About

Board of Directors

Board Members

Heather Solanka, Chair | Attorney at Camerlengo & Anderson PL

Dan Popky, Treasurer | Retired, Executive Vice President and CFO, Florida East Coast Industries

David DeCamp | Manager, Corporate & Marketing Communications at Crowley Maritime Corporation 

Yvonne McClain Gomes | Chief Operating Officer at CMTS

John Harman | Senior Vice President at AON

Amanda Hegeman | Attorney at Florida Blue

Lisa Kemph | Director of Human Resources at Web.com

Chantelle Quick | VP, Audit Services Group at Stein Mart

Kim Rowland | Senior Account Executive at First Coast News

Beth Shelly | VP, Human Resources at T. Rowe Price

Advisory Board

Richard Hadden, Chair | Contented Cow Partners
Jackie Cornelius | Retired Principal, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
Dane Grey | Elite Parking Services of America, Inc.
Marsha Oliver | The Players Championship
Craig Smith | Alhambra Theatre and Dining
Amanda Warford Videll | FBI Jacksonville Division

Prospective Board Member Info Form

“The Chorus expands your musical horizons and helps you grow as a person. You are surrounded with other young people who have something in common…their love of music. I have learned that music does, indeed, bring people and cultures together. The music we sing brings people hope for a better future of understanding and cooperation.”

Jasmine, 16, Touring and Concert Choirs

“Music is such a valuable part of life. The way it enriches one’s life and encourages creativity, I do not believe anything else can do as much. We in Jacksonville are certainly blessed to have the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus.”

Scott C. Snyder, President, Compass Consulting Group

“JCC truly embodies some of the best qualities of team sports: camaraderie, discipline, patience, persistence, and positive mentoring.”

Wali Gomes, JCC Parent

“Music plays a major role in the full development of a child. Not only does it enrich lives, it also serves as a pathway for students to express themselves and explore new ways to communicate with others. For 20 years, kudos to the JCC for molding the lives of young artists, and I look forward to the next 20 years.”

Tim Cost, President, Jacksonville University

“It is gratifying the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus program covers so much of what is not available to children in the Duval Public Schools. The children who have an opportunity to participate in your Chorus are very fortunate to have this outstanding musical training available to them. The entire community benefits from your talent and that of the children.”

Dr. Frances B. Kinne, Chancellor Emeritus and Past President, Jacksonville University