Board of Directors (2023-2024)

Greg Ruvolo, President

Greg is a communications and marketing professional and is a native Michigander. He completed his undergrad and graduate studies at Eastern Michigan University and is a life member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. Greg has a passion for volunteering and is involved with many local nonprofit organizations; he even founded his own – The Be Kind. Project ( in 2021. Greg has appeared in numerous community theater productions including Bernardo in West Side Story, Scarecrow in Wizard of Oz, Bernard in Boeing Boeing, Jim Fingal in Lifespan of a Fact, Howard in Moon Over Buffalo, Nick in Over the River and Through the Woods, and Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic & Old Lace, just to name a few favorites. Greg resides in Lathrup Village, MI, with his husband and two dogs.

Joe Vercellone, President-Elect

Joe is an Academic Internal Medicine physician at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital in Rochester, Michigan. Although his degree was in Film & TV Production from New York University, he spent 20 years in IT consulting before switching to a career in medicine. He dabbled in theater in high school starring as Charlie Brown in Snoopy and still is worried they are going to ask him something on Edgar Allen Poe. He did not return to the stage until 1997 as Herbie in Gypsy. He has since appeared in a number of community theater productions including Bill Sykes in Oliver!, Miles Gloriosus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,  and the Boatman in Sunday in the Park with George. Most recently he appeared as Lord Wessex in Shakespeare in Love and John D’Agata in Lifespan of a Fact. Village Players 100th season marks his directorial debut with Arsenic and Old Lace.

Dale Feldpausch, Secretary

Dale is a Past President and long time member of Birmingham Village Players. He most recently directed Lifespan of a Fact in our 99th season and is assistant directing Arsenic and Old Lace this season.

Tania Velinsky, Treasurer (non-voting)

Tania is an active VP member and is currently serving as Treasurer and Historian.  You’ve seen her onstage in South Pacific (Bloody Mary), Lucky Stiff (Rita LaPorta), The Drowsy Chaperone (Mrs. Tottendale), and Nunsense (Sister Mary Amnesia).  Offstage, Tania produced Godspell and Anything Goes and handled props for Hello Dolly and Sunset Boulevard. Past roles with Village include board member, editor of The Prompter (our newsletter), and web master.   When not at Village Tania works as a Principal Infrastructure Architect with Siemens Digital Industries Software.

“I am happy to call Village Players my theatre home!”

Andrea McDonald, Member-at-Large

Andrea is thrilled to serve on the BVP Board of Directors. She has been a professional make up artist for 30 years. She received her BFA in performing arts from Wayne State University, and took a break from acting to pursue special effects, make up and other make up artistry skills. The minute that she stepped on the BVP stage she knew this was her new home. Andrea has been in numerous BVP productions including Harold & Maude, Arsenic & Old Lace, and One Act Festival, just to name a few. Her number one job is her two kids, Gus and Stella, and is so grateful her husband Shawn is so supportive of all her endeavors.

Shondra Tipler, Member-at-Large

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Sally Savoie, Member-at-Large

Sally has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a concentration in performance and has been an active member since 1994. She is a past president serving for the third time on our Board of Directors. She has performed in over 30 community theater productions most of which were with the Village Players. She has served on numerous committees over the past 28 years and currently serves as chair for BVP’s Membership committee. She has also performed in Industrial & instructional film along with local and country-wide commercials. Sally has been the host of two Bloomfield community television programs. She has also produced, co-wrote, and hosted “Village Players 90 years” which was awarded the 2013 Philo Festival #1 Video for “Exellence in Cinematography” and “Best Documentary” – check out the plaque in our Chestnut Lobby! She is also the proud wife of Leo; loving mother to Will, Patrick, Leslie, and Granddaughter Isabelle!

Grace Ward, Member-at-Large

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Jillian Frederick, Member-at-Large

Jillian has been a lover and performer of theater for over 30 years. She enjoys being on the stage as well as working backstage and learning all there is to know! She is excited to bring in the 100th season of Birmingham Village Players and share the magic of performing arts with the community. Jillian also serves on the Board of Trustees at BVP. She loves reading and cooking and working out. She lives with her husband, son and 2 labs in Macomb Twp.

Ben Feliciano, Member-at-Large

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