The Board of Directors of Opera Colorado is comprised of individuals dedicated to making Opera Colorado a vibrant and integral part of the cultural scene in Denver and throughout the state and region.

Board Members assume an essential obligation to insure Opera Colorado’s current and future financial viability. In addition to supporting the company financially, Directors are expected to actively participate in board meetings, committee work, fundraising and audience development activities. Directors are the principal ambassadors of the company and as such are expected to promote Opera Colorado and its performances, events and activities.

Nominations of Board Members are brought to the full Board for a vote. Board Members are elected for three-year terms and can serve unlimited additional terms providing they are meeting the expectations of the company. If you are interested in being considered for the Opera Colorado Board of Directors, please contact Erin Wenzel, Director of Development, at


Richard Koseff


Information Technology Executive, Ingersoll Rand

Chevis F. (Chip) Horne


Retired Lawyer and Opera Enthusiast

Dr. Laurence K. Chan

Vice President

Professor of Medicine and Surgery, University of Colorado – Denver

Judy La Spada

Vice President

CEO and Founder, Virtuoso Sourcing Group

Prem S. Subramanian, MD, PhD


Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Mark Bussey


Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs

Elizabeth Caswell Dyer

Chair Emeritus

CEO, Sopra Communities, Inc.


Jeff Baldwin


Edward Balkin


Eleanor N. Caulkins

Lifetime Honorary Chair

Board of Directors, Metropolitan Opera Association

Congresswoman Diana DeGette


Colorado’s First Congressional District

Maria Garcia Berry

Founding Partner and Chairman of the Board, CRL Associates, Inc.

Richard Garvin

Mark Heiser


Venue Director, Denver Performing Arts Complex at Denver Arts and Venues

Don Hindman

President & Chief Operating Officer, Principal at Johnson Storage & Moving Co.

Kelly Ann Hodges

Executive Director, Melvin and Elaine Wolf Foundation

Dr. Susan Rae Jensen

Interventional Cardiologist; Classical & Opera Soloist

Laurence D. Kaptain


Special Assistant to the Provost and former Dean, College of Arts & Media University of Colorado Denver

Hon. Kenneth Laff

Denver District Court Judge

James Linfield

Partner, Cooley LLP

MAJ Konstantinos (Dino) G. Maniatis

U.S. Army Officer

William N. Maniatis, MD

Board Member, The Colorado Trust

Dr. John Masserini


Dean, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, MSU Denver

Kevin O’Connor

Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

The Honorable Jon J. Olafson


Judge, 2nd Judicial District

Ronald Otsuka

Curator of Asian Art, Emeritus, Denver Art Museum

Marcia Robinson

Lifetime Honorary President

Arts Philanthropist

Keith Ward


Director, Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver

Linda Weise


President and CEO, Cultural Collective/Opus Creative Industries

Daniel G. Welch

Biotech Industry Executive

Robin Kolsky Yaeger

Arts Enthusiast


Michael Bock

Co-Founder, Petrie Partners

Hugh Grant

Director and Curator, Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Jeremy Kinney

President, Kinney Oil Company

Mary French Moore

Owner/Artist, Stone Flower Pottery

Jeremy Shamos

Board Chairman, Curious Theatre

Susan Shamos

Psychologist, Community Volunteer

Merrill Shields

Lawyer, Community Volunteer

Martha Tracey

Arts Philanthropist, Executive at Crawley Petroleum