The Vivace Board of Directors

Donald Foster, President

Donald is a retired programmer and a longtime member of the congregation and choir of Stone Church of Willow Glen, which has supported Vivace from our inception with rehearsal and performing space. An accomplished musician, he also is a pianist and organist and currently sings with San Jose Symphonic Choir. Donald joined the Vivace board in 2014 and brings a perspective from the wider musical community as well as ties to Stone Church, which continues to be an important pillar for the chorus.

Alan Spool, Treasurer

Alan, a PhD chemist, applies his more than 25 years' experience in the disk drive industry to solve problems in disk drive technology using analytical techniques (research, development and manufacturing). He is the husband of Peggy Spool, Artistic Director of Vivace and a co-founder of the organization. When a group of parents joined forces in 2003 to create a children's chorus for San Jose and asked Peggy to be its director, Alan joined the initial board and took on the herculean task of incorporating Vivace and obtaining our 501c(3) non-profit status. Alan continues to be a dedicated and active supporter of Vivace, on and off the board. He currently serves as Treasurer, a role he has held from time to time since the chorus was formed.

SUSAN PETERSON, secretary

Susan is an environmental health and safety professional and the parent of a Vivace singer. She joined the Vivace board in 2014 with the desire to help establish the chorus' growing program in East San Jose, which was launched in 2011. She serves as a liaison with the evolving parent community at the East side program and advises the board on marketing, recruitment, and other facets of building Vivace's presence there.

Geeta Desai

Geeta has spent the past decade in volunteer service to the community after a career in marketing and engineering in Silicon Valley.  She has served as chair of the Junior Achievement Program, President of the School Site Council, PTA member and volunteer in the Saratoga Unified School District, and a Board member of Service League of Old Orchard School in Campbell, CA.  Prior to her volunteer service she held senior marketing and technical roles at PA Semi (acquired by Apple) and LSI Logic.  Geeta has a MSEE from Penn State, and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from MS University of Baroda, India.  Geeta has co-authored two patents in the field of microprocessor design.  Geeta takes a keen interest in her two sons' academics and extracurricular activities, enjoys the outdoors, gardening, cooking, and traveling.  

 

Arlene Boyd

 

Teresa Meyer-Calvert