Our Guiding Vision

Where the Arts Thrive for All.

The performing arts have the profound ability to inspire performers and audiences alike to reach for the stars, discover new perspectives, and strengthen bonds between individuals through shared transformative experiences.

TOArts has an ambitious goal to broaden access and exposure to the performing arts for this and future generations through a set of innovative programs.

Leadership

TOArts supports and advances the visual and performing arts. TOArts is governed by an independent Board of Directors, and thanks to the generosity of the City of Thousand Oaks, key city staff support TOArts general operations on a day-to-day basis.

TOArts is also guided by its advisory council with members drawn from former Alliance and Foundation Boards, Legacy Founders, and community and business leaders. They serve as the ambassadors of TOARTS providing advice and support to the Board.

Leanne Neilson
Leanne Neilson
David Mead
David Mead
Board Chair
John Bradley
John Bradley
Eloise Cohen
Eloise Cohen
Vice Chair
Janet Scherr
Janet Scherr
Secretary
Al Lowe
Al Lowe
Treasurer
Kyle Rohrbach
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Kathy Jeffers-Volk
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Thanks to the generosity of the City of Thousand Oaks, key staff members from the city’s Cultural Affairs and Finance departments provide staff to fill the following TOArts positions on a pro bono basis: Executive Director, Associate Director, Finance Director, Marketing Director, City Attorney, Box Office support and Administrative Assistance.

Dave Barr 
Colleen Debler 
Marisa Hanke 
Sean Jones

Nancy Loncto 
Niki Richardson 
Jonathan Serret 
Kristyn Schiavo

Michael Tachco
Rachel Waterstone 
Toby Willis

The advisory council are members drawn from former Alliance and Foundation Boards, Legacy Founders, and community and business leaders. They serve as the ambassadors of TOARTS providing advice and support to the Board.

Lynne Andujar 
Michael Arndt 
Matthew Burke
Chuck Cohen 
Amy Commans 
Chris Cuilty 
Astrid McLean

Jim Friedl 
Tim Gallagher 
Cindy Goldberg 
Tim Hengst
Tracy Hudak 
Jacqui Irwin 
George Jones 
Kelly Karren

Rick Lemmo 
Debi Lewis 
Al Lowe
Wyatt McCrea 
Dr. Jerry Miller 
Ron Plotkin

TOArts Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Ventura County is home to one of the nation’s most diverse populations. TOArts is committed to ensuring that our audiences and performers alike in our community experience a sense of belonging, connection, and happiness through the arts, inclusive of diverse factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, or other individual identities.

We recognize that people of color and other communities have been historically marginalized and excluded. We are dedicated to ensuring the equity and the diversity of voices represented in all TOArts programs and initiatives

To realize our mission, TOArts is committed to integrating equity into the fabric of arts education, programming, and the presentation of performing and visual arts in pursuit of a place Where the Arts Thrive for All.

OUR MISSION

TOArts enriches lives and strengthens the fabric of the community through arts education and the presentation and support of visual and performing arts at the Bank of America Performing Arts Center and beyond.

Legacy Founders

The Founders listed here are the original donors of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, now known as Bank of America Performing Arts Center. These individuals and businesses supported and believed in the vision that a few citizens had to first build and then continue to support and sustain the Bank of America Performing Arts Center.

TOArts Organizational Structure

TOArts is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit public benefit corporation that provides fundraising and programmatic support to the Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.


Silver Seal of Transparency

TOArts is a silver-level GuideStar participant, demonstrating its commitment to transparency.