Staff, Board and Advisors

Staff
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Dave Perron 

Executive Director 

At the leadership helm at Bread & Roses Presents since 2014, Dave is an innovative team builder who has worked at the nexus of philanthropy and sports for over thirty years. A former teacher and marketing professional, Dave’s interactions with athletes in baseball, football, golf and basketball coincided with his time as a former Bread & Roses board member. He has enjoyed working with both performing artists as well as professional athletes. Van Morrison and Grover Washington Jr. are at the top of his diverse musical playlist. Married and a longtime resident of Marin, his friendships and family fill his free time. He lives with the passionate pursuit of “paying it forward.”

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Tracey Berntsen 

Business Manager

A native Californian with deep roots in San Francisco and Marin County, Tracey earned her B.A. in economics from UC Santa Cruz. Her accounting experience covers many industries including recording and sound production at Skywalker Sound as well as online media and tech. During her free time she can be found in the dance studio or hiking her favorite trails with friends and family. Tracey grew up on the music of the Bay Area including Bread & Roses concerts at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley. Nowadays anything from Miles Davis to Talking Heads can be heard coming from her car, though her teenage daughters are trying to update the playlist. 

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Skip Corsini

Grant Specialist

Skip Corsini is a native of San Francisco, a resident of San Rafael, a father of four and a grandfather of two. He is a 1969 graduate of Redwood High School, a 1973 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and earned his California teaching credentials at Sonoma State University in 1979. His first career in sales, marketing and communications includes stops at Bank of America, Citibank, 800-Software, The Building Owners and Managers (BOMA) of San Francisco, The Shorenstein Company and Dale Carnegie Corporate Solutions. His second career in retail included work for Borders Books and Music, Sur La Table, Books Inc. and The Spanish Table. Skip's awareness of Bread & Roses goes back to the years of the brilliant fundraising concerts that took place at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley in the 70s and 80s, and continues with his more recent volunteer activities. 

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Samantha Dueñas

Director of Development & Communications

Born and raised on Guam, Samantha moved to Marin County as a teen and is a graduate of Mt. Tamalpais High School. She has a B.A. in Anthropology from Sonoma State University. Samantha brings her digital marketing and project management background to Bread & Roses to help promote the organization’s mission throughout the community. Passionate about live music, her curiosity and zeal for life-long learning have led her to study piano and ukulele. During her downtime, you can find her hiking the hills of Mt. Tam with her puppy, Osita.  

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Alexis Harte

Food Bank Music Coordinator

A long-time Bread and Roses Performer, show host Alexis Harte is a Peabody and Annie Award-winning singer-songwriter, composer and film producer. He has shared stages with the likes of Taj Mahal, Dar Williams and Cat Power, while placing numerous tracks from his six studio releases in many national television shows and films. In 2016 Alexis penned the signature song for Patrick Osborne’s Pearl, which became the first Oscar-nominated VR film. The song No Wrong Way Home went on to win many awards and garnered national airplay on SiriusXM and others. Alexis continues to evolve his roles further into the film side of the industry, executive producing his own musical films, which have won awards at film festivals around the world. Harte has a BA from UC Santa Cruz and a Masters in Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry.

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Marian Hubler

Vice President of Communications/Producer

From Dayton, Ohio, Marian believes in the power of positive culture to effect meaningful change.  She has worked as a ranger for the National Park Service and in public relations, cultural programming and special events management. A singer and writer, she appreciates the culturally creative Bay Area. She met the late Mimi Fariña on Alcatraz in 1995 and came to Bread & Roses Presents shortly afterwards where she has worked as a concert producer and part-time blogger ever since. She has a BA in English from Trinity University, Washington D.C. In her spare time, she looks for swans.

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Jayme Jackson

Program Manager

Jayme is a native and lifelong resident of San Francisco. She is a passionate person who has brought her extensive administrative skills to the program department at Bread & Roses. Jayme comes from a family of event producers and performers so she grew up around live music and loud people.  Jayme also loves learning and has an M.A in Women & Gender Studies from San Francisco State University. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, people watching and laughing with friends. 

