Staff & Board

Board of Directors


Joshua Simonds
Executive Director

Dr. Brian Zator
Texas A&M University - Commerce

Dr. Chris Hanning
West Chester University

George Barrett
First Vice President
CEO, Innovative Percussion, Inc.


Dr. Paul Buyer
Second Vice President
Clemson University

Julie Davila
Middle Tennessee State University

Dr. Julie Hill
Immediate Past President
University of Tennessee - Martin

Michael Kenyon
President and CEO
Partnership for Philanthropic Planning

Karl "KC" Leffler
Creative Director
Beltrame Leffler

Jeff Nelson
President & CEO
Lone Star Percussion

Gary Bolinger
President & CEO
Indiana CPA Society

Marcia M. Neel
Music Education Consultants, Inc.
Senior Director of Education,
Band and Orchestral Division
Yamaha Corporation of America

Kathryn A. Ahearn, CPA, CGMA
Barnes Dennig

PAS/Rhythm! Discovery Center Staff


Justin Ramirez
Membership Services Manager

Marianella Moreno
IT & Interactive Media Director

Amanda Goedde
Director of Marketing

Dan Ainspan
Social Media &
Web Content Manager

Nicole Herlevic
Director of Finance

Amber Fox-200

Amber Fox
Programs Manager

Deborah Lawson
Visitor Services Manager

Hillary Henry
Publications Production Manager

Rick Mattingly
Senior Editor

Josh Gottry
Rhythm! Scene Editor

Elizabeth Quay
Museum Manager and Registrar

Rob Funkhouser
Operations and Education Manager

Brandon Nestor
Visitor Services and
Operations Coordinator

Board of Advisors

Thad Anderson
Michael Bump
Jim Casella
Jim Catalano
Karl Dustman
David Eyler
Michael Gould
Jonathan Haas
Stefon Harris
Ralph Hicks
Glenn Kotche
Johnny Lee Lane
Brian Mason
Jeff Moore
Bill Platt
Sherry Rubins
Josh Smith
Gordon Stout
Brian West
Kenyon Williams

John R. Beck, Council of Past Presidents Representative
Ronni Kot Wenzell, International Representative
Anna Provo, Student Member Representative

Council of Past Presidents

Dr. Julie Hill (2015-2017)
John R. Beck (2013-2014)
Lisa Rogers (2011–2012)
Steve Houghton (2009-2010)
Gary Cook (2007-2008)
Rich Holly (2005 - 2006)
Mark Ford (2003 - 2004)
James Campbell (2001 - 2002)
Robert Breithaupt (1999 - 2000)
Genaro Gonzalez (1997 - 1998)
Garwood Whaley (1993 - 1996)
Robert Schietroma (1991 - 1992)
John H. Beck (1987 - 1990)
Thomas Siwe (1984 - 1986)
Larry Vanlandingham (1982 - 1984) deceased
James Petercsak (1977 - 1981)
Gary Olmstead (1973 - 1977)
Sandy Feldstein (1968 - 1972) deceased
Gordon Peters (1964 - 1967)
Donald Canedy (1960 - 1963) deceased


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Percussive Arts Society
110 W. Washington Street Suite A 
Indianapolis, IN 46204
T: (317) 974-4488
F: (317) 974-4499