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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
Executive Director 
Las Vegas Philharmonic

Vice President
Scott Vandrick 
Chief Development Officer 
Pasadena Symphony Association
Steve Friedlander 
Executive Director 
Carmel Bach Festival

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



Jessica Bejarano

Founder/Music Director
San Francisco Philharmonic

Nora Brady

Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

Chelsea Chambers

Executive Director
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
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 and 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)