Board of Directors

Juliana Chen


Juliana Chen has pursued a career in innovation and new product design and is currently a Director of Commercial Innovation at Pfizer Inc..  Previous board experience includes representing the Special Music School on the board of the Kaufman Music Center.

Deborah Stiles


Deborah Stiles joined MasterVoices in 2007. “Debbie” is currently the Vice President for Research Operations at Columbia University, a position she has held since 2004, when the Office of the Executive Vice President for Research was established.  As the Vice President for Research Operations, she manages nine University-wide offices that constitute the backbone of Columbia’s $1 billion research enterprise.  Prior to joining Columbia, Ms. Stiles was a corporate partner at the international law firm, Debevoise & Plimpton. Ms. Stiles received her B.A from Radcliffe College, magna cum laude, in 1969. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 1974. Ms. Stiles is a member of the Dean’s Council of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.  She is also a member of the Board of Directors of New York Small Business Venture Fund LLC and New York Small Business Venture Fund II & III LLC that invest in economic development projects in New York City. Ms. Stiles is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ellen Marcus

Vice Chair

Ellen Marcus was raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio. After attending the University of Michigan, she moved to New York City in 1959, took courses at the New York Institute of Finance and was registered to sell securities. During this time, she worked on Wall Street for a number of prominent firms. Afterward, Ellen sold residential real estate for Stribling from 1995 until 2012. Ellen met James S. Marcus in 1970 and they married in 1974. A devoted opera-lover, Jim introduced Ellen to the art form and through him she became involved in the life of the Met. Jim served as Met chairman from 1986 to 1993 and as an honorary director of the Met until his death in 2015. In 2010, the Marcuses donated $10 million to the Juilliard School to create the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts. Ellen has served on the auxiliary board of Lenox Hill Hospital since 1975 and currently sits on the boards of Young Concert Artists, MasterVoices and the Juilliard School. She is chairman of the patron program at WNET and a member of the Cosmopolitan Club’s board of governors. In addition to Ellen’s interest in opera, she is a lover of Broadway and cabaret music and is an aficionado of the American Songbook.

Susan Shine

Vice Chair

Susan Shine has been a singing member of the chorus since 1985.  She has served as Vice Chair of the Board since its inception in 2000, and has also been the longstanding President of the singing membership. In her professional life, Susan worked in Development at Carnegie Hall, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, New York Public Radio, and other non-profit arts and culture organizations in positions heading major gifts, capital campaigns, and as Director of Development. Susan has an A.B. from Mount Holyoke College and an M.Phil. from Columbia University.

Bruce Patrick


Bruce D. Patrick, received a B.A., from the University of Texas, a J.D., from the University of Texas School of Law, and an L.L.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law. He has extensive experience with three Fortune 100 corporations and three Big Four accounting firms acting as senior attorney dealing with both domestic and international corporate, legal, tax and financial reporting issues. After retiring from the corporate world, he served as Chief Financial Officer of two nonprofit firms.  Currently retired, Bruce is enjoying a musical life serving on the Board of MasterVoices and as a singing member in the MasterVoices chorus.

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