BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Tony Principe, Chairman of the Board of Directors – CMATO 2014-Present
Tony has been a resident of Thousand Oaks since 1966 and has been actively involved with non-profits as well as coaching youth sports for the past 30 years. These organizations include Rotary Club- Thousand Oaks- serving as a counselor and speaker at RYLA- Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2001-2013, American Heart Association- Ventura County Chapter serving as President, Chair of the Board and Treasurer 1989-2002, Braille Institute Special Olympics- Coaching Chair 1988-2005 and Optimist Club of Conejo Valley – President and Board Member 1986-2001.
Tony is President of Westcord Commercial Real Estate Services, Ventura County’s oldest Commercial Real Estate Firm and Managing Partner of TR Funding, a real estate development firm established in 1994.
Tony has been married to his wife Jennifer since 1994 and has two boys, Jeremy and Drew.
Nancy Chappell, Vice Chair
Nancy Chappell is a financial advisor with The Lake Avenue Group, a team of wealth management professionals at Morgan Stanley. Prior to becoming a financial advisor and returning to her hometown of Thousand Oaks, Nancy was a traveler, teacher and small business owner. In addition to starting and building a successful after school math and reading center while living in Springfield, Missouri, her varied experience includes positions at the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., the State of Hawaii Department of Defense, and teaching at both U.S. and overseas schools. Nancy has always been actively involved in her community. While part of a diplomatic community in the Ivory Coast, she developed and ran a summer camp for expatriate kids. As a board member of an international school in Honduras, she helped oversee design and construction of a new school building. She has served on the boards of several children’s social service organizations, and is currently a board member of the Annapolis Parents Club of Southern California, the Red Door Vineyard and the advocacy group, Not One More.
Nancy graduated from Westlake High School. She earned a bachelor of science from the University of California, San Diego, and a master’s degree at Old Dominion University in Virginia.
Nancy’s interests include backpacking (she hiked 93 miles of the John Muir Trail with her oldest son) and encaustic painting, an ancient technique using beeswax, resin and pigment.
Len Linton, Treasurer
Chief Finance, Administration and Corporate Development Officer of ViaSource Solutions. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks CA. ViaSource Solutions is the contact center of choice for 24/7 onshore and nearshore contact center services. Len brings diverse experience from several industries: call center contact management, banking/financial services, manufacturing and information technology. He has skills in general management, program management, project planning, organizational development, finance, accounting, talent acquisition, also knows about banking and risk management from 8 years as a founder and active Board member of a community bank.
Len was the President(Board Chair) at New West Symphony (2007-2010), past President at Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise (1986-2000), past President (Board Chair) at the Wellness Community -Valley of Ventura, California. Len earned received his MBA from Michigan State University - The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management and he earned his BS in Math, Physics and Economics from Saint Lawrence University.
Len's interests include gastronomy, oenology, dogs (especially Rhodesian Ridgebacks), friends, symphonic music, skiing and boating. Len is married to Judy Linton, Cultural Affairs Commissioner for the City of Thousand Oaks.
Margaret Fieweger, PhD, Secretary
Margaret Fieweger, PhD, is emerita administrator from California State University Northridge (CSUN). Her administrative career also includes Department Chair of Communication Studies, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, and Associate Academic Vice President for California State University Los Angeles (CSULA). Margaret served as Administrative Fellow of the California State University and served on university accreditation teams for the Western Association of Schools and Universities.
A trustee of the Conejo Las Virgenes Future Foundation since 1995, Margaret co-chaired Senior Congresses and chaired the Task Force on Housing the Visual Arts, which became the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks. Margaret has been a caregiver and communication trainer for Hospice of Conejo, and served on the Board of Directors.
Pat Brubaker, CMATO Historian
Richard T. Johnson
Albert "Bud" Marley, EdD
Mike Yee (2008 - 2017)
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Diane Milavetz, Finance
Tish Greenwood, Executive Director
Tish Greenwood is dedicated to creating cultural spaces where ideas are shared and people connect. With the support of the City of Thousand Oaks, CMATO is the new neighbor of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and is in the distinct position to realize its goal of establishing an enduring arts institution that will bring civic pride to the Southern California region.
Tish’s professional experience includes positions at the J. Paul Getty Museum, photo l.a. and ArtSlant. Tish's recent curatorial projects include Mass Appeal: The Art of Corita Kent and Exposed: The Female Lens in a Post-Identity Era?
Tish serves on the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Museum Grants Awarding Committee. The City of Thousand Oaks has recently awarded Tish the Excellence in the Arts Emerging Arts Leadership Award for her work as Executive Director of the California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks.
Tish received her BA in Art History from John Cabot University, Rome, Italy and her MA in Museum Studies and Contemporary Art from Georgetown University and Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York.
Florencia Glas, Administrative Manager
Florencia Glas was born in Argentina but moved to the United States with her family in 2004. She graduated as an Industrial Designer from ORT Argentina and completed multiple design courses from the University of Buenos Aires.
