|Linda Morris, Professor Emerita, University of California, Davis|
|Julie Fryckman, Health Services Leader, retired|
Vice President, Volunteer Coordinator
|Marjorie Cox, Attorney, retired |
|Melissa Miller, Social Service Administrator, retired|
|David Flack, IT Consultant|
|Joel A. Biatch, Attorney|
|Jerry Freiwirth, Oil Refinery Worker, retired|
|Christian Fritze, Life Sciences Executive|
|Veronika Fukson, Horticulture Educator, University Lecturer, retired|
|Susan Londerville, Physician, retired|
|Pam Miller, Psychotherapist, private practice|
|Jan Murota, Physician, retired|
|Lisa Nelbach, Biomedical Research Scientist|
|Janelle Noble, Senior Scientist, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute|
|Christopher P. ‘Kit’ Ratcliff, Principal Architect and Chairman of the Board, Ratcliff Architects|
|Kate Reed, Professor of Education and Mathematics, retired|
|Margaret Riesen, Chef / Catere|
|Ming Luke |
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.