BDPA offers young men and women between the ages of 7 and 25 high quality educational and performance experiences in the areas of musical and dance performance. Founded in 1957, BDPA’s objective is to develop personal character through challenging physical, emotional, mental, and social activities while promoting the values of dedication, hard work, and commitment to a team effort. Over 450 young people currently participate in BDPA programs, and over 8,000 young people, in 2,000 families, have been served by the BDPA organization since 1957.

Susie Ferreira Office Special Operations & Event Manager
Michael Stone Office Human Resources Manager
Shaun Gallant Office Chief Executive Officer
Jim Verrett Office Chief Executive Officer
David Gibbs Office Senior Executive Advisor
Kathy Serksnis Office Chief Operating Officer
Scott Chandler Office Creative Director
Lucky Kalanges Office Director of Bingo
Bret Rios Office Director of Gaming
Elizabeth Howard Office Bingo Operations Manager
Rick Valenzuela Office Vice President of System Blue Education and Special Projects
John Meehan Office Director of Community Arts Programs
Benjamin Nadler Office Director of Products & BDEntertainment
Lainey Braatz Office Director of Operations
Terry Maurer Office Director of Transportation
Pep Manning Office Transportation Manager
Michael Still Office Director of Marketing
Brandon Gedalje Office Director of Social Media Marketing
Jack Mizutani Office Senior Development Consultant
Kelly Elder Office Director of Merchandise
Claudia Erne Office Development Coordinator
Jeff McNurlan Office Corporate and Grant Manager
Shawn Griddine Office Facilites Administrator
Cynthia Houston Office Bingo Pleasanton Manager
Nathan Reppert Office Bingo Suisun Manager

2023 - 2024 Diablo Wind Symphony Staff

Diane Maltester Conductor DWS Staff
John Maltester Conductor Artistic Director
John Meehan Conductor Composer in Residence/Associate Conductor
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