Board of Directors

Charlotte BurchardCharlotte Burchard worked professionally in behalf of children for forty-five years, with a career spanning service as teacher, mentor, administrator, executive director, expert witness and consultant. She was Center Supervisor of Franklin Children’s Center, a large publicly funded preschool and after school program in the Santa Barbara Unified School District; Executive Director of Pacific Primary School, an award winning private nonprofit preschool, kindergarten and childcare program in San Francisco; Executive Director of Friends of the Children San Francisco, and Executive Director of Allies United for Children, mentoring organizations for vulnerable and challenged children and teens in San Francisco. She consulted to public agencies, non-profit organizations, private institutions, and individuals. She served on numerous Boards of Directors, primarily ones for organizations providing education, arts, and community services. Charlotte Burchard has a Bachelor of Arts degree, a multiple subjects teaching credential, an early childhood specialist credential, and a Master of Arts in education.


karen_heatherKaren Heather is a classically trained pianist with an M.A in Piano from Lancaster University in England. She taught piano privately for many years and currently performs regularly with a number of chamber music ensembles in the Bay Area.

Karen founded the Noe Valley Chamber Music in 1992 from her position as Administrative Director of Noe Valley Ministry’s Community Center. She is thrilled that the series is thriving after 20 years, and she continues to act as Artistic Director. In her spare time she loves to read and travel to Italy whenever possible!


Eve Levine is a consultant to non-profit organizations, providing financial management services that include systems evaluation, financial oversight and human resources administration. She is committed to demystifying financial information and to advancing administrative processes in support of the missions of the non-profit community. Eve is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz, and likes to venture into the urban and natural wonders of the Bay Area.


Charles_McCulloughCharles McCullough is a marketing and business development consultant for various early-stage startups in the Bay Area. Over the previous 15 years, Charles has worked in partnership and marketing capacities for Lunchbox marketing agency, Apple iTunes, NBC-Universal and with the music icon Quincy Jones. Charles has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from North Carolina A&T State University. Originally for North Carolina, he enjoys the California outdoors by skiing, hiking and camping.


ray_waltonRay Walton is a graduate of Florida State University, San Francisco State University and, after doing post graduate work at Stanford, received a Doctorate in Music from the University of Miami. All degrees were in the field of music with Piano as a major. In addition to maintaining a successful real estate career, Ray has become involved in several music organizations, as a result of his love of music. He has served on the boards of Fortnightly Music Club as Piano Chairman, Music in the Morning in Vancouver, and acted as Housing Coordinator for the Music@Menlo Festival, where he also helped to set up their volunteer program. Ray currently studies chamber music with the St. Lawrence String Quartet and performs frequently in the Bay Area.


Kathryn Roberts Perl has lived in Noe Valley for 34 years where she and her husband, Mark, raised their two children.  During that time she also developed her career as a solo harpsichordist, recording artist, teacher and harpsichord technician.  She has served on the boards of the S.F. Early Music Society and Community Music Center.  For 14 years, Kathy and Mark also hosted an intimate music series in their home, called Chattanooga Chamber Music.