Casting Society Announces New Board of Directors for 2023/2024

The organization welcomes four new CSA Members to the Board and announces members of the European Chapter Board of Governors.

Talent Systems congratulates the Casting Society (CSA) on announcing its the Casting Society (CSA) today has announced its newly elected Board of Directors for 2023/2024, with Destiny Lilly serving her second term as President, Steven Tylor O’Connor serving a second term as Treasurer and Elizabeth Berra serving her second term, now as VP Governance. In addition, Becca McCracken now serves as Secretary.  

Leadership for the European Chapter Board of Governors are: Cassandra Han as President, Gillian Hawser as Vice President, Olissa Rogers as Secretary and Claudia Blunt as Treasurer.  


The 2023-2024 Board of Directors are:

  • Destiny Lilly - President
  • Steven Tylor O'Connor - Treasurer
  • Becca McCracken - Secretary
  • Elizabeth Berra - VP Governance
  • Danielle Pretsfelder Demchick - Co-VP Advocacy
  • Felicia Joseph - Co-VP Advocacy
  • Felicia Fasano - Co-VP Communications
  • Tiffany Little Canfield - Co-VP Communications
  • Sujotta Pace - Co-VP Events
  • Zachary Spiegel - Co-VP Events
  • Wendy Kurtzman - VP Membership/European Chapter Liaison
  • Rachel Reiss - VP Technology
  • Candido Cornejo
  • Daniel Cabeza
  • Erica A. Hart
  • Erin Tomasello
  • Julie Tucker
  • Kimberly Ehrlich
  • Tiffany Mak
  • Zora DeHorter


Casting Society European Chapter Board of Governors:

  • Cassandra Han - President
  • Gillian Hawser - Vice President
  • Olissa Rogers - Secretary
  • Claudia Blunt - Treasurer
  • Harika Uygur
  • Louise Kiely
  • Maria Lainas


About Destiny Lilly

Destiny Lilly is an Emmy-nominated casting director based in New York. Recent projects include Only Murders in the Building (Hulu); Purlie Victorious on Broadway and the upcoming The Color Purple Musical Feature (Warner Bros.). Lilly works at The Telsey Office where she also casts plays and musicals for Ars Nova, Classic Stage Company, New York Stage & Film, MCC Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, Second Stage Theater, The Perelman Arts Center, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. She is an advocate for actors and artists. This is her second term as president of the Casting Society. 


About Steven Tylor O’Connor

Steven Tylor O’Connor is an Emmy Award-winning Associate Casting Director at Aufiero/Horn Casting. Credits include Netflix’s The Healing Powers of Dude (Emmy win), 13 Reasons Why and Disney's Andi Mack (Two Artios nominations and one win). 


About Becca McCracken

Becca McCracken is a casting director for the 2022 Tony Award winning Court Theatre in Chicago and also casts independently for theater, film and television. Specializing in the Chicago Market and being a magician when it comes to a search or local casting, some notable projects include Somebody Somewhere, Empire, Chicago Fire & PD, Contagion, Divergent and West Side Story at The Lyric Opera of Chicago. She received the Artios Award for her work casting The Lyric Opera's Carousel. With 19 years in her market, she celebrates the Chicago actors every day and is passionate about mentoring earlier career casting professionals and luring regional theaters, national tours, networks and studios to Chicago to experience this deep talent pool.  


About Elizabeth Berra

Elizabeth Berra is a New York based casting professional working primarily in television and film. Recent credits and collaborations with casting director Alexa L. Fogel include Chiwetel Ejiofor’s upcoming independent feature Rob Peace, Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut Creed III, David Simon’s We Own This City and The Deuce, Shaka King’s Oscar and BAFTA nominated Judas and the Black Messiah and Ryan Murphy’s Emmy nominated Pose, among others. Prior to joining Casting Society’s Board of Directors in 2020, Elizabeth served on Casting Society’s New York Board of Governors since 2018. She is a graduate of Tulane University and resides in New York City.  


About Casting Society

Casting Society was founded in February of 1982 with the intention of establishing a recognized standard of professionalism in the casting field and providing its members with a support organization to further their goals and protect their common interests. Casting Society currently boasts close to 1,200 members. Casting Society casting professionals work around the world, with members based in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa. Casting Society is a global resource for producers, directors and creative teams seeking casting professionals while promoting the image of casting directors and associate casting directors/casting producers worldwide, engaging in a number of charitable activities and supporting its members by sharing important and helpful professional information. For more information on Casting Society, please visit