Westminster Alumni Council

Executive Council


Constance M. Fee '71    Fee_Constance@Roberts.edu
Constance Fee '71 received her Bachelor of Music Ed. degree from WCC, her Master's in vocal performance
from Indiana University, and Performers' Certificate in opera performance from the Curtis Institute of Music.
After a 25-year career performing opera and concerts in Europe, she joined the music faculty at Roberts
Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY, where she is the Director of Vocal Studies.  She is a regular faculty
member of the Crescendo Summer Music Institute in Tokaj, Hungary.


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.


Thomas Faracco '71, '79  tfaracco@rider.edu
Thomas Faracco has enjoyed an active career as a singer, voice teacher, and church musician. He is a graduate of
Westminster, holding BM and MM degrees in Church Music, Conducting and Voice Performance, and did post graduate
study in voice at Indiana University.  After teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he joined Westminster’s
voice faculty in 1983 where besides teaching voice; he served as Department Chair of Piano and Voice and is currently
the Director of Graduate Studies.  He is also the Director of Music and the historic Old Pine Street Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.


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. 

Dr. Mark DeMareo ’78 mdemareo@gmail.com
Dr. Mark C. DeMareo has served as a teacher, high school principal, Assistant Superintendent and
Superintendent of Schools during his 35 years as an educator in New Jersey. He was appointed as
a member of the Board of Trustees at Rider University from September 2006 through June 2015 and
served as Chair of Academic Affairs. Dr. DeMareo was reappointed to the Board of Trustees June 2016. 
Dr. DeMareo is an elected member of the Headmaster's Association, a select group of 100 educators
consisting of 75 American private school headmasters and 25 public school principals. In 2014, Dr. DeMareo
was inducted into the NJ Council of Education, a distinguished organization for selected NJ administrators.
In addition, he served for four years as Co-Chair of the Advisory Board at the Principals' Center, Harvard
University Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA.  Prior to becoming the Director of Educational
Services at Educational Information and Resource Center (EIRC) in 2014, he was an Educational Specialist.
The Educational Information and Resource Center is located at Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ.


Council Members

Northeastern  Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island & Vermont


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.


Robert A. McCormick '01   mccormick@stpauls-kst.com
Greater Philadelphia Eastern Pennsylvania zip codes 17300 – 17699, 17900 – 19699 & Delaware
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.


Dr. Jody Doktor Velloso ’97 drjodydoktor@gmail.com
Central NJ  New Jersey zip codes 08500 – 08699
After completing her BM in Music Education at WCC in 1997, she went on to earn a MM  from the University of North
Carolina at Greensboro, and a DMA in vocal performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Dr. Velloso
is currently the Director of Music at Trinity Presbyterian Church in East Brunswick, NJ, where she plays the organ
and conducts six choirs. In addition to her duties at Trinity, she maintains a private studio of more than 20 students
and continues to work as a soloist and recitalist whenever possible.  Dr. Velloso lives in Milltown, NJ with her organist
husband, Shea, and young daughter, Kathryn.


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


Anthony M. Celentano ’78, ’80 amcelentano@optonline.net
Northwestern NJ New Jersey zip codes 07700 – 07899, 08800 – 08999


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.  


Glenn Osborne ’94
Capitol District of Columbia, Maryland & Virginia
William Glenn Osborne is now Director of Music for the Cathedral and Archdiocesan Liturgies at the Cathedral of Mary
Our Queen in Baltimore, Maryland. Before coming to Baltimore in 2015, he served as Director of Music at Holy Redeemer
Catholic Church in Kissimmee, Florida, Rehearsal Director/Accompanist for the Classical Choir of Central Florida Community
Arts and Past-Dean of the Central Florida Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.  He studied organ, improvisation,
and composition in France, living in Aix-en-Provence and Lyon. Before studying abroad, he earned degrees from Westminster
Choir College and the University of Notre Dame where he studied organ with William Hays and Craig Cramer, respectively.
Mr. Osborne has given concerts in the United States, Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, and Greece, and has placed in several
national and international competitions. In 2014, he and Jaime Carini played the US premiere of selections from The Apostles
by Naji Hakim.  With singer-songwriter Kim Harris, Mr. Osborne composed Friends of Freedom to introduce children to spirituals,
opera and the underground railroad. In 2006, he was commissioned by the Festival Celebration Choir in Albany, NY to compose
a piece, “Festival Te Deum,” which premiered in honor of their 20th anniversary. He arranged pieces for papal liturgies in New
York City for the visits of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis. The Basilica Choir has recorded two of his compositions “Salve
Regina” and “God We Would Hear the Angels Sing.”


Robert Ivey '58, '59 ring4fun@aol.com
Coastal Southern Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina & Tennessee
Bob Ivey graduated from Westminster  in 1958 and 1959.  He has served full time as organist/choir director
in three churches - Latrobe, PA, Red Bank, NJ and Charlotte, NC, retiring in 2006.  Since then he has substituted
frequently in Charlotte area churches.  He served on the Alumni Council from 2006 to 2012 and in 2008 received
the Alumni  Distinguished Alumni Merit Award.  He is a past president of the Handbell Musicians of America
(formerly American Guild of English Handbell Ringers) and is on the Board of the Charlotte Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.


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."


Justin Cook ’11  cookju518@icloud.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

Anthony Baron ’11  baronanthonyc@aol.com
Midwestern Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin

Betsy Cook Weber '82  betsycookweber@gmail.com
Dr. Betsy Cook Weber (MM ’82) is active internationally as a conductor, clinician, and presenter. She serves as Professor
and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Houston Moores School of Music and is also Director of the Houston Symphony Chorus.

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


Alumni Relations Office

Elizabeth Bewie '02  msbewie@hotmail.com
Elizabeth Bewie currently serves as Vocal Music Director at Cape Coral High School (FL), where she directs all choirs,
and teaches musical theatre and piano classes.  She also serves as pianist/organist at Wesley Memorial United Methodist
Church in Fort Myers, FL. Prior to teaching in FL, Elizabeth taught middle school choral/general music in Summit and Millburn,
NJ, and her hometown of Toledo, OH.  She earned a Bachelor’s degree from Westminster Choir College, a Masters from
Teachers College, Columbia University, and has completed all coursework towards a Ph.D. from the University of Florida.

Kristin Ditlow-Yuan '05  kristin.ditlow@gmail.com


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