Winds Across the Bay 2018 – 2019 Board of Directors

  • Anna Beth Packer PhD – President

As a mother of three children actively participating in music, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to give my time to Winds Across the Bay. In my former profession as a psychologist, I developed a large group therapy program at a local non profit. One of my interests was special needs, adoption, and foster care. Outside of my children and my own musical interests, I write poetry, drive a minivan, and raise three kids as a single mom.

  • Ondine Young – Board Director

ONDINE YOUNG (violin/viola) is currently music director at SF girls chorus, Crowden/CCMC, Faith Lutheran and other local institutions; and has recently been a music director, chamber-music coach and musicianship instructor at Bentley, Oakland School for the Arts and a conductor for the San Francisco Boys’ Chorus. Previously, she headed the choral program at the University of San Diego. Ondine completed a doctoral degree at the University of Southern California, studying Choral Conducting and Early Music Performance. She received both her Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Santa Cruz, and did graduate work at the University of California at Santa Barbara. Ondine performs with various ensembles including Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, La Monica, American Bach Soloists, Philharmonia Baroque, Musica Angelica, Sacramento Baroque Soloists, the California Bach Society and at festivals in Berkeley, Boston, Amherst, Santa Cruz, Aspen and Abbaye-aux-Dames (France). She has recorded for Musical Heritage Society, Albany Records & Focus among other labels. Ondine ( is a Berkeley native, and lives in wildcat canyon with her children; they all love to perform together when possible with their cellist father, William Skeen (, with and other events.

  • Merri Chu – Treasurer

Merri Chu has spent her career working in various positions within the financial industry. She was raised and resides in Berkeley with her two daughters. Her passion lies in mentoring and providing Youth the opportunities and tools to be able to make the world a better place. Merri has been a volunteer for over 8 years.  She has a BA from UC Berkeley and a MBA from Golden Gate University, San Francisco.

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