OCS Board of Directors
Sharon Graham, Chair
Sharon Graham is the Chair of the Orlando Choral Society (OCS) Board of Directors, previously serving as Vice Chair. She is a Music Therapist-Board Certified (MT-BC) and Founder and Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Institute for Music Therapy, LLC. Her expertise is in the neurobiologic and therapeutic applications of music, business management, and team building. Sharon received a B.A. in Voice from Florida College and her Master’s degree in Music Therapy from the Florida State University. She is a member of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA), and NAfME. Sharon serves as the Co-Chair of the Florida Music Therapy Task Force and the Southeastern Representative for AMTA’s Professional Advocacy Committee. She has been a member of the Garden Choir since 2012, Voci del Cuore since its inception in 2017, and the OCS Board of Directors since 2017.
Chad McClellan, Vice Chair
Chad McClellan is a graduate of Rollins College where he studied vocal performance and conducting. He is currently the Program Manager and violin instructor at A Gift For Music (a program of A Gift For Teaching) and serves as Chancel Choir director at Merritt Island Presbyterian Church. Now in his second term as the chair of the board of directors for the Orlando Choral Society, Chad first began singing in the Garden Choir when it was founded in 2007. In 2008, he formed Sounds Like Chicken A Cappella, an all male vocal group that performs throughout the Central Florida area. In 2011, he was the founding president of the Sigma Eta chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the nation's largest music fraternity. He is also a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Florida Vocal Association, Florida Music Educators Association, Barbershop Harmony Society, and is a Big Brother in Big Brother Big Sisters of America.
Michelle Toro, Secretary
Michelle Toro serves as Secretary of the Orlando Choral Society Board of Directors. She is a Quality Assurance Manager for Disney Vacation Club and has 10 years of professional experience. A native of Kissimmee, Michelle received a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Central Florida. She has been a member of Garden Community Choir and Voci del Cuore since 2017. She is excited to serve on the Board of Directors.
Vicki Hardy, Treasurer
Vicki Hardy is Treasurer for the Orlando Choral Society. She has been in the Independent Insurance Agency business for 40 years and currently works for Corkhill Insurance Agency in Orlando. When she is not working she enjoys being a Youth Sponsor at her church. Vicki loves to sing and believes that music is good for the soul. She has been a member of the Garden Choir since 2016 and has been on the Board of Directors since 2017.
Danita Dunn, Fundraising Co-Chair
Danita Dunn is the Fundraising Committee Co-Chair for the Orlando Choral Society. She is a Lockheed Martin Corporation retiree with a career in Program Management and Certified to lead efforts valued at over $100M. Her strengths are customer relationships, proposal management, leading matrix organizations, and program planning and execution. Her education includes a BS in Business Management and a MSM in Business. She has been a member of the Garden Choir since 2015 and the Orlando Choral Society Board of Directors since 2018.
Joe Dunn, Fundraising Co-Chair
Joe Dunn is Co-Chair of the Fundraising Committee for Orlando Choral Society. He retired from Lockheed Martin after a rewarding career in International Business Development, including 4 years of leadership roles in Europe. Joe has also provided consulting services to the aerospace industry in strategic planning and leadership mentoring. He has a BA from the University of New Mexico and a MBA from University of Baltimore. He served in the US Air Force. Joe has been on the Orlando Choral Society Board of Directors since 2018. He is also a Florida Master Naturalist and President of the citizen advocacy group “Friends of Lake Apopka”.
Jillian Nightingale, Membership Chair
Jillian Nightingale is the Membership Chair for the Orlando Choral Society. A native Floridian, she is a Project Manager for Kronos, Inc. and has 10 years of professional experience, including 18 months at AdventHealth as a Project Manager and 8 years at Disney in a variety of roles from Park Operations to Global Food and Beverage Support. Jillian holds a BA in French from Hillsdale College and has earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate.She has been a member of the Garden Choir since 2018, Voci del Cuore since 2019, and joined the board as Membership Chair in 2019.
Katie Gomes, Publicity Chair
Katie Gomes is Publicity Chair for the Orlando Choral Society. She received her B.S. in Public Relations from the University of Central Missouri. She is Marketing Coordinator for Quest, Inc., a nonprofit that helps people with developmental disabilities, in Orlando. She is a proud new member of Voci del Cuore and is excited to join the Board of Directors!
Samantha Mazzola, Volunteer Chair
Sam Mazzola is the Volunteer Committee Chair of the Orlando Choral Society. She holds a degree in Music, with a focus on Vocal Performance from the College of Charleston and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration from University of Colorado. She is an Operations Team Captain, Relief Analyst, and Training Coordinator for Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando. Sam joined the choir in the inaugural year of Voci del Cuore in 2017 and then expanded her involvement into the Garden Choir and Orlando Choral Society Board of Directors in 2018.