BCCO Board of Directors, 2012
Karen Davison, Editor, Documentary Filmmaker
Ken Lindahl, Principal Network Engineer, U.C. Berkeley
Li-hsia Wang, Pediatrician, retired
Mary Ann Brewin, former Financial & Business Director, Independent School
Linda Berti, Accountant, self-employed
Marjorie Cox, Attorney, retired
Kathleen Cross, Retail Vice President, retired
Stan Dewey, Attorney, Sole Practitioner
Eileen Flanagan, MFT, Consultant, Institute for Labor and Mental Health
Chris Gilbert, Database Consulting & Programming
Anne Mester, Appellate & Administrative Law Attorney, retired
Pam Miller, Psychotherapist, private practice
Jarred Miyamoto-Mills, Principal Engineer, Central Contra Costa Sanitary District
Linda Morris, Professor Emerita, University of California, Davis
Betty Pigford, former Director of Development, East Bay Agency for Children
Mary Rogier, President, Northern California Community Loan Fund
Ama Torrance, Artist
Ruth White, Psychotherapist in private practice
Win Williams, Physicist & Electrical Engineer, UC Berkeley
Gabriela Crane, Web Developer
The BCCO Board of Directors is in charge of organizing all aspects of chorus life, including rehearsals, concerts, and extra programs, such as the Fall singers’ retreat and other workshops. We also discuss and approve the musical repertoire, in collaboration with the Music Director.
The Board approves the BCCO budget and sets the compensation for the Music Director and the Chorus Manager as well as our rehearsal accompanists, soloists, and orchestra members. An ongoing, major Board effort is raising the funds that allow BCCO to offer free concerts to the public. Board members are elected from among chorus members by the Board according to procedures laid out in BCCO’s Bylaws.
Board members have generally been singing with the chorus for some time and have demonstrated enthusiasm for and commitment to BCCO in multiple ways. In addition, Board members frequently contribute a certain expertise to the organization. The Board is committed to cultivating the extraordinary volunteer spirit that keeps BCCO running smoothly. We endeavor to make our processes transparent, and we always welcome ideas and suggestions from chorus members.
Regular meetings of the BCCO Board of Directors are open to all chorus members. Meetings usually take place on the fourth Thursday of the month, from August through May. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM, and are held at the home of a Director.
Final dates and times for Board meetings will be announced in Chorus Notes (during chorus semesters) and will appear in the calendar in the “members” section of the BCCO web site.
Attending a Board Meeting
Non-Board members who wish to attend a meeting should contact the Board President (kbdavison at gmail.com) or Vice President (kqlindahl at gmail.com), by phone or by email, no later than 24 hours before the meeting, to announce their intention to attend and to learn the location of the meeting. A non-Board member who wishes to address the Board on any topic must contact the President or Vice President as outlined above and also request to address the Board and must specify the topic. The President will, at her/his discretion, with or without input from the entire Board, accept the request to address the Board or defer it to a subsequent meeting.