality casting. Caitlin is a proud, member of the Television Academy, the Drama League, the Independent Film Partnership, and the Commercial Casting Directors Association.

Committees: Artios, Artios Rules & Criteria, Associates, NY Chapter, Newsletter

Charley Medigovich

Associate Casting Director

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

CSA

David Caparelliotis

Committees: Diversity

Jessica Daniels

Native New Yorker and Emmy-winning Casting Director for TV and Film. Holds an MFA in Film from Columbia University. 

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, Community Outreach

Rosalie Joseph

ndependent Casting Director.  Formerly VP Casting, ABC.  Proud member of Teamsters Local 817. Casting Peer Group for Television Academy. Along with a committee of Casting Directors,  created the first ever Casting Curriculum for the Tepper Semester, Co-chair of  the NY Diversity  Committee and  Community Outreach committee.  

Committees: Community Outreach, Diversity

Stephanie Klapper

New York born and bred and owner of Stephanie Klapper Casting, SKC casts for theatre, film and tv. She is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and resides in NYC with her family.  

Committees: Tepper Semester, Diversity, Standards and Practices for Theatre, Festivals.

Rachel Reiss

Rachel Reiss is a Senior Casting Director at Liz Lewis Casting Partners where she casts film, TV, voice overs, and commercials nationwide. She is a proud member of CSA and honored to be on the New York Board. 

Committees: Artios, Tech, and Community Outreach

Tara Rubin

Tara Rubin Casting casts for theater, film and television.  Our company includes Eric Woodall, CSA, Merri Sugarman, CSA, Laura Schutzel, CSA, Kaitlin Shaw, CSA, Lindsay Levine, CSA, Claire Burke, Felicia Rudolph and Xavier Rubiano.

Committees: Tony, AEA, Website

Cesar Rocha

Associate

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

CSA

Susanne Scheel

Committees: Artios, Tech, Associates, Education

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