Our Team

A photo of General Director & CEO, Shawna Lucey

SHAWNA LUCEY

GENERAL DIRECTOR & CEO
A photo of Music Director Joseph Marcheso

JOSEPH MARCHESO

MUSIC DIRECTOR

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Phyllis Bismanovsky

Mimi Carlson

George Crow

Jane Decker

Secretary

Julie Edgcomb

Charles F. Hanes

Peggy Heiman

John Heineke

Jennifer A.R. Hsu

Joyce Scott

Michael H. Kalkstein

Vice President/Contributed Income Committee Chair

Larry Kern

Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair

Cathy R. Lazarus

President

Shawna Lucey

General Director & CEO

Nilab Hessabi

Jeanne McCann

Pravesh Mehra

Gillian Moran

Immediate Past President

Dr. H. Andrea Neves

Audit Chair

Interested in serving on Opera San José’s board?
Email development@operasj.org to learn more.

STAFF

ARTISTIC ∣ MUSIC

Katie Preissner

Managing Director, Artistic & Production

Lily Homer

Orchestra Personnel Manager

Veronika Agranov-Dafoe

Head of Music Staff

Veronika Agranov-Dafoe

Rehearsal Pianists

Myles Glancy

Artistic & Music Operations Manager

Victoria Lington

Rehearsal Pianists

Scott Ludwig

Production Manager

FINANCE ∣ ADMINISTRATION

Mike Monje

Accountant

Bill Orrach

IT Administrator

Patron experience ∣ Institutional Advancement

Nicolas Gerst

Marketing Manager

Johnny Villar

Patron Services Representative

Jenny Myer

Patron Experience & Development Operations Manager

Stephanie Wallace

Major Gifts Officer

Jasmine Aurora Sandoval

Community Outreach & Educational Coordinator / Patron Services Representative

Julia Zarcone

Director of Development

Paige Sweetin

Managing Director, Institutional Strategy and Patron Experience

PRODUCTION ∣ TECHNICAL

Chris Kesel

Scene Shop Supervisor

Alyssa Oania

Costume Director

Lori Scheper-Kesel

Properties Master

Emily Yoder

Scenic Charge Artist

ORCHESTRA MEMBERS

First Violin

Cynthia Baehr-Williams

Concertmaster

Chính Lê

Rochelle Nguyen

Assistant Concertmaster

Virginia Smedberg

Matthew Szemela

Valerie Tisdel

Second Violin

Claudia Bloom

Principal

Elizabeth Corner

Ellen Flanagan

Assistant Principal

Sergi Goldman-Hull

Susan Stein

Shin Sue-mi

Viola

Chad Kaltinger

Principal

Janet Doughty

Assistant Principal

Melinda Rayne

Ivo Bokulic

Cello

Evan Kahn

Principal

Isaac Pastor-Chermak

Assistant Principal

Paul Hale

Bass

Andy Butler

Principal

William Everett

Assistant Principal
Flute

James Blanchard

Principal

Mary Hargrove

Piccolo

Mary Hargrove

Oboe

Patricia Emerson Mitchell

Principal

Pamela Hakl

Economos
Clarinet

Mark Brandenburg

Principal

James Pytko

Bassoon

Debbie Kramer

Principal

Carolyn Lockhart

French Horn

Meredith Brown

Principal

Eric Achen

Caitlyn Smith Franklin

Trumpet

Bill Harvey

Principal

John Freeman

Trombone

Katie Curran

Principal

Bruce Chrisp

Bass Trombone

CL Behrens

Harp

Karen Thielen

Timpani/Percussion

VACANT

BOARD OF FRIENDS OF OSJ

Bonnie Williams

President

Marilyn Sefchovich

Vice President

Barbara Brosh

Secretary

Jeanne Lyons

Recruitment and Development

Meera Prahlad

Newsletter Editor

Linda Riebel

Events

Suzanne Sarro

Membership

Joyce Scott

Volunteers

Jim Stauffer

Cultural Outings

Nancy Valencia

Communications

Brad Wade

Opera at your Doorstep

Sheryl Kelly

Treasurer

Interested in volunteering with the Friends of Opera San José?
Email friends@operasj.org.

EMERITUS COUNCIL

Richard Dorsay

Frank Fiscalini

Glen Gould

Rita Horiguchi

Secretary

N. Eric Jorgensen

Lee Rosen

Don Schmidek

Jerry Seelig

Jan Telesky

Melody Walsh

President

Laurie Warner

Dick Whitney

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