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STAFF / BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board of Directors

Scott J. Donnelly, President / PDM CPAs 
Fred Allen, Vice President / Mister Marley 
Daniel Hom, Treasurer / Bravo Music School
Jasna Penich, Secretary /  Malaga Bank
 
Robert Farrell / Retired LA City Councilman 
George Harris / Harris Realty
Lucrecia Jacobson / Educator 
Alan Johnson / Jerico Development
Ray Kato / Retired Aerospace Executive 
Rebekah Kim / M Strategic Communications 
Alex Smith, / Musician & Educator
Jeff Volrath / U.S. Bank 



Ex Officio
Elise Swanson, CEO, San Pedro Chamber of Commerce
Lee Sweet, City of Los Angeles, Dep't of Cultural Affairs

Staff

Liz Schindler Johnson, Executive Director 
Taran Schindler, Artistic Director, Grand Annex
Tony Rasmussen, PhD, Director of Music Education 
Joselyn Wilkinson, Arts Education & Development Specialist 
Gisselle Ruiz, Education Coordinator 
Lisa Nygren, Executive and Development Assistant 
Natalie Gonzales, Marketing Specialist
Sandy Bradley, Bookkeeper 
Connie McOsker, Community Projects Coordinator / Team Taiko 

Andrea Dowdell, Teaching Artist
Dez Glover, Teaching Artist 
Dawn Norfleet, PhD, Teaching Artist 
Sukari Reid-Glenn, Teaching Artist 

Grand Annex Artistic Advisory Committee

Windy Barnes, Singer, Event Producer
Stephanie Amaro, Musician, Trio Ellas
Guido Herrera, Producer, LA Cuban Festival & DJ, KXLU Alma del Barrio
Yuta Kato, Principal, Los Angeles Taiko Institute
Chris Pierce, Musician, Reverend Tall Tree Blues
Linda Nietes Little, Philippines Expressions Bookshop.