Board of Directors Election Candidates

Dianna Collett

I truly love this little theater in the woods. It has brought a lot of joy and growth into my life, and I am happy to give back whatever I can to keep it flourishing.

How have you been involved with PSP in the past?

I have been on the board for the last 3 1/2 years as VP in charge of fundraising. I have also been doing shows as both an actor and backstage at PSP for several decades.

Have you been part of a board/committee/leadership group in the past? If so, explain what role you played.

I have been the VP of Fundraising.

If elected, what goals do you have for your time on the PSP board?

I would like to put on several live fundraisers a year – as well as help with a newer form of online fundraising.


Cat Imperato

I’ve always been profoundly moved by theatre’s power to transform and inspire, and earned a B.A. in Theatre after studying acting, writing and design at U.C. San Diego. As a Bay Area native and member of the Pacifica community, PSP has given me the opportunity both to rekindle my own love of theatre, and to introduce my family to the same creative and magical world that has been such an inspiring force in my own life.

How have you been involved with PSP in the past?

I first worked with PSP as a performer in 2015’s Cole Porter musical “Out of this World.” Since then, I’ve performed in 6 other shows with PSP, including “Cabaret,” “Gypsy,” and “City of Angels,” as well as producing, production managing, and set designing numerous other PSP productions.

Have you been part of a board/committee/leadership group in the past? If so, explain what role you played.

I joined the Artistic Committee in 2016 and then the Executive Board in 2017, where I served as the V.P of Marketing and Communications until being elected to the role of President in Spring 2020.

If elected, what goals do you have for your time on the PSP board?

PSP – and the theatre community at large – is going through a period of unprecedented uncertainty as we all struggle to find ways to keep the art of theatre alive and redefine our purpose and role during the COVID-19 pandemic, and also attempt to face head on the systemic racism and inequity that has long kept black artists, other artists of color, queer artists, and other underrepresented communities from from finding an artistic home in the theatre.

I hope to work closely with the EB, AC and the rest of the PSP community as we work intentionally and thoughtfully to find ways to bring theatre back in a way that protects the health and safety of our artists and patrons, and to improve the inclusiveness and diversity of our theatre in meaningful and lasting ways.


Michelle Morales

After more than 20 years as a performer, I am so grateful to PSP for offering me new ways to be involved in theater. In early 2019, I became interested in trying my hand at props for the first time. A friend and fellow actor connected me with PSP Artistic Director Doug Greer, who gave me the opportunity to design props for Heathers The Musical. Little did I know I would end up designing five more shows within a span of a year, three of those at PSP and two more with Doug. When asked if I would be interested in joining the PSP Board, I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to help repay PSP for the opportunities it has given me. I look forward to contributing to PSP’s future success, continuing to design props, and one day performing on the PSP stage.

How have you been involved with PSP in the past?

I started working with PSP as Props Designer starting with Heathers in early 2019. I have done props for three more shows since throughout 2019 and early 2020. The PSP community has welcomed me with open arms and I’m so thrilled to have the chance to give back by joining the board.

Have you been part of a board/committee/leadership group in the past? If so, explain what role you played.

No, but I’m excited to join a board for the first time to help our theater make an impact in our community.

If elected, what goals do you have for your time on the PSP board?

I’m running for the board to enable PSP to more regularly apply for grant funding to increase our budgets and production quality. My professional background is in marketing and copywriting, so I also plan to bring that experience to PSP. Finally, it’s especially important to me to act as an ally to the BIPOC community, so I hope to be able to help lead initiatives to increase our diversity and inclusion in the theater community.


Vanity Olaires

I hope to continue learning about the history of PSP and use it to help to solidify its identity, as well as work with the team to develop and promote PSP’s vision and mission throughout the Bay Area.

How have you been involved with PSP in the past?

I have done performances as a cast member in several shows and have truly enjoyed the community and family atmosphere. It has been a privilege to perform and work with many talented people here and I am excited for the future of PSP’s new inclusive direction.

Have you been part of a board/committee/leadership group in the past? If so, explain what role you played.

Currently, I am in the Finance and Sales role learning from Lindsay Schulz, the former VP of Finance. This “interim role” has been my role before elections.

If elected, what goals do you have for your time on the PSP board?

My main goal is to truly understand how finances play a large role in supporting the creative goals of the theater. I want to challenge and add to my skills set, and am currently working to support the theater with this knowledge as best as I can.


Bella Tapia

Enthusiastic with strong history of achievement in graphic design, film, and photography — I am a recent graduate of UC San Diego, with a BA in Visual Arts – Media. I am a Bay Area native who has done acting and tech at the community theatre level, as well as photography/videography for theatre artists and theatrical productions in the Bay Area and San Diego.

How have you been involved with PSP in the past?

I have been a cast member in 2 productions (“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” & “Gypsy”), created original playbill posters for the 2020-2021 season, and did photography for the production of “The Crucible”.

Have you been part of a board/committee/leadership group in the past? If so, explain what role you played.

I have not – at most, I collaborated with Cat Imperato, Doug Greer, and Gary Schoenfeld on the playbill posters for the 2020-2021 season.

If elected, what goals do you have for your time on the PSP board?

I would aim for PSP to have more consistent media content and a stronger social media presence throughout the season. This would include (but is not limited to) promotional trailers for each show, Instagram takeovers, BTS photos and videos, and social media cast/crew spotlights.