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 Office

Derek Dean, Interim Executive Director
Karen Buckmaster, Executive Assistant

Artistic Planning

Matthew Spivey, Director
Richard Lonsdorf, Associate Director of Artistic Planning
Jeffrey Jordan, Chorus Manager
Shoko Kashiyama, Executive Assistant to the Music Director
Audra Loveland, Artist Liaison
James Utz, Artistic Planning Coordinator
Joseph Woodward, Artistic Planning Assistant
Lisa Zadek, Artistic Planning Manager


Oliver Theil, Director

Public Relations
Robin Freeman, Director of Public Relations
Tatyana Filatova, Public Relations Coordinator
Kim Huynh, Video Producer
Theodora Karatzas, Publicist
You You Xia, Associate Director of Public Relations

Jeanette Yu, Director of Publications
Kathy Brown, Publications Associate
Emily Neveu, Content Production Manager
Steven Ziegler, Managing Editor

Emma Logan, Digital Asset Coordinator

SFS Media
Jessica Huntsman, SFS Media Manager
Margaret Benedict, SFS Media Coordinator

Community Engagement and Volunteer Services

Marni Cook, Director
Carly Asher, Volunteer Services Coordinator
Laura Bergmann, Event Coordinator
Benjamin Biscocho, Community Relations Associate
Jennifer Franks, Assistant Director, Events
Tisha Hong, Event Manager
Laura Knerler, Assistant Director, Volunteer Services


Justin Marsh, Interim Director
Derek Lance, Executive Assistant

Corporate Partnerships
Cia Glover, Director, Sponsorships
Matthew Felver, Manager, Sponsorship Donor Relations
Bonnie O'Donoghue, Sponsorship Donor Relations Officer

Individual Giving
Julie Ambrose, Director, Stewardship & Donor Relations
Patrick Hosfield, Director, Foundation and Government Relations
Sara Koerber, Gift Administration and Stewardship Officer
Collette Roy, Individual Giving Officer
Maria Shaw, Manager, Annual Giving, Friends
David Zhang, Director, Principal Gifts and Gift Planning

Catherine Butler, Director, Development Analytics and Stewardship
Nina Zhou, Director, Development Strategic Planning
David Allen, Manager, Development Expenses and Budget
Carolyn Cheung, Manager of Prospect Research
Chad Meeuwse, Development Associate
Maura Timmerman, Manager of Development Data and Analytics

Wattis Room
Trisha Heigl, Wattis Room Manager



James Kirk, Chief Financial Officer
Christina Magee, Executive Assistant
Michael Artukovich, Senior Financial Analyst
Larez Davenport, Payroll/Accounting Assistant
Karen Hill, Accounting Manager
Holly Hobson, Senior Accountant
Judy Huynh, Director of Financial Planning and Analysis
Jane Knox, Purchasing Coordinator
Emily Ma, Senior Accountant
Mike Monje, Staff Accountant
Rachel Morris, Donor Records Analyst
Elizabeth Shribman, Financial Analyst
Hernan Vargas, Controller

Information Technology
Aaron Bennett, Chief Information Officer
Chandra Asken, Manager, Tessitura Operations and Analytics
David Berta, Applications Support Engineer
Shivani Chamakura, Manager, Data Engineering and Analytics
Stuart Goldman, Business Applications Specialist
Aaron Levin, Technical Project Manager & Developer

Human Resources

Susan Deady, Director
Cassie Benjamin, Business Partner
Alexandria Daley, Benefits & Compensation Analyst


Russell Kelban, Chief Marketing Director
Kate Bassett, Executive Assistant

Marketing and Sales
Nate Bourg, Social Media Coordinator
Tony Chappell, Group Sales Specialist
Amy Chin, Marketing Research Manager
Jozef Colomy, Digital Content Specialist
Audrey Deshayes, Group Sales Specialist
Jason Koo, Revenue Manager
Amelia Kusar, Associate Director of Marketing
Maggie Li, Marketing Campaign Coordinator
Alexandra Llamas, Associate Director of Marketing
Katherine Sautter, Hospitality Manager

Creative Services
Corey Scott, Director
Zach Klassen, Project Coordinator
Iro Mavrogeni, Art Director
Virginia Reuter, Senior Production Manager
Jennifer Siu, Graphic Production Artist
Andrea Wang, Web/Digital Producer

Patron Services
Janice Glenn, Director
Terry Breedlove, Manager
Christina Coughlin, Assistant Box Office Manager
Hilda Kissane, Box Office Manager
Carol Sebelius, Benefactor Ticket Coordinator

Paul Delucchi, Manager, Repeat Performance
Jeff Griffith-Perham, Online Store Coordinator
Robert Johnston, Jr., Assistant Store Manager


Andrew Dubowski, Director
Michele Arnold, Associate Production Manager
Justin Brown, Manager
Tim Carless, Production Manager
Suzanne Kleid, Receptionist
Jef Shadoan, Office Services Clerk
Joyce Cron Wessling, Manager, Tours & Media Production
Nicole Zucca, Tour & Media Production Assistant

Orchestra, Education, and Strategic Initiatives

Rebecca Blum, Director

Education Programs/Youth Orchestra
Ronald Gallman, Director
Kay Anderson, Director, Education Programs
Kay K. Hamilton, Administrative Assistant
Anastasia Herold, Education Programs Assistant
Erin Kelly, Scheduling Coordinator, Adventures in Music
Jason Pyszkowski, Associate Director, Youth Orchestra Program
Virginia Reynolds, Education Programs Manager
Justin Sun, Education Programs Associate

Orchestra Personnel
Bradley Evans, Interim Manager
Amy Sedan, Interim Assistant Manager