Board of Directors & Advisory Board

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Regina Ferramosca Website ImageRegina Ferramosca (R.R.F.A Financial Consulting LLC.)
Regina Ferramosca brings years of financial management experience to Opera Hispánica. After spending twenty-two years in retail management, Ms. Ferramosca founded R.R.F.A. Consulting LLC, an accounting and bookkeeping firm. Her clients include the EMM Group and One Group. Along with the Executive Director, she plays a vital role in the management and development of Opera Hispánica’s financial matters.

 

Charlie_GonzalezCharles A. Gonzalez (VIA Metropolitan Transit)
Charles A. Gonzalez comes to Opera Hispánica after serving seven terms in the United States Congress and from 2011 to 2012, was Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as well as Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. During his time in Congress, he served on the Committees on Financial Services, Small Business, Homeland Security, House Administration, Judiciary and Energy and Commerce. During his judicial (when he was voted one of the highest ranked judges in Bexar County, Texas) and congressional careers, he has been the recipient of numerous awards recognizing his commitment and work in achieving excellence in the legal profession and seeking public policies in furtherance of diversifying our nation’s energy sources, increasing access to quality health care, improving our educational system and fostering better relations with Mexico. Mr. Gonzalez is currently a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform and serves as Chief of Public Engagement for VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, TX.

Marcos Galvany ImageMarcos Galvany (OMS Productions)
Spanish composer and producer Marcos Galvany has been hailed by John Rutter as “a melody gifted composer…one of the most talented and passionate composers of our time.” His music has been heard throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Australia, South Africa, Mexico, and Puerto Rico where he conducted his own compositions with the New England Symphonic Ensemble. Galvany studied in Spain at the Oscar Espla Conservatory where he graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Piano Performance. He then studied composition in the U.S. at Columbia Union College becoming the “Composer in Residence” and serving as the Assistant Conductor of the New England Symphonic Ensemble which has performed more than a hundred times at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The composer has received commissions by The New England Symphonic Orchestra, the State of the Arts Cultural Series at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC, and most recently by the Jose Limón Dance Company in New York City.  His first opera, “Oh My Son” was premiered at Carnegie Hall on April 10, 2010 followed by his ballet which premiered at the Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) with the Jose Limón Dance Company on Dec 14, 2010.

Daniel Frost Hernández (Opera Hispánica Founder) See Staff Page for biography

Lesley_KoenigLesley Koenig (Arts Consulting Group)
Lesley Koenig is currently a Senior Consultant with Arts Consulting Group, a leading firm that specializes in non-profit and performing arts management. With over ten years of senior executive experience managing performing arts organizations, and a twenty-year career as a world-renowned opera director and producer, Lesley Koenig began her career as a stage manager at San Francisco Opera at age 17, and at 23 was engaged as a stage director at The Metropolitan Opera. She later joined San Francisco Ballet as General Manager in charge of all operations and subsequently returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Assistant Manager – Production / Director of Production, a newly created position. Ms. Koenig earned dual Masters degrees at Stanford University, an M.B.A. and an M.A. in Education and Italian and holds a B.A. with honors from Harvard. 

Peter Psiachos website imagePeter Psiachos, Esq. (HSBC Securities (USA), Inc.)
Peter Psiachos is a tax attorney with HSBC Securities (USA), Inc. He has many years of experience assisting nonprofit organizations and supporting their 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in addition to his regular work of advising financial institutions on a myriad of U.S. federal income tax matters. Originally from Toronto, Canada Peter enjoys traveling, theatre, and opera.

 


Rhesa Williams
(BNY Mellon)

Rhesa Williams has worked in the financial services industry for the past 20 years and is currently a Vice President at BNY Mellon.  In that capacity, Rhesa works to streamline processes, wherever possible, to create greater transparency in reporting and to increase accuracy and efficiency within her division. In addition to her career in finance, Rhesa is also a professional mezzo-soprano, has been privileged to perform as a soloist and a choral artist in the New York area for several years. Solo performances include Durufle’s Requiem, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, and Brahms’ Alto Rhapsody.   As a choral singer, she’s had the opportunity to perform frequently with such internationally acclaimed organizations as the New York Philharmonic and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.  Recent performances include New York Philharmonic’s staged version of Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, Ligeti’s Clocks and Clouds (2011) and Le Grand Macabre (2010).  For the past several years, she’s had the privilege of performing as part of Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart series, under the direction of Maestro Louis Langree.

 

ADVISORY BOARD

Martina Arroyo
The Martina Arroyo Foundation

Tony Bechara
El Museo del Barrio/ Philanthropist

Gabriela Poler-Buzali
Jose Limon Dance Company

Ambassadress Gaetana Enders
Casita Maria/ Philanthropist

Ricardo Lugo
The Metropolitan Opera

Mark Richter
Opera Piccola of San Antonio

Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Composer

Buck Ross
Moores Opera Center