Plymouth Philharmonic OrchestraMeet the Board of Directors
The Phil Board of Directors
John Emler, Chair
As former chairman of IMS/Boston and 25 years with IBM Corporation, John brings a wealth of career experiences. Since his retirement, John’s service contributions include the Corporate Board of Directors for the Village at Duxbury and many committees at South Shore Hospital.
Adelita Press, Vice Chair
CVS Health Corp.
Addy serves as Senior Legal Counsel for CVS Health and is a long time supporter of the Phil and the South Shore Conservatory. After graduating from Harvard Law School, Addy worked in New York City until her return to Boston in 2000. In addition to her commitment to music in the community, Press serves on the local board of the Boys and Girls Club of Plymouth.
Elizabeth Pineault, Treasurer
Elizabeth is President of Pineault CPA, a full service firm offering tax and compliance services to individuals, corporations, and nonprofits. Elizabeth served as the Phil’s board chair from 2011 to 2017.
Linda Walker Seale, Governance Chair
Mary Toropov, Clerk
LKA Fundraising & Communications
Mary is a Senior Strategist at LKA Fundraising & Communications. Her professional fundraising and development experience is an asset to the Phil board.
A member of the board since 2010.
Cozby & Company CPA
Managing partner of Cozby & Company CPA. The firm provides auditing, accounting, tax, and management consulting services to a wide range of clients throughout the South Shore and Cape Cod communities.
Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer, Diocese of Fall River. Reporting to the Bishop of Fall River, he is responsible for the oversight of Human Resources, Benefits Administration, Finance, Audit, Budget, Investment Management, Facilities and Real Estate, Communications and Public Relations, the Safe Environment Enterprise, Information Technology, General Counsel, Archives, and Cemeteries.
With a background in business administration, Karen brings a wealth of experience to the Phil. She is an active member of the South Shore community, donating hours of work to different charities.
A second generation board member and supporter of the orchestra, Geoffrey has been instrumental in helping to guide the Phil on many issues, including governance and strategic planning. He is the former administrator of Newfield House Nursing Home.
Kim Corben, Executive Director
Steven Karidoyanes, Music Director and Conductor
Elisabeth Christensen, Musician Liaison