Board Members

Hester Bradbury, School Administrator, retired
Ellen Rosenfield, Lecturer, UC Berkeley, GSI Teaching and Resource Center
Ignacio Dayrit, Architect and Urban Planner
Vice President
David Flack, IT Consultant
Janet Hack, Secondary school teacher and college counselor, retired
Martha Richards
Joel A. Biatch, Attorney
Marge Boyd
Kay Ellyard, Feldenkrais Instructor
Manon Johnson, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management at École Bilingue de Berkeley
Paula Kingsley, Senior Technical Infrastructure Architect at the Nielsen Company
Susan Londerville, Physician, retired
Alice McCain
Karen Natoci
Kathy Paxson
Margaret Riesen, Chef/Caterer
Richard Shapiro

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. Board members are elected from among chorus members by the Board according to procedures laid out in BCCO’s Bylaws. 

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 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 and audience. 

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.

Board meeting agendas are posted in advance of a meeting in the members section  of the BCCO web site.

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