BOARD
OF DIRECTORS

Laurie Miller – Co-President

San Francisco Bay Area Director,
Construction & Engineering, AT&T
Diablo Ballet Board Member since 2012

Cheryl DeSimone – Co-President

Philanthropist
Diablo Ballet Board Member since 2009

Valerie Akin

AVP, Small Business Specialist
Small Business Banking | Regional Bank
Union Bank
Diablo Ballet Board Member since 2022

Kristina Cipriano – Ex Officio Secretary

Ballet Ambassador
Diablo Ballet Board Member since 2017

Sandy Garcia

Business Banking Relationship Manager, U.S. Bank
Diablo Ballet Board Member since 2022

Elizabeth Green-Sah

Asian Art Museum Docent and Philanthropist
Diablo Ballet Board Member since 2019

Karen Lapointe

Ballet and Pilates Coach for the US Synchronized Swim Team
Diablo Ballet Board Member since 2019

Fred Lambright – Treasurer

Vice President, Mechanics Bank
Community Development Manager/CRA Officer Community Development
Diablo Ballet Board Member since 2018

Umberto Leone, CFP, AAMS

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
Diablo Ballet Board Member since 2020

Lanita Mims

Owner, Tub-A-Roo Entertainment
Commissioner, Contra Costa County Women’s Commission
Commission, Contra Costa County Arts Commission (AC5)
Diablo Ballet Board Member since 2022

Susan Boreliz

Executive Director
Ex-Officio

Lauren Jonas

Co-Founder/Artistic Director
Ex-Officio

Ashraf Habibullah – Emeritus

Co-Founder and President

Richard Sah, Ph.D. – Emeritus

 

Advisory Board

Solomon Belette, MBA

East Contra Costa Community Alliance Coordinator

Gina Buscheck

Recruiter for Service Champions Heating and Air Conditioning

Jack Catton

Former Sales Manager, US Bank

John diBene

Assistant Vice-President – Senior Legal Counsel, AT&T Services, Inc.

Ruth Egherman

Marekting Director, Bankhead Theatre

Kathy Ferber

Former Director, Non Profit Management Certificate Program, Cal State University East Bay

Lyla Foggia

Foggia Public Relations

William T. Gallagher

Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Golden Gate University School of Law

Sandy Garcia

Banking Relationship Manager, U.S. Bank

Arturo Jacobus

Former President & CEO, Atlanta Ballet

Ghislaine Escot-Johnson

Senior Program Officer, AVP, Bank of the West

Gail Murray

Former Mayor and City Council Member, Walnut Creek

Sylvia Perfetto

Pacific Gas & Electric

Thomas Guarino – Emeritus

Former Government Relations Manager, Pacific Gas & Electric