Staff and Board

Chorus Austin Staff

Executive Staff

Louis Galie, Executive Director –
Don Hill, Director of Development –
Erin Yousef, Executive Administrator –
Michelle Roberts, Outreach Choir Coordinator –
Walter Stewart, Production Team Leader –

Artistic Staff

Ryan Heller, Artistic Director & Conductor –
David Utterback, Rehearsal Accompanist
Sonja Vandivier, Rehearsal Accompanist
Mary Takvam, Symphonic Chorus Soprano Section Leader –
Mary Smith, Symphonic Chorus Alto Section Leader –
Aaron Coronado, Symphonic Chorus Tenor Section Leader –
Robert Hartigan, Symphonic Chorus Bass Section Leader –

2016-2017 Directors

Board of Directors
Chorus Austin is a 501(c)(3) organization governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors. Board members include community leaders and singers who give their time and expertise to support our mission of “building community through vocal music.” In addition to their duties as directors, each board member serves on a working committee of either the board or the ensembles.

Angela Fleming, Chair
Louis Galie, Executive Director –
Sylvia Cowin, Secretary
Gail Minault, Historian

Janet Forman, Social/Special Events
John Hoberman, Fundraising
Emily Palmer, Marketing
Cameron Vann, Legal

Ex-Officio Board Members
Fran Rush, Symphonic Chorus President
Stephanie Reynolds, Symphonic Chorus Representative
Mary Smith, Chamber Ensemble President
Bob Hartigan, Chamber Ensemble Representative
Becca Hemenway, Youth Chorus Representative

David Knoll, Legal
Rhett Perry, Financial
Cookie Ruiz, Strategic Planning

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