Board of Directors

2018–2019

Ginny Grant, President

Ginny joined the Board two years ago, after singing with Cantare for several years and jump-starting our auctions and other fundraising activities. She brings experience in running software development and operational teams, serving on regional sports organizations and the vestry at her church. She loves singing with the group and continuing to learn from Dr. Benson, whom she met when he led the Chancel Choir at the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany in San Carlos. Ginny keeps herself out of trouble with her Senior Product Manager role at Benetech and in coordinating Rebuilding Together projects.

Nathaniel Bergson-Michelson, Communications

Nathaniel bring incredible experience to the Board this year, from his role as Chief Marketing Officer at the Oshman Family JCC, and his passion for family, music, doing the right thing, and making the Bass section boom.

Ron Hodges, Treasurer

Ron joined Peninsula Cantare (then named Peninsula Master Chorale) in 1983.  Along with choral singing, he has enjoyed studying piano, organ, and composition.  For gainful employment he used his PhD in chemistry in a career in aerospace.

Danielle Marie, Secretary and Social Media/Fundraising

Many of us know Danielle as the incredible soloist and soprano section lead for Cantare, but she also brings to the Board an infectious energy, mad skills, and ability to connect with the community, both local and virtual. She is the Executive Administrative Assistant to the President of De Anza College, and recently received her Masters in Voice Performance at San Jose State University. Danielle has more than 10 years in Finance and Administration, and in music education. Nothing is more fulfilling to Danielle than performing opera, oratorio, spirituals, teaching voice, and being an advocate for the arts.

Laura Natta, PhD, Fundraising

Laura is a neurobehavior specialist who lives in San Carlos and practices her art as a diagnostician across the state. She joined the Cantare more than 5 seasons ago, and was soon drawn to board activities, serving as President for three years. In her new role on the Board, Laura will focus on fundraising efforts that will enable Cantare to extend its mission of education and community-building through music. Laura has sung for years in church choirs, has cantored, and been involved in musical organizations much of her adult life.

 

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