Susanne Mentzer, formerly the administrator of S.T.A.R. now serves on the Board as Treasurer. An international opera singer for nearly 40 years, Susanne also has taught voice at the academic level since 2000 and currently teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. A mezz-soprano, she has appeared on four continents at nearly every great opera house and orchestra, most notably a guest artist at the Metropolitan Opera since 1989.
Her extensive discography includes over 25 CDs and DVDs of opera and oratorio. She has been seen on numerous PBS telecasts, as well. Susanne is also a writer and contributed to the Huffington Post. Her outspokenness about vocal health has earned her the VERA Award 2013 (Voice Education Research Awareness) from The Voice Foundation.
As a mentor to young singers she serves on the boards of The Sullivan Foundation and The George London Foundation, which give awards to promising young singers. Her son is an actor in Los Angeles.