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Meet Our Board & Staff

The Phil Board of Directors

Paul Jean, Chair
Bridgewater State University
The Board of Directors named Paul Jean Chair in February, 2017. Paul has served on the Phil board since 2010. The Plymouth resident is Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Bridgewater State University.

Michael Keys, Vice-Chair, Governance Chair
Board Chair from 2009 to 2011, Michael's background in sales, marketing and new business development in the high-tech sector has assisted the Phil in its board development and long-range planning.

Deborah Bowen
A member of the board since 2010.

John Emler
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.

Kevin Kiley
Diocese of Fall River
Kevin is the Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer for the Diocese of Fall River. He brings extensive oversight in budgeting, accounting, finance and strategic planning, as well as a lifelong love of music.

Karen McArdle
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.

Elizabeth Pineault, Immediate Past Chair, Treasurer
Pineault CPA
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.

Addy Press
CVS Health
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.

Andrew Simon
Andy spent almost fifty years in the information technology industry as an electrical engineer. He was the Director of Worldwide Development and Manufacturing at IBM working on main frame design.

Geoffrey Stewart
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.

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.


Kim Corben, Executive Director

Paul Gross, Orchestra Representative
Paul serves as the Board's Orchestra Representative, ex officio. He is the orchestra's principal percussionist, having joined the Phil full time in 1999.

Steven Karidoyanes, Music Director and Conductor


The year in review: Click to read about the Phil's 2019-2020 season. Though our season ended abruptly due to the pandemic, we still have a lot to be thankful for, including donors and supporters like you. Click on the icon to page through our Annual Report and learn about our concerts, programs, and financial results from a most unusual season.

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