JCC Leadership

Administrative Staff


Business Manager & Development Officer
353-1636, ext. 4 | Email

KT joined the JCC team in 2016 as a member of the Finance Department. With a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and experience in project management, quality engineering, and accounting, KT joined our team as Accounting Assistant and is now the Business Manager and Development Officer for the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus.

KT’s ties to the Chorus go back as far as 1996 when she joined the JCC as a young singer under the direction of Jim Taylor, the Chorus’ first conductor. In her two years as a member of the JCC, KT enjoyed opportunities to perform at various venues around the state and country, and even in Carnegie Hall. Since then, she has continued her passion for music, participating in numerous bands and choirs at her church, and through high school and college. KT’s love of the arts has also extended to dance, where she has become a professional Latin dancer, ballroom dance instructor, and even an aerialist.



Recruitment & Marketing Coordinator
353-1636, ext. 3 | Email

Jordan Rae was born and raised in the bold city of Jacksonville, FL. She obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of North Florida in 2018 with a  concentration in Graphic Design and Digital Media. In 2014, Jordan was accepted into the UNF GDDM Limited Access program through an extensive portfolio review. Jordan has worked as a graphic designer and videographer for multiple organizations for over 7 years including the University of North Florida and American Lung Association. She has also worked as a graphic designer and web designer for several clients across the United States.

She has a passion for the performing arts and participated in numerous choirs since the age of 7. Jordan has had the pleasure of performing all over the country and winning state and district awards for vocal solo and ensemble. She says her proudest accomplishment in singing was being able to perform in Carnegie Hall at 14 years old and having the courage to audition for a solo against several higher-level singers across the country. She is happy to continue her love for music with the Jacksonville Children's Chorus and can't wait for the upcoming season.



Accounting & Executive Assistant
353-1636, ext. 2 | Email

Joyanne was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry. She worked for a few years in healthcare at nursing and rehabilitation facilities under the Business Office. In late 2020, she started at the JCC as a volunteer helping with videography and now works as the Accounting and Executive Assistant.

Joyanne’s love for music started at a young age and was involved in her school choir in middle school. She continued with music by participating in her high school chorus, show choir, and musical productions. During her time in the chorus, she participated in choral and solo and ensemble vocal competitions. She also had the opportunity to perform all over the country. Her most notable performances include performing in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City and Disney’s Candlelight Processional. Joyanne is excited to be a part of the JCC team.



Program Manager
353-1636, ext. 6 | Email

Dorothy Leitch is a Florida native – born and raised in St. Petersburg, then moved on to Georgia for higher education. She received her Associate of Arts from Oxford College of Emory University and went on to receive her bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a major in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University, while also starting her professional career with Coca-Cola. After graduation, she moved to Jacksonville – a city her father’s family had lived since the 1800’s.

Now living in Jacksonville, Dorothy has worked in many businesses including the Federal Reserve Bank and several small, privately-owned companies. Jacksonville is also the place where she and her husband of over 30 years, Jim, have their family with three children. Carlisle, their oldest, is a mechanical engineer who works on F-18s at NAS Jacksonville. Emily, the middle child, works as a kindergarten teacher in Tallahassee. Sarah, her youngest, is a full time student at Florida State University and an alumni of the JCC Touring Choir. Once her children were all in school, Dorothy became a teacher in Duval County Public Schools at Dinsmore Elementary, where she taught second through fourth grade students for 15 years.

It was through Sarah, her youngest, that Dorothy began to volunteer with The Jacksonville Children’s Chorus. Through her personal experience, Dorothy developed a love and an appreciation for the JCC. As the Program Manager for the Jacksonville Children’s Chorus, Dorothy feels that her new role serves everything she loves – children, music, and working in a business-related position. Dorothy is excited to be a part of the JCC family.


Program Associate
353-1636, ext. 1 | Email

Originally from Long Island, New York, Rebecca joined the JCC team in the summer of 2021. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts and a master’s degree from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.

Rebecca is passionate about choral singing and has worked as a teacher, conductor, and singer in the past. Her favorite choral experiences in recent years include singing Bach’s B Minor Mass with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Yannick Nézet-Séguin and performing Path of Miracles at the Spoleto Festival under the direction of Joe Miller. Rebecca is thrilled to continue to explore the field of choral performance from an arts administration perspective as an assistant in the program office of JCC.


Development Associate
353-1636 | Email

Ally was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Florida in 2021, majoring in Sociology and Political Science. Ally was very involved at UNF, participating in their Student Government for three years. She sat on the Board of Trustees as the Student Body President and served on the statewide Florida Board of Governors as the sole student representative when she led the Florida Student Association from 2020-2021. She led multiple advocacy efforts during her tenure, focusing on food and housing insecurity and funding for higher education.

Ally’s family fostered a love of the arts in their home, and she grew up attending arts events in Jacksonville. She performed in multiple theatrical productions at Bishop Kenny High School and served on the Executive Board of the choir there. She looks forward to helping build up the arts community in Jacksonville in her role at the JCC.


“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 M., JCC Alum

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

Wali Gomes, JCC Parent

“I was in the Jacksonville Children's Chorus in 1999-2002. It helped me to build long lasting friendships and a greater love for music. To this day I still remember the fun times and great concerts we did in the JCC. I think this organization is great for children of all ages, it helps build confidence and friendships.”

Bethany, JCC Alum

“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

“The JCC is more than just a chorus; it is truly a life-changing experience. The Chorus has opened me to new experiences, provided me with once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and helped me discover singing is not just one of my interests but rather a lifelong passion.”

Emma D., JCC Alum