Board of Directors 2018-2019

Executive Committee

Paul Finizio President

James Brooks-Bruzzese Chair, Artistic Advisory Committee

Renee LaBonte V.P., Executive Director

Chris Salamone Finance Committee

Sergio Salani Co-Chair Finance Committee

Robert Roselli Vice President

Sherrill Capi Secretary

Marion Kaufmann Recording Secretary

David Voneida Treasurer

Melanie Popper President, Symphony Society

Rose Miniaci Honorary Member 


Lesleen Bolt Executive Committee 

Steven Casper Executive Committee & Past President

Chris Curtin Executive Committee

John DiPrato Executive Committee

Lynn Drayton Executive Committee

James Facciolo Executive Committee

Megan MacGowan Executive Committee

Johanne Marcoux Executive Committee

Ari Roloff  Executive Committee

Madelyn Savarick Executive Committee & Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Betty T. Schultze Executive Committee

Mary Short Executive Committee

Anna Tranakas Executive Committee 

Jan Amis Jessup  (In Memoriam)
Founding President ~ Symphony of the Americas Society

Advisory Board

Dr. Peter L. Babinski, Past President & Lifetime Achievement Honoree

Lisa Scott-Founds

Victoria Jolson

John Karr 

Belinda Keiser

Kurt Litzenberger 

Karla Nelson-Thatcher

Melanie Popper, Past President ~ Symphony of the Americas Society 

Paul Sallarulo

Victoria Jolson

Joaquin Achucarro, International pianist

Vovka Ashkenazy, International pianist

Kay Ballard, Actress/Comediene

Judith Blegen, soprano ~ Metropolitan Opera

Dominic Cossa, baritone ~ Metropolitan Opera


Glenn Dicterow, Former Concertmaster ~ NY Philharmonic

DUAIV, International visual artist

Jean-Claude Gaugy, International visual artist

Maxim Gershunoff, Artist Manager

Sidney Harth, International violinist

Joshua Hecht, Operatic bass-baritone & International Voice Coach

Lorin Hollander, International Pianist

Grant Johanassen, International Pianist

Michael Ponti, International Pianist

Jorge Luis Prats, International Pianist

Thomas Tirino, International Pianist

Lorenzo Turchi-Floris, International Pianist, Composer, Conductor, Summerfest Composer in Residence

Peter Zazofsky, International Pianist

Administrative Assistance

Renée LaBonte, V.P. Executive Director

Sandy  Riblett, Director of Operations

Javier Herrera, Recording Engineer

Wade Caldwell, Photographer

David C. Dunlap, Graphic Design


William & Edwin Neckman, Website Design

Judy Marini, Event Coordinator

Hildy Berger, Administrative Assistance

Lee Washington, Administrative Assistance

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33306
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