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The BTE Board of Directors

Officers

Charlotte Droll, President

Charlotte Droll has been a member of the Board since 2016 and President since 2019. She is a Pennsylvania native from Bucks County and came to Bloomsburg to work at Bloomsburg University where she is Director at the Harvey A. Andruss Library. Her commitment to BTE comes from a deep appreciation of BTE’s theatrical excellence and its role in the community. She arrived in Bloomsburg in 2012, the year BTE produced Flood Stories, Too, a reflection on the community’s experience of the 2011 Bloomsburg flood. The play, a BTE original, gave a newcomer a vivid sense of how the flood affected real people. A life-long lover of theater, she is particularly interested in giving young people the opportunity to be both playgoer and artist.

Kenneth Willis, Vice President.

Ken is currently in his third year as a member of the BTE Board and second year as our Board Vice President. He is a Bloomsburg native who graduated locally from Central Columbia High School and Susquehanna University. During his career, in both education and business, opportunities have taken him and his family from PA to California, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Thailand before returning home to be close to family in Columbia and Montour counties. Today, Ken is publisher of Bloomsburg Neighbors, a community magazine aimed at building community and bringing people together. Ken’s commitment to BTE reflects his enthusiasm for culture, diversity, life-long learning and community-building. Ken sees BTE as a special gem that inspires us to see, think about, and feel what it truly means to be human, connected, and part of a community. Ken and his wife Brenda, married 33 years, live in Bloomsburg and have three sons, Tyler, Jordan and Mitchell.

Doug Bastian,Treasurer

Doug joined the BTE Board in 2020 and serves as the Board Treasurer and Finance Committee Chairperson. He graduated from Bucknell University and his working career was in the manufacturing sector of the pharmaceutical industry. He has had the opportunity to live in Japan and the Republic of South Africa, and he currently lives in Danville with his wife Cathy. They are the proud parents of three grown children and seven grandchildren. Doug is retired, but he is an avid outdoorsman and an active Master Gardener and PIAA High School Soccer Official and he is actively engaged in the Members Choice Financial Credit Union and Shiloh United Church of Christ in different volunteer capacities. His commitment to BTE simply reflects his love of live theater and his marvel of BTE’s theatrical excellence and its role in the central Susquehanna Valley region. Doug sees BTE as the vessel through which we can all grapple with deep human issues while being concurrently entertained.

Jon White-Spunner, Managing Director

Members

James Dutt

Sharon Haverlak

Monica Johnson

Brian Katzmaier

Carol Rheam Tevis

Robert H. Tevis

Reagan Venturi

Graeme Woods