Conspirare is grateful for the many contributions of Staff, Board, and Artists.







Craig Hella Johnson email Artistic Director

Ann McNair email Managing Director

Robin Bradford email Communications Consultant

Scott Dinger email Development Specialist

Robert Harlan email Technical Director and Stage Manager

Meri Krueger email Artist Relations

Kathy Leighton email House Manager

Ali Lewis email Conspirare Concierge

Sam Henderson email Gift Processing and Database Coordinator

Maria Nehring email Grants Manager

Jane Ramirez email Business Manager

Kendall Walshak email Production Assistant and Webmaster

Internship Program

There are no current internship openings.

Board of Directors


  • Susanna Finnell, Chair, Academic Administration. (Ret.)
  • Robert Harlan, Vice Chair, Owner, Harlan Enterprises
  • William G. Fivecoat, Treasurer, CPA (ret.)
  • William C. Bednar, Secretary, Attorney, Independent Practice
  • Camille Atkins Hardeman, Austin-Travis County Sobriety Center LGC, The Sobering Center, Director of Finance and Operations, MBA
  • Kenneth H. Beck, Co-Founder, The Crossings (ret.)
  • Marvin J. Brittman, Legal Executive (ret.)
  • Fran Collmann, Owner, TesCom (ret.)
  • Marianne DeLeon, Pease Park Conservancy, CFRE Chief Revenue Officer
  • Carol Williams, ACC (Certified Coach)
  • Simone Talma Flowers, Director, MBA
  • Elliott Forrest, Broadcaster/Producer/Director/Designer, WQXR, NY
  • Nancy Lesch, eTrueNorth, Sr. Vice President, Client Solutions
  • Lucy Tiblier, Texas Legislature, Policy Analyst
  • Joni Wallace, Dentist, Dr. Joni Wallace, DDS

(Top, left to right:) Marvin Brittman, Mark Bierner, Robert Harlan, Bill Fivecoat, Mary Anne Connolly, Kenneth H. Beck, Sandra Fivecoar, Marcus Sanchez. (Bottom, left to right:) Ann McNair (Managing Director), Craig Hella Johnson (Artistic Director), Nancy Lesch, Joni Wallace, Susanna Finnell. Photo credit: Fabian Villa


Conspirare Ambassadors volunteer as ushers, CD sales associates, artist hosts, and for other concert functions. We invite new volunteers who would enjoy meeting the public and contributing to Conspirare’s operations to contact House Manager Kathy Leighton to learn more.

Conspirare offers a variety of opportunities for individuals and corporations to join its musical circle through gifts of time, energy, and talent.

Concert ambassadors serve as ticket takers, ushers, and CD sellers at performances. Office volunteers work at Conspirare headquarters on special projects such as music library upkeep, archiving press clippings, and yes, stuffing envelopes. Hosting volunteers house out-of-town Conspirare singers and instrumentalists during concert series.

Volunteer roles are assigned according to interests and skills, and training is provided as needed. Send us an email to find out how you can be a part of the circle of Conspirare.

Featured Conspirare Ambassador

Becky Miller

I was introduced to Conspirare by Rick Gabrillo back in 2003 when I joined the Clint Small Middle School Parent and Faculty choir for a Christmas Concert. Rick invited me to audition for the Symphonic Choir and I’ve joyfully been a part of Conspirare ever since. I remember my first rehearsal, thinking “These people are amazing! How did I get in???” It has truly been a fantastic opportunity to sing gorgeous music with a fabulous conductor! I have learned more than I would ever have thought possible and I’m completely spoiled having worked with Craig. I can’t imagine a better conductor anywhere in the world!

My dad was a wonderful, self-taught musician and I grew up learning to sing harmony with him on family vacations. Back then, we didn’t have the luxury of FM radio so we had to entertain ourselves on those long road trips. I sang with the church choir as well as with a small ensemble in high school. A few years later, I traveled the country for about a year with a musical/acting group, performing in churches, schools and on military bases. I also had the opportunity to sing with various bands – country, rock-n-roll, and jazz – but Conspirare was my first introduction to beautiful, challenging, and inspiring choral music and I’ve been blessed immeasurably by the experience.

I started volunteering as an ambassador in 2019. We live in difficult and divisive times but I believe that music is a critical and fundamental way of bringing people together. Volunteering as an ambassador allows me to have a small part in bringing that joy and healing to our community in a way I could never do on my own and I expect to continue as long as possible.

To learn more about our Ambassador program, click here!