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Board & Staff

Our Distinguished Patrons

Her Honour the Honourable Janice C. Filmon, CM, OM, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba

The Honourable Heather Stefanson, Premier of Manitoba

His Worship Brian Bowman, Mayor of the City of Winnipeg

Mr. William H. Loewen & Mrs. Shirley E. Loewen, WSO Directors Emeritus

Board of Directors

Curt Vossen, President Martin Duhoux Marlene Stern
Daniel Friedman, Vice President Dr. Selena Friesen Arlene Dahl, Musician Rep.
Jon Kliewer, Treasurer Margaret Harvie Steven Dyer, Musician Rep.
Julia Ryckman, Corporate Secretary Robin Hildebrand Robin MacMillan, Musician Rep.
Terry Sargeant, Past President Edward Jurkowski Isaac Pulford, Musician Rep.
Lucienne Blouw Margaret Kellermann McCulloch Daniel Raiskin, Ex Officio
James Cohen Uri Kraut Angela Birdsell, Ex Officio


The WSO is a chartered non-profit organization operated by a voluntary Board of Directors.

Official Auditors: Deloitte LLP Canada

The WSO proudly acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; Canadian Heritage; Manitoba Arts Council; the Winnipeg Arts Council; and The Winnipeg Foundation.

WSO Staff

Executive Office

Angela Birdsell, Executive Director

Lori Marks, Confidential Executive Assistant,



Daniel Raiskin, Music Director,

Julian Pellicano, Associate Conductor,

Naomi Woo, Assistant Conductor & Sistema Winnipeg Music Director,

Harry Stafylakis, Composer-in-Residence,


Artistic Operations & Community Engagement

Jean Francois (JF) Phaneuf, Director of Artistic Planning,

Michael Falk, Director of Production & Operations,

James Manishen, Artistic Consultant,

Greg Hay, Orchestra Personnel Manager,

Michaela Kleer, Interim Librarian,

Aidan Kleer, Assistant Librarian,

Laura Lindeblom, Operations Coordinator,

Sheena Sanderson, Production Stage Manager,

Aidan Clarke, Technical Coordinator,

Brent Johnson, Associate Director of Education & Community,

Jeffrey Acosta, Sistema & Education Manager,


Finance & Administration

Maria Conde, Senior Director of Finance & Administration,

Sandi Mitchell, Finance & Payroll Manager,

Oscar Pantaleon Jr., Finance Coordinator,


Public Engagement

Ryan Diduck, Senior Director Public Engagement,

Lynne Stefanchuk, Director of Development & Advancement,

Beth Proven, Senior Associate Major Gifts & Planned Giving,

Mark Saunders, Brand & Design Manager,

Claudia Garcia de la Huerta, Marketing & Communications Manager,

Aimee Souka, Manager of Digital Engagement,

Carol Cassels, Development Manager,

Rachel Himelblau, Box Office Coordinator,

Anna Scheider, Public Engagement Coordinator,

Theresa Huscroft, Development Coordinator,

Ivan Moreno Cisneros, Patron Services Representative

Paul Longtin, Patron Services Representative

Russel Kunz, Patron Services Representative

Stephanie Wilson, Patron Services Representative