Board & Staff

The San Francisco Symphony is recognized for employing an enormously talented, diverse, and dedicated administrative staff. If you need to reach someone on staff, please call our general administrative offices at (415) 552-8000, or email us at

Executive Director's Office

Brent Assink, Executive Director
Marina Kennedy, Executive Assistant

Artistic Planning

John Mangum, Director, Artistic Planning
Shoko Kashiyama, Executive Assistant to the Music Director
Richard Lonsdorf, Artistic Administrator
Helen Newby, Driver
Elaine Robertson, Chorus Manager
Katharine Schimmer, Artist Liaison
James Utz, Artistic Planning Coordinator
Lisa Zadek, Artistic Planning Manager

Community and External Relations

Katie Nicely, Director
Patrick Hosfield, Executive Assistant 
Education Programs/Youth Orchestra
Ronald Gallman, Director  
Kay Anderson, Manager, Education Programs
Kay K. Hamilton, Administrative Assistant 
Anastasia Herold, Education Program Assistant 
Lolly Lewis, Program Administrator, Community of Music Makers
Sammi Madison, Director, Education Programs 
Emily Nelson, Education Programs Associate 
Jason Pyszkowski, Youth Orchestra Manager
Volunteer Council
Marni Cook, Director, Special Events and Volunteer Services
Kelsey Ellis, Events Manager 
Jennifer Franks, Events Manager 
Laura Knerler, League Manager
Carey Sauls, Volunteer Services Coordinator
Morgan Walton, Event Coordinator


Anne Johnson, Director
Chandra Asken, Manager, Development Services 
Carolyn Cheung, Research Associate 
Michael P. Clarke, Assistant Director, Development Operations and Strategic Iniatives
Michelle Heller, Executive Assistant 
Individual Giving
Tim Whalen, Associate Director of Development for Individual Giving
Julie Ambrose, Director, Stewardship & Donor Relations
Karen Baskind, Individual Gifts Coordinator
Kate Berenson, Leadership Gifts Officer, Major Gifts
Robbie D'Anneo, Director, Membership Gifts
Laura Hamilton, Leadership Gifts Officer, Major Gifts
Nina Krauter, Donor Relations & Major Gifts Coordinator
Emily Lagnado, Gift Planning Associate
Sarah Rhyins, Director, Annual Giving Programs 
Joseph Schillaci, Leadership Gifts Officer, Gift Planning
Maria Shaw, Development Gifts Coordinator 
Stephen Steiner, Director, Gift Planning
Amanda Wu, Individual Giving Manager, Baton Circle
Institutional Giving
LindaKay Brown, Director, Corporate Partnerships
Caroline Colburn, Director, Proposal Development
Lauren Eigenbrode, Corporate Partnerships Coordinator
Kari Gregg, Associate Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Thea Hashagen, Manager, Foundation & Government Relations
Greg Neverka, Manager, Corporate Partnerships
Wattis Room
Trisha Heigl, Wattis Room Manager


James Kirk, Chief Financial Officer
Matt Braun, Donor Records Analyst
Ayako Fukudome, Controller
Karen Hill, Accounting Manager
Holly Hobson, Senior Accountant 
Judy Huynh, Financial Analyst
Jane Knox, Purchasing Coordinator
Emily Ma, Senior Accountant 
Christina Magee, Executive Assistant
Nahline Mecum, Donor Records Analyst
Eileen Milton, Accounts Payable Clerk
Mike Monje, Staff Accountant
Information Technology
Neal Wright, Chief Information Officer
Aaron Bennett, Manager, Business Applications
David Berta, PC Support Specialist 
Shivani Chamakura, Database Manager
Aaron Levin, Technical Project Manager and Developer

Human Resources

Ann Allison-Marsh, Director
Michelle Consunji, Sr. Human Resources Business Partner
Alexandria Daley, Benefits and Compensation Analyst
Michelle Safi, Human Resources Business Partner


Russell Kelban, Chief Marketing Director
Kate Bassett,  Executive Assistant
Marketing and Sales
Emily Limón, Director of Marketing and Sales
Aaron Akagi, Digital Production Assistant
Anthony Averson,  Group Sales Specialist
Manny Cabrera, Digital Marketing Assistant
Tony Chappell,  Group Sales Specialist
Susan Chrzanowski, Media Services Coordinator
Mary Kay Hickox, Graphic Production Artist
Christine Laquer, Media Services Manager
Christy Medina, Content Producer
Jamilyn Mohr, Marketing Coordinator
Rachel Reader, Marketing Campaign Coordinator
Harry Sadler, Digital Marketing Assistant
Andrea Tatum, Assistant Campaign Manager
Neil Uhl, Art Director
Jacquelyn Williams, Senior Marketing Campaign Manager
Patron Services
Janice Glenn, Patron Services Director 
Terry Breedlove, Patron Services Manager 
Jeromey Shafer, Box Office Manager 
Hilda Kissane, Assistant Box Office Manager 
Carol Sebelius, Benefactor Ticket Coordinator
Jeannette Garbarini-Walters, Director of Retail Operations
Paul Delucchi, Manager, Repeat Performance 
Michael Gallardo, Symphony Store Manager 
Jeff Griffith-Perham, On-Line Store Coordinator


Oliver Theil, Director of Communications
Public Relations
Louisa Spier, Director of Public Relations
Nate Bourg, Public Relations Assistant
Amelia Kusar, Senior Publicist
Lisa Petrie, Publicist
Jeanette Yu, Director of Publications
Kathy Brown, Publications Associate 
Katherine Cummins, Managing Editor 
Steven Ziegler, Associate Editor
Joseph Evans, Archivist
Patrick Johnson, Associate Archivist

General Manager's Division

John Kieser, General Manager 
Jeanette Wong, Executive Assistant
Electronic Media and Tours
Andrea Luhrs, SFS Media Manager 
Joyce Cron Wessling, Manager, Tours & Media Production
Jessica Huntsman, SFS Media Coordinator
Nicole Zucca, Tour & Media Assistant
Andrew Dubowski, Director
Michele Arnold, Associate Production Manager
Tim Carless, Production Manager
Casey Daliyo, Operations Assistant 
Rob Levin, Operations Manager
Brian Plaskett, Office Services Clerk