Who's Who

Meet the San Francisco Opera Guild Team

 

Opera Guild Staff

Susan Malott, Managing Director
Andrew Berger, Director of Education
Dianna Cavagnaro, Director of Special Events
Megan McDonald, Marketing & Special Events Manager
Kelly Dewees, Education Administrator
Ellen Kerrigan, Opera à la Carte Coordinator
Martha Chesley, Accounting Desk


Opera Guild Board of Directors

Our board of directors oversees the activities of the Guild. Officers are responsible for management of its finances, as well as its education programs, fundraising and special events. A small professional staff supports the board’s activities.


Opera Guild Executive Committee

Charlot D. Malin, President
Fati Farmanfarmaian, Vice-President Administration
Laurie Chase, Vice-President Associate Directors
Emely Weissman, Vice-President Chapters
Barbara Traisman, Vice-President Community Outreach
Chandra Rudd, Vice-President Development
CJ Van Pelt, Vice-President Education
Linle Froeb, Vice-President Fundraising
Ginny Cartwright Ziegler, Vice-President Marketing
Annie Calonico Schieding, Secretary
Michelle Marie Ritchie, Treasurer
Ena Cratsenburg, Education Fund Chairman
Deborah Sagues, Director at Large
Karen J. Kubin, Past President
Juanita Kizor, Nominating Chair


Opera Guild Active Directors

Cecilia Aviles
Carol Benz
Elizabeth Birka-White
Melissa Boxer Zill
Romana Bracco
Farron Brotman
Karen Bruehl
Alisa Burgess-Blajwas
Marilyn Cabak
Paula Carano
Vera Carpeneti
Robyn Coles
Julie Coplon
Phoebe Cowles
Ena Chan Cratsenburg
Shannon Cronan
Caely Cusick
Olivia Hsu Decker
Jesus Diaz
Lynne Edminster
Fati Farmanfarmaian
Sandra Farris
Claire Fluhr
Chandra Friese
Linle J. Froeb
James Heagy

Jennifer Hill
Arlene Inch
Esther Jennings
Judy Kahn
Diana Kissil
Irene Kivitz
Juanita P. Kizor
Karen Kubin
Joan Lavorgna
Esty Lawrie Landy
Silvia Lin
Nafiseh Lindberg
Patricia Ferrin Loucks
Charlot Malin
Kristen Martin
Anne Marie Massocca
Rita Milner
Susan Mooradian
Camille Morishige
Jane Mudge
Susan O'Brien
Maria Pitcairn
Mary Poland
Judith Renard
Michelle Marie Ritchie
Chandra Rudd

Deborah Sagues
Annie Calonico Schieding
Cynthia Schreuder
Jackie Shinefield
Carol Simmons
Maggie Stack
Elisa Stephens
Belinda Steyer
Holly Suich
France Szeto
Susan Tamagni
Barbara Traisman
Neva Turer
Stephanie Tuttle
CJ Van Pelt
Barbara Walkowski
Emely Weissman
Eve Wertsch
Toni Wolfson
Celeste Woo
Beatrice Wood
Victoria Yeager
Linda Elliott Zider
Virginia Cartwright Ziegler
Carla Zuber




Opera Guild Chapters

San Francisco Opera Guild’s five chapters help us reach an ever-growing audience. Our Guild Chapters help support social events, visiting artists, concerts, recitals, opera previews and play a lead role in the success our programs. Find a chapter near you!


Opera Guild Donors & Sponsors

The generosity of our outstanding donors and sponsors make our education programs possible. Find out more here.