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Board Members

Board members for Christmas in the Park are responsible for the overall operations of the organization. Working closely with Christmas in the Park staff and other volunteers, the board members lead nine different committees to ensure the events overall success. If you are passionate about Christmas in the Park and are interested in learning more about serving as a board member, please send an inquiry to info@christmasinthepark.com.
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President – Jacob Caputo (Cosmopolitan Catering)
Immediate Past President – Joseph Schumaker (SCG FoodSpace)
Vice President – Andrea Perdichizzi (Micheletti Insurance Services)
Treasurer – Dean Romeo (Pacific Underground Construction)
Secretary – Hanh Nguyen (Kaiser Permanente)

  • Mario Burnias (iHome Properties Inc.)
  • John Herschbach (Retired)
  • Meryl McVicker
  • Dawn Beers O'Brien (Wheelie Fun Cruise & Travel)
  • Stacey Holden (Retired)
  • Shawna Murphy (PayPal)
  • Patrick Hammon (Skadden)
  • Greg Korbel (Miller Morton Caillat & Nevis, LLP)
  • Robert Nelson (Maxim Integrated)
  • DeAnna Pursai (College of Adaptive Arts)
  • Charlyn Villegas (Four Winds Creative)
  • Robert Hencken (Hencken Development Consultants)
  • Vince Lima (Lima & Campagna Mortuaries)
  • Karin Cogbill (Littler)
  • Jason Vasquez (Bay Area Themes)
  • Jennifer Maio (Piedmont Middle School)
  • Honorary Board Member: Sophie Sonntag (Monroe Middle School)
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Executive Director

Executive Director Jason Minsky
Executive Director Jason Minsky 

Jason Minsky has been involved with the San Jose community since 1993 when he was working in the Community Development department for the San Jose Sharks. Originally from South San Francisco, Minsky is a graduate of San Francisco State University and attended Serra High School in San Mateo. Having previously served on the Board of Directors for Christmas in the Park, he became the non-profit’s first Executive Director in 2012. Prior to that he served as a Vice President for the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce and was Chairman for the Silicon Valley Invitational and Courageous Kids Programs for the American Cancer Society. Jason is married and has a teenage daughter.

Jason is a member of the San Jose Rotary Club where he not only has chaired their annual gala, but is also involved in the Enterprise Leadership Program which teaches high school juniors about creating business plans and entrepreneurism. Jason is also a graduate of the Center for Excellence (CEN) in Nonprofits Leaders Institute, and has previously been part of Community Leadership San Jose. Most recently Jason completed the Stanford Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders.

Little Known Fact: Jason has previously performed as the San Jose Sharks (1993-1998) and San Francisco 49ers (1993, 2006-2010) mascot characters S.J. Sharkie and Sourdough Sam.

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Founders

  • Don Lima
  • Kay Concannon
  • Mary Lima
  • Tara O’Leary Hudson
  • Dick Barrett
  • Dr. John DeHeras
  • Kay Linquist
  • Larry Otter
  • Rev. Phil Barrett
  • Mike Fowler
  • Chester W. Mason
  • Jan Passmore
  • Victor Corsiglia
  • Mary Ellen George
  • Jack Mieuli
  • Bruce Pohle
  • Herbert Crawford
  • Ron James
  • Pat O’Brian
  • Maggie Wisinski
  • Tom McEnery
  • Joe Cardinalli
  • Vern Cristina
  • Inge Miscoll
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Legacy Members

  • Kay M. Bell
  • Bruce Pohle
  • Joe Cardinalli
  • Dan Caputo
  • John Popovich
  • Phil Ringenberg
  • Kay Linquist
  • Dee Degutis
  • Peggy Snell
  • Tom Trafton
  • Martie Degutis
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