Board of Directors


The Tacoma Opera Board of Directors


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

Jenny Hartley, 1st Vice President
Retired Librarian, Tacoma

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

Jacquelyn Giles, Secretary
Community Volunteer, University Place

Todd Vallie, Treasurer
Senior Vice-President, Columbia Bank


Cynthia Branson
Retired Speech and Language Pathologist, Tacoma

Francois Briand
Board Chairman, Critical Thinking Learning Labs, Tacoma

Susan Connolly
Retired Librarian, Tacoma

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

Tamara L Hudson
Licensed Relationship Manager, Key Bank

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