Harmony Project hires staff and teachers who not only reflect the diversity of our student population, but who embrace our organization’s outlook of inclusivity and equity. Many are bilingual and come from or have experience working in underserved communities and, therefore, understand that extra support and flexibility are crucial for student success. 

Leadership

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MYKA MILLER

Chief Executive Officer

Myka has overseen Harmony Project expand from 250 to over 3,500 students since joining as Executive Director in 2007. Under her direction, Harmony Project was awarded the Coming Up Taller Award from the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, and launched new initiatives and partