Staff & Board


Wichita Grand Opera productions would not be possible without a large group of highly accomplished people including our general staff, management, creative team, production team and board of directors.

Our Team

  • General Staff & Management
    • Alan Held, General and Artistic Director
    • Andrew Hernandez, Director of Operations
    • Lisa Klaskin, CPA, Director of Finance
  • Board of Directors
    • Lionel D. Alford, Jr., Ph.D.
    • Lily K. Ashcom
    • Thomas L. Ashcom, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Georges Ausseil *
    • Grant Bauserman, Chairman *
    • Mitchell Born
    • John E. Boyer, IV, Treasurer *
    • Sam Catanese
    • Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. *
    • Sue Doonan
    • Joseph Galichia, M.D.
    • Ray Gans
    • John K. Garvey
    • Gary D. Harms
    • Scott Hatchett
    • Herbert Klaskin, CPA*
    • Lisa Klaskin, CPA*
    • George E. Laham, II *
    • Jeremy Machain
    • Bassam Mattar, M.D.
    • Nassim Nabbout, M.D.
    • Jacqueline Nagel
    • Imad I. Nassif, M.D.
    • Gary Oborny
    • Rhea Rogers-Knowles, M.D.
    • Dennis Ross, M.D., Chairman Emeritus *
    • Matthew Schippers, Secretary and Legal Counsel *
    • LewJene Schneider *
    • Sierra Scott
    • Trent Sebits
    • Mike Steven
    • Patricia Thompson
    • George Tung
    • Antoine Wakim, D.D.S.
    • Sveta Yakubovich
    • London Younger
    • Lyle Zepick, M.D.

    * Denotes Executive Board Member

  • Board of Directors Emeritus
    • Shaker Dakhil, M.D.
    • Carolyn Dillon
    • William L. Oliver, Jr.
    • Patrick Gearhart
  • Past Chairmen of the Board of Directors
    • Dennis Ross, M.D., 2002-2005
    • John K. Garvey, 2005-2007
    • William L. Oliver, Jr., 2007-2009
    • Dennis Ross, M.D., 2009-2010
    • Joseph Galichia, M.D., 2010-2011
    • William L. Oliver, Jr., 2011-2012
    • George E. Laham, II, 2012-2014
    • Dennis Ross, M.D., 2014-2016
    • Patrick Gearhart, 2016-2017
    • Georges Ausseil, 2017-2020