Board of Directors

Christina Breslin-Frankel, President holds a BS in Finance from Rider College (currently known as Rider University) and practiced for several years as a Certified Public Accountant before taking leave of her firm to raise a family. As a Spring-Ford area community member and mother of two, Christina has a close relationship with CMS spanning 12 years as both of her children have continuously studied at CMS since first joining the Kindermusik program in 2005. While in public accounting, Christina’s practice areas included private business and family wealth management. In addition to her own small business serving private clients, she currently serves as Treasurer of the Spring-Ford Middle School Home and School Association.

 

Joseph P. Ciresi, Vice President is the Director of Advertising Sales for the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Philadelphia. Joe also serves on the Spring-Ford Area School District Board of Directors. Joe attended the University of Miami where he received a Bachelor degree in music with an emphasis in business of music. Joe also keeps up his performing arts career and has performed in numerous productions throughout the Greater Philadelphia area.

 

Brad Riegner, Secretary is a Community Music School alum, holds an MS in Music Education from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.  After graduation, Brad spend several years living and working in upstate New York before coming home to the Perkiomen Valley area in 2013.  He is currently working at TR Insurance in Collegeville and handles Life and Health Insurance.  Brad resides in Royersford.

 

Carl A. LaMastra, Treasurer holds a BS in Accounting from Elizabethtown College and a MST from Weidner University. He is Founder and President of The LaMastra Group, P.C., a public accounting and consulting firm providing tax, accounting and management advisory services to businesses and individuals. Carl also serves on the Board of Directors of Phoenixville Federal Bank & Trust and on the finance and capital campaign councils of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish. Carl’s daughter was a student of Community Music School for many years and she is now studying Piano Performance at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

 

Jen Walker Capone graduated from SUNY’s FIT in 1991 and operates a photography studio.  She recognizes music as one of the seven pillars of education and has sent all 4 of her daughters thru CMS since 1998. Having been involved in causes such as social justice and healthcare, it is refreshing to be able to support the arts and bring music into everyday lives. She is married to her wonderful tone-deaf husband and is also a registered nurse.

 

David Chesler holds a BA in Marketing from Iowa State University and  has worked behind the scenes in the music and entertainment industry for over 25 years. He is currently the Tour Marketing Director for Larry Magid Entertainment in Philadelphia. Prior to that, David was the Marketing Director for the Live Nation Philadelphia office, as a concert and theatrical promoter in Chicago with Jam Productions and worked in radio at various stations in Chicago and Harrisburg, PA.

 

April Goudie is a mother of twins who both attend the Community Music School.  Since moving to the area in 2010, April is actively engaged in the community, serving on the advisory board at the Phoenixville YMCA, and volunteering with Schuylkill School, Girl Scouts and Phoenixville Area Soccer Club.  Though not a musician herself, she supports her husband and children in their musical endeavors.  April is a Director in Portfolio and Project Management at Pfizer Inc.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master’s degree from The New School in NYC.

 

John Gray, Ph.D. is Associate Director of Global CMC Regulatory Affairs at Janssen R&D.  His work involves ensuring the regulatory compliance, and clarity of documents sent to health authorities for drug approval.  John is also on the Board of Directors for Methacton Community Theater and has performed chorus and supporting actor roles for numerous musicals.  His wife and daughter have taken lessons in voice, violin, and piano at CMS for a number of years.

 

Sean Morrow is an attorney with Kane, Pugh, Knoell, Troy, and Kramer LLP Attorneys at Law since 2008. He focuses his practice on defending professional liability claims. Mr. Morrow also represents clients in claims for contractual defense and indemnity, commercial liability, and general liability. Mr. Morrow is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is an active member of the Montgomery Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Montgomery Bar Association. Mr. Morrow is a graduate of Temple University School of Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Villanova University. Mr. Morrow resides in Collegeville, PA with his wife and three children. In his spare time, he participates in triathlons, open water swimming and distance running events.

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