MERIDA WILSON (Program Manager) joined the SFBC as Program Manager in 2017. She has extensive experience managing educational and administrative operations, facilities, and staff management, as well as coordination of volunteers, in educational and nonprofit settings. As a former educator, she collaborated on curriculum and classroom design, provided classroom instruction, organization and management. In addition to being a certified Waldorf teacher, Ms. Wilson holds a Master of Arts in Religious Leadership for Social Change and a Master of Arts in Divinity from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, and has undergone training in clinical pastoral education and hospital ministry training at the UCSF Chaplaincy Residency Program and San Francisco General Hospital. She is the parent of two SFBC choristers.
MARK DENTON (Development and Finance) is a development consultant working with clients in the arts, education, and social services. Previous posts include: Director of Development at the Jewish Home of San Francisco, where he completed the Home’s $55 million capital campaign, and raised $7-8 million annually; Vice President of Development at Otis College of Art and Design (1995-2006) and California College of the Arts (1990-1995); Executive Director of Texas Ballet Theater (1987-1990); General Manager of Oakland Ballet (1980-1987); and Director of the San Francisco Art Commission’s Neighborhood Arts Program (1976-1980). He is a graduate of Kenyon College and attended UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.
ROBERTA BOWMAN (Finance Assistant) has been a member of the San Francisco Opera Chorus since 1976. Having graduated with a degree in music from the University of California, Berkeley, she finds variety in her musical life by also working for the San Francisco Boys Chorus in the financial department and for Sing for America.