Board of Directors


The Tacoma Opera Board of Directors


Todd Vallie, President
Senior Vice-President, Columbia Bank

Jenny Hartley, 1st Vice President
Retired Librarian, Tacoma

Kathryn McAuley, 2nd Vice President
Vice President, Investor Relations, Weyerhaeuser Company (Retired)

Cynthia Branson, Secretary
Retired Speech and Language Pathologist, Tacoma

Tamara L Hudson, Treasurer
Licensed Relationship Manager, Key Bank


Francois Briand
Board Chairman, Critical Thinking Learning Labs, Tacoma

Susan Connolly
Retired Librarian, Tacoma

Jacquelyn Giles
Community Volunteer, University Place

Teresa Gutierrez
Pediatric Physical Therapist, Madigan Hospital
Joint Base Lewis McChord

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

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

John Saunders
Retired JAG Attorney, Tacoma