Board of Directors
A leadership team with a passionate belief in the power of choral music, our board is committed to enabling Seattle Pro Musica to maintain artistic excellence and a sound fiscal foundation.
WES KIM, president
Wes Kim joined Seattle Pro Musica as a singer in 2011 and was elected to the Board of Directors in 2013. He chairs the Marketing Committee and is a member of the Inclusivity Advisory Group. Having studied and performed music for most of his life, he considers himself lucky to serve an organization that strives for artistic excellence, creates a family-like community among its singers, and moves and inspires audiences with their performances. Outside of SPM, he’s a Senior Lead Digital Content Writer at AT&T and an award-winning filmmaker.
ANNE CLAMOUNGOU, VICE PRESIDENT
Anne Clamoungou is a telecommunications professional who has lead Information Technology, Operations and Human Resources people and projects in in the greater Seattle area for over 20 years. She is passionate about building amazing teams that thrive through collaboration, creativity and compassion. She’s also dedicated to fostering peace, culture and education as a Peace Corps volunteer, PTA President, Seattle Public Schools Closing the Achievement Gap committee member, volunteer organization development consultant to local non-profits, and as a Buddhist women’s leader. She is honored to continue this tradition with Seattle Pro Musica. And, oh yes, Anne is crazy about music and says that her first Seattle Pro Musica concert was “an out of body experience” that hooked her for life.
Rick Johnson, TREASURER
Rick Johnson is the Director of Finance and Administration at the Seattle Aquarium. In this role he manages all financial functions including accounting, investments, financial reporting, cash flow, annual audits, insurance, payroll, compliance and legal matters.
Prior to his move to the conservation and environment world, Rick worked for more than 30 years in nonprofit performing arts organizations. These included Seattle Opera, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas and other arts centers, ballet, theater and opera companies. Long active as a choral singer, Rick sang for 20 years in John Alexander’s Pacific Chorale, has sung in the Seattle Opera chorus and is a member of Seattle Pro Musica and choirs at University Unitarian Church. He joined the board in 2016.
hannah won, CORPORATE SECRETARY
Hannah Won has been singing in choral groups for over a decade and joined Seattle Pro Musica as a singer in 2013. In 2016, she was elected to the Board of Directors. Previously, she has served on the board of a non-audition community choir - two years as Treasurer. Prior to joining the SPM board, she was a member of the Diversity Task Force, which explored the role of diversity in fulfilling SPM's mission statement. Outside of singing, she is a Project Manager of Software Development at CUSO Financial Services.
Beth Alley joined the Seattle Pro Musica board in 2016. A non-singing member, she is passionate about music and its ability to bridge generational, cultural, and ethnic divides. Beth has worked for a non-profit health care organization for over 20 years, and is currently the Chief of Staff for ancillary and nursing services. As a board member, she brings a wealth of project management, financial, and strategic planning experience and skills.
Jordan Berg is thrilled to join the Seattle Pro Musica Board of Directors! A Vancouver, WA native and recent Pacific Lutheran University (PLU) graduate, Jordan moved to Seattle in August 2017 to begin her career as an Auditor in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Jordan works in both internal and external audit for publicly traded and private companies and will be receiving her CPA license in July 2018. Jordan’s choral background includes recording CDs with Pink Martini that were sold world-wide by Starbucks while a member of Portland’s Pacific Youth Choir, singing with PLU’s Choir of the West, and performing under the direction of Paul Mealor during her Scotland study abroad at the University of Aberdeen in 2016. Choir has always held a special place in Jordan’s heart as the universal language of music has provided a home wherever life may take her, including Seattle when she began singing with SPM in September 2017.
Joy Portella serves on the marketing and development committees. She also sings as a soprano with Pro Musica, and has been a choral singer for more than 25 years. Joy is the president and founder of Minerva Strategies, a consultancy that inspires action and positive change through smart communications.
Meaghan Leferink joined Seattle Pro Musica in 2012 after graduating Mills College with a degree in Music Performance. She joined the Seattle Pro Musica board in 2018, after several years of involvement with its Education and Engagement Committee and the Inclusivity Advisory Group. She is currently the Director of Community Engagement at Seattle Music Partners, an organization committed to eliminating racial and economic barriers to quality music education for youth. In June of 2018 Meaghan will graduate with an MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University. She looks forward to using her applied and academic knowledge of the broader arts environment to help SPM reach its artistic and organizational goals.
Mary Redman joined the board in 2014 and serves on the development and auction committees. While she does not sing in Pro Musica, she sang with the Northwest Girlchoir for 7 years in her youth and plays the flute. She is a biostatistician and faculty member in the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Briana Schwartz has been volunteering with Seattle Pro Musica for over fifteen years. From auction 'fish-bowl-girl', to CD salesperson, to Christmas concert bar tender, she has played several roles as non-singer. She is delighted to expand her involvement as a new member of the Board of Directors. In addition to her work with SPM, she is an accountant and works part time with Ghost Light Theatrical, a local fringe theatre.
Jacki Sullivan recently moved to Seattle to join the incredible community at St. Thomas School in Medina, where she works as a music and drama teacher and private vocal and piano coach. She's originally from the East Coast, where she served as the head of performing arts at several independent and public schools and worked as a private vocal and piano coach for children who work in Broadway, TV, and Film. When she isn't cultivating the next generation of music-lovers, Jacki enjoys hiking, reading, skiing, cooking, and spending time with her greatest compositions: her daughters Anastasia, Regan, and Delaney.
Seattle Pro Musica Advisory Board
Dean Arnold, Past Board Member and Leader of Strategic Planning
Keith Axelsen, President Emeritus
Mona Dworkin, President Emeritus
Samuel F. Dworkin, DDS, PhD, President Emeritus
Mike Evans, President Emeritus
Phil Haas, President Emeritus
Noreen King, President Emeritus
Teena Littleton, President Emeritus
Terri Lords, President Emeritus
John Schilling, President Emeritus
Dale Whitehead, Past Board Member and Auction Advisor