Board of Directors2017-12-07T08:33:44+00:00

Board of Directors

The Castro Valley Arts Foundation Board of Directors is a group of community members who share a common interest in supporting the Center for the Arts by providing high quality art experiences to students and the community.


Mary Ann DeGrazia

The Center for the Arts is the entertainment hub of our area.  What finer and more enjoyable way to support our students and community than by working with a group of volunteers who are deeply committed [...]


Murline Monat

As a realtor, I find that the Arts Center adds tremendous home value and enriches the community. As a board member, I delight in helping the Castro Valley Arts Foundation achieve their goals: to entertain, to [...]


Berenice Ku Sullivan

My fondest memories are of time spent singing with the choir, rehearsing with the drama department and creating in the art studios. These experiences, I think, enhanced my abilities as a physician and despite the hectic [...]


Linda Fosdahl

I’ve always believed in community and I’m so pleased that Castro Valley has been my community most of my life. It was great supporting my children in their scholastic, musical, and sports endeavors as they attended [...]


Nora Crans

As a CVUSD nurse, I realize the importance of leading a healthy balanced life.  Music was a significant part of our family life. My two children were active in the school music program and this sparked [...]


Anne Forte

I am honored to be a member of the board of the Castro Valley Arts Foundation, and excited to be involved in efforts to provide a quality entertainment experience for the community.  It's wonderful to have [...]


Serena Foxworthy

I have been a resident and active part of the Castro Valley business community for years.  I was an owner/partner of Foxworthy Tire and Pro Shop and a member of CV Chamber of Commerce and numerous committee [...]


Phillip Ghaderi

Growing up in Castro Valley, I was involved with the CVUSD’s music programs in elementary, middle, and high school.  Now that I have two young children who will attend CVUSD schools, I want to ensure they [...]


Mitzi Gitlin

Volunteering at the Center for the Arts has been a family affair. I volunteered at the box office when it first opened as a way to serve the community, now I head the landscape committee.  Inspired [...]


Suzie Homer

I was thrilled that Castro Valley had a venue that offered such first rate shows, with free parking, and was five minutes from my house.  I was first introduced to the Castro Valley Center for the [...]


Natalie Hung

My enthusiasm and passion for musical theater is shared with my daughter Caty who is considering a career in the arts.  We enjoy seeing productions in New York and in London as well as in San [...]


Matthew Kaser

I have been involved with Castro Valley schools since my spouse asked me to attend my first PTA meeting at Proctor Elementary in 1998.  Since then, many of our friends from that time have continued to [...]


Ginny Layton

I have lived in Castro Valley all my life.  It has been interesting to watch our community grow throughout these years.   One of the most exciting moments of this time has been seeing this beautiful performing [...]


Terry Liebowitz

After years of watching my children and their friends perform on cafeteria stages, I knew our talented students deserved a real theater.  When the CVUSD Superintendent called a meeting in 1998 to discuss interest in building [...]


Drue McCarthy

As the former Co-Treasurer of Castro Valley Music Parents Society for many years, I have been a long-time supporter of Castro Valley arts programs. Our two sons participated in the CVHS band, jazz band, and wonderful [...]


Bill Nott

As an engineer, I came to appreciate the artistic beauty of a great design and the ingenuity that goes into great art.  While I like and recognize the need for a strong math, science and engineering [...]


Cathy O’Dea

As a proud parent, I watched my son perform in many theatrical shows in high school. Then as a former employee at the Fine Arts Museums in San Francisco and as a current Commissioner on the [...]


Erma Smith

Every time the curtain goes up and the music starts, I think what an incredible joy it is to have such a beautiful theater for our students and community.  My family loved music, and I grew [...]