Artistic Leadership

Paul Watkins
Artistic Director


Maury Okun, Executive Director

Brooke Hoplamazian, Office Manager


Jaime Kannan, Director of Development

Anne Ruffley, Institutional Giving Officer


Roger Jankowski, Director of Marketing

Steven Risko, Marketing Associate

Brandon Coulter, PR & Marketing Associate

Events and Operations

Elizabeth Ahlbrand, Operations & Events Associate

Harriet Steinke, Operations Assistant

Chloe Tooson, Patron Engagement Associate


Triet Huynh, Controller

Dean Beier, Finance Assistant





Virginia & Michael Geheb (Co-Board Chairs)
The Gehebs both were classically trained musicians, Michael as an organist and Virginia as a singer.  Michael subsequently became an M.D. and had a long and successful career as an executive at a number of outstanding medical centers.

Debra Bernstein-Siegel
Ms. Bernstein-Siegel is a dance faculty member at Oakland University.

Kathleen Block
Ms. Block is a volunteer.

Martha & George Hnatiuk

Marguerite Munson Lentz
Ms. Lentz is an attorney at Bodman PLC.

Janelle McCammon & Raymond Rosenfeld
Dr. Rosenfeld is a professor at Eastern Michigan University and Ms. McCammon is a development professional.

Gail & Ira Mondry
Ms. Mondry is a yoga instructor and Mr. Mondry is an investor.

Bridget & Michael Morin
Mr. Morin is Executive Vice President of Yaffe & Company and Mrs. Morin is a Special Education Consultant in the Macomb County Intermediate School District.

Frederick Morsches & Kareem George
Mr. Morsches is Chief Community Officer at Honigman. 

Sandra & Claude Reitelman
Dr. Reitelman is a physician and Mrs. Reitelman is an arts administrator.

Randolph Schein
Mr. Schein is an investor.

Franziska Schoenfeld
Mrs. Schoenfeld is a retired dentist. She is President Emeritus of “Friends of Four Hands” and is still playing four hand piano.

Jill & Steven Stone
Mrs. Stone is an amateur pianist who is incoming president of "Friends of Four Hands," a 35 year-old organization devoted to duo classical piano repertoire. Her husband, Steve, is a chemist and Executive Vice President of the Stone Soap Co. and Avian Enterprises.

Michael Turala
Mr. Turala is Account Executive, GM Global Business services for HP.

Gwen & Evan Weiner
Mr. Weiner is Chief Operating Officer of the Edw. C. Levy Co and Mrs. Weiner is a Development Consultant.



Virginia and Laurence Biehl
Mr. & Mrs. Biehl are volunteers.

Patricia & Robert Galacz
Dr. Galacz is an anesthesiologist and an attorney and Mrs. Galacz is a volunteer.

Nan and Jim Olin
The Olins are the retired owners of Olin Securities.

Stephanie and Richard Ranney
Stephanie is the owner of a web hosting/design company and Richard is a Senior Manager with Capgemini.

Carolyn Ross
Ms. Ross is a volunteer.

Marianne and Alan Schwartz
Mr. Schwartz is an attorney and Mrs. Schwartz is a volunteer.

Melodie & Alan Solway
Dr. Solway is an ophthalmologist and Ms. Solway is an attorney.



David Enos
Mr. Enos is Music Associate and Carilloneur at St. Hugo of the Hills.

Cantor Rachel Gottlieb Kalmowitz
Ms. Kalmowitz is the Cantor at Temple Beth El.

Glenn Miller
Mr. Miller is the Music Director at Kirk in the Hills.

Maury Okun
Mr. Okun is the President of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, and Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings.

Rev. Dr. Norman Pritchard
Rev. Pritchard is the Pastor at Kirk in the Hills, one of the Festival's host congregations.

Rabbi Daniel Syme
Rabbi Syme is the Rabbi at Temple Beth El, one of the Festival's host congregations.

Rev. Msgr. Anthony Tocco
Rev. Msgr. Tocco is one of the founders of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival and is the Pastor at St. Hugo of the Hills.

James Tocco
Founding Artistic Director of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Eminent Scholar/Artist-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music and Professor of Piano at the Musikhochschule in Lübeck, Germany.