Board of Directors

xx  Chris Dewees, President



Ian Feinberg, Secretary
     Governance Committee

Ian Feinberg has more than 30 years of experience focused on patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret litigation with deep expertise in licensing, unfair competition and antitrust , primarily focused in the software and semiconductor industries. He has represented such famous companies as Adobe , Monster Cable, Sony, SWIFT, Trident, Visa, and Vodafone in patent litigation, as well as much smaller companies.

Ian has had the pleasure of watching and listening to Cantabile at Carnegie Hall, Chicago Symphony Hall and venues throughout Silicon Valley for several years, and has borne witness to the rapid maturation of Cantabile singers, including his own daughter, under the guidance of Cantabile's outstanding artistic staff.

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Jeff Wright, Vice President
     Chair, Finance

Jeff is Senior Director of Business Models & Analytics at the design software company, Autodesk. Jeff is responsible for leading the transformation of Autodesk's business model to cloud-based subscription offerings.  He is also responsible for optimizing Autodesk's marketing investments through market research and customer analytics.  Jeff's earlier roles at Autodesk included General Manager of the Autodesk Seek business unit, Corporate Development Manager, and Subscription Program Director. Prior to Autodesk, Jeff was a Consultant with Bain & Company, where he helped technology companies solve strategic and operational problems.  Jeff started his career as an analyst with investment banks in both London and New York.

Jeff has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics from Hamilton College. He is also a proud parent of two Cantabile singers.



Heather Dawson

Personnel Committee


Lori Mirek
     Personnel Committee
     Nominating Committee

Lori currently serves as a board director for Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley, the World Affairs Council of California, and the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of Northern California. She also serves on the Stanford Stroke Center Advisory Council and the San Francisco Opera Board's Marketing Advisory Committee. She has been a board director for United Nations Association of the USA, BoardPresident of the Squaw Valley 22 Station Homeowners Association, and past President of the Parents' Association Board at her daughters' school. In her professional career, Lori was Chief Executive Officer of Currenex, Senior Vice President and General Manager of AOL's Business Solutions division, and President of Ameritech's Electronic Commerce businesses. She also held various executive roles at Netscape, Oracle, and Sun. Lori earned a Masters degree in Business from Harvard University and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Both of Lori's children have sung with Cantabile Youth Singers.


Kelly Takahashi
     Co-Chair, Development 


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Julia Zarcone
     Co-Chair, Development

Julia Zarcone is a consultant, teacher and integrative health care professional. She currently works with the Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research located in Portola Valley and also maintains a private practice in integrative wellness and education. She currently serves on the Los Altos Hills Parks and Recreation Committee and is the former Chair. She also serves on the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork as an advisor. Formerly, Julia was an Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Integrative Health Studies program at CIIS. Julia has also worked as a program manager in psychosocial research at the Stanford University Medical School. Julia has an MA in Interdisciplinary Social Science from SFSU and a BA in Literature and Poetry with a minor in Art History and French from UCLA. She also attended the Sorbonne.

Julia enjoys Cantabile’s performances around the Bay Area and is proud of her Cantabile singer.