Who’s Who


Ethel Whitty, President
Executive Director, The Carnegie Community Centre, ret'd. Novelist, playwright

Daphne Rodzinyak, Vice-President
Attorney, and Associate at Lawson Lundell LLP

Jennifer Yong, Director and Governance Officer
Attorney, and Legal Counsel at iQmetrix 

Daniel Cairns, CFA, Treasurer
Vice President, Stern Partners

Mañia Hormozi, Director
Senior Development Manager, BC Housing

Miro Kinch, Director
Writer, designer, fundraiser, arts administrator

Helen Song, Chair, Development Committee
B.L.Arch, UBC. Small business owner/operator. Former Project Manager, Pantages Theatre Restoration Initiative. Former Project Manager, Jung Ventures, Infinity at Central City. Former Project Coordinator, Koret Lofts

Kattia Woloshyniuk, Director
Development and Operations Technician, Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Nora Kelly, Founding President

 Janet Lea, President Emerita


City Opera Vancouver is a member of the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, a Community Partner of the Canadian Music Centre, and operates under the jurisdiction of Actors' Equity and the Canadian Federation of Musicians. The Board of City Opera Vancouver meets monthly, except August, in the board room of the Canadian Music Centre. NB: since COVID, all Board and staff meetings have been held online.


Diane Tucker, JD, CIPP/C
Privacy Officer



Dr Charles Barber
Conductor and Artistic Director

Victoria Wilcott
General Manager

Alan Corbishley
Director of Concerts

Roger Parton
Rehearsal pianist and principal coach

Kevin Dale McKeown
Manager of Media Relations

Adam Abrams
Design and Marketing

John Webber
Lighting and Set Design
David Kerr
Production Manager
Jayson McLean †
Production Manager, 2008 - 2020
Jim Littleford
Orchestra contractor


Vanessa Tetangco