Board of Directors

CHAIR
Carol F. Henry
Trustee, Los Angeles Opera

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IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
Timothy O’Leary
General Director, Washington National Opera

CO-CHAIR
Wayne S. Brown
President and CEO, Detroit Opera

CO-CHAIR
Annie Burridge
General Director and CEO, Austin Opera

CO-CHAIR
C. Graham Berwind, III
Trustee, The Metropolitan Opera

CO-CHAIR
L. Michelle Smith
CEO/Founder, no silos communications

VICE-CHAIR
Héctor Armienta
Composer and Artistic Director, Opera Cultura
Council Co-Chair, Civic Practice

VICE-CHAIR
Laura Kaminsky
Composer
Council Co-Chair, Artistic Services

VICE-CHAIR
Susan G. Marineau
Board Chair, The Santa Fe Opera
Committee Chair, Governance

TREASURER
Ian Rye
CEO, Pacific Opera Victoria
Committee Chair, Finance

SECRETARY
Michael Egel
General and Artistic Director, Des Moines Metro Opera
Council Co-Chair, Membership and Development

PRESIDENT/CEO
Marc A. Scorca
OPERA America

Members

James M. Barton
Board Advisor, The Glimmerglass Festival
Chair, National Opera Center Board

Afton Battle
General Director, Fort Worth Opera
Council Co-Chair, Membership and Development

Astrid Baumgardner
Teacher, Coach
Council Co-Chair, Learning and Leadership

Alejandra Valarino Boyer
Director, Ravinia's Steans Music Institute
Council Co-Chair, Civic Practice

Ned Canty
General Director, Opera Memphis

Tassio Carvalho
Senior Manager, Customer and Data Science, American Airlines

Khori Dastoor
General Director and CEO, Houston Grand Opera
Council Co-Chair, Learning and Leadership

Rena M. De Sisto
Former Global Executive for Arts and Culture and Women's Programs, Bank of America

David B. Devan 
General Director, Opera Philadelphia

Carol E. Domina 
Trustee, The Metropolitan Opera
Trustee, Opera Omaha

Peggy Kriha Dye 
General Director, Virginia Opera
Council Co-Chair, Marketing and Communications

Anthony Freud 
General Director, President, and CEO, Lyric Opera of Chicago

Denyce Graves-Montgomery 
Mezzo-Soprano

Carol Lazier 
Trustee, San Diego Opera

Anh Le
Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Council Co-Chair, Marketing and Communications

Beth Morrison 
President and Creative Producer, Beth Morrison Projects

Lee Anne Myslewski
Vice President, Opera and Classical Programming, Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts

John Nesholm
Board Chair, Seattle Opera

Bill Palant
Founder and Managing Director, Étude Arts

Marilyn Pearson
Former Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Jane DiRenzo Pigott
Trustee, Lyric Opera of Chicago

Kamala Sankaram
Composer, Singer, Teacher
Council Co-Chair, Artistic Services

Matthew Shilvock
General Director, San Francisco Opera

Nadege Souvenir
Board Chair, Minnesota Opera
Council Co-Chair, Trustees

Ryan Taylor
President and General Director, Minnesota Opera

Dona D. Vaughn
Artistic Director, Opera Maine

Roger Weitz
General Director, Opera Omaha

Carole Yaley
Trustee, Central City Opera
Council Co-Chair, Trustees

Emeritus Members

Wayne S. Brown

David Gockley

Frayda B. Lindemann, Ph.D.

