Lisa Oman is the Executive Director at San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. In this role, Oman leads the organization’s financial planning, fundraising initiatives, and strategic planning; in addition, she oversees artistic operations, and directs the organization’s productions, media, educational initiatives, and marketing. She works closely with Eric Dudley, Artistic Director, the Local Musician’s Union, and SFCMP’s board of directors to oversee the continued development and execution of strategies that are in line with SFCMP’s overall mission.
Lisa Oman is a trained classical musician and lifelong advocate of music and music education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Gonzaga University, a professional certificate in Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and a professional certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University. Lisa is the founder of Composers and Schools, a nationwide organization whose aim is to engage high school students in the concepts, techniques and skills underlying contemporary music composition.
Lisa is a seasoned financial and administrative leader for large nonprofit organizations. Before joining SFCMP, Oman managed the financial operations of the UC Santa Cruz Humanities Division. She began working in higher education in 2009 as Director of Finance and Administration at CSU, Sacramento overseeing the corporate accounting, information technology and risk management serving Associated Students, Inc, the University Union and WELL Corporation. Prior to working in higher education, Oman oversaw the daily treasury operations and cash flow of 6 regional offices and 35 local offices across the United States at The Trust for Public Land.
Lisa was appointed as SFCMP’s Executive Director in 2015.