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Jennifer Swift

Jennifer Swift serves as a Development Associate. A former journalist in D.C., Jennifer is happy to return to her native New York. She was most recently the co-founder and editor of the non-profit, D.C. Witness, which covers every homicide in Washington. Prior to that, she covered state politics for the New Haven Register & Connecticut …

Leighann Starkey

Leighann Starkey serves as the Director of Evaluation. She has extensive experience in educational and evaluative research in the non-profit and academic worlds, having previously served as a Research Director at an educational non-profit, as Project Director for a large-scale impact evaluation in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as a Research Associate on a number …

Deidre Racoma

Deidre Racoma serves as an Assistant Program Director. She is originally from Oklahoma but has made NYC her home the past sixteen years where she is happily married and raising two children.  She is a certified K-12 music teacher who received her Bachelor of Music Education from Manhattanville College with an emphasis in Voice and Music …

Lina Li

Lina Li serves as the Finance Associate, joining ETM in March 2012. After graduating from Hunter College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, she worked at a property management firm and ballet academy handling the financial and administrative responsibilities of the companies. She is also mom to a middle-school aged daughter and proud …

Nick LaFleur

Nicholas LaFleur serves as the Deputy Director, Partner School Programs. He received his Master of the Arts in Performing Arts Administration from New York University, Advanced Certification in Music Education from Brooklyn College, and his Bachelor’s of Music in Jazz Performance from the University of Massachusetts. He came to ETM in 2008, after having served as General …

Nicholas Green

Nicholas Green joined ETM as the Evaluation Assistant in February 2016. Nick received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine before moving to New York to gain experience in education research. Nick has served children of all ages and socio-economic statuses through prior work as a para-professional for a …

Meryl Cullom

Meryl Cullom serves as the Professional Development Specialist – Curriculum and Integration.  Meryl is an Arts Educator, singer, actress, and composer.  She served as Education Director for the Washington DC metro area’s longest running children’s theatre, Adventure Theatre. She has taught elementary school in Brooklyn, and music in Harlem and Florida.  She has designed, administered, and implemented …

Tim Lemberger

Tim Lemberger serves as the Director of Marketing and Communications, joining Education Through Music (ETM) in 2012. He brings over 20 years marketing and communications experience, with extensive work with education and arts organizations. He oversees all marketing and communications activities for ETM, including digital marketing, social media, media relations, cause marketing, partnerships, publications and support for …

Katherine Canning

Katherine Canning serves as Director of Development and has been with ETM since 2000, when she was placed there through the Princeton Project 55 (now Princeton AlumniCorps) Public Interest Fellowship Program. Previously, she taught math at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, a post-secondary school in Singapore. In New York, she has tutored high school level Physics and Math, volunteered …

Rainah Berlowitz

Rainah Berlowitz serves as Director of Finance and Business Operations. He received an A.B. in English from Princeton University and came to ETM in 1997 through the Princeton AlumniCorps’ Project 55 Fellowship Program. In 2005, Mr. Berlowitz was appointed a member of the National Board of Directors and President of the New York Executive Committee of …