Ginny joined the Board three 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, and organizing outreach events. 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 designing and delivering products and services in the not-for-profit world, and in coordinating Rebuilding Together projects.
Nathaniel brings incredible experience to the Board, 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 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.
Claudia is a long-time patron of the Arts, and for the past nine years, a friend of Peninsula Cantare. Although it is a diversion from the typical board member, she does sing in the car and with her church congregation! Claudia’s financial background and previous non-profit board experience will supplement the existing board strengths. She is a Bay Area native and resides in San Carlos.
Dr. Natta is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist / Neuropsychologist specializing in diagnosis and treatment planning for co-occurring disorders, aging and functional living plans, and complex neurobehavioral cases. She is active in several professional organizations and serves on the Board of Directors of The Northern California Neuropsychological Forum. Laura has sung for years in church choirs, has cantored, and been involved in musical organizations much of her adult life, so joining Cantare was a perfect antidote for her daily schedule! She was soon drawn to Board activities here, serving as President for three years.
During the Pandemic, we welcomed a former Cantare singer to the Board, proving that remote engagement is not limited to school and work life! Nancy brings many years of experience in employment and compensation, most notably at Stanford Hospital and Stanford’s School of Medicine. She will focus this year on identifying and applying for potential grants that will enable Cantare to extend its mission of transformation and community-building through music.