The ETM Associates is a group of young professionals who believe that music belongs in every child's education and is essential to a well-rounded curriculum.  We strive to raise awareness of Education Through Music and its mission among our peers in New York City through innovative fundraising and marketing initiatives.


ETM Associates

Divya Jayachandran  (Chair): Counsel, NBCUniversal. Board Member, fresh art. BA, Cornell University. JD, Fordham University School of Law.
Brooke Berescik-Johns (Secretary):  Manager of Individual Giving and Events, A.R.T./New York. Professor’s Assistant for Theatre Arts, Hunter College. Alumnae Correspondent and Event Planning Committee Member, Ethel Walker School. Volunteer, Friends Homeless Shelter. B.A., Drew University.
Lisa Boyd: Senior Strategist at TMI Agency, a subsidiary of DoSomething.org focused on engaging young people in social change. Volunteer Crisis Counselor, Crisis Text Line. BA, Lehigh University.
Kevin Caldwell: Visual Merchandising Associate for International, Licensing and Global Events at Tory Burch. B.A., Indiana University  
Sarah Calvert: Counsel, NBCUniversal. JD, Columbia Law School. BS & BA, University of Arizona.
Suzana Carlos: Counsel, Sports & Olympics Business Affairs at NBCUniversal Media, LLC. JD, Fordham University School of Law. BA, UCLA.
Talia Cirangle: Strategic Account Manager at Olapic, a user generated content marketing tech startup. BS, Indiana University 
Christopher Desir: Director, Mergers & Acquisitions at IAC/Interactivecorp.  BA, Johns Hopkins University.  MBA, Harvard Business School.
Zachary Gilman: is a Partner at Private Prep, a tutoring company for students that specializes in academic support, executive functioning, test prep, and admissions guidance.  BA, New York University. 
Jennifer M. Goff (Board Liaison): Operations Analyst, Greenlight Capital. Board member, Partial Comfort Productions. BA, University of Texas at Austin
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Olivia Harris: is an associate in Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP’s New York office, with a focus on trademark and copyright litigation. BA, Barnard College.  JD, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Paul Jaffre: Senior Interactive Producer, Sanborn Media Factory. Developed high profile youth learning initiatives rooted in music and gaming for Fisher Price and the Girl Scouts of the USA. 
Anand Jayachandran: Strategy consultant, Deloitte. MS, London Business School. BS, Lehigh University
Rick Louie: Lead Content Producer, Indaba Music, Freelance Pianist/Producer. B.M. Studio Music and Jazz/Jazz Performance University of Miami, Frost School of Music."
Amanda Paulsen (Committee Chair): Consultant, Lord Cultural Resources. MPA, NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. BA, Quinnipiac University. 
Paige Robinson: Marketing and Events Coordinator, The Cooper Spirits Company. BA, Louisiana State University.
Glenn Schwartz: Senior Analyst, Emissions & Clean Energy Policy and Legal Risk, PIRA Energy Group.  B.A., University of Pennsylvania.  J.D., Temple University School of Law.
Samir Sheth: VP, Digital Development and Partnerships at Bertelsmann, a global diversified media and services company. B.S., Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Molly Sonsteng: Consultant & Entrepreneur - Head of Operations Development at Lily Springs permaculture demonstration farm. Creator of First Time Out: a variety show. Former Dir. of Admissions at Manhattan School of Music. BA, University of Minnesota & MA, Columbia University.
Dan Vellon (Treasurer): Associate, Loop Capital Markets; MS in Accounting at NYU Stern School of Business; BS in Finance and Accounting at NYU Stern School of Business.
Dan Zaccagnino 
(Committee Chair): Founder of Indaba Music, an online community of over 800,000 musicians. Arts Committee member for City Parks Foundation / Summerstage. Advisor to startups and early-stage companies. Chairman, Charm & Chain. Co-Chair of ETM Associates. B.A., Harvard University.

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If you are interested becoming an ETM Associate, please contact ETM at 212-972-4788 or info@ETMonline.org.

ETM Associates

"Being involved with ETM has been an incredible experience for me. As a young professional living in NYC it's easy for me to get buried in work - the ETM meetings are a constant reminder to pick my head up and think about the people who live in the city around me and have no access to music and arts education."
-Dan Zaccagnino, President, ETM Associates

"ETM has been changing students' lives both in the city and across the nation by bringing music education to children in need. Being a member of the Associates Steering Committee has been such a meaningful experience both personally and professionally."
-Sarah Keh

Education Through Music, Inc.
122 East 42nd Street, Suite 1501
New York, NY 10168

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