Settlement Music School Welcomes New Members to Its Central Board of Trustees and Branch Boards of Directors

Contact: Alix Gerz
Chief Marketing and Public Relations Officer
Settlement Music School
Tel: 215-320-2685

Philadelphia, PA (July 7, 2017) At the 2017 Charles and Florence Goldman Annual Meeting this June, Settlement Music School elected the following new members to its Central Board of Trustees and Board of Directors.

In addition, Settlement welcomed new leadership as Ellen S. Friedell, founder and principal at Reaching Agreement ADR LCC, was elected to her first term as Chair of the Central Board of Trustees and Justin Klein, partner at Ballard Spahr, was elected to his first term as President of the Central Board of Trustees.

New Trustees: 

Malik Brown, assistant vice president of Employer Relations, Peirce College;

Ann Marie Edwards, CEO, Alliance Cancer Specialists;

Jeffrey Kallberg, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Music History and associate dean for Arts & Letters at the University of Pennsylvania;

Lynn McCormick, retired managing director of Goldman Sachs; and

Steve Utkus, principal and director, Vanguard Center for Investor Research

In addition, Bruce Leto, chair of Investment Management at Stradley Ronon, was elected Assistant Secretary and Carolyn Marconi, principal of Catapult Marketing Group, was elected Vice President. Marconi also serves as the President of the Mary Louise Curtis Branch Board of Directors.

New Directors:

For the Mary Louise Curtis Branch, 416 Queen Street:

Judson Aaron, partner, Conrad O’Brien; Diane DiGiacomo, associate director of Prospect Research, University of Pennsylvania; Peter Kohn, partner, Faruqi & Faruqi LLP; Brian Rothenberg, senior vice president and general counsel, Comcast Spectacor; and Sally Wang, vice president: Global Alliances and Partnerships, International SOS. In addition, Libby Harwitz, writer and editor (retired), completed her second term as President, and is now serving as a Director.  

For the Germantown Branch, 6128 Germantown Avenue:

Tamika Boateng, global head, Bank Strategy and Relations Group, Vanguard Finance Division; Graham Brent, CEO, National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators; Les Rosenwinkel, realtor and architect (retired); and Philip Tankel, psychologist.

For the Kardon-Northeast Branch, 3745 Clarendon Avenue:

Mary Beth Kramer, president, Kramer Consulting; Gloria Pugliese, senior development officer, Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech; and Betsy Shrader, vice president of Lending, TD Bank.

For the Willow Grove Branch, 318 Davisville Road:

Carol Etlen, assistant professor of Education, Gwynedd Mercy University.

For the Wynnefield Branch, 4910 Wynnefield Avenue:

Jeffrey Margolies, financial advisor, Boenning & Scattergood; and Martha Schleifer, music historian (retired).

For the Camden School of Musical Arts Branch, 990 Morgan Boulevard:

Yemelé Ayala, senior director of School Support Services, ASPIRA, Inc. Schools of PA.; Natasha Palmer, educational program development specialist, New Jersey Department of Education; and Matt Solin, attorney, Law Offices of Adam M. Kotlar.



Settlement Music School’s mission is to provide the highest quality instruction in music and the related arts to children and adults, without regard to age, background, ability or economic circumstances. Settlement’s broad range of programs, taught by highly credentialed and dedicated faculty, help students achieve artistic, educational, and social goals. Settlement provides 10,000 weekly services across six branches and over $2 million dollars each year in financial aid for its students.