Leadership

Western Region Board
July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022

Executive Committee
Lou De La Rosa, CA – President
Kim Ritzer, NV – Past President
Michael Short, CA – President-Elect

Jeffrey Benson – California President
Jim Halvorson – Nevada President
Andrew Crane – Utah President
Hawaii President – Arizona President
Jace Saplan – Hawai`i President
Joe Svendsen – Treasurer

Advisory Committee
R&R Coordinators work with State R&R Chairs for each genre listed

Ernest Harrison, CA – Lifelong R&R Coordinator

Community & Professional Choirs
Music in Worship
LGBTQ Perspectives
Choral Composition

Nicola Bertoni Dedmon, CA – Repertoire Specific R&R Coordinator

Contemporary Commercial
World Musics and Cultures
Women’s/SSAA Choirs
Men’s/TTBB Choirs
Vocal Jazz

Christina Swanson, AZ – Youth R&R Coordinator

Children’s & Community Youth
Jr. High / Middle
Sr. High School

Nicholle Andrews, CA – Collegiate R&R Coordinator

College & University
Two-Year Colleges
Student Activities

Communications Committee
Joan Steinman, UT – Recording Secretary
Elizabeth Baker, HI – Social Media
TBA – Webmaster
Angelica Dunsavage, AZ – Tactus Editor

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee
Jace Saplan, HI – Coordinator
Emily Mercado & Yuen Tseh, UT
Josh Palkki, & Zanaida Robles, CA
Alyssa Cossey & Nicki Manlove, AZ
Megann Sala & Jace Saplan, HI

“Lift EVERY Voice and Sing!”
2022 Conference Committee
Cari Earnhart, CA – Oranizing Chair
Scot Hanna-Weir, CA – Organizing Vice-Chair
Lori Marie Rios, CA – Special Assistant to President
Joan Steinman, UT – Conference Program Editor

Angelina Fitzhugh, CA & Emily Mercado, UT – Interest Sessions Chair
Kristina Nakagawa, CA – Site Liaison (Convention Center)

Molly Peters, CA & Camille Killpack, UT – Performance Chair
Carolyn TEraoka-Brady, CA – Site Liaison (Church)

Marc McGhee, CA & Willow Manspeaker, CA – Honor Choir Chair

Tammi Alderman, CA – Reading Session Chair
(R&R Coordinators work with State R&R Chairs)

Dale Trumbore, CA – Composer Track Chair

Heather Scobie, NV – Hospitality Chair