Our team is proud to introduce our wonderful Board of Directors. We are grateful for their dedication to our mission, and thank them for volunteering their time and expertise.
Barbara Lanz-Mateo, President
Barbara Lanz-Mateo has a creative vision that resonates with the Whole Musician team's desire to design and provide something unique and new. In 2002, after graduating from the Women's Economic Ventures program, she founded Seastar Publications, Inc. This multi-media company produced Coastal Woman Magazine, a free publication that was created specifically for the residents of the southern California coastal area.
In 2007, she was recognized as one of the Top 50 Women in Business by the Pacific Coast Business Times, and was recognized by Women's Economic Ventures as Business Woman of the Year later that same year.
In addition to her entrepreneurial and publishing history, Barbara has extensive experience as a writer and editor. She is the former editor of several Santa Barbara publications, including Montecito Magazine, and the Santa Ynez Journal. Her writings have been published in many magazines and newspapers and has gained her numerous awards. Barbara is now retired in Santa Barbara, CA and is enjoying life traveling and being a grandmother.
Mario Perez, EdD - Vice President
Charles Griffith - Treasurer
Charles Griffith worked for the City of Dallas from 1970 to 1999 in various administrative, managerial, and executive positions. He served three terms as Director of the Dallas Employees Retirement Fund, a role that required major fiduciary responsibilities, and was President of the Retired Employees Association. Most recently, Griffith served in all officer positions, including Chair and Vice-Chair, as a director of the City Credit Union. A veteran of the US Army (Lieutenant, Military Police Corps 1968-70), Griffith received his BA at the University of Texas at Austin.