Meet Us

The Staff


Noel Koran, General Director

Maria Levy, Artistic Administrator

Claire Yuckert, Patron Services Manager

The Board of Directors


Francois Briand, President
CEO and President, B&W, Inc.
Board Chairman, Critical Thinking Learning Labs, Tacoma

Kathryn McAuley, 1st Vice President
Vice President, Investor Relations, Weyerhaeuser Company

Teresa Gutierrez, 2nd Vice President
Pediatric Physical Therapist, Madigan Hospital
Joint Base Lewis McChord

Cynthia Branson, Secretary
Retired Speech and Language Pathologist, Tacoma

Karen McIver, Treasurer
Senior Vice-President, Columbia Bank


Susan Connolly
Retired Librarian, Tacoma

Douglas Dorr
Independent Consulting Engineer, Tacoma

Jacquelyn Giles
Community Volunteer, University Place

Jenny Hartley
Retired Librarian, Tacoma

Norman Heimgartner, Ed.D.
Early Education Consultant
Professor Emeritus, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma

Tamara Hudson
Licensed Relationship Manager, Key Investment Services LLC

Jennifer Irwin, M.D.
Psychiatrist, Tacoma

Heidi Madson
Assistant City Attorney, Tacoma City Attorney’s Office

Barbara Pinckney
Retired Elementary Teacher, Tacoma Public School System