Meet the Board

On Stage Vacaville’s Board Members

Board Member Lisa Hilas

Lisa Hilas
President

Raised in Calaveras County Lisa found her home in Vacaville in 2007 after meeting her husband Steve.

Lisa is the Past President of Soroptimist International of Vacaville, Founder and Executive Director of Saving Gracie, a local angel fund for pets and serves on the VFW Auxiliary board.

Lisa has been on the OSV board since 2016 where she has served as President since 2018. Her passion for the arts and her community bring her much joy.

Board Member Carole Dorsey

Carole Dorsey
Vice President

Carole and her 2 children moved from the Central Valley to the lovely little town of Vacaville in 1984. She worked for the City of Vacaville Public Works Department after 25 years. She was part of support staff that worked on the design and construction of the Vacaville Cultural Center which includes the Vacaville Performing Arts Theater.

This project has been one of the jewels of Solano County. Having been a lifelong theater and music lover she is honored to be able to support performing arts in our city.

There are so many talented young performers in Solano County. To be able to encourage and nurture them through On Stage Vacaville is an honor and a privilege.

Board Member Nancy Bennett

Dolores “Dee” Conroy
Treasurer

Dolores, a resident of Vacaville since 1969, has worked as an accountant and a tax preparer for over 20 years at her business Dee’s Tax and Bookkeeping. She has held the position of President with Vacaville’s VFW Auxiliary 7244 since 2006.

Board Member Kari Rader

Sandi Fallon
Secretary

Sandi came to Solano County in 1970. She is married with 3 adult children, 3 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and 2 adorable dogs! Sandi has worked for the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District as Secretary to the Principal for the past 42 years. She and her husband, Steve, have been avid theater goers and supporters of the Vacaville Performing Arts Theater. Sandi has served on the OSV Board for 5 years and her husband has also served as a volunteer in a variety of roles. Sandi brings her love of the theater and a strong work ethic to the OSV Board.

Board Member Celia Banda-Brown

Celia Banda-Brown
Board Member

Celia has lived in Solano County since 1987. Throughout her youth, college years and her 40-year career in public health, she has always been community service oriented. This, combined with her love of music, dance and the arts, led her to the ultimate culmination of now serving as a board member of On Stage Vacaville.

The joy of music and dance is particularly dear to Celia’s heart, with one 0f her fondest memories being the absolute enjoyment of teaching her cousins how to do “The Twist” when she was 8 years old! Cecilia feels that the continued opportunity to experience the joy of the arts in all its forms is what our community needs. It is her goal to make every effort to assure OSV succeeds in making the arts accessible to all.

Board Member Nancy Bennett

Nancy Bennett
Board Member

Nancy Bennett is a native of San Francisco. She moved to Vacaville in 2014 and joined On Stage Vacaville in February of 2017. She has a son and daughter and 5 grandsons.

She enjoys the theatre and working on promoting the Season of Shows and the theatre itself to the community.

Board Member Carole Dorsey

Tom Baxley
Board Member

Tom is a second-generation San Franciscan who has lived in Northern California his entire life except for his service in the US Army.  It is his love of theater, both performing on stage and helping behind the curtain, that drew him to On Stage Vacaville and he is proud to be a part of this dynamic organization.

Tom and his wife Jane are recent arrivals to Vacaville, and have made the city their permanent home.  They spend their time together exploring and learning about all that Vacaville has to offer and are genuinely touched by the warmth and friendliness of its people.

Board Member Kari Rader

Kari Rader
Board Member

Kari has lived in Vacaville since 1999 after moving to Vacaville from the Bay Area. Kari grew up in San Francisco where she was exposed to a variety of arts, opera, theater, museums, and special events.

After spending many years in retail management, Kari has been managing nonprofit agencies for 17 years with a focus on housing for homeless and homeless prevention, has raised a 24-year-old daughter along the way and she recently became a grandmother.

Kari is inspired by the beauty, grace and talents of artists and she hopes to share the enjoyment and pleasure of the arts with others in our community.

If you would like to join our team of fun, bright, talented board members please contact us.