Board of Directors & Staff

BSO Board Members serve three-year terms (up to two consecutive terms). They govern the organization according to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws, and contribute their personal and professional expertise to accomplish the goals set forth in the organization’s strategic plan. The Board of Directors sets the budget, hires the General Manager and engages the Music Director, Concertmaster, other contracted positions.

Board of Directors

Anne Holzman, President
Reserve Teacher, Bloomington Public Schools

Megan Dvorak, Vice President
Campaign Relationships Manager, Greater Twin Cities United Way

Charlotte Bartholomew, Secretary
Senior Graphic Designer, Optum

Becky Jyrkas, Treasurer
Freelance Musician

Will Bartruff
Director, Violin Guild of America

Chuck Kreitzer
Orchestra Teacher, Wayzata Public Schools

Sarah Oxendale
Occupational Therapist

Pat Reller
Church Organist, Retired Healthcare Administrator

Michael Werner
Music Teacher, St. Francis School District

Jon West
Director of Sales, King Technology

Manny Laureano, ex-officio

Sara Kleinsasser Tan, ex-officio

Board Recruitment

To learn more about the BSO Board download this brochure.


Sara Kleinsasser Tan has been the General Manager of the Bloomington Symphony since October 2010. Sara brings experience from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (Detroit, Michigan), Playhouse Square Center (Cleveland, Ohio), Concordia College, (Moorhead, Minnesota), and the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan), to her position at the BSO. During her time with the BSO, the organization has grown its budget by $50K, invited Manny Laureano to be its Music Director, a position he has held for eight years, and has sold out numerous concerts for grateful audiences. Sara executes the operations of the organization, and works closely with the board to accomplish its strategic plan objectives.

Jon Poupore joined the BSO as Personnel Coordinator in 2017, and added Librarian responsibilities the following year. A Minnesota native who returned to his birthplace after time in New England, Jon brings his experience as a violinst and violist with the Portland (ME) Symphony, to his roles as Personnel Coordinator and Librarian and as Assistant Viola of the BSO.

Matt Cummins started the newly created Bookkeeper role in April 2021. Matt works closely with the General Manager and Treasurer, following the organization’s Fiscal Policies and Procedures to pay bills and maintain an accurate record of the BSO’s financial position.