ABOUT THE OCSA FOUNDATION

The Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the financial support of the school's tuition-free arts programs. The OCSA Foundation is responsible for directing annual fund, legacy giving and capital fundraising efforts, providing marketing resources, leading strategic planning efforts, creating major student performance opportunities, and implementing community outreach programs.

The OCSA Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, governed by a volunteer board comprised of prominent business and cultural leaders.

FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Foundation Board of Directors guides and governs the OCSA Foundation. Board members provide expertise in many areas, including real estate, property development, construction, law, arts and entertainment, banking and investments, marketing and public relations, education, retail, health and human services, government relations, business, strategic planning, and technology. Members work with staff as community ambassadors, as well as providing connections to and cultivating relationships with potential new donors. Board members pay annual dues, serve on committees, and support OCSA fundraising events through sponsorships, auction items, in-kind donations, and the hosting of guests. Many members also provide in-kind contributions of services and equipment from their businesses.

OFFICERS

KEVIN M. TIBER

KEVIN M. TIBER

Chairman of the Board

Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Farmers and Merchants Trust Company

RALPH S. OPACIC, ED.D.

RALPH S. OPACIC, ED.D.

Founder and Executive Director

Founder and Executive Director, Orange County School of the Arts

MISSY PACE CALLERO

MISSY PACE CALLERO

Secretary

Community Leader

DOUGLAS F. GARN

DOUGLAS F. GARN

Treasurer

Consultant

Former CEO and President, Quest Software

Members

  • Sally Andreatta
  • Lisa Argyros
  • Bruce E. Chapman
  • David Duffy
  • Mohamed El-Erian, Ph.D.
  • Vince Foley
  • Maria Newkirk Fong, J.D.
  • John Gates
  • Kenneth B. Gerenraich, D.P.M.
  • Michael Gleason
  • Saini Kannan
  • Tim Kashani
  • Erin Kerrigan
  • Eoin L. Kreditor, J.D.
  • Jerry E. Mandel, Ph.D.
  • Devon Martin
  • Sebastian Paul Musco
  • Karen Child Ogden, M.A., M.F.T.
  • Kevin M. Rosenberg
  • Lee Runnels
  • Harriet Sandhu
  • Marisa Thalberg
  • Sean Windhamburke
  • Haeran Park Zedeck

FOUNDATION ADVISORY BOARD

In addition to the Foundation Board of Directors, the OCSA Foundation receives leadership, direction, and support from the Orange County School of the Arts Foundation Advisory Board. The Advisory Board is comprised of community philanthropists and cultural and educational leaders from major arts and education institutions in the Southern California area. These esteemed professionals form two committees that work cohesively to form the Advisory Board: Community Partners and Strategic Partners.

The Community Partners Advisory Board members serve as ambassadors to the philanthropic community and provide expertise as needed to assist in developing and implementing the Foundation’s long-term strategic plan. The Strategic Partners Advisory Board members work in partnership with school faculty and staff to further develop the school’s instructional program. Strategic Partners provide guest artists for master classes and residencies, donate discounted and free tickets to performances and exhibitions, and help connect OCSA students with Southern California leading arts organizations and premier colleges and universities.

Community Partners

  • Raj Bhathal
  • Patrick J. Dirk
  • Kris Elftmann
  • Robert J. Follman
  • Martin Hubbard
  • Jerry E. Mandel, Ph.D.
  • Sebastian Paul Musco
  • Rick J. Muth
  • Susan Samueli, Ph.D.
  • Ted Smith
  • Lewis Webb

Strategic Partners

  • Robert Bassett
    Chapman University
  • Robert A. Cutietta, Ed.D.
    University of Southern California
  • Terrence W. Dwyer
    Segerstrom Center for the Arts
  • David Emmes, Ph.D.
    South Coast Repertory
  • Peter C. Keller, Ph.D.
    Bowers Museum of Cultural Art
  • Kelly Lucera
    Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
  • Carl St.Clair
    Pacific Symphony
  • Richard Stein
    Arts Orange County

EMERITUS BOARD

In honor of OCSA’s 30th Anniversary, the Foundation created an Emeritus Board to recognize esteemed former members of our Foundation and Advisory Boards for their dynamic volunteer leadership and generous support. OCSA will forever be grateful for these individuals' legacy of service!

  • Julia Argyros
  • John Daniels
  • Brad Ellis, J.D.
  • Paul Folino
  • Carol Green
  • Michal Mekjian, Jr.
  • James “Walkie” Ray
  • Judy Sabbagh
  • Susan Samueli, Ph.D.
  • Janice Frey Smith
  • Kate St. Clair
  • Russell Stern
  • John Vestri
  • Lew Webb

MEET THE FOUNDATION TEAM

Teren Shaffer

Teren Shaffer

Executive Vice President

teren.shaffer@ocsarts.net
714.560.0900, Ext. 3204

Cathy Michaels

Cathy Michaels

Vice President, Development

cathy.michaels@ocsarts.net
714.560.0900, Ext. 5532

Lori Kij

Lori Kij

Director of Special Events

lori.kij@ocsarts.net
714.560.0900, Ext. 5849

Elizabeth McKibbin

Elizabeth McKibbin

Director of Development

elizabeth.mckibbin@ocsarts.net
714.560.0900, Ext. 5531

Cindy Peca

Cindy Peca

Creative Director

cindy.peca@ocsarts.net
714.560.0900, Ext. 6810

Anel Lopez-Cantu

Anel Lopez-Cantu

Marketing Associate

anel.lopez@ocsarts.net
714.560.0900, Ext. 5635

Ricardo Mesina

Ricardo Mesina

Graphic Design Associate

ricardo.mesina@ocsarts.net
714.560.0900, Ext. 3223

Lori Solomon

Lori Solomon

Special Events Associate

lori.solomon@ocsarts.net
714.560.0900, Ext. 5849

Sabrina Valles

Sabrina Valles

Marketing Associate

sabrina.valles@ocsarts.net
714.560.0900, Ext. 6294

Kelly Walpert

Kelly Walpert

Development & Marketing Associate

kelly.walpert@ocsarts.net
714.560.0900, Ext. 6207