Board Members

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CATHERINE RELLS

CEO and Board Chair

Catherine’s heart for the community and drive for bringing opportunities to underserved youth, created her personal mission to lead The House of Music as Co-Founder, CEO and Board Chair. Catherine’s drive to bring hope and opportunity to underserved communities of San Diego has led her to overcome numerous barriers despite the pandemic and uncertain times that businesses are facing today. She continues her efforts with board recruitment and fundraising with a focused tenacity to bring musical programming to underprivileged youth with hopes of providing new instruments and life-long skills that will create future opportunities for those who graduate through The House of Music program.

Catherine has over 20 years of management experience and has served in various roles at all levels in both for-profit and non-profit organizations. She is committed to serving the underserved communities throughout her birthplace of San Diego. She has a talent for developing relationships and is focused on creating new collaborative arrangements with community partners.

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CHRIS SPRINGER

President and Board Member

Chris’ vision was to establish a San Diego based non-profit that would provide music lessons and
instruments to those in underserved communities regardless of their ability to pay. Chris was
determined to share his passion and knowledge of: The American Art Form of Jazz, Salsa, Cha Cha Cha, Mambo, Latin Jazz, Cuban, Cumbia, Boogaloo, and various other genres of music.

The House of Music was Founded by Radio Host Chris Springer from the award winning KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM and Music Producer of The South Bay Latin Music Festival the House of Music is a San Diego based non-profit established in August 2019. Chris has been a Radio Host and in the music industry for over 20 years. 

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ANETTE ASHER

Board Secretary and Board Treasurer

Anette is a seasoned healthcare leader whose contributions to using technology to improve healthcare are well-known in California. Anette is devoted to improving the lives of seniors and family caregivers. During her time as CEO of George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers, she experienced firsthand the importance of supporting caregivers. She was inspired to create a new program called Care to Caregiver http://caretocaregiver.org/, that will use technology and other resources to help mitigate caregiver burn-out and prevent caregivers from overloading an already overburdened healthcare system. Prior to Glenner, Anette was CEO of the Life Science Information Technology Global Institute (LSIT). She later served as director of life sciences information technology through the merger with Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and led the LSIT Committee in the development of Good Informatics Practices (GIP)- addressing: compliance, regulatory, policy and procedures and best practices for healthcare

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BETO PEREZ

Board Member

Beto Perez was born in Tijuana, Mexico and raised in the South San Diego. His passion for rock music started at a young age with his older sister blasting heavy metal and punk rock throughout the house. Over time, his love for rock evolved
into a full-blown passion for music leading to a career in radio. He brings over 16 years of radio experience, having worked as a producer and an on-air personality/DJ for both Spanish and English markets. Beto is very involved with the San Diego community. He’s the co-founder of Love Thy Neighbor, an organization that gives back to youth and families in both San
Diego and Tijuana. Being a middle school teacher for 5 years he understands the importance of connecting with the youth of the community.