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Management

Silicon Valley Visual Arts, Inc. is managed by a volunteer board of directors and its various programs are managed by volunteer committees. In addition, the the board of directors, a board of advisors made up of prominent business people with a passion for the arts also contribute guidance to the organization.

Board of Directors

Mel Thomsen
CEO — Retired engineer and marketing research professional
Christine Oliver
Artist, art teacher, and communications consultant
Cathy Zander
Artist and art teacher
Joan Sparks
Artist
Amanda Krauss
Artist and environmentalist
Nancy Woods
Artist and businesswoman
Linda Toll
Accountant

Board of Advisors

Jeff Bramschriber
Manager — University Arts
Paul Nyberg
Publisher — Los Altos Town Crier
George Rivera
Executive Director — The Triton Museum
Daniella Russo
Marketing Executive — Past President of the Board
Gil McMillon
Owner — Accent Arts
Susan Kraft
Artist — Executive Director of Society of Local Artists

Program Committees

Program committees are staffed entirely by volunteer artists and art-lovers working side-by-side to present our events and exhibits. Here's you're chance to help advance the quality and appreciation of art in the Bay Area by working shoulder to shoulder with some of the exciting artists in the area. Learn more at www.svos.org