Board of Directors

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

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

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

Syeda Zahra Ahmed

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

Dr. Supeena Insee Adler
Department of Ethnomusicology
The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Michael Donnelly
Entrepreneur, Writer,
Indonesian Law Consultant

Dr. Bernard Ellorin
Samahan Filipino American Performing Arts & Education Center
San Diego Community College District

Delores Fisher
Educator, International Blogger, Poet, Pianist

Jonathan Fohrman
School of Arts & International Languages
MiraCosta College

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

Natasha Kozaily
Kalabash School of Music and the Arts

Shibani Patnaik
Applied Data Finance

Tony Petroulias
Greek Folk Dance and Traditional Culture

Letitia Rogers
Former Regional Director (Western US)
Music & Memory

Preston Swirnoff
ARTI Global Education

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

Dr. Lewis Peterman
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

Dr. Arkal Shenoy
General Atomics, San Diego (retired)

Mandyam Venkatesh
General Atomics, San Diego (retired)

Artistic Advisory Board

Dr. Ric Alviso
CSU Northridge

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

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

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

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