Staff & Board

Board of Directors


Joshua Simonds
Executive Director

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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

2019 Executive Committee

Effective: January 1, 2019

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
2nd Vice President
Middle Tennessee State University


Thad Anderson
University of Central Florida

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

PAS/Rhythm! Discovery Center Staff


Justin Ramirez
Membership Services Manager

Marianella Moreno
IT & Interactive Media Director

Amanda Goedde
Director of Marketing

Nicole Herlevic
Director of Finance

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

PAS would like to publicly thank the members rotating off the board for their time, talents and service to PAS:

Jonathan Haas
Stefon Harris
Glenn Kotche
Johnny Lee Lane
Brian Mason
Jeff Moore
Sherry Rubins
Gordon Stout

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