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Don Roth  (Chairman) is the executive director of the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis, where he has worked since 2006. A native of New York City, he served previously as president of the Aspen Music Festival and School from 2001-2006, and as executive director of the Saint Louis Symphony from 1998-2001. During the 1980s and 1990s, Roth held leadership positions on the West Coast at the San Francisco Symphony as general manager and the Oregon Symphony as president. He serves as the Co-Chair of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s regional arts initiative, “For Arts’ Sake”, and as Overseer of the Curtis Institute of Music.

Thomas Varghese, (Secretary) Melomaniac, Entrepreneur, Investor, Startup Accelerator, Board Member & Advisor to several Silicon Valley Companies. Formerly, Vice President, Oracle Corp., Founded/Co-founded several companies, Scientist. Graduate in Engineering & Telecommunications from Bombay University, Post Graduate from Centre for Development of Advanced Computing.

Elizabeth Frohlich (Treasurer)

Gordon Getty, composer and philanthropist, co-founded San Francisco Classical Voice with Bob Commanday.

D. Warner North, decision and risk analyst with NorthWorks; retired Consulting Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University; PhD in operations research from Stanford. BS in physics from Yale University: Betts Prize for best sophomore English paper, soloist with Yale Glee Club. National Associate, National Research Council, The National Academies. Past President, Society for Risk Analysis. Five decades as a classical music lover, choral and solo singer.

Francoise Stone

Anne Cochran Freeman

Victoria Silverman is a Co-Founder of Cook Silverman Search. Victoria has worked in the nonprofit philanthropic sector for more than thirty years. Throughout her career, Victoria has worked in senior fundraising, advancement and management positions in higher education, arts, biotech, and environment sectors at Stanford University, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of California, and the American Film Institute, among others. She has worked with heads of state, CEOs of major corporations, scientists, Hollywood celebrities, and leaders of industry. In 2002, Victoria launched her private practice, VLS Strategies to accommodate the requests of friends and business relationships. VLS Strategies' consultancy practice focused on advising development and nonprofit management, start-up companies, and small businesses. Victoria is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis (BA) and attended St. Louis University School of Law. She has been a "heavy hitter" speaker for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and has served on fundraising advisory committees for several nonprofit organizations. Victoria is listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who of America and Who’s Who of International Business, since the 1990s. She has served as an AIRI conference presenter, a member of the Rodef Sholom Board of Directors, a YMCA volunteer, a member of the Development Executives Roundtable, and a former member of the Reed Union School District advisory council. Victoria is currently a member of the board of directors of the Golden Gate Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and a new member of the board of San Francisco Classical Voice. She is the extremely proud mother of two amazing young women.