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Our committed and talented Board is comprised of leaders from the classical music community throughout the state of California and Western U.S. For the 2022-23 membership year, the Board will meet in November, February, May, and August.


Elizabeth Shribman

Chief of Staff
San Francisco Symphony

Vice President
Alicia Gonzalez

Director of Human Resources
San Diego Symphony

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

Immediate Past President
Alice Sauro
Executive Director 
Las Vegas Philharmonic



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

Mid Market Account Executive

Jeri Crawford
Las Vegas Philharmonic 

Dr. Mieko Hatano

Executive Director
Oakland Symphony

Jamei Haswell
Santa Rosa Symphony

Dean McVay 
Partner, Lewis Brisbois/Immediate Past President, San Bernardino Symphony

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

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

Amber Joy Weber

Employ & Empower Program Manager
City of San Diego

Donna M. Williams
Board Member
Oakland Symphony

John Wineglass
JW Productions, LLC


2022/23 Board Committees

Executive: Elizabeth Shribman, President; Steve Friedlander, Treasurer; Loribeth-Gregory Beck, Secretary; Alicia Gonzalez, Vice President; Scott Vandrick, Vice President; Alice Sauro, Immediate Past President

GovernanceAlicia Gonzalez (chair), Kathryn Martin, Nicola Reilly, Amber Weber

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

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI): Loribeth Gregory-Beck (co-chair), John Wineglass (co-chair), Alicia Gonalez, Akilah Morgan

Development: Scott Vandrick (co-chair), Amanda Wu Chroust (co-chair), Nora Brady, Jamei Haswell, Mieko Hatano

Conference: Dean McVay (co-chair), Jessica Bejarano (co-chair), Chelsea Chambers, Jonathan Rios

Directors Emeriti

Polly Fisher, Executive Director (ret.), Santa Rosa Symphony (Passed away Dec 17, 2022)
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