James W. Fuerst, M.Ed. – President (Co-Founder)
Wes Belli, Ph.D. – Vice President
Susan Yarbrough – Treasurer
Andrea Arena – Director
Belynda J. Cleare – Director
Laura Logeman – Director
Shawn Kline – Director
Tom McCarthy – Director
Dara Nigreville – Director

ll Bootless staff members and board members graciously volunteer their time and services.

rosanne hsRosanne DellAversano (Executive & Producing Artistic Director/Co-Founder)  –  Rosanne has over 35 years of performance and production experience in opera, operetta, musical theater, stage plays and everything else theater.  She is a champion of young artists, new works and creative interpretation. She is a Co-Creator of Bootless’ original musical parody, You’ve Got Red On You, and adapted/provided additional material to Simon Chan’s children’s musical, The Velveteen Rabbit, for making it a puppet musical.  Past directorial assignments of stage plays and musicals are too numerous to list (over 80 including several premieres).  Past opera assignments include: Stage Director (Jerry Springer: The Opera,  Il Trovatore, Die Zauberflöte, Cosi Fan Tutti, Die Fledermaus) and Asst. Director (Die Zauberflöte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Il Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana (with Helen Hayes Award-Winning Director Joe Banno), Little Women, Madame Butterfly, Don Giovanni, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Die Fledermaus.  Rosanne is a classically trained vocalist who  has performed with The New York Youth Symphony, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Symphony, OperaDelaware, Center City Opera Theatre, The Mendelsohn Club of Philadelphia, Delaware Valley Chorale and CoroAllegro.



Meg Falasco Hazzard – Blogger

Meg is graduate of Muhlenberg College and currently works at QVC with the On-Air Programming team. At other times, Meg is a Bootless core member having performed in You’ve Got Red On You,  In the Next RoomMusical of the Living Dead and Evil Dead, The MusicalCheck out her website:


ChaseChase Speers – Website Management

Chase is a self-taught web designer and manager. He  donates his time and expertise here at to keep our site running. His design site is located at