Who We Are

Board of Trustees

Julian Grant, Chair
     Composer, Writer, Educator, Music Journalist, Broadcaster
Edward Dippold, Vice Chair
     Investment Advisor, Raymond James & Associates
Michele Slocum, Treasurer
     CPA, Klatzkin & Co., LLP
Josephine Nagle, Secretary
     Adjunct Professor of Music, Brookdale Community College
     and Middlesex County Arts and Education Center

Andrea Chowansky
     Vice President and Product Manager, PNC Bank
Darren Freedom Green
     Outreach Coordinator, Shiloh CDC;
     Consultant/Facilitator, Building Our Youths Development, LLC

Craig Morgenstern
     Private Client Advisor, Rockwood Wealth Management
Fred Shahrooz Scampato, Esq.
     Attorney/Owner, Law Office of Fred Shahrooz Scampato
     Vice President, National Employment Lawyers’ Association, NJ Chapter

Anne Lester Trevisan
     Portfolio Manager, JPMorgan Asset Management
Stephanie Wedeking
     Senior Investment Analyst and VP Hedge Funds, Bessemer Trust Co. (former)
Lytisha Williams
     Senior Director of Development, Rutgers University

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


Advisory Board

Kelly Ingram
     President, I Am Trenton Community Foundation
Roy Lavine
     President, US 1 Express
Lili Levinowitz
     Co-Author of "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!
     Chairman, El Sistema USA

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


Administrative Staff

Carol Burden, Executive Director
Ronnie Ragen, Early Childhood Program Director
Lydia Veilleux, Orchestra Program Director
Enrique Rivera, Grant Site Coordinator
Antonio Ruiz, Dunn Site Coordinator
Kelsey Swanson, Trenton Makes - WORDS! Program Coordinator
Kelly Paul, Bookkeeper


Orchestra Teaching Artists

Peg Banks, violin and viola
Kaitlyn Baum, cello
Barrington Brown, violin and bass
Nathan Cohen, musicianship
Natalie Conover, violin and viola
Frederic Henry, violin and viola
Anita Hill, cello
Betsy Loughran, cello
Steven Merdian, musicianship
Courtney Orlando, violin
Jody Rajesh, violin and viola
Emily Stewart, violin

Kennedy Smith and Michael Knox, program interns


Early Childhood Music Specialists

Ellen Acuna
Janet Campbell
Joyce Kay
Kelsey Swanson