Board of Directors


Fred Withers, Chair
Chief Development Officer (Ret.), Ernst & Young LLP

Judith Korbin, Vice Chair

Etienne Bruson, Treasurer
Managing Partner, British Columbia, Deloitte

Diane Hodgins, Secretary
Director, Century Group Lands Corporation

Suzanne Anton, Q.C.
Corporate Director

Debra Finlay
Partner, McCarthy Tetrault LLP

Michael L. Fish
President, Pacific Surgical Limited

Cathy Grant
Senior Vice President, Coromandel Properties Ltd.

Hein Poulus, Q.C.
Partner, Stikeman Elliott

Jill Tipping
President & CEO, BC Tech Association

James Carter
President, Carter GM Northshore

Doug Christopher
President, Montrose Development Ltd.

Elisabeth Finch
Partner, PwC

David Garofalo
President & CEO, Goldcorp Inc.

Doug Hart
Vice President, Sales & Officer (Ret.) Industrial Alliance Pacific Life Insurance

Sam Lee
Managing Director – Global Mining Group, CIBC World Markets

Alexandra Mauler
President, A.M.S Petrography Ltd.

AJ McLean
Managing Broker, Blanca Realty Ltd.

Monique Mercier
Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Telus Corporation

Roy Millen
Partner, Blakes

Fred Pletcher
Partner, Chair of the National Mining Group, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Stanis Smith
Executive Vice President, Buildings, Stantec

Melvyn R. T. Tanemura
President, M.R.T. Tanemura CPA Inc.

Musician Representatives

Cristian Márkos, Cello
Vern Griffiths, Principal Percussion

Honorary Life President

Ronald L. Cliff, C.M.

Honorary Life Vice Presidents

Nezhat Khosrowshahi
Gerald A.B. McGavin, C.M., O.B.C.
Ronald N. Stern
Arthur H. Willms

The Vancouver Symphony Foundation Board of Trustees

Ronald L. Cliff, C.M., Chair
Dallas Brodie
Marnie Carter
Lindsay Hall
Irene McEwen
Gerald A.B. McGavin, C.M., O.B.C
Alan Pyatt
Arthur H. Willms
Fred Withers
Tim Wyman


Kelly Tweeddale, President
Mehgan Atchison, Executive Assistant


Mary-Ann Moir, CA, Vice-President, Finance & Administration
Debra Marcus, Director, Information Technology & Human Resources
Diane Liu, Accountant
Amanda Silva, Applications & Systems Specialist
Ray Wang, Payroll Clerk & IT Assistant


Neil Middleton, Vice-President, Marketing & Sales
Matthew Baird, Public Relations Manager & Assistant to the Music Director
Elyse Bannerman, Marketing Coordinator
Castine Breckwoldt, Manager of Gift Shop & Volunteer Resources
Katherine Houang, Group Sales, Patrons’ Circle Concierge & Special Ticket Services Manager
Kenneth Livingstone, Database Manager
Cameron Rowe, Director, Audience & Ticket Services
Jason Ho, Senior Customer Service Representative
Taylor Beaumont, Senior Customer Service Representative
Kathy Siu, Box Office Shift Captain
Stacey Menzies, Assistant Gift Shop Manager
Shawn Lau, Customer Service Representative
Mark Sutherland, Customer Service Representative
Seamus Fera, Customer Service Representative
Samantha Tchir, Customer Service Representative
Aniria Sanz, Customer Service Representative


Angela Elster, Vice-President, VSO School of Music and Community Programs
Misha Aster, Vice-President, Artistic Planning & Production
Christin Reardon MacLellan, Director, Education & Community Programs
Francesca Fung, Director, Artistic & Orchestra Administration
Alex Clark, Assistant Librarian & Artistic Operations Assistant
Aaron McDonald, Orchestra Personnel Manager
Kaylie Hanna, Artistic Operations & Education Assistant
Nicholas Jacques, Interim Production Manager
Ryan Kett, Artistic Operations & Education Assistant
Duncan Watts-Grant, Community Engagement Specialist
Minella F. Lacson, Music Librarian


Leanne Davis, Vice-President, Chief Development Officer
Mary Butterfield, Director, Individual & Legacy Giving
Natalina MacLeod, 100th Anniversary Campaign Director
Rebecca Allard, Development Assistant
Pegah Behnammoradi, Development Officer, Special Projects
Jason Hulbert, Manager, Corporate Programs
Kyle Tiney, Director, Annual Giving
Ann True, Development Officer, Direct Response
Lauren Watson, Manager, Annual Giving and Stewardship