Charles MacKay

Susan F. Morris

Ex Officio

Christina Loewen
Executive Director, Opera.ca

Alejandra Martí
Executive Director, Ópera Latinoamérica

Nicholas Payne
Executive Director, Opera Europa

National Opera Center Board

James M. Barton, Chair
John E. Baumgardner Jr.
C. Graham Berwind, III
Larry Bomback
Todd Calvin 
L. Henry Cox III
Douglas Cuomo
Margee M. Filstrup
Jeanne Goffi-Fynn, Ed.D. 
Jane A. Gross 
Virginia Lauridsen
Mont Levy
Karen Kriendler Nelson
Frederick W. Peters
Jane A. Robinson
Anthony Rudel 
Michael Scimeca, M.D.
Jeri Sedlar
Thurmond Smithgall
Shoshana Tancer
Barbara Augusta Teichert

Council Members

Jen Benoit-Bryan
Vice-President and Co-Director of Research, Slover Linett Audience Research
Learning and Leadership Council

Stacy Brightman
Executive Director, The Ebell of Los Angeles
Learning and Leadership Council

Jessica Burton
Board Governance and Nominating Committee Chair, Opera Columbus
Trustee Council

Antonio C. Cuyler
Director of the M.A. Program and Associate Professor of Arts Administration, Florida State University
Learning and Leadership Council

Patrick Dailey
Countertenor; Faculty, Tennessee State University
Learning and Leadership Council

Ana De Archuleta
Director of Artistic Operations, National Sawdust; President and Founder, ADA Artist Management
Artistic Services Council

Aliana de la Guardia
Artistic Director, Guerilla Opera
Membership Council

Sue Dixon
General Director, Portland Opera
Membership Council

Kim Eberlein
Chair of the Board, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Trustee Council

Randall Eng
Composer
Membership Council

Aiden Feltkamp
Emerging Composers and Diversity Director, American Composers Orchestra
Communications Council

Damien Geter
Composer and Singer;  Interim Music Director and Artistic Advisor, Portland Opera
Communications Council

Susan Geyer
Secretary of the Board, The Dallas Opera
Trustee Council

Barbara Glauber
Trustee, New England Conservatory
Learning and Leadership Council

Julie Grady Heard
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Board Member, Cincinnati Opera
Trustee Council

Carleen Graham
Dean of Vocal Arts, Manhattan School of Music
Learning and Leadership Council

Liz Grubow
Vice-President and Managing Creative Director, LPK
Communications Council

Piper Gunnarson
Executive Director, On Site Opera
Trustee Council

Patrick Hansen
Director of Opera Studies, McGill University
Membership Council

Ruth Harper
Trustee, Pensacola Opera
Trustee Council

Rebecca Hass
Director of Community Engagement, Pacific Opera Victoria
Communications Council

Eiki Isomura
Artistic and Interim General Director, Opera in the Heights
Artistic Services Council

Jessica Jahn
Costume Designer
Membership Council

Givanna Joseph
Founder and Director, OperaCréole
Membership Council

Kathleen Kelly
Coach, Conductor, Educator, and Librettist
Artistic Services Council

Ryan Krause
Board Chair, Fort Worth Opera
Trustee Council

Sharon Landis
Trustee, Arizona Opera
Trustee Council

Steven Lankenau
Senior Director of Promotion, Boosey & Hawkes
Membership Council

Virginia Lauridsen
President of the Board, Des Moines Metro Opera
Trustee Council

Peter Leone
Chairman of the Board, Opera Philadelphia
Trustee Council

Chevalier Lovett
Trustee, Opera Orlando; Chief Operating Officer, Florida Rising
Trustee Council

Lucia Lucas
Singer — Heldenbaritonistin
Artistic Services Council

Robert Milne
Trustee, Pacific Opera Victoria
Trustee Council

Marion Newman
Mezzo-Soprano
Artistic Services Council

Andrew Ousley
President and Founder, Unison Media
Communications Council

David Salerno Owens
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Consultant, Portland Metropolitan; Committee Chair, Portland Opera
Trustee Council

Andrea Puente-Catán
Director of Major Gifts and Hispanic Initiatives, San Diego Opera
Trustee Council

Miguel Rodríguez
President and Founder, Athlone Artists
Membership Council

Arlene Palmer Schwind
President, Opera Maine
Trustee Council