Board of Directors
Executive and Artistic Director
Paul Brest is the president of The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, California, and serves as the director of its Philanthropy Program. Mr. Brest received an A.B. from Swarthmore College in 1962 and an LL.B from Harvard Law School in 1965. He served as law clerk to Judge Bailey Aldrich and Supreme Court Justice John M. Harlan, and practiced with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., in Jackson, Mississippi, doing civil rights litigation before joining the Stanford Law School faculty in 1969, where his research and teaching focused on constitutional law and problem solving/decision making. From 1987 to 1999, he served as the dean of Stanford Law School. Mr. Brest is co-author of Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking (5th ed. 2007), and of Problem Solving, Decision Making, and Professional Judgment (Oxford University Press, 2010). Together with Hal Harvey he is co-author of Money Well Spent: A Strategic Plan for Smart Philanthropy (Bloomberg Press, 2008). He teaches a course on Judgment and Decisionmaking in the Public Policy Program at Stanford. Mr. Brest holds honorary degrees from Northeastern Law School and Swarthmore College, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Roger Kirk, co-founder of CFKF, is Manager of several hydroelectric projects, including: Shasta Hydroelectric projects: Isabella Hydroelectric, South Dry Creek and Strawberry Creek. He is also President of the Diamond T Bar Ranch Corporation and Sherwood Developers, LLC. Roger is Past Director of the Montana Chamber Music Festival. Roger is also on the Board of Directors of HeadRoom Corporation, which creates and manufactures high-end audiophile equipment.
Judy Salter is the former President and CEO of Turtle Bay Exploration Park, an $82 million educational and cultural complex along the Sacramento River in Redding, California Ms. Salter has a background in business, government, and non-profit management. She served on the Washington staff of Senator Lloyd Bentsen, on the Jimmy Carter Presidential Campaign, as the first Administrative Director of Fort Mason Center in San Francisco (the first urban national park) and as the director of corporate and government relations for two major natural resource based companies. She has served widely on numerous arts and environmental boards and is a frequent host for public television educational programming.
Dr. Thomas Wolf’s career spans over four decades and encompasses the fields of philanthropy, education and the arts. He established the Cambridge office of WolfBrown in 1983 after serving as the founding Director of the New England Foundation for the Arts for seven years. His clients have included ten of the fifty largest US foundations, government agencies such as the National Endowment for the Arts, and treasured international cultural institutions like the British Museum, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and The Kennedy Center. Dr. Wolf has consulted directly with the leaders of major cities, including Chicago, Cleveland, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Philadelphia and Dallas on the creation of vibrant cultural communities. His workshops and convocations for trustees, administrators and volunteers have earned him national recognition. Tom holds a doctorate in education from Harvard, and has taught at Harvard and Boston Universities. He is the author of The Search for Shining Eyes: Audiences, Leadership and Change in the Symphony Orchestra Field, Managing a Nonprofit Organization in the 21st Century and Presenting Performances in the 21st Century, among numerous articles and books. A professional flutist, he is listed in the International Who’s Who of Music.