As President and CEO of Arts In Action Consulting Firm, Grace Anne Alfiero, MFA, supports several USA-based and international NGOs with grant writing, strategic planning, communication, and revenue-building projects. Grace co-authored the Amazon Bestseller- Activate Your Life, 30 Transformational Exercises from Coaches Around the World and now travels the country to provide a series of five transformational presentations and workshops on communication, time management, team-building, compassion fatigue and finding joy on your career path. Grace has been described as a community activist who applies her unique creativity to every task and blogs about topics such as leadership in the nonprofit sector, diversity, inclusion, women's empowerment, scalable problem solving and social entrepreneurship at www.artsinactionllc.com.
Keith grew up in New Hope, PA on Oscar Hammerstein Way, so he's been attached to Oscar since he was born. Keith first crossed paths with Oscar’s work as an 8 year-old on stage in Showboat at the Bucks County Playhouse. He was bit by the entertainment bug and went on to pursue a 25-year career in the entertainment industry as an executive producer, director and writer in both Los Angeles and New York City. Keith currently lead creative for a marketing agency called Sun Graphics Media and am the founder and executive director of Pine2Pink a non-profit dedicated to breast cancer patients. . He happily resides in Doylestown with his wife Kristina and two children.
Favorite Hammerstein quote, “If you don't have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?” Oscar Hammerstein II
Christine Junker has over 30 years of experience in arts marketing and management and on non-profit Boards. Following a career as a marketing professional for symphony orchestras and theatre companies, she currently volunteers as a District Membership Specialist for National Charity League, Inc., the nation’s premier mother-daughter non-profit organization. Through mission-based programming, National Charity League develops socially responsible community leaders and strengthens the mother-daughter bond. Christine has lent her expertise to many community organizations, including the Boards of the Central Bucks High School East Band Parents Association and the Newcomers Club of Central Bucks. Christine is the Founder of Mom’s Pantry, a church-based food-collection organization in Little Rock, Arkansas. Mom’s Pantry won the 2009 “Acting Out Against Hunger” award from the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and received a grant from the Governor’s Office to Fight Hunger. A clarinetist, Christine enjoys performing with the Delaware Valley University Band, the Penn State Alumni Blue Band and other community music groups.
Lori Kesilman is a teacher, and elected official. who works with teenagers and the public with the goal of educating and enriching the community. Lori believes transparency and strong communications are the key to successful supportive communities. She is a strong proponent of education and the arts. She loves living in a town that supports these ideals. As a councilwoman, Lori has helped to transform New Britain Borough’s transparency and public relations by pushing for email access to council members, online agendas and minutes that are emailed out to the residents, live video streaming and archival of meetings. All of these initiatives have been highly successful and have made local government less of a mystery to the borough residents. Lori is a teacher first. The education of her children, her students and the community are very important to her. Lori has taught at both the elementary and secondary level and holds a masters in technology education from Lehigh University.
Jaime Rogers has served as a music teacher and choir director at Lenape Middle School in Doylestown, PA since 2004. Previously she taught music in the William Penn School District (Landsdowne, PA) and in the Tioga Central School District (Tioga Center, NY). In her role as music teacher, Jaime has conducted thousands of students in various choral ensembles in school and community events, adjudications, and collaborative concerts and festivals. Jaime is also highly involved in musical theatre as a musical director for Lenape Middle School’s spring musical and as a guest musical director, and sometimes performer, for the Theatre Arts Center’s Summer and Winter productions. In addition to producing high quality music performances, Jaime has successfully raised tens of thousands of dollars for the Lenape Music Program through unique fundraising campaigns. The most well-known campaign being her annual “Princess Pancake Breakfast” at Chambers 19 which has become a beloved Doylestown tradition as well as raising thousands of dollars for the Lenape Choir every year. Jaime enjoys collaborating with other musicians as a way to build community and expand educational opportunities for her students. She has enjoyed collaborations with The Bucks County Country Gentleman’s Barbershop Chorus, the Philadelphia Boys Choir, and all of the secondary school choirs in the Central Bucks School District. She has also commissioned and premiered new choral works by Deke Sharon, Amy F. Bernon, Rollo Dilworth, and Nancy Gifford-Humphreys. Jaime envisions Oscar Hammerstein’s home to be a place where our next generation of musicians and lyricists can gather to learn about his musical legacy and humanitarian accomplishments as well as soak up all of the creative energy that you can still feel within the rooms and walls of the home. She is excited to be a part of this important project and contribute her talents towards making this dream a reality. Jaime resides in Doylestown with her husband and two daughters.