Westminster Alumni Council

Executive Council

 

PRESIDENT   
Constance M. Fee '71    Fee_Constance@Roberts.edu
After receiving a BME 1971, Connie received further honors including the Performer’s Certificate Opera
Performance at the Curtis Institute; MM Vocal Performance, IU School of Music; and was chosen to receive
an Alumni Merit Award for Distinguished Achievement in Vocal Performance by WCC’s Alumni.  Her
performance credits include lead roles with Paris Opera, Welsh National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera
Theater of St Louis, NY Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic. Currently she is Vocal Program Director, Associate
Professor of Vocal Performance and Artist-in-Residence at Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester, NY.

 

VICE PRESIDENT  
James Busby '85, '92   jrbusby@mac.com
James was appointed Assistant Head of The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, CA in 2011. Originally from
Alabama, he spent 25 years in New York City.  As a faculty member at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn Heights,
he taught music and chaired the Music Department for 10 years.  He was appointed Dean of Faculty and
Assistant Head of School in 2007.  He has lectured and conducted at Hunter College, Princeton University,
Eton College, and was founding music director of Grace and Spiritus Chorale of Brooklyn. He has recently
completed his doctoral coursework in Musicology at The Graduate Center at the City University of New York.

 

SECRETARY   
Anthony J. Rafaniello ’05  raf.ajr@att.net
Anthony was a double major in Sacred Music and Music Education.  He is currently the director
of choral activities and co-director of the Academy of the Performing Arts at Cranford High School
in Cranford, NJ  He also serves as musical director for the high school’s award-winning theatrical productions. 
Anthony is currently pursuing a Master of the Arts in Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

 

PAST PRESIDENT, ALUMNI TRUSTEE
Jaimie Gilhooley Flack ’77   gilhooj@comcast.net 
Jaimie received her Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Temple University and
has held positions with Columbia Artists Management Inc. (CAMI), Frank Salomon Associates,
The Marlboro School of Music and Festival, The Spence School, College-Conservatory of Music
at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati Arts Association: Aronoff Center for the Performing Arts
and the Weston Art Gallery, BIG ARTS (Barrier Island Group for the Arts, Inc.), Alliance for the Arts,
and the Southwest Florida Symphony.  As a fundraising consultant, she has managed endowment,
capital and annual campaigns. 
 
 
 
 


Council Members



DISTRICT 1   
Vacant
Northeastern  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island & Vermont

 

DISTRICT 2
Jonathan Slawson ’09  jonathan.ryan.slawson@gmail.com
Metropolitan NY, New York state zip codes 10000 - 11999 and 12400 - 12799

Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Westminster Choir College (2009 WCC President Award
recipient), and a Masters in Nonprofit Management degree from The New School. After Westminster, he began
working for Lincoln Center's $1.2 billion capital campaign to revitalize the iconic 16-acre campus. Upon completion
of the campaign, he accepted a position at Blair Academy, a private co-educational boarding school in New Jersey,
as a major gift officer. Currently, Jonathan manages the League of American Orchestras' annual fund in addition to
consulting for Athlete Ally, the Ocean City Pops, and the Equus Project/OnSite NYC. He is a contributor to the
International Federation of Choral Music's International Choral Bulletin, and a concert reviewer for the
American Record Guide.

 

DISTRICT 3   
Thomas Faracco '71, '79  tfaracco@rider.edu
Greater Philadelphia Eastern Pennsylvania zip codes 17300 – 17699, 17900 – 19699 & Delaware

 

DISTRICT 4  
Vacant
Central NJ  New Jersey zip codes 08500 – 08699

 

DISTRICT 5  
Vacant
Northeastern NJ New Jersey zip codes 07000 – 07699, 07900 – 07999

 

DISTRICT 6  
Vacant
Northwestern NJ New Jersey zip codes 07700 – 07899, 08800 – 08999

 

