Lisa Oman is the Executive Director at San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. In this role, Oman leads the organization’s strategic vision, financial planning, and fundraising initiatives. In addition, she oversees artistic planning and directs the organization’s concert and event productions, media, educational initiatives and marketing and communications. She works closely with Eric Dudley, Artistic Director, the 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 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 has served as founding director of two nonprofit arts organizations, a board member and Festival Co-Producer of Sacramento World Music and Dance Festival and is the founder of Composers and Schools in Concert a nationwide organization whose aim is to engage high school students in the concepts, techniques and skills underlying contemporary music composition.
Lisa has had the honor of being an invited speaker at music education conferences, has served as a leader of teacher professional development workshops, has participated in a variety of music-industry panels, has served as a consultant for start-up music ensembles, and served as a juror of grant awards for the Arts.
Oman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Gonzaga University, a professional certificate in Arts Management from the University of Massachusetts and a professional certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University.
Lisa was appointed as SFCMP’s Executive Director in 2015.