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Francesca Lee 📣

Producer

Francesca Lee graduated from Sir Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts with a B.A. Performing Arts (Music) degree in 2002 majoring in vocal performance and songwriting. In 2004 she moved to San Francisco and established herself in the Bay Area music scene as an emerging artist/singer-songwriter. A top ten regional finalist in the Lilith Fair Talent Search Contest, songs from her CD The Pieces Left were featured on KFOG’s Local Scene Vol. 6 and Songwriters Unplugged Volume One—Live at Yoshi’s. Francesca has been a producer for Bread & Roses since 2010.

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Diane Pickell-Gore

Administrative Coordinator

Longtime Bay Area transplant and Army dependent, Diane was born in London, moved a few times and graduated from San Francisco State with a degree in Theatre Management. After living a regular nine to five life, she returned to stage management in 2009. In addition to working throughout Marin and Sonoma counties, she can be found “stage managing” church services on Sunday mornings at Holy Innocents in Corte Madera. Her playlist includes Broadway show tunes.

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Sophia 'So~Sé' Setrakian

Food Bank Music Coordinator

Hailing from Bolinas, California, Sophia lives close to nature as a friend to both human and non-human allies. Having crossed a bridge to be born (and half the earth to give birth), Sophia’s mission in life is to serve as a builder of unity and connection. With a BA in Ethnicity and Race Studies from Columbia University, Sophia is armed with a cannon of tools to advocate for the marginalized voices of our nation and world. Once named Bread & Roses’ Volunteer for All Seasons under the stage name Sofi Rox, Sophia is delighted and honored to share a role in the B&R family. When not running sound at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, Sophia enjoys reading, walking on the beach and exploring the world through the eyes of a toddler. 

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Phillip Percy Williams

Producer

Phillip Percy Williams is a true southerner from Mobile, Alabama, the original home of the Mardi Gras. A seasoned actor/entertainer and singer specializing in Jazz/R&B, he has performed throughout California, the U.S. and abroad. His many credits include a solo show “A Salute to Nat King Cole” on Carnival Cruise Line and a twelve-year stint as James Brown in Beach Blanket Babylon. A multi-award-winner, Phillip received Best Actor by the San Francisco Theatre Bay Area Critics Circle (2014 and 2017), as well as Best Actor and Supporting Actor (2017) from Pan-Arts Arty. A featured performer at Bread & Roses 2012 annual benefit concert, he has performed for many Bay Area non-profits including the North Bay Children's Center, Marin General Hospital Foundation, Spirit of Marin and Roots of Peace. Phillip says, “I have experienced the power of music and how it touches the heart, spirit and soul. I am honored to contribute my talents to sustaining the mission of Bread & Roses.”  In his spare time, he likes to cook, garden and travel.

Board of Directors
Circle of Advisors

Tucky Pogue, Chair

Rita Abrams

Joan Baez

Greg Beattie

Jay Blakesberg

Tom Cohen

Jorge Costa

Peter Coyote

Jason Crosby

Chris DeNike

Mary Doan

Ben Fong-Torres

David Getz

Simone Haas

Walter Haas 📣

Charlie Hale

David Harris
Gabriel Harris
Mickey Hart
Kirke Hasson

Tom Johnston

Paul Kirincic

Brenda Laribee

Dan "Lebo" Lebowitz

Zach Lee

Lowell Levinger (AKA   Banana)

Paul Liberatore
Ronnie Lott
David A. Lusterman

Jennifer Maxwell
Michael McElligott

Matt McWright
Lane Murchison
Dan Nowell
Steve Page

Chris Peck

Michael Pritchard 📣

Jason Rezaian 📣

Tony Saunders

Danny Scher
Andrea Schultz
Lana Severn
Elizabeth Share

Jay Silverberg

Katie Smith
William Stewart, MD
Rick Swig

KC Turner
Bruce Victor, MD
Michael Zagaris

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