Board and Administration

DSSA Board of Directors

BOARD OFFICERS
Mark Monson – Board President
John Berchild – Past President
Robert Bennett – Treasurer
Sandra Barkley – Secretary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
William Alexander
Sandra Barkley
Robert T.  Bennett
John Berchild
Ruth Ann Eaton
James Farkas
Beth Gilbert
Christabel Grant
Jeremy Hoglund
Tina Koecher
James McLeod
Michael Mollerus
Mark Monson
William “Buzz” Palmer
Fr. Andrew Ricci
Branden Robinson
Kathleen Sanders
James Sebastian
Nairi Stack
Rajiv Vaidyanathan
Christopher Virta
Roberta Vose

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS
Elaine Killen
Dexter Larsen
Elisabeth Mason
Nancy Melander
William “Buzz” Palmer
James Zastrow

DSSO Artistic & Administrative Staff

ARTISTIC STAFF
Dirk Meyer – The Charles A. & Carolyn M. Russell Music Director
Ho-Yin Kwok – Assistant Conductor
Heidi Lord – Director of Artistic Operations
Maureen Breemeersch – Stage Manager
Kristin Sande – Music Librarian

CHORUS STAFF
Richard Robbins – Chorusmaster
Nikki Norland – Chorus Administrator
Beth Sobczak – Chorus Accompanist

 

YOUTH ORCHESTRAS
Melanie Sever – Administrative Director & Concert Orchestra Conductor
Ho-Yin Kwok – Youth Symphony Conductor
Erin Aldridge – Sinfonia Coordinator
Brett Jones – Percussion Ensemble Director
Ronald Kari – Youth Orchestras Coordinator

ADMINISTRATION
Brandon VanWaeyenberghe – Executive Director
Jessica Leibfried – Development & Donor Relations
Jean Larson – Patron Services Manager

Past Board Presidents

2020-          Mark Monson
2016-2020 John Berchild
2015-2016 Mamie Hughes
2014-2015 Jeffrey Cadwell
2013-2014 Patrick Spott
2012-2013 Monte Wittmann
2010-2012 Mary Ann Ulishney
2009-2010 Helena Jackson
2006-2008 William Arezzo
2004-2006 William Gravelle
2002-2004 Jon Staudohar
2001-2002 Robert Wahman

1999-2001 James Zastrow
1997-1999 David Vose
1995-1997 Dexter Larsen
1993-1995 Jane Hovland
1992-1993 Dr. John B. Sanford
1991-1992 Nancy Melander
1989-1991 Richard Buth
1987-1989 Dr. John B. Sanford
1985-1987 William H. Palmer
1983-1985 Laura S. Budd
1981-1983 Paul J. Lokken
1979-1981 Elisabeth C. Mason
1977-1979 Gene Halverson
1975-1977 William G. Opsahl

1973-1975 Mrs. William J. Slack
1971-1973 Dr. Dan R. Goldish
1969-1971 John M. Dickerson
1964-1969 William P. Van Evera
1961-1964 Dr. V. A. Harrington
1955-1961 Kenneth Duncan
1950-1954 Mrs. Wildey H. Mitchell
1949-1950 Thomas J. Shefchik
1945-1949 C. C. Blair
1943-1945 J. R. Van Horn
1941-1943 E. A. Matrini
1938-1941 F. Rodney Paine
1934-1938 James G. Nye