Board and Administration

DSSA Board of Directors

BOARD OFFICERS
John Berchild – Board Chair
Mamie Hughes – Past Board Chair

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

Honorary Life Members
Laura Budd
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
Richard Robbins – Chorusmaster
Beth Gilbert – Chorus Accompanist

YOUTH ORCHESTRAS ARTISTIC STAFF

Melanie Sever – Concert Orchestra Conductor
Ho-Yin Kwok – Youth Symphony Conductor
Laura Kimmes – Sinfonia Conductor
Brett Jones – Percussion Ensemble Conductor

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

Kevin W. Peterson– Interim Executive Director
Mary Ann Bernard – Director of Office Administration
Heidi Lord – Director of Artistic Operations
Jessica Leibfried – Patron Services Manager
Melissa Lentz – Operations and Patron Services Assistant
Jeff Elliott – Sales
Ronald Kari – Youth Orchestras Coordinator
Nikki Nordland – Chorus Administrator

Past Board Presidents

2016-2017 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