Trustee

Halina Avery, Trustee, is a resident of San Diego, CA.

Ms. Avery has had a wide-ranging career focused on education and the arts.

Currently Ms. Avery works in a Faculty role at ExecComm, a  business communication skills consulting firm.

Previously, she worked in Development and Alumni Relations roles at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Ms. Avery spent 8 years as a professional opera singer.  She worked with companies ranging from New York City Opera to Utah Opera and Austin Lyric Opera and placed in the finals of national competitions, including those of Chicago Lyric Opera and Los Angeles Opera.

Halina enjoys lending her firsthand perspective to Durfee’s work in the arts.  She also spearheaded Durfee’s Gay and Lesbian Fund.

Ms. Avery holds a Bachelor of Music degree from University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Music degree from Yale University, and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.

Halina spends her free time enjoying traveling to her favorite city, New York, and to whatever other destinations beckon, along with her partner, Kim, and their daughter, Halina.