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Staff Directory

John Alston

Executive and Artistic Director of the Chester Children's Chorus

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-7762
  2. Lang Music Building 406

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

John Alston

Dana Semos

Managing Director of the Chester Children's Chorus

Chester Children's Chorus

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8286

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 for the Chester Children's Chorus

Chester Children's Chorus

Contact

  1. Phone: (610) 328-8617

Choir director, Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Philadelphia. Joined chorus December 2013.  B.A., West Chester University.

Elisa DeNofio

Program Coordinator the Chester Children's Chorus

Chester Children's Chorus

Contact

  1. 112 Park Avenue, Swarthmore, PA

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

Board

  • Deb Bergstrand.  Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Swarthmore College. 
  • Greg Brown, ex-officio.  Vice president for Finance and Administration, Swarthmore College. 
  • Cordelia Delson, emerita. Program/Education Chair.  Founding Chair, CCC; Secretary, CCSA Foundation; Former Chair, Astral Artists, Former Secretary, Swarthmore Centennial Foundation.
  • Lisa Dennis.  Director of the Office of Community Liaison for the City of Chester Pa.'s Department of Public Affairs, Founder of the Chester Bereavement Project, Police Chaplain; Proud CCC parent.
  • Maurice G. Eldridge, emeritus. Retired Vice President of College and Community relations, Swarthmore College. 
  • Steve Goldfield.  Attorney who specializes in municipal finance issues.  Former Director Wallingford-Swarthmore School District  Board of School Directors. 
  • Grant Grissom, Board Vice-Chair & Performance Committee Chair.  Founder and recently retired CEO of Polaris Health Directions, Wayne, PA, a developer of software for assessment of the severity of patients' behavioral health problems. 
  • Crystal Harrison.   Accountant for Chester Housing Authority.  Member of the Parent Caregiver Council Executive Committee at Widener Partnership Charter School, Chester, Pa.  Proud CCC parent.
  • Carol Kroch, Governance Committee Chair.  Managing Director, Wealth and Philanthropic Planning, Wilmington Trust Company, Wilmington DE.
  • Philip H. LebowitzBoard Chair. Partner at Duane Morris, LLP, Philadelphia, Pa.  Practices primarily in the area of healthcare law and litigation. Former President, Wallingford-Swarthmore School District Board of School Directors.
  • Robert W. McCauley.  Retired architect, formerly with the Philadelphia firm Ueland Junker McCauley; Member, Delaware County Community College Board of Trustees.
  • Celeste Peterkin.  Co-owner of Naomi's Floral Regional Fulfillment Service. Chester, PA; Member of the Parent Caregiver Council Executive Committee at Widener Partnership Charter School, Chester, PA; Proud parent of three CCC members. 

  • Elizabeth M. P. Rubin, Board Secretary and Development Committee Chair.  Former President, Suburban Music School, Media, PA; Secretary, National Board of Directors, Transplant Recipients International Organization; Secretary, Board of Directors, Greater Philadelphia Coalition Against Hunger. 

  • Leslie Stein, Marketing/Outreach Committee Chair. Retired Director of Communications, Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA

  • Karen Vesely, Finance Committee Chair. Retired investment industry professional specializing in non-profit organization and family wealth management; Member, Board of Directors of ChesPenn Health Services, the Homeless Assistance Fund, and the Media Chamber Chorale. Former Board Trustee, Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

  • Vippy Yee. Rosenberg Director, Center for Ethics and Civic Engagement, Penn State Brandywine; Member, Rose Valley Borough Council; Former member, Wallingford-Swarthmore School District School Board; Former Director, Swarthmore Presbyterian Church Youth Choir.