Board of Directors
Alisa Won (Chairman), Partner, Sideman & Bancroft LLP. Formerly partner in corporate department of Winston & Strawn LLP. Advisory Trustee of May Treat Morrison Chamber Music Foundation. Alisa received her JD from Georgetown University Law Center and her BA in History from UC Berkeley and studies classical piano.
Don Roth (Secretary) is the executive director of the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis, where he has worked since 2006. A native of New York City, he served previously as president of the Aspen Music Festival and School from 2001-2006, and as executive director of the Saint Louis Symphony from 1998-2001. During the 1980s and 1990s, Roth held leadership positions on the West Coast at the San Francisco Symphony as general manager and the Oregon Symphony as president. He serves as the Co-Chair of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson’s regional arts initiative, “For Arts’ Sake”, and as Overseer of the Curtis Institute of Music.
Elizabeth Frohlich (Treasurer)
Gordon Getty, composer and philanthropist, co-founded San Francisco Classical Voice with Bob Commanday.
Thomas Varghese, Melomaniac, Entrepreneur, Investor, Startup Accelerator, Board Member & Advisor to several Silicon Valley Companies. Formerly, Vice President, Oracle Corp., Founded/Co-founded several companies, Scientist. Graduate in Engineering & Telecommunications from Bombay University, Post Graduate from Centre for Development of Advanced Computing.
D. Warner North, decision and risk analyst with NorthWorks; retired Consulting Professor, Department of Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University; PhD in operations research from Stanford. BS in physics from Yale University: Betts Prize for best sophomore English paper, soloist with Yale Glee Club. National Associate, National Research Council, The National Academies. Past President, Society for Risk Analysis. Five decades as a classical music lover, choral and solo singer.
Christina Farr, Award-winning senior staff writer at Fast Company Magazine. Previously, she was an editor at the Bay Area’s NPR station KQED and a reporter for Reuters News. Her coverage has primarily focused on health-technology, but she has also covered the Bay Area classical music scene. Christina received her MA in Journalism from Stanford University and her MA/BA in 19th-Century History from University College London. She was born and raised in the UK, and trained in music theory, flute and piano.