Board of Directors
Jessica Anderson is a marketing and strategy consultant for financial services companies and non-profits. Her clients have included Union Bank, St. Luke’s Hospital, Grace Cathedral, and St. Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church. She also served on the board of Theatre Bay Area. Prior to entering freelance consulting she worked as Advertising and Direct Mail manager for Union Bank and served on the selection committee for the Union Bank Foundation. She is a singer and has sung with a number of community choruses including the San Francisco Community Opera Company. She is currently learning to play the clarinet and singing music with seniors and with residents of Laguna Honda through the Community Music Center.
Karen 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.
Jeanette Lewis is a Communications Executive in the Bay Area with over 15 years of experience. Jeanette has a cross-section of communications experience that includes technology, education, government and finance. She brings her personal passion for music to Noe Valley Chamber Music’s Board of Directors as she is also a classically trained pianist. Jeanette received her BA in Comparative Government from Smith College, where she took Master Classes in piano and has an MA in Public Policy from the University of Pennsylvania. A native New Yorker with an affinity for the ocean, she enjoys wake boarding and traveling in her spare time.
Tiffany Loewenberg has been at the helm at NVCM since 2010 as Executive Director and has imbued the organization with energy and enthusiasm, focusing on sustainability, community building, and growing NVCM’s brand. Tiffany is a successful entrepreneur and energetic problem-solver, who relishes a challenge and loves building strong relationships. She has had many stints as a grantwriter, fundraiser, event planner, and project manager both in her personal and professional career. Tiffany values kindness, is passionate about education, loves being outdoors, and can usually be found running, hiking, fishing and playing frisbee or tennis with one or another of her 3 children when she isn’t working. She received her undergraduate degree in Classics at Stanford University.
Charles 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.
First violinist of the Ives Quartet rom 2005-2015, Bettina Mussumeli received B.A. and M.M. degrees from The Juilliard School. She has studied with Ivan Galamian, Dorothy DeLay and Paul Doktor, as well as chamber music with members of the Juilliard, Guarneri and Cleveland quartets. She has studied with Kato Havas in Oxford, England, focusing on the elimination of tension in violin playing. After completing her studies at Juilliard, Mussumeli became co-concertmaster and soloist with the Italian chamber group I Solisti Veneti. She has performed throughout Europe, Australia and the Far East and has made numerous recordings for the Erato, RCA, Tactus and Concerto labels. She has collaborated frequently as guest concertmaster with the Orchestra Toscanini of Parma, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra del Teatro di Cagliari and the Orchestra della Fenice.
Ray 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.