“thrilling to hear it live with forces as fine as the Philharmonic and the Providence Singers”
Channing Gray
Providence Journal
15 October 2016
(Mozart Requiem)


Governance: The Board of Trustees

The Providence Singers Inc. is governed by a Board of Trustees of up to 18 voting members. The Board has direct oversight of the Executive Director and the Artistic Director, both of whom serve as non-voting ex officio members of the Board.

The Board carries out its responsibilities through six permanent committees and other committees it may create as necessary. Each is chaired by a Board member. With the exception of the Executive Committee, all committees include both Board members and non-members. (The Executive Committee, empowered to take certain actions on behalf of the full Board, includes only officers of the Board and chairs of committees. The Board Chair leads the Executive Committee.)

As ex officio members, the Executive Director and Artistic Director report regularly to the Board on operational and artistic matters and work together to develop the business plan and musical content for future seasons.

Officers for 2018–19

Trustees, serving through:

Beth Zarlengo  Chair
Will Arvanites  Vice Chair
Dan Hendriksen  Treasurer
Mark Nickel  Secretary

June 30, 2019
Will Arvanites
Ted Doran
Dan Hendriksen
Ted Singsen
Beth Zarlengo

June 30, 2020
Allison Flint Lenzi
Mike Gerhardt
John Stone
Alli McMillan
Olivia Vicente

June 30, 2021
Leigh Furtado
Suzanne Nassise
Mark Nickel
Carrie Scheff
Cheryl Shaw

Committees of the Board of Trustees

Executive Committee
Beth Zarlengo (chair), Will Arvanites, Dan Hendriksen, Mark Nickel, Ted Singsen

Budget and Finance Committee
Dan Hendriksen (chair), Ted Doran, Alli McMillan, Suzanne Nassise

Planning Committee
Mark Nickel (chair), Cheryl Shaw

Governance Committee
Ted Singsen (chair), Allison Flint Lenzi, John Stone, Suzanne Nassise, Olivia Vicente

Resource Development Committee
, Ted Doran, Allison Flint Lenzi, Leigh Furtado, Mike Gerhardt, Alli McMillan, Carrie Scheff, Olivia Vicente

Personnel Committee
Mike Gerhardt (chair)Cheryl Shaw (chair), Leigh Furtado, John Stone, Carrie Scheff