The role of the Golden Gate Performing Arts Board of Directors is to support the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus in its mission to create extraordinary musical experiences that inspire community, activism, and compassion. The Board maintains oversight of the mission, financial and fiduciary management, maintaining public trust in the institution, hiring and evaluation of Executive staff, and support for Executive staff. Through appreciation and respect for the organization’s history, the Board leads the organization as visionaries for the future.


  • Peter Drake, Chair
  • Skip Schneider, Treasurer
  • Keith Pepper, Secretary
  • Tom Paulino, Chorus President
  • Tiffany Apczynski
  • Mike Bernard
  • Cammy Blackstone
  • Eric Chau
  • Kenyon DeVault
  • André Farris
  • Gregory Marks
  • Chris Padula
  • Paul Saccone
  • William Vastardis
  • John Ybarra