Board & Staff

The Universal Preservation Hall is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible organization and is managed and directed by a volunteer board of trustees. The board of trustees meets bi-monthly. Our CEO, Philip Morris, leads both Proctors and Capital Repertory Theatre as well. 

Our full-time Campaign Director is Ms. Teddy Foster and our Operations Manager is Mary Beth McGarrahan.  Our administrative offices are located at 3 Franklin Square Suite 2 while the building is under construction.

Campaign Director

Teddy Foster, (518) 584-2627



Operations Manager

Mary Beth McGarrahan, (518) 584-2627



Board Members

(as of August 2018)

Wayne Akey, President
Wallace Allerdice, Vice President of Building & Facilities
Ryan Bouchey
Willie Chavers, Universal Baptist Church Representative
Rob Coughlin
Katie Cristo
Evan deJonghe
Reverend Rose Durr, Universal Baptist Church Representative
Robert Egielski
Beth Fecteau, Secretary
Michele Funiciello
Kathleen Fyfe
Anthony Ianniello
Scott Johnson
Todd LaRoche
Andrew Meader
Margaret Mount, Universal Baptist Church Representative
Tonya Pellegrini-Lawrence
Michael Phinney
Jason Tepper, Treasurer

Emeritus Board

Reverend Minnie Burns, in memory
Sister Lucille Clark, in memory
Tom Lewis
Jeff Pfeil
Beth Smith
Sister Harriet Watson, in memory