DISTRICT 7 
Laurie Eisenbrown Bischof '90  lauriebischof@hotmail.com
New Jersey zip codes 08000 – 08499, 08700 – 08799
Originally from Saratoga Springs, New York, Laurie received her B.Mus. in Music Education (Voice Concentration)
from Westminster Choir College in December of 1990.  Laurie has had a strong connection to Westminster Choir
College, not only as an alumna, but also as a Resident Director from 1993-1999.   Laurie is a music educator who
has proudly taught at the elementary level for the past 23 years.  She holds an additional certification in general
elementary education and an Orff Level 1 certificate from Central Connecticut State University.  She has presented
workshops on integrating technology in the music classroom, Orff workshops, and has participated in mentorship
programs for new teachers.  In addition to music education responsibilities, Laurie is passionately involved in teacher
advocacy.  As communications chair, Laurie developed and executed an outreach plan that serves over 470 teachers
in her district. This plan provides transparency, important updates relevant to education, and event organization. It also
serves as a platform for teacher communication.
Laurie is a member of ACDA and a recipient of the Teacher of the
Year Award.  

 

DISTRICT 8  
Robert A. McCormick '01   mccormick@stpauls-kst.com
Capitol District of Columbia, Maryland & Virginia
After graduation Robert McCormick '01, assumed one of New York City's most prominent church music positions
that of Organist and Director of Music at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin - "Smoky Mary's" in Times Square - one
of the country's most celebrated Anglo-Catholic parishes.  He moved to Washington, DC in 2008, to become Director
of Music at St. Paul's Parish, K Street, another well-known Anglo-Catholic "shrine" known for excellent music.  He
directs a semi-professional adult choir and a choir school program with professional music training for boys and girls.
  Evensong is sung every Sunday, year round, one of the only places in the US to do this.  In 2009, St. Paul's choirs
released a CD, "We Sing of God," on the Pro Organo label.  Robert was described by Choir and Organ as “indomitable
and immensely gifted” and as “an artist of rare sensitivity and passion” by The Macon (Georgia) Telegraph.

 

DISTRICT 9  
Robert Ivey '58, '59 ring4fun@aol.com
Coastal Southern Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee

 

DISTRICT 10  
Darren N. Dailey '89  ddailey1967@hotmail.com
Southern States: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS
Darren directs the 450 voice Jacksonville Children's Chorus.  The choirs have toured and performed in the
southwestern states, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.  A nationally recognized clinician and conductor,
Darren has guest conducted in Avery Fisher Hall, at the ACDA Honor Choir in Seattle, and served as Artistic
Director of the 2011 Somerset International Choral Festival.  He has presented workshops for the National
Association of Pastoral Musicians, Organization of Kodály Educators, ACDA, and Music Educator's National
Conference.  As director of the Boston Children's Chorus, they performed at the 2004 Democratic Convention,
and sang on the television special, "Raising the Roof: A Celebration of the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. in Song."

 

DISTRICT 11  
Anthony Baron '11  baronanthonyc@aol.com
Middle Eastern New York zip codes, 00501, 00544, 06390, 12000 – 12399, 12800 – 14999,
Ohio, Pennsylvania zip codes 15000 – 17299 and 17700 – 17899 & West Virginia

DISTRICT 12  
Vacant
Midwestern Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin

DISTRICT 13  
Betsy Cook Weber '82  betsycookweber@gmail.com
CO, KS, MT, ND, NE, NM, OK, SD, TX

DISTRICT 14
Christopher Samuel '80, '82  choraldude@aol.com
West Coast- Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah & Washington

 

FOREIGN
Alumni Relations Office

MEMBERS AT LARGE
Elizabeth Bewie '02  msbewie@hotmail.com
Kristin Ditlow-Yuan '05  kristin.ditlow@gmail.com

 

EX-OFFICIO
Natalie M. Pollard '93, '98  pollardn@rider.edu
Director of Alumni Relations