Board of Directors

Beth McCormick, President
Beth McCormick is a member of the Southern California Philharmonic (SCP) string section and has been playing the violin since elementary school.  As an adult, Beth has played in other local community orchestras including the Chapman University Symphony and the Saddleback College Symphony Orchestra.  In 2004, she traveled to Italy and Austria on tour with the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra.  Beth has been a member of SCP for the last six years.  Although music is an important part of her life, Beth is a public transportation industry professional.  She holds a senior management position for the county transportation provider.  In addition to her participation on the SCP board, Beth was a founding member of a non-profit organization promoting the role of women in transportation and has spent many years either serving on that board or one of the standing committees. 

Treasurer, Bill Haddock
Bill brings a strong financial background to the position of SCP Treasurer.  Four years ago, Bill retired from a major insurance company as the controller and director of financial planning and analysis.  He is a certified CPA and has served on the boards for other non-profits during his career.  In addition to his love for live music, Bill is an avid tennis player, cyclist and traveler.  Bill has been a patron of SCP for many years.

Tony Wong, VP of Fundraising
Tony is a business person, technologist, author, and entrepreneur. Tony enjoys music and is a member of the Voices of Tustin community choir, but his real talent is lending his expertise and network to help charities and young people.  Tony earned his bachelor’s degree from Cal State University East Bay and his MBA from San Jose State University, focused on engineering and then on marketing. Tony spent twenty-seven years mostly in technology to include Silicon Valley’s Apple Computer, HP, Sun Microsystems as well as the following Fortune 150 Companies: Printrak/Motorola, Gateway Computer, Black & Decker, and 3M.  In 2012, Tony Wong authored an advice book for young professionals called “Mooove Ahead! Of the corporate herd.”  All gross proceeds from this book are donated to charity. Tony is currently involved as a co-founder for an Irvine software startup called Badu Networks. Tony is on the following charity Boards: Southern California Philharmonic, Boys & Girls Club of Tustin, Community for Innovation
  Sharon Allen, Secretary
Sharon Allen has been a volunteer with the Southern California Philharmonic since 2005. Sharon became involved with the organization when her husband joined the orchestra’s cello section. At concerts, Sharon can be found in the lobby selling tickets and assisting patrons. She was excited to accompany the orchestra on their trip to China in 2008 where the group participated in celebrations for the Olympics. Sharon assumed the role of secretary for the orchestra in 2014. Sharon graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a degree in Computer Science. She is a programmer currently providing back office tolling solutions.
  Lisa Chattler, Director
Lisa  is the camp band and classical ensembles director at Cazadero Performing Arts Family Camp.  A lifelong musician, she studied oboe at Cal State Long Beach.  Lisa has been the principal oboist with the Huntington Beach Concert Band for over three decades and plays oboe and English horn with the Southern California Philharmonic Orchestra.  She also performed in the JCC Classical Orchestra in Irvine. Inspired by her talented mandolin and harmonica playing grandfather, Lisa plays mandolin with the South Coast Simcha Band. Lisa and her husband Steve (drums) believe in instilling a love of music in their two daughters, Andrea and Hilary, who are accomplished musicians on piano/vibraphone and bassoon.  Lisa is a nationally recognized speech/language pathologist and a regular volunteer at KJZZ radio. 
Pollyanna Gorman, Director
Pollyanna Gorman graduated from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education.  She currently plays in various groups including: Southern California Philharmonic, Orange County Mormon Choral Organization and the Orange County Concert Band and is the founding conductor of the Golden West Pops.  Pollyanna is also the Winds Coach for the Southern California Philharmonic.
  Pauli Merry, Director
Pauli Merry is beginning her third season with the orchestra. After a successful career as a teacher, counselor, and an administrator in three districts in the California community college system, she retired as provost of the Pacific Coast Campus of Long Beach City College. Now Pauli has the time to play cello in several community orchestral groups. The personal gratification of honing her cello skills along with playing a variety of musical genres is beyond measure. Her goal as a SCP director is to help the orchestra grow in the many ways that it can: Serving the community as a resource for good music; promoting music as a life long source of pleasure; supporting youth in their musical development; raising community awareness of SCP’s excellence; and providing  satisfying and exciting experiences for SCP musicians.

  Kim Stephens-Doll, Director