Established 1980

Copyright©  Mayflower Choral Society 2014

A 501 (c)(3) Corporation Tax ID:  68-0311407

Last modified 10/15/18

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We wish to share our passion of music whether as singer, student, musician or listener

We are pleased to have a very distinguished Board of Directors.  They provide invaluable guidance and support for our efforts.

This page will serve to introduce them and their backgrounds.


Estelle Miller (Board President) - Director of Tourism and Development  for Hornblower Cruises.  She lives in San Rafael and is a new supporter of the chorus..

Gretchen Klein (Board Secretary) - Retired, Gretchen is a certified wound care nurse , owns her own consulting firm and is an active member of the Chorus. She serves on many Chorus committees and sings second soprano.

Patricia Mayer - Community Member of the Board. Standing for election for a first term- Patricia is an attorney specializing in estate planning, trust and probate law.  She is a member of the San Rafael chapter of Business Network International.

Suzanne Thompson - Chorus soprano.  Chairperson for the Publicity Committee, original member of the Strategic Marketing Committee, served on New Director Search Committee, and also serves on Gala and Development Committee. Chorus member since 2007. Former owner of retail store in Corte Madera.

Jane McClure Chorus member since 2015; alto. Serves on the Development Com. Enjoys the choice of music, enthusiasm and camaraderie of the Chorus, Retired educational psychologist (28 yrs.)Has a BA psychology and MA in counseling psychology, currently serving on the Hanna Boys Center Board.


Ken Klein - Ken is very involved in the Chorus as well as volunteer work with young people and entrepreneurial consulting. He has been a member of Mayflower since 1984. Ken sings baritone

Jan Gibbs (Vice President) Mayflower Chorus member since 1996. Chorus Administrator from 1997-2001 and also served on Board in 2001.  Chorus soprano and active on Gala, Larry Vargo and Membership committees.  Currently accruing hours in post graduate internship as elementary school counselor, towards licensure as Marriage/Family Therapist.


Gary Gonser  (Treasurer)- President of  Novato Theatre Foundation/Marin Onstage. Theatre producer for 19 years, web designer, set designer, technical director, marketer.  Project Manager and financial analyst for 10 years.  Currently producing plays and music at the Belrose Theatre.  Member of SF Bay Area Theatre Critics' Circle, writing/publishing reviews on my blog, Marin Backstage.


Robert Healy -  Member of the Chorus Bass section. Member of the Mayflower Chorus for nine years (bass section). Show script writer for four years, soloist, dancer and member of the show set assembly/breakdown crew. Bob is a retired senior software executive (SVP Marketing & Sales) has published three young adult novels and a book of Haiku poems.



Teresa Saltzman  Administrator -  Miwok Indian Museum.  Former Co-chair for Benefit Gala. Former Chorus member


 Tania WeissPlays trumpet & euphonium in Sewer Band & Corte Madera Town Band, was president of Town Band. Ph.D. scientist & founder/CEO Marin Biologic Laboratories for 20 years.  Led volunteer ski racing programs in Chicago/Bay Area for 10 years. Supporter of son, Alec Lavine, member of Mayflower Chorus.


Steve Neal - Standing for election for a first term. Chorus bass since 2003 and Bass Section leader. Audio and electrical technician for Bill Graham’s FM Productions for 9 years. Acoustical consultant and partner with Frank Hubach Associates, Inc. for more than 30 years, in charge of test equipment and laboratory. Chorus technical consultant. I bring many years of experience with pragmatic problem

solving.