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Staff Directory

John Alston

Executive and Artistic Director

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8180
  2. 715 Harvard Avenue, Swarthmore, PA

Doctorate in choral conducting, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Dana Semos

Managing & Education Director

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8286
  2. 715 Harvard Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081

Former Director of Children's education at the Wagner Free Institute of Science. Joined the chorus in December 2018. B.S. in Elementary Education, Bloomsburg University. 

Dana Semos

Sean Tripline

Assistant Music Director

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8180
  2. 715 Harvard Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081

Former choir director, Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Philadelphia. M.Div., Princeton Seminary. Joined the CCC in 2013.

Elisa DeNofio

Program Coordinator

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 957-6049
  2. 715 Harvard Avenue, Swarthmore, PA

Former Human Resources assistant, University of Pennsylvania, Van Pelt Library. Joined the staff in September 2005. B.A., Holy Family University.

Kevin Downs

Lead Math Teacher

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-5533
  2. 715 Harvard Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081

Former Teacher at St. Pio Regional School; Joined the Chorus in Summer 2017; B.A. in Accounting, University of Notre Dame; Middle-School Teacher Certification

Carolyn Marzo

Director of Development

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8617
  2. 715 Harvard Avenue, Swarthmore, PA 19081

Non-profit professional, formerly at the American Heart Association, with experience in fundraising, board development and volunteer engagement. Joined the CCC November, 2019. BS University of Delaware. Swarthmore High School graduate.

Christina Meehan

Marketing & Development Associate

Chester Children's Chorus

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 690-6852
  2. 715 Harvard Avenue, Swarthmore, PA

Oversight Board

  • Elizabeth M. P. RubinBoard Chair. Development Committee Chair.

  • Deb BergstrandBoard Vice President. Retired Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Swarthmore College. 

  • Robert W. McCauley. Board Secretary. Retired architect, Ueland Junker McCauley, Philadelphia.

  • Karen VeselyFinance Committee Chair. Retired investment industry professional.

  • Cordelia Delson, emerita. Program/Education Commitee Chair. Founding Chair, CCC.

  • Lisa Dennis. Governance Committee Chair.  Director, Office of Community Liaison for the City of Chester's Department of Public Affairs and proud CCC parent.

  • Erin Brownlee Dell, Chief of Staff & Secretary, President's Office, Swarthmore College.

  • Maurice G. Eldridgeemeritus. Retired Vice President of College and Community Relations, Swarthmore College. 

  • Grant Grissom  Performance Chair. Founder and retired CEO of Polaris Health Directions, Wayne, PA.

  • Jim Holman.  Partner in corporate and business law at Duane Morris, Philadelphia.

  • Tom Mandel. Chief Investment Officer and co-founder of Semper Capital Management.

  • Celeste Peterkin. Co-owner, Naomi's Floral Regional Fulfillment Service, Chester, PA; proud parent of three CCC members.