The Little & WXXI Public Broadcasting

In January 2012, the Theatre took innovative step toward sustainability by entering into a parent-subsidiary relationship with WXXI Public Broadcasting. Because of this merger, we can be assured that as the downtown area and surrounding neighborhoods continue to change and grow, the Little will continue to be a bright spot in the neighborhood.

Little Management Team

Norm Silverstein

Susan Rogers
Executive Vice President & General Manager

Derek Reis
Little General Manager & Film Programmer

Matt DeTurck
Events and Special Programming Coordinator
(585) 258-0404
Details on renting The Little for your event
For music/cafe band bookings, email

Scott Pukos
Director of Communications 
(585) 258-0259

Zanne Brunner
Little Cafe Art Curator

Board of Trustees


David A. Still, Chair
Norm Silverstein, President
David Tang, Vice Chair and Chair-Elect
Ajamu Kitwana, Treasurer
Ardis Mangione-Lindley, Secretary


Sonya Allen
Robert Attardo
Yolanda Benitez 

Daan Braveman
Kristine Duran
Andrew Germanow
Maureen Lally
Joy Plotnik
Sandeep Mannava, MD
John Richardson
Zena Shuber
Julio Sáenz
Stephen Sloan
Stephen Sulkes, MD
Nicole VanGorder


Richard Brush
Suzanne Gouvernet
Dawn Lipson
Nannette Nocon


Richard Brush
Catherine Carlson
Jack Garner
Jane Glazer
Larry Glazer
Mary Soons McCarty
Robert W. McKnight
Robert C. Stevens
Betty Strasenburgh

Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is a group of volunteers that helps WXXI and The Little fulfill its mission to engage the community with programming that stimulates and expands thought, inspires the spirit, opens cultural horizons and promotes understanding of diverse issues. The CAB helps WXXI staff and management evaluate how programs and content serve the needs and interests of our community. The CAB meets three times a year and participates in station events.

Community Advisory Board Members

David Long, Chair
Christine Adamo
Mubarak Bashir
Nora Brown
Curtis Carter
Noël France
Conan Gillis
Tremain Harris

Naveen Havannavar
Judiana Lawrence
Christina Lee
Miriam Moore
Gloria Read
Damaris Rivera
Daisy Rivera Algarin 
BJ Scanlon
Andrea Snyder
Miriam Zinter


In compliance with Section 396(k) of the Communications Act, WXXI Public Broadcasting Council maintains an open meeting policy. The public is welcome at all meetings, unless the meeting goes into executive session(closed) as provided for in the Act.