Board Members & Committees

Marian Niles


Retired Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Board Member Los Angeles Master Chorale, and Lake Forest College, Lake Forest Illinois

Leena Mathew

Vice President, Immediate Past President

Vice President and Controller of the LA28 Olympics & Paralympics Organization;  Past Director of Finance & Accounting for the University of Southern California and for The Walt Disney Company; Current Board Member and Past President of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Burbank; Past Board President of the Los Angeles Alliance and of the Los Angeles Area Council for Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Stacy Blair Young


Realtor, Douglas Elliman; Birkman International Board of Directors

Shan Cretin


Retired General Secretary, American Friends Service Committee; Board of Directors, The California Endowment; Senior Scientist, RAND Corporation; Professor, UCLA School of Public Health

Winifred Neisser

Executive Director

Retired Television Development Executive-NBC, Sony Pictures. Advanced Leadership Initiative; Harvard Business School, Cultural/Ethnic Arts Leadership Program; Rutgers Business School. Current Boards: Arts for LA, Otis College of Art and Design, Charles Drew Medical Center Advisory Board

Sue Fink

Artistic Director

ACC Artistic Director

Andrew Cheeseman

Member at Large

Director, Major Accounts, Dynatrace

Liliana Filopovic

Member at Large

Active orchestra and chamber musician, working with the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Santa Barbara Opera and others.
Commissioner on Inaugural Arts & Culture Commission for the City of Beverly Hills

Joy Horowitz

Member at Large

Writer-Author; Professor of Journalism, USC Annenburg Journalism School; Los Angeles Review of Books contributing editor

Peggy Norris

Member at Large

Retired Editor at Little, Brown, McGraw Hill, Summit Books (Simon & Schuster), Franklin Watts Board of Parenting Teens Resource Network, LA

Vicki Fleisig

Member at Large

Retired Program Manager-Satellite Navigation; Raytheon Company and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Cost Account Management and Program Control Certified; FAA, 6 Sigma Specialist; Raytheon Company, Society of Women Engineers Consultant and Speaker.

Yu-Fahn Yuen

Member at Large

Retired Physician, Board Certified Ophthalmology, Board Certified Dermatology, and Board of Directors Stanford Alumni Club South Bay

Desirée Galassi

Member at Large

Retired Finance and Personnel Director ITS Entertainment Logistics; Former Certified Public Educator; Preservation Commissioner, City of Redondo Beach, CA, Sustainable Energy Commissioner for Newtown, CT,  ACC Italy Concerts Producer, Tour Lead

Maury Leiter

Member at Large

Judge, Los Angeles Superior Court

David Steinburg

Member at Large

Vice President of Marketing, Custom Decorators, Inc.; Government Liaison Officer and Disaster; Action Team responder for the American Red Cross; UCLA and Pepperdine Alumnus

Grace Benn

Member at Large

Retired Creative Producer AR/VR/MxR Experiences and Applications, USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies; Television Development Executive Animation, Sony Television; Current Board Member of the Santa Monica Pickleball Club; Past Board Member Santa Monica AYSO

ACC Operations Committee Chairs

  • Membership:  Lauren Rainey
  • Concert Prep:  Mark Green, Will Karr, Meagan Asplin
  • Community Outreach:  Karen McClain
  • Angel City Youth Chorale:  Annie Greskoviak, Heather Catalena
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:  Jane Valde, Rhonda Cameron
  • Finance: Duff Watrous
  • Fund Development: Vicki Fleisig
  • COVID: Erin Mcginley
  • Gigs: Yen King
  • Marketing: Monika Okker
  • Music Management: Carmel Simmons
  • Technology: Mark Green
  • Website: Marsha Reagan

Staff Leadership

  • Executive Director:  Winifred Neisser
  • Principal Accompanist:  Mark McCormick
  • Principal Accompanist:  Gordon Glor
  • Associate Conductors: Julie Athas, Benjamin Enright
  • Business Manager:  Duff Watrous
  • Marketing Director: Monika Okker
  • Resource Fund Development Manager: Anahit Poturyan
  • Webmasters: Jeremiah Arella, Joann Im (Creative Alchemy)
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