Board of Directors

Chair
James B. Straw, Arts Advocate

Vice Chair
Michael J. Kline, Esq., Partner & Assistant General Counsel, Fox Rothschild LLP

Founder & President
Vera Wilson, Trustee, Presser Foundation

Treasurer
Howard M. Magen, Retired C.P.A.

Secretary
Lisa S. Aronson, M.B.A., P.C.C., Leadership and Executive Coach

Eugene M. Abroms, M.D.,  Arts Advocate

Joan Chait, Arts Advocate

Rebecca J. Clement, Esq., Arts Advocate

Deborah E. Glass, Esq., SpringutLaw

Elizabeth P. Glendinning, Arts Advocate

Joan Lee Goldstein, Retired Software Consulting Executive

Robin Pinder Herndon, Esq., Counsel, Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc.

A. Christine Huber, D.V.M., President, Huber ToxPath Consulting, LLC

Susan Huffman, A.I.C.P., Owner, S. Huffman Associates

Christopher R. B. Merritt, M.D., F.A.C.R.

Jana M. Mossey, Ph.D., Professor, Drexel University School of Public Health

Laura S. Picciano, D.O., Attending Physician, Internal Medicine, Cooper University Health Care

Caroline C. Piven, Retired Marketing Communications Professional

Chris Rinaldi, President, Jacobs Music Company

Anita G. Schmukler, D.O., Psychiatrist; Psychoanalyst; Author; Lecturer

Linda Ayella Semes, Arts Advocate

Mark N. Steinberger, Esq., Arts Advocate

Louis R. Vilardo, Senior Vice President – Investments, Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC

David J. Wolfsohn, Esq., Partner, Duane Morris LLP

John B. Wright, II, Esq., Vice President & General Counsel, Triumph Group, Inc.

Natalie Zhu, Astral laureate; Concert Pianist; Artistic Director, Kingston Chamber
Music Festival

Board of Advisors

Stuart Adair, Vice President of Finance & Administration, Greater Philadelphia
Cultural Alliance

Michael Barrett, Founder & Music Director, Moab Music Festival

David Bilger, Principal Trumpet, The Philadelphia Orchestra

George Blood, Grammy Award-nominated Recording Engineer

Robert Capanna, Director, Prudent Management Associates; Past President,
The Presser Foundation

David Cramer, Associate Principal Flute, The Philadelphia Orchestra

David Devan, General Director & President, Opera Philadelphia

Mary Lou Falcone, Head, M.L. Falcone Public Relations

Corey Field, Esq., Corey Field Law Group, P.C.

Barbara Govatos, Violinist, The Philadelphia Orchestra; Music Director, Delaware Chamber Music Festival

Daniel R. Gustin, Director, Gilmore International Keyboard Festival & Awards

Nitzan Haroz, Principal Trombone, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Jennifer Higdon, Pulitzer Prize-winning Composer

Matthew Horner, Senior Vice President, Director, IMG Artists, Vocal Division

Cristian Macelaru, Conductor-in-Residence, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Philip Maneval, Composer; Executive Director, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

Daniel Matsukawa, Principal Bassoon, The Philadelphia Orchestra

Bill Palant, Artist Manager; Founder, Étude Arts

Mary Eleanor Pitcairn, Arts Advocate

William Reinert, President & Managing Director, William Reinert Associates, Inc.

Joanne Rile, Artist Manager; Founder, Joanne Rile Artists Management

Gabrielle Rinaldi, Executive Vice President, Director, Concert Artists Department, Jacobs Music Company

Frank Salomon, Founder & President, Frank Salomon Associates; Administrator, Marlboro Music Festival

Krishna Thiagarajan, Executive Director, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Daniel Webster, Music Critic

Patricia A. Winter, Senior Vice President, Opus 3 Artists

Simon Woods, Executive Director, Seattle Symphony

Janet Yamron, Past Assistant Dean, Boyer College of Music, Temple University

Honorary Committee

Julianne Baird, Internationally Acclaimed Soprano; Distinguished Professor of Music, Rutgers University at Camden

Leon Bates, Renowned Concert Pianist

Luis Biava, Conductor Emeritus, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Temple University Symphony Orchestra

Anthony P. Checchia, Founding Artistic Director, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society; Administrator, Marlboro Music Festival

Roberto Díaz, Distinguished Concert Violist; President and Faculty,
Curtis Institute of Music

Christoph Eschenbach, Music Director, National Symphony Orchestra and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Pamela Frank, Acclaimed Concert Violinist; Faculty, Curtis Institute of Music, The Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, and Stony Brook University

Ida Kavafian, Renowned Concert Violinist/Violist; Co-Founder, OPUS ONE; Artistic Director, Music from Angel Fire; faculty, Curtis Institute of Music and Bard College Conservatory of Music

Helen Laird, Dean Emeritus, Boyer College of Music, Temple University

Edna Landau, Career Consultant

Jaime Laredo, Celebrated Concert Violinist; Music Director, Vermont Symphony Orchestra; faculty, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Marlena Kleinman Malas, Voice Teacher; Faculty, Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Canadian Opera Center, and the Chautauqua Institution

Corrado Rovaris, Music Director, Opera Philadelphia and Artosphere Festival; Principal Conductor, I Virtuosi Italiani

Ann Schein, Renowned Concert Pianist; Teacher

Susan Starr, Acclaimed Concert Pianist; Distinguished Professor, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University

Benita Valente, Internationally Renowned Soprano