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Our committed and talented Board meets bimonthly and is comprised of leaders from the classical music community throughout the state of California and western region. For the 2021-22 membership year, the Board will meet in November, January, March, May, July, and September.


Alice Sauro
Interim Executive Director, Las Vegas Philharmonic

Steve Friedlander 

Executive Director, Carmel Bach Festival

Loribeth Gregory-Beck
Director of Education & Community Engagement, Arts & Lectures, UC Santa Barbara

Vice President
Scott Vandrick 
Chief Development Officer, Pasadena Symphony Association


Jessica Bejarano
Founder/Music Director
San Francisco Philharmonic

Nora Brady
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

Chelsea Chambers
Director of Operations
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California

Amanda Wu Chroust
Business Development Representative, Nonprofits

Jeri Crawford
Las Vegas Philharmonic 

Alicia Gonzalez
Director of Human Resources
San Diego Symphony

Dr. Mieko Hatano
Executive Director
Oakland Symphony

Jamei Haswell
Immediate Past Board Chair
Santa Rosa Symphony

Kathryn R. Martin
President & CEO, Santa Barbara Symphony
Leadership & Organizational Coaching & Consulting

Dean McVay 
Partner, Lewis Brisbois
Board President, San Bernardino Symphony

Akilah Morgan
Director of Programs
Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles

Nicola Reilly
Executive Director
Monterey Symphony

Jonathan Rios
Director of Major Gifts & Parent Giving
USC Thornton School of Music

Elizabeth Shribman
Chief of Staff
San Francisco Symphony

Amber Joy Weber
Deputy Director
San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory

Donna M. Williams
Board Member
Oakland Symphony

John Wineglass
JW Productions, LLC

Directors Emeriti

Polly Fisher, Executive Director (ret.), Santa Rosa Symphony 
G. Michael Gehret, Associate Director (ret.), Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton 
Mireya Asturias Jones, Volunteer, Los Angeles Philharmonic Affiliates
Kelly Lucera, President, Long Beach Symphony 
Sharon C. McNalley, Board Member, Philharmonic Society of Orange County; Hutchins Consort 
Stephen (Mike) Morris, Past President, Ojai Music Festival 
Deborah Rutter, President, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 
Kris Sinclair, Executive Director Emeritus, Association of California Symphony Orchestras 
Louis G. Spisto, Lou Spisto Arts Management LLC
Sean Sutton, Executive VP & COO, Pacific Symphony
Joseph Truskot, Staff Writer (ret.), The Salinas Californian

2021/22 Board Committees

Executive: Alice Sauro, President; Steve Friedlander, Treasurer; Loribeth-Gregory Beck, Secretary; Scott Vandrick, Vice President

GovernanceScott Vandrick (chair), Kathryn Martin, Nicola Reilly, Amber Weber, Amanda Wu Chroust

Internal Affairs: Steve Friedlander (chair), Alicia Gonzalez, Donna Williams

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Loribeth Gregory-Beck (co-chair), John Wineglass (co-chair), Jessica Bejarano, Alicia Gonzalez, Elizabeth Shribman

Fund Development: Nicola Reilly (chair), Jeri Crawford, Mieko Hatano, Dean McVay, Jonathan Rios, Scott Vandrick

Programs: Nora Brady (co-chair), Elizabeth Shribman (co-chair), Chelsea Chambers, Jamei Haswell, Akilah Morgan

Awards Task Force: Dean McVay (chair)