Advisory Council

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

Crista Earl

Director Web Operations, American Foundation for the Blind

Dina Fanai

President: One Vision Music
Artist Development: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Dream Artist Productions
Co-creator, Producer: Cinema 12

Teddy Frischling

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

Noby Ishida

Assistant Conductor & Chorus Master, Martina Arroyo Foundation

Vocal Coach, Hunter Opera Theater at Hunter College, CUNY

Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Musicology, Brooklyn College

Karel S. Karpe


Robert Kinkel

President: Steller Productions, Inc
Co-creater, Producer: Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Cinema 12

Dr. Erika Landau

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Priscilla Ma

Executive Director, myFace

Hagan Major

Co-Founder & President
YellowHammer Media Group

John J. Monahan

Executive Managing Director, Gallin

Bill Norden

Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Kenneth J. Podziba

President/CEO, Bike New York

Dr. Giancarlo A. Poletti

Pianist & Teacher

Mitchell O. Protass, C.F.A.

Former Portfolio Manager, JPMorgan Ventures
Former Vice President, Goldman, Sachs & Co.


Madeline R. Quinn

Vice President, Business Control, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Board Member of NYC Yoga Project

David Rich

Managing Partner, Twig Lane Group


Natalie Sanchez

Coordinator of Service Learning, The Dalton School

MSEd, School Counseling

Michael I. Thaler, CPA, PFS

Senior Partner, Sanders Thaler Viola & Katz, LLP
Adjunct Professor, Molloy College

Jennifer Teich

Individualized supports, AHRC New York City

Matt Trush

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.

David Bedard - Co-Chair

Karen Liu - Co-Chair

Juliana Beekmans                                           Ben Fisher       

Lauren Berkoff                                                  Eric Loy

Samantha Garvey                                            John Stein