Board of Directors

Board of Directors

President Mrs. Lee Hanchey taught for 37 years in Chesterfied  and Henrico counties. She served as Chairman of Henrico Center for the Arts from 1996 – 2009. Honored with Henrico’s Gilman Award (Teaching Award) in 1992, Music Teacher of the Year in 1995, Henrico High School’s Teacher of the Year and Henrico County Teacher of the Year in 2004, she was also given a building dedication at Henrico High School in 2009. Ms. Hanchey also taught vocal music, music theory, and associated musical courses at the Virginia Residential Governors School for the Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Richmond from 1990 – 1999. She has sung with the Richmond Symphony Choir, and CAFUR (Choir of Alumni and Friends at the University of Richmond under Jim Erb) as well as several community choirs and church groups.  She is currently singing with All Souls Episcopal Church, teaches a few vocal students and works with the men of the choir on music literacy and vocal skills.

 

Vice-President Troy Svenko, Capital One

 

 

 

Treasurer Thomas Kozusko, CFO Professional Services

Tom started CFO Professional Services in 2000 to provide affordable accounting services to new and small businesses. He has over 30 years of both public accounting and private industry experience. When he is not in the office you will find him on his motorcycle or playing racquetball. He has been married for 24 years and has two boys.

 

Board Member Suzanne Mallory-Parker, Community Partnerships Manager, Richmond Symphony

After 32 years of service to the public schools of Virginia, Suzanne retired from Chesterfield County Public Schools, where she served as an Instructional Specialist for Performing Arts overseeing both music and theater programs.  She has taught choral music and band and has served as a guest clinician, adjudicator and conductor for many school divisions and churches. She is an accomplished oboist and played with the Petersburg Symphony Orchestra for many years. Ms. Mallory-Parker holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Masters degree in Administration and Supervision, both from Virginia Commonwealth University.  In addition, Ms. Mallory-Parker has served as a music consultant for the Virginia Department of Education and Hopewell City Public Schools.  Ms. Mallory-Parker is a member of the New Deliverance Evangelistic Church and resides in Chesterfield County; she is also the proud mother of two recent college graduates.

 

Board Member Mary Beth Meyer

Being a native Virginian, Mary Beth grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains where her family instilled a love of music and encouraged her pursuit of musical endeavors. With sing-a-longs on car trips, piano lessons, participation in church choirs as well as high school chorus, talent shows, and piano accompaniment at church, her youth was filled with music that developed her life long passion. Her second passion, a love of children, was further advanced with an early childhood education degree from The College of William and Mary. After several years of teaching in Virginia and Queens, NY, she took off time to raise her beautiful son and daughter, who have grown into amazing adults. Mary Beth then entered the business world as a consultant in employee benefits and HR compliance from where she retired after 20 years.

She resides in Manakin  Sabot, VA with her husband with whom she runs a small business,  works part time as an educator for a national insurance company, and enjoys spending time with her two amazing grandchildren. Music is still a huge part of her life as she spent 13 years as accompanist for her church as well as now participating in the choir. Her role as board member for City Singers is an honor and blessing.

 

Board Member Sharon Potts, Chick Fil-A

 

 

 

Board Member David Trace is our newest board member, bringing his passion for supporting youth organizations.   David has supported youth organizations as a volunteer, coach and board member.  In addition,  David brings varied technical and management skills and experience through his career in the electric utility, financial, retail and healthcare industries, where has worked in the engineering, technology, marketing, operations. underwriting and sales functions.  Specific skills include project management, business process development, facilitation, and general management.

 

Board Member Diane Woodruff

Having been a life-long music educator and church choir director, I believe in the mission of City Singers Youth Choirs and am grateful that a group of such excellence is here in my community. My interests other than music are quilting, swimming and walking, traveling, reading, playing golf, and spending time with my husband, adult children and friends.

 

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