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Leadership

Golden Gate Opera Board of Directors

Roberta Wain-Becker

Roberta Wain-Becker

Executive Director

founder and General Director of Golden Gate Opera, helped achieve the company’s non-profit status in 1996, created Outreach Opera-tunities Programs for schools, and has served as President of the Board since 2010.

Yogesh Badwe

Yogesh Badwe

Yogesh Badwe, is a Security Architect at Okta and has previously worked in various capacities at diverse multinational corporations like Salesforce.com, Orange Business Services (France Telecom) and Global Tele-Systems Ltd.

Parimel Sheth

Parimel Sheth

Treasurer

Parimal Sheth is a Financial Advisor, helping people find money for education funding, retirement planning, mortgage protection, 401K Rollover, IRA's, Fixed Annuities, Long term care and Disability. He helps organizer finances, protect assets, and builds up retirement all on one.

Desmond Jeffries

Desmond Jeffries

Desmond Jeffries fell in love with Choral and Opera Music as a member of the Redlands High School Chamber Singers and Varsity Men’s Chorus, performing the works of Andrew Lloyd Webber and John Rutter’s “Magnificat” at Carnegie Hall.

Christina Rose

Christina Rose

Pam Joy Santiago

Pam Joy Santiago

Pam is a biology researcher in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry. she works for Reset Therapeutics. Her professional life finds her managing various projects with emphasis on high quality deliverables.

Golden Gate Opera Advisory Board Members

Heinrich Secker

Heinrich Secker

Heinrich Secker is a Software Tester and QA consultant; presently contracting with Red Hill Studios in San Rafael, and Mitchell Waite Group in Sausalito. He is also involved in mobile application development at Express Mobile Inc. Harry has a MFA in

Peter Nielsen

Peter Nielsen

Peter Nielsen, A REALTOR® for more than 10 years in Marin County, brings his unique skills to help clients succeed in their real estate transactions through Marin Realty Experts. Peter has a Computer Science degree from UW-Madison and an MBA from UC-Berkeley and

Graciela Pera

Graciela Pera

Graciela Pera, V.P of Golden Gate Opera Former President of ALMA (Argentinean Ladies Mercy Association; Teacher at schools such as University of San Francisco, College of Marin, Burke School of San Francisco, Bel Aire School and St. Hilary’s School of Tiburon, CA, Branson School, and Loretto School in Novato. Currently she teaches Spanish at Book Passage bookstore in Corte Madera, California. She has tutored students in Spanish through the Tamalpais High School District.Argentinean classical singer and opera singer was educated in Buenas Aires and graduated from Conservatorio Ibero Americano in Argentina for music, piano and singing.

Noah Griffin

Noah Griffin

Noah Griffin, newspaper columnist and singer song writer, endorsed by United States Senator Dianne Feinstein, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and others, is a candidate for Supervisor representing Marin County’s 3rd district which includes Belvedere,

John Sherman

John Sherman

John is the CEO of IV Lions LLC. For the past nine years, John was a partner at the world’s premier alternative investment advisory firm, Albourne Partners where he advised sophisticated investors on alternative investments. Prior to that, John was a senior analyst/developer at Goldman Sachs in London. He began his career as a management consultant in the financial services sector at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. John also holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation and has authored two books: Foundations of Investing and Liquid Alts. He is often quoted in the financial press has been a speaker at numerous events. John lives in Mill Valley with his wife Lisa and three children Nicholas, Louis, and Isabel, and beloved dog, Poppy.

Jean C. Roybal

Jean C. Roybal

Jean C. Roybal is former owner, CEO and President of Tawns-Roybal Electric Co. incorporated in the State of California in November 1986. Jean is the sole owner of Roybal Electric which did residential and commercial electrical jobs including jobs for BART and some federal

Nelly Timmers

Nelly Timmers

Nelly Timmers worked for the President’s Office of ABB (Asea Brown Boveri) for 28 years, a very large Engineering company based in Switzerland. The company business was in areas of Power generation, Transmission & Distribution of electricity,

Susyn Duris

Susyn Duris

Susyn Duris, is the President of M4 Communications, Inc., a marketing consultancy in Palo Alto, CA that works with technology, entertainment and K-12 organizations to help them build and extend their brands. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a BA in Economics and is currently pursuing her MBA at UC Irvine.

Shirley Graves

Shirley Graves

Shirley Graves, host of Public Advocate TV Show on the Novato Public Access Television Station, Shirley serves as President of the College of Marin Alumni Association.

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