Building Character
Who's Who at AYS

Who's Who at AYS

Music Staff

Board of Directors


  • President: Janice Lucero, MVD Express
  • Vice President: Mark Wade, Hartman + Majewski Design Group
  • Secretary: Elena Gallegos, Walsh, Anderson, Gallegos, Green & Treviño, P.C.
  • Treasurer: Donna Kao, Sandia National Laboratories


  • Steven Block, Chair of Music Department, University of New Mexico
  • Sam Brandt, X-Ray Associates of New Mexico
  • Jeff Brody, Blue Crow Consulting
  • Sanja DeGarmo, SSD Design
  • Bill Donald, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
  • Teena King, Hummingbird Music Camp
  • Mary Lee Martin, Past President, Albuquerque Public Schools (retired)
  • Steve Meilleur, Poms and Associates
  • David Peercy, Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education
  • Eric Rombach-Kendall, Director of Bands, University of New Mexico
  • Karl Schindwolf, SMPC Architects
  • Subhash Shinde, Sandia National Laboratories
  • Charles Wilkinson, Wells Fargo Bank (retired)

Non-Voting Directors

  • Jessica Webb, Executive Director, Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program, Inc.

Administrative Staff

  • Jessica Webb, Executive Director - email
  • Sayra Siverson, Music Programs Director - email
  • Dale E. Kempter - Music Director Laureate
  • Mary Strong - Assistant Director - email
  • Katherine Myers - Program and Volunteer Coordinator - email
  • Bea Strong - Chamber Music Coordinator
  • Cynthia Vaughan - Administrative Assistant
  • Anais Chakerian - Webmaster

Need to reach someone at the AYS Program? Please email us at or call 875-1319.