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
Board Chair
David Mead
David Mead
Vice Chair
John Bradley
John Bradley
Treasurer
Eloise Cohen
Eloise Cohen
Secretary
Janet Scherr
Janet Scherr
Al Lowe
Al Lowe

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 

Whitney Luxenberger 
Beth Neal 
Cameron Probe
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 
Lawrence Blonquist 
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

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

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.