Who We Are

Orchestra Teaching Artists

Peg Banks, strings
Barrington Brown, violin and bass
Natalie Conover, violin and viola
Daniel Hall, musicianship
Frederic Henry, violin
Anita Hill, cello
Lorena LiMato, violin
Betsy Loughran, cello
James Mack, leadership and citizenship
Natalie Martin, cello
Steven Merdian, musicianship
Eucles Moore, musicianship
Jody Rajesh, violin and viola
Dana Steele, musicianship

Zaire McNeese and Deborah Htu, program interns

Early Childhood Music Specialists

Ellen Acuna
Janet Campbell
Joyce Kay
Kelsey Swanson

Administrative staff

Carol Burden, Executive Director
Ronnie Ragen, Early Childhood Program Director
Lydia Veilleux, Artistic Director, Trenton Music Makers Orchestra
Enrique Rivera, Grant Site Coordinator
Antonio Ruiz, Dunn Site Coordinator
Kelly Paul, Bookkeeper

Board of trustees

Julian Grant, Chairman
     Composer, Writer, Educator, Music Journalist, Broadcaster
Edward Dippold, Vice Chairman
     Investment Advisor, Raymond James & Associates
Phyllis Tsai, CPA, Treasurer
Senior Manager, WithumSmith+Brown
Fred Shahrooz Scampato, Esq., Secretary
     Attorney/Owner, Law Office of Fred Shahrooz Scampato
     Vice President, National Employment Lawyers’ Association, NJ Chapter

Alison Denis
Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
John Hart
Interim CEO/Chief Operating Officer, Isles Inc.
Anthony D. Mack
Associate Program Manager, Coaching and Leadership Development,
Rutgers University Office of Child Welfare Workforce Advancement

Anne Lester Trevisan
     Portfolio Manager, JPMorgan Asset Management
Lytisha Williams
     Senior Director of Development, Rutgers University

Carol Burden, ex-officio
Ronnie Ragen, ex-officio
Lydia Veilleux, ex-officio

Advisory Board

Andrea Chowansky
     Vice President and Product Manager, PNC Bank
Kelly Ingram
     Past President, I Am Trenton Community Foundation
Lili Levinowitz
     Co-Author, Music Together
     Professor of Music Education (retired), Rowan University
Sunghae Anna Lim
     Studio Instructor, Princeton University

Paul Redwood
     Senior Research Engineer, Church & Dwight
Ingrid I. Reed
     Policy Analyst (retired), The Eagleton Institute
     Founding Board Member, New Jersey Future
Willard Alonzo Stanback, Esq.
     Principal, Willard Alonzo Stanback, P.C.
Stanford Thompson
     Founder and Executive Director, Play on Philly!
     Past Chairman, El Sistema USA

John D. Thurber
     Vice President for Public Affairs, Thomas Edison State University
Daniel Trahey
Artistic Director, OrchKids
Marcia Wood, Founder and Director Emerita
Ellen Saxon, Founder and Director Emerita