Portland Festival Symphony

Board of Directors

  • Carolyn Lindberg, President

    West Multnomah SWCD, Communications Coordinator
    4023 SE Ash Street
    Portland, OR 97214
    H: 503-238-2409
    W: 503.238.4775, ext. 101

    Carolyn has worked in communications and development for the past 10 years and currently works as Communications Coordinator for West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. She brings an extensive background in media relations and communications. Carolyn spent 25 years as a broadcast journalist, primarily in radio news, and more recently honed her public relations, event planning and development skills as a free-lance communications consultant.  Carolyn holds a Broadcast Communications degree from Oregon State University and is completing a degree in Arts & Letters with a minor in music from Portland State University. She has also taught radio writing and reporting at Mt. Hood Community College. She performed a wide variety of tasks for her private P.R. clients from event production, performance bookings, media buying, public relations, development, marketing, publicity and media relations. Carolyn also is a voice talent for commercial and in-house productions.

    Al Niknabard, Vice-President

    City Center Parking, Account Mgmt. Director
    514 SW 6th Avenue
    Portland, OR 97204
    W: 503.221.1666

    Al Niknabard immigrated to United State in 1984 from Iran. He lived in Eugene, Oregon for approximately 5 years and has been in Portland since 1988.  He has been with City Center Parking since his arrival in Portland. He is directly involved in all operational components of CCP.  Al enjoys several different hobbies including playing music, sculpting, biking, motorcycles and occasional one-off artistic endeavors. Al works closely with CCP clients to achieve objectives outlined for each of the properties we operate.  Having been involved in the business community through his work at CCP, Al has established many strong relationships in the community and is very familiar with Portland’s business and community objectives.
    Ron Ennis, Treasurer

    Pathways OI Global Partners, Principal
    4546 NE Alameda
    Portland, OR 97213
    H: 503.221.8747

    Dr. Ennis has over thirty years' experience as a Career Counselor, Organizational Development Consultant and Entrepreneur.  He specializes in senior and executive level coaching and counseling, entrepreneurial start-ups, sales, and organizational and management development.  Ron was an Organizational Consultant at Tektronix, Inc.; the Dean of the Oregon Graduate School of Professional Psychology; a Professor and Counselor in the Master’s program in Business at Marylhurst College; and he has successfully initiated and completed four business start-ups.  Active in community development, he has assumed leadership roles in many civic organizations focusing on Sustainable Business Practices, Local Business Development, the Arts, Education and the Environment.  He has a B.A. in Psychology and History from Stanford University, an M.S. in Human Relations from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Vanderbilt University.
    Kelley Stember, Secretary

    Care Partners, Dir. Of Partnerships
    1425 SW Taylor’s Ferry Road
    Portland, OR 97219
    C: 503.449.3050

    Kelley is an accomplished sales and management professional with over 25 years of sales and strategy execution in public sector accounts, partnership building, retail management and marketing in a variety of industries. A change agent, she achieves outstanding results delivering top line revenue, over-achieving growth and retention targets, and meeting profitability goals. As a strategic account manager, Kelley is adept at contract negotiations and building long-term executive and C-level relationships. She has marketing, advertising and public relations experience on both agency and client sides. Kelley graduated from Brown University with a BA in English. She currently works as the Director of Healthcare Partnerships at Care Partners Hospice & Palliative Care. When not working, you’ll find her playing soccer, skiing or in a dragon boat on the Willamette River.
    Lajos Balogh, Founder & Music Director

    Oregon Festival Symphony, Vice-President
    1199 Cherry Circle
    Lake Oswego, OR 97034
    H: 503.636.8769
    C: 503.799.3000

    Lajos is the Founder, Music Director and Conductor of the Portland Festival Symphony. He was born in Hungary and studied at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, as well as in Munich and Hamburg.  Maestro Balogh has been an active member in Oregon’s classical orchestra community. He spent many years as Principal Second Violin with the Oregon Symphony and is a former member of both the Portland Opera Orchestra and the North Coast Chamber Orchestra.  He was the founding Music Director and has been the Principal Conductor of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony since its inception in 1974. He is also the Conductor of the Marylhurst Symphony Orchestra.

    Fabian Genovesi

    Neil Kelly, Design Consultant
    804 N. Alberta Street
    Portland, OR 97217
    W: 503.335.9293
    C: 323.839.2241

    Fabian has nearly 30 years’ experience in design and construction, working in both traditional and contemporary styles on mid-sized to multi-million dollar projects .  He studied interior design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles and continued his education at UCLA.  Fabian worked as a lead kitchen and bath designer at Euro Concepts and Cooper Pacific Kitchens in the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles.  He also owned his own Design/Build company, specializing in residential remodeling and was a licensed general contractor in California. After moving to Portland in 2008, he worked as a freelance designer and as a manager and designer for Pearl Woodworks, before joining the Neil Kelly team as a design consultant.  His work was featured recently in Portrait of Portland Magazine.

    Debby Garman

    Creative Marketing Solutions, CEO
    175 NE 7th Ave.
    Hillsboro, OR 97124
    H: 503.640.6265

    Debby Garman is an independent consultant, and has enjoyed a diverse career in nonprofit leadership, including multiple board and officer positions, as well as serving as Executive Director for Portland Revels, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon and the Siletz Bay Music Festival. She currently serves as the Chair of the Hillsboro Arts and Culture Council, and consults as a business and marketing advisor for the Hillsboro Community Youth Choir. Debby has had a parallel for-profit business career in books and publishing, serving as Public Relations and Publicity Manager for Timber Press publishing company.

  • Read the 2015-2018 PFS Strategic Plan (PDF)

  • PFS Advisory Committee:

  • Diane Boly – Boly:Welch
  • Barbara Brady
  • Worth Caldwell – Pacific Marketing and Publishing
  • Everett Carson – Pacific Marketing and Publishing
  • Victoria Dinu
  • Brigid Flanigan – Shamrock Holdings
  • Garen Horgen – Viridian Window Restoration
  • Arthur Kayser
  • Leslie Labbe
  • Wayne Landsverk – Miller Nash LLP
  • Rebecca Langdon
  • Wendy Liebreich
  • Mike Lindberg – CML Communications
  • Steve Reinisch – Reinisch Mackenzie, P.C.
  • Fred Sautter – Musician
  • Rachael Wiggins – Policy assistant and City Council liaison for Portland Mayor Charlie Hales