Florencia was the National Manager of Marketing and Visual Merchandising for Reebok Argentina and the Project Leader for “Reebok Buenos Aires Concept Stores”. Florencia also worked for IQ S.A, a Commercial Marketing Strategies Agency, as a General Manager Assistant and she was the coordinator and designer for NIKE retail “Corners”.
Florencia was part of the Westlake Village Art Guild where she was a featured artist. She was invited to participate in a speaker series at the Jewish Women Theater in Santa Monica where one of her paintings remains as a permanent exhibit. The Cultural Arts Council of Agoura Hills invited Florencia to show one of her paintings as an expression of her diverse eyes. Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) featured Florencia's paintings in 2016, and the San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center, Collage Artists of America (CAA), exhibited her work.
Florencia's Hispanic-European roots make her art eccentric and unique. Her passionate artistic ways are shown in her commitment to her personal and work related relationships.
Lynn Farrand, Senior Curator
Lynn Farrand is the Senior Curator at California Museum Of Art Thousand Oaks. She is a sculptor and visual artist working in bronze and uncommon materials. Lynn has exhibited domestically and internationally in Asia and Europe and her work is owned by collectors locally and abroad.
Chad Skopp, Ph.D., Director of Community Programming
Chad Skopp is a composer of orchestral and chamber pieces. His works have been featured on NPR stations and performed throughout the U.S., including by both UCSB’s Symphony Orchestra and Contemporary Music Ensemble, LMU’s Chamber Orchestra, the Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology, and at the Daniel Pearl World Music Days Concerts in L.A.
Chad served for several years as the Treasurer for the L.A. Chapter of the National Association of Composers, and was a board director with Ballet for All Kids, which provides instruction and performance opportunities for children of all abilities. Moreover, Chad has adjudicated competitions for both piano performance and student film. In 2012, Governor Brown appointed Chad to serve as a regional board member of California’s Council on Developmental Disabilities, where Chad was elected vice-chair and served on the executive and legislative committees. In 2013, Chad was elected to the Oak Park Planning Committee of the Rancho Simi Recreation & Park District, which he chaired following a term as vice-chair. Before joining CMATO, Chad served on Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks's planning committee for 2017’s Unity in the Community, a festival promoting empathy and celebrating diversity in the Conejo Valley.
Chad graduated with honors from UCLA with a double major in economics and political science. He earned a master’s degree from UCSD in Pacific International Affairs, specializing in international management. After studying film scoring and audio engineering in L.A., followed by a third major in music composition at CSU Fresno on a jazz performance scholarship, Chad earned a second masters from UC Riverside in music composition. At UCR, he received fellowship awards for two consecutive years to provide music presentations to school children throughout Riverside County. Chad subsequently acquired a Ph.D. in music composition from UCSB. There, he received Menk and Distinguished Performance Fellowships, first prize Corwin Awards for separate works in vocal and large ensemble music, and gave instructional, interactive music performances to students in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
Severine Faure, Sr. Marketing
Severine Faure is a marketing professional with over 10 years of experience in product and brand management. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Economics from the Paris Dauphine University and has a Master’s Degree in Marketing from the Graduate School of Management in Aix-en Provence, France.
After working in France 5 years in Marketing mostly for Food corporate companies, she moved to California 15 years ago. She worked 3 years as a Marketing Specialist for the goat cheese company Montchevre in Palos Verdes and then 2 years as a Product Manager for Auto Expressions Air fresheners owned by Shell Lubricants in Moorpark.
Severine stopped working 7 years ago to raise her 3 children. She lives in Malibu Lake in Agoura Hills and enjoys going to the beach and hiking in the Santa Monica Mountains with her family. She decided to join CMATO as a volunteer last summer because she truly enjoys the area but really feels there is a need for more culture and art. She hopes that her volunteer work will make a difference for CMATO’s success
Livia Futuro, Marketing
Livia Futuro is a versitile professional with a blend of marketing and technical skills, currently sharing her experience volunteering for CMATO and Community Empowerment Network. With over 11 years of experience, she worked in different industries from banking and telecommunications to tourism and e-commerce.
Brazilian-born, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and a Master’s in Science from the same university. She started her professional journey in the Information Technology field working on it for 8 years before falling in love with marketing while working for one of the biggest telecommunications company in Brazil, Oi S.A. As she decided to complement her technical education learning more about business administration,
Livia moved to France to pursue a MBA degree with focus in Change and Innovation from IAE Aix-Marseille. Early 2017 she moved to California with her husband as new career opportunities were presented to them and started volunteering at CMATO this September to be in contact with an industry she hadn't work for before: the arts. Livia is curious and, as such, she loves to travel and learn about different cultures.
Karla Chouhan, Museum Photographer
Ricki Mikkelsen, Chair
Jean Saunders, Secretary
Fran Brough (Assistant Secretary)
Judie Tetzlaff, Vice Chair
Diane Milavetz (Assistant Treasurer)
THE CMATO COUNCIL
Karla Branen Chouhan (Historian)
Margaret Fieweger (Director/Liaison)
Walt & Pat Johnson