Board of Directors

Estelle Cimino

Executive Director

Estelle Cimino is the President and Executive Director of Friends of the Beat Museum. She is a business professional with extensive experience in management, marketing, finance, career and entrepreneurial counseling and coaching. She is a dynamic presenter and teacher with strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills and can effectively plan, develop and direct implementation of projects, programs and events. Currently, Estelle serves as a board member for a non-profit in Monterey, CA and works for the non-profit Hospice of the Central Coast. Having received her Master’s Degree in Career Counseling and her B.S. degree in Marketing she works as a consultant and trainer in outplacement for Lee Hecht Harrison in Silicon Valley and The Small Business Development Center in San Jose. She has written numerous articles on her work in helping clients rebound from loss and successfully move forward through major life and business transitions. With her creativity and strong entrepreneurial drive she has created, owned and operated a variety of businesses including the Monterey Coffeehouse Bookshop, which won the Small Business Administration Business of the Year Award as well as the Chamber of Commerce Small Business Excellence Award.

Judith Barnett

Board Member

Judith has worked with several non-profits including the International Bluegrass Music Association, the Southeastern Bluegrass Association and the Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame. She has done volunteer work and fund raising in AIDS awareness and for the Georgia Rape Crisis Center.

In the Information Technology industry, Judith has been employed as a Senior Consultant with the Judicial Council of the California, Administrative Office of the Courts for the last two years.

Prior to this position she was CEO of Technology Builders Group, a consulting and web development firm for the Real Estate and Insurance industries.

Judith has also been Chief Technical Officer at one of the premier web development companies in the Southeast. She has produced several music based shows on community television, financed and produced several album projects and built and managed the University of Central Florida radio station. Her technology, non-profit, fundraising, and management expertise is a tremendous asset.

Jerry Cimino

Board Member

Jerry Cimino is the CFO of the Friends of the Beat Museum and is a goal-oriented marketing, sales, business and management professional with a history of achieving maximum volumes and increasing market share through effective relationship management. He is a strategic and creative thinker who combines excellent leadership, problem-solving and communication skills with an emphasis on delivering results. Jerry is the CEO and curator of The Beat Museum in San Francisco and was previously the Director of Business Development for American Express in Silicon Valley. He is an outstanding performer and presenter with exceptional relationship building skills. Being a highly creative poet and writer, he is currently finishing up his first novel, Sleeping with Maya.

Jonathan Cooperman

Board Member

Jonathan has a doctorate in physical therapy and a law degree. He is the former Chair of the Ethics and Judicial Committee of the American Physical Therapy Association and currently serves as the President of The Ohio Physical Therapy Association. As an academic with full faculty appointments at four Universities, he teaches courses on “Human Resource Management” and “Legal and Ethical Issues in Rehabilitation.” Currently he manages a 10,000 square foot physical therapy practice with a staff of ten. He serves as the adviser from the American Physical Therapy Association to the American Medical Association for issues related to billing and coding. He brings significant experience in leadership, strategic planning, budgeting, conflict management, staffing and legal issues.

Brian George

Board Member

Brian is a highly experienced business and sales manager with fifteen years experience as a print broker in graphic arts. He is accomplished in building and maintaining strong customer and partner relationships, ultimately resulting in growing revenues and achieving profit objectives. His clients include Pebble Beach Company, McGraw Hill, and The Monterey Jazz Festival, as well as many other organizations in various industries.

Brian has outstanding project management capabilities with exemplary communication, interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills. His exceptionally strong creative, leadership and interpersonal skills help clients transform rough concept into visually powerful and effective products or campaigns. His non-profit experience includes organizing and managing events, advocacy, project management and presenting and facilitating programs and seminars for Beyond War, Amnesty International and Pacific Coast Church. Brian’s brings great expertise in business, sales and management, including project management.