Our Advisory Council is a group of dedicated and passionate professionals that are ambassadors for DMF and offer their specific expertise to us on an as needed basis. We are very thankful to the Advisory Council for their involvement and dedication to DMF.
Steven Blacher, CPA
Steven Blacher and Company, CPA's
Paul A. Burke
Head of School, Nightingale-Bamford School
Sharon L. Burke
Former Executive Director, JP Morgan
Brooke A. Bryant
Director of Development, Kaufman Music Center
John A. Carpente, Ph.D., MT-BC, LCAT
Associate Professor, Molloy College
Founder/Exec. Dir., Rebecca Center for Music Therapy
Founder/Owner, Developmental Music Health, LLC
Serena L. Deutsch, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist/Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Child, Adolescent and Adult Therapy
Director Web Operations, American Foundation for the Blind
President: One Vision Music
Artist Development: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Dream Artist Productions
Co-creator, Producer: Cinema 12
Director of Athletics, PE and Summer Camps, The Dalton School
Director and Founder, Dribbl Basketball Program
Ana B. Giglio, DDS
Barbara Russano Hanning, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of Music
The City College and City University Graduate Center, CUNY
Adjunct Professor, The Juilliard School
Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Musicology, Brooklyn College
Karel S. Karpe
President: Steller Productions, Inc
Co-creater, Producer: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Cinema 12
Dr. Erika Landau
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
U.S. Executive Director, World Animal Protection
Co-Founder & President
YellowHammer Media Group
John J. Monahan
Executive Managing Director, Gallin
Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Kenneth J. Podziba
President/CEO, Bike New York
Mitchell O. Protass, C.F.A.
Former Portfolio Manager, JPMorgan Ventures
Former Vice President, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Managing Partner, Twig Lane Group
Michael I. Thaler, CPA, PFS
Senior Partner, Sanders Thaler Viola & Katz, LLP
Adjunct Professor, Molloy College
Individualized supports, AHRC New York City
Product Director, Meetup
Young Professional & Artist Council
The DMF Young Professional & Artist Council is a non-governing body comprised of individuals starting out in their career who want to support and become involved with DMF in some way. Through events and Diversity Awareness Initiative referrals, as well as volunteering, members make a positive impact in spreading the word about DMF and its program.