Board of Directors

Dr. Timothy Rice
President
Department of Ethnomusicology
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Dr. Lewis Peterman
Immediate Past President
School of Music and Dance (emeritus)
San Diego State University

Dr. Lance Nelson
Vice President
Department of Theology and Religious Studies
University of San Diego

Shari Johnston-O’Neill
Secretary
Sr. Manager, Business Process Management
Kaiser Permanente

Syeda Zahra Ahmed
Treasurer
Accountant

Dr. Purna Patnaik
Outreach Coordinator
Global Analytics Holdings, Inc. (retired)

Michael Donnelly
Entrepreneur, Writer,
Indonesian Law Consultant

Dr. David Harnish
Department of Music
University of San Diego

Dr. Tom Johnston-O’Neill
The Worldview Project

Connie Kaczmarczyk
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Private Practice

Dr. Alexander Khalil
Institute for Neural Computation
University of California, San Diego

Teena Leroux
Morgan Stanley

Shibani Patnaik
Applied Data Finance

Mandyam Venkatesh
General Atomics, San Diego

Sherry Zheng
University of California, San Diego

N.B.: All board members contribute financially.

Board Members Emeritus

Dr. Robert E. Brown (1927-2005)
Founding President
School of Music and Dance (Emeritus)
San Diego State University

Prof. Danlee Mitchell
School of Music and Dance (Emeritus)
San Diego State University
Music and Percussion Studies, Traditional World Musics

Artistic Advisory Board

Dr. Ric Alviso
CSU Northridge
Ethnomusicology

Dr. William Bradbury
CSU San Marcos
Music Composition

Dr. Curtis Bouterse
Independent Scholar, San Diego
American Traditional Music and Organology

Dr. Holly Wissler
Independent Scholar, Cusco, Peru
Indigenous Andean and Amazonian Musical Rituals

Dr. Nyoman Wenten
California Institute of the Arts
Indonesian Dance and Music

Prof. Ty Constant
National University of Singapore
African Music

Susan Enowitz
Commissioner of Literary Arts, Coronado Cultural Arts Commission
Independent Scholar
Anthropology

Martin Koenig
Ethnographer and Dance Ethnologist
Balkan Music and Dance

John Suter
Nonprofit Arts Administrator (retired)
Executive Director, Center for World Music (1980-84)
Nonprofit Organization Management

Delores Fisher
Church Musician, San Diego
African-American Music

Sudakshina Alagia
Performing Artist, San Diego
Hindustani Classical Music

Farhad Bahrami
Performing Artist, San Diego
Persian Music

Mark Lamson
Director, Sol e Mar Events, San Diego
Lecturer, Latin Music Ensemble, San Diego State University
Latin American Music

Tony Petroulias
Ethnographer, Performer, and Teacher, San Diego
Music, Dance, and Culture of Greece

Yolanda Beniquez
Art Director, La Fiesta Danzantes de San Diego
Mexican Dance

Robert Ojeda
Director, Musica de Atzlan, San Diego
Chicano Music

Mary Ellen O’Malley
Visual & Performing Arts, Curriculum Coordinator
San Diego County Office of Education (retired)
Performing Arts, Puppetry

Jennifer Case Nevarez
Community Learning Network
Educational Travel and Immersion, Community-Based Learning

Victoria Howard
Collector of Musical Instruments
Organology