Our Board of Directors


Dianne Conway, Gordon Thomas Honeywell

Vice President

Rick Meeder, Intel Corporation (ret.)


Julie Dunbar, Tacoma Community College


Patricia Wooster, Musician/Teacher


Kit Evans, Hilltop Artists (ret.)

Desireé Wilkins Finch, Pierce County Manager, FUSE Washington

Ronald Klein, Washington State Auditor (ret.)

Erik Molzen, Berkshire Hathaway

Bil Moss, Tacoma Deputy Mayor (ret.)

Susan Rice, Charles Wright Academy

Nathan Rosenbaum, Commercial Real Estate

Jerry Yang, MultiCare Health System


Ex officio

Amanda Baggett, Chorus Representative

Liz Fortenbery, Chorus Representative

Mary Hammond, Symphony Tacoma Associates Representative

Hallie Johnston, Orchestra Representative


Directors Emeritus

Dick Ammerman

Richard Bowe, M.D.*

Clark D’Elia

Karla Epperson

John Guadnola

James Shoemake



Symphony Tacoma Advisors

Don Brown

Karla Epperson

John Folsom

John Guadnola

Marcia Moe

James Shoemake

William T. Weyerhaeuser

Our Staff

Karina Bharne, Executive Director

Margaret Bradley-Thorndill, Orchestra Librarian 

Denise Cline, Finance Manager

Saul Cline, Operations Manager

Susan Newsom, Marketing Manager

Lydia Robinson, Patron Services Manager

Laura Stone, Advancement Manager

To contact a staff member, call 253-272-7264 or
email first initial + last name “at” symphonytacoma.org
(ex. lbeethoven@symphonytacoma.org).