Board of Directors

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Pamela Tudor 
Board Chair
President, Tudor Consulting, Executive Coaching and Organizational Consulting

Pamela Tudor is an award winning executive coach and organization development consultant who helped clients turn vision into action in the areas of leadership, diversity and inclusion, and emotional fitness. In 2013 Pamela was voted the Delaware Valley
Consultant of the Year.

Pamela is also an artist whose works are exhibited nationally.  Recently, 5 of her pieces on “Mother Earth” were exhibited at the Philadelphia Navy Yard at the Marriott Hotel and two of her paintings are published in the Spring 2019 issue of Philadelphia Stories. She lives in Center City with her husband and is an avid gardener, hiker, traveller and lover of music, dance and theatre.

Rikki-Quinn James-Renz 
Vice Chair
Director of Clinical Research Contracting, The Hospital of Fox Chase Cancer Center

Rikki-Quinn James-Renz was born, raised and educated in Philadelphia and is a financial and legal professional, as well as a store owner of AR Workshop Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia. Rikki is actively involved in the Philly community and is a member of various business organizations. She has been in love with music her entire life and appreciates any opportunity to express herself in a variety of artistic outlets. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening to great music and watching lots of movies.

Christine Ostrowski 
Treasurer
Deputy CFO, The School District of Philadelphia

Christine Ostrowski is a Finance Executive currently employed at the School District of Philadelphia. She obtained a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Philadelphia University and a Masters in Business Administration from Drexel University. Christine is a lifelong resident of Philadelphia.

Christine’s began her accounting career in the for-profit industry. After obtaining years of progressive experience, Christine pursued a professional change that aligns with her personal values and commitment to her community and began her work in education. Her experience ranges from HigherEd, Vocational Training and Elementary Education Administration. She is a lifetime learner who believes education improves lives and creates opportunities for both the individual and society.

In addition to Christine’s technical accounting and systems knowledge, she is a creative problem solver, innovator and agent for change. She has been an early adopter of new technologies to improve business processes. Christine has the ability to not only identify a solution but implement it as well.

Matthew Sommer
Secretary & Engagement Committee Chair
Chief Strategy Officer, Brolik

Matthew is a partner and Chief Strategy Officer at Brolik, a Philadelphia based marketing agency. He is also a published author and expert in the marketing industry, having shared his knowledge in articles for Forbes, Huffington Post, Pr Daily and many other publications both online and off. Matt earned a Music Engineering and Production degree from Drexel University, which has led him to a number of scoring, mixing and engineering projects, as well as an ownership stake in a small Germantown-based recording studio called Sleepless Sound Studio.

Carol Banford 
Finance Committee Chair
CPA

Carol Banford, CPA has worked over thirty five years helping people better understand financial reporting and transactions. Working with organizations across the world in the public and private sectors, her goal for her constituents has been to grow and achieve their mission in the most financially sustainable manner. After working during her career as an international managing partner of an accounting and consulting firm she is sharing more of her knowledge and experience now with not- for- profit organizations. She currently serves on several boards and leads the Finance Committee at Rock to the Future.

Ed Ghisu 
Governance Committee Chair
Associate General Counsel and Chief Investment Counsel, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Ed Ghisu is Associate General Counsel and Chief Investment Counsel at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the largest philanthropy that focuses on health and healthcare issues in the United States. Prior to RWJF, Ed worked in private practice at several Philadelphia firms, most recently Ballard Spahr. Ed grew up in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia and lives in Doylestown with his wife, Jessica, and their collective gang of four troublemakers (Alyssa, Luca, Lydia, and Michael).

Tim Penn 
Program Committee Chair
District Sales Manager, Fender Corporation

Tim Penn is currently the District Sales manager at Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. He has been an active member of the Board at Rock to the Future for 3 years. Tim has a lengthy career in music within various capacities.

Ken Anderson
Syndication Program Delivery, Comcast Corporation

Ken Anderson is an inspirational leader who tells stories that inspire action while at the same time is grounded in financial information that levers the business.  Respected as a credible voice in decision making, finding strategic financing partners, and establishing governance boundaries, Ken earns a seat at the table wherever he serves.

He has worked for Comcast for the past 6 years starting as a project manager and eventually being promoted to Director. Currently, as Director, Syndication Program Delivery at Comcast, Ken oversees the delivery of Comcast X1 suite of products to their international partners in Canada.   He has led the successful deployment IP based TV and the next generation of in-home Wi-Fi.

Ken holds an MBA (Master of Business Administration) from Rosemont College, Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems from LaSalle University, and a PMP.   He sits on the leadership board of the Comcast Running Club and has completed the Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP) board program. He also spends his free time mentoring middle school and high school children in Philadelphia, and volunteering with. Ken has also been a running leader with Students Run Philly Style for 4 years with Laura W Waring Middle school and Academy at Palumbo high school.

Kushol Gupta
Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics,University of Pennsylvania

Kushol Gupta, Ph.D. is from The University of Pennsylvania, where in addition to his role as Research Assistant Professor at the Perelman School of Medicine, he also helps direct The University of Pennsylvania Band (the marching/pep band) and its ongoing outreach activities, including a high school summer camp and high school honor band days. Kushol plays the trombone and the tuba, and is an avid music arranger.

Bill Mecaughey
CFO, Burns Engineering

Bill Mecaughey joined the Rock to the Future board in 2013. Bill, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), is a member of the Finance Committee. From 2016 through 2018, Bill served as RTTF’s board chair. Bill is the Chief Financial Officer of Burns Engineering, Inc. and a passionate music devotee.

Alyssa Quintana
Organizational Development Manager, FS Investments

Alyssa Quintana leads the Organizational Development function at FS Investments where she builds and integrates solutions to increase employee effectiveness and engagement. Music has always played an important role in her life and she continues to write her own music and sing in her company band. She is driven to help others realize their full potential and feels connected to RTTF’s mission to do that through music education.

Meghan Smith
Project Coordinator, West Philly Promise Neighborhood

Meghan Smith is originally from New York, moved to Philadelphia from Washington, DC in 2015 to pursue her Master’s in Public Health at Drexel University. She now works as the project coordinator for the West Philly Promise Neighborhood, a U.S. Department of Education grant focused on improving education, health and wellness outcomes for youth and their families in West Philadelphia. Meghan connected with Rock to the Future as part of the Young Involved Philadelphia Board Prep Program. She was immediately drawn to the organization because of her deep love of music and belief that music education is critical to building confidence and fostering emotional expression in youth. She lives in the Spruce Hill neighborhood of West Philadelphia and can often be found at one of the many local coffee shops reading her latest book club selection, buying flowers at the farmers market, or making the slow trek home from her kickboxing gym.

Bill Templin
Director Catagory Development, BIMBO Bakeries

Bill Templin retired (June 2018) from Bimbo Bakeries USA where he worked in Business Development and Strategic Planning for the last 10 years. He loves the city of Philadelphia and has a strong desire to make the city a better place. His belief that music education has the power to transform lives is reflected in his support of music education for the under resourced youth in the city to help them fulfill their dreams.

Jacob Waters
Education First Consulting

Jacob Waters is a policy, public affairs and communications professional and former Philadelphia classroom teacher. With experience in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, he works with families, nonprofit organizations, media, legislators and foundations to support the creation and implementation of effective and equitable strategies and policies. He lives in South Philadelphia with his fiancée and a lot of musical instruments and recording equipment, and is fortunate to be a short bike ride from 76ers home games.

Advisory Board

Robert Drake
Radio Host and Producer of WXPN 88.5FM Kid’s Corner

Ellen Farber
Farber Family Foundation

Matt Ramer
Principal, MOR Wealth Management

David Spangenberg
Professor Pooch, Music Industry Guru