Greater Orange
Community Arts Theater



Meet Your GOCAT Team

GOCAT Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization and Board Members receive no remuneration, compensation or benefits from their relationship with GOCAT.  All participation is strictly volunteer.

Our Governing Board is below.  They are committed to doing the work to make this project GO!!

In addition we have an Advisory Board which meets less often made up of primarily business professionals to guide us and provide support.
  1. Mignon Whitaker
    Secretary Mignon is a Fine Artist & Theater Producer at KIDS Musical Theater at St. John's Lutheran Church. Mignon and her husband Fred serve in many volunteer capacities within the community and reside in Old Towne Orange.
  2. Michael Short
    President Michael Short has been the Vocal Music teacher at Orange High School since 1982. He is also the founder and director of the Orange Community Master Chorale. He has lived in Orange since 1974 and graduated from Chapman College in 1979.
  3. Carrie Hummel
    Co-Vice President Carrie is Office Manager for the Law Offices of Phillip L Hummel VI and Office Manager. She is involved in many Orange non-profits services including Meals on Wheels and Community Foundation of Orange. She and her husband reside in Villa Park.
  4. Moira Singer
    Co-Vice President Moira Singer has been a resident of Orange since 1971. Moira is the business owner of Gannon Design and avocationally, is a singer, published composer and instrumental conductor.
  5. Marilyn Moore
    Treasurer Marilyn Moore, a long-time resident of Orange, is retired and active in many local and civic groups. She is also treasurer and on the board of Orange County Friends of Music (Orange Community Master Chorale).
  6. April Chocolaty
    Board Member
  7. Jaqueline Geyer​
    Board Member Jacqueline has been a resident of Orange for 20 years. Jacque is a Piano Instructor, an artist, and is currently the choir accompanist working with Director Michael Short at Orange High School.
  8. Aaron Jacoby
    Board Member
  9. Packy McFarland
    Board Member Packy McFarland has been in the Direct Response Television industry for over 30 years. This long time Orange resident brings his video and marketing skills to the GOCAT board.
  10. Sandy Warne
    Board Member Sandy Warne is a 30 resident of Orange and a retired teacher who taught special education and used her degrees in drama and speech with regularity. A life long singer she has always enjoyed choral as well as theatrical programs.
  11. Cynthia Wilson
    Board Member
  12. Carrie Woodson
    Board Member Carrie is a dancer, choreographer, educator serving as a dance professor at Santiago Canyon College and dance instructor for Dance for Joy.
  13. Honorable Rick Ledesma
    Board Member
  14. Dan Carrier
    Board Member Dan Carrier leads a national sales team at U.S. Bank focused on corporate healthcare and food industries. He has over 40 years of business experience. He is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and former CPA. Dan is also the current President of OCFM.
  15. Adam Pliska
    Board Member

Join Our ​​​Team

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