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



Dr. 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

Juels Thomas
Education and Events Manager
Drum Workshop, Inc.

Percussive Arts Society Staff



Joshua Simonds
Executive Director
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Nicole Herlevic
Director of Finance
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Marianella Moreno
Director of IT
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Justin Ramirez
Director of Membership
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Amber Fox
Programs Manager
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Alison Mitchell
Programs Coordinator
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Meghan Brickey
Visitor Services and Marketing Associate
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Hillary Henry
Publications Production Manager
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Elizabeth Quay
Museum Manager and Registrar
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Rob Funkhouser
Operations and Education Manager
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Kennedy Douglas
Visitor Services and Social Media Coordinator
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Jeremy Johnson
Visitor Services and Gift Store Associate
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Rick Mattingly
Senior Editor
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Josh Gottry
Rhythm! Scene Editor
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Julie Hill
Editorial Director
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Paul Buyer
Editorial Director
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Board of Advisors

Dr. Megan Arns
Dr. Andy Bliss
Dr. Michael Bump
Dr. Omar Carmenates
Dr. Sean Daniels
Maria Finkelmeier
Dr. Dave Gerhart
Neil W. Grover
Dr. Scott Herring
Ralph Hicks
Shanlin Jiao
William Moersch
Valerie Naranjo
Dr. Doug Perkins
Sandi Rennick
Marcus Santos
Dr. Josh Smith
Dr. Annie Stevens
Ivan Trevino
Lauren Vogel Weiss
Dr. Tracy Wiggins
Dr. Kenyon Williams
She-e Wu

Council of Past Presidents

Dr. Brian Zator (2017-2018)
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


Interested in Joining Our Team?

Contact Us

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