Staff & Board

Board of Directors


Dr. Chris Hanning
West Chester University 


Michael Burritt
Eastman School of Music

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Sarah Hagan
1st Vice President/Treasurer
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Julie Davila
Second Vice President
Middle Tennessee State University


Thad Anderson
University of Central Florida

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Dr. Brian Zator
Immediate Past President
Texas A&M University - Commerce

Kathryn A. Ahearn, CPA, CGMA
Barnes Dennig

Gary Bolinger
Retired - Former President & CEO
Indiana CPA Society

Karl "KC" Leffler
Creative Director
Beltrame Leffler

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

Jeff Nelson
President & CEO
Lone Star Percussion

Percussive Arts Society Staff


Joshua Simonds
Executive Director

Nicole Herlevic
Director of Finance

Amanda Goedde
Director of Marketing

Marianella Moreno
IT & Interactive Media Director

Justin Ramirez
Membership Services Manager

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Amber Fox
Programs Manager

Elizabeth Quay
Museum Manager and Registrar

Rob Funkhouser
Operations and Education Manager

Hillary Henry
Publications Production Manager

Rick Mattingly
Senior Editor

Josh Gottry
Rhythm! Scene Editor

Board of Advisors

Megan Arns
Andy Bliss
Michael Bump
Omar Carmenates
Jim Casella
Jim Catalano
Karl Dustman
David Eyler
Dave Gerhart
Michael Gould
Scott Herring
Ralph Hicks
William Moersch
Doug Perkins
Bill Platt
Josh Smith
Dr. Annie Stevens
Lauren Vogel Weiss
Brian West
Kenyon Williams
She-e Wu

Council of Past Presidents

Dr. Brian Zator (2017-2018)
Dr. Julie Hill (2015-2016)
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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Contact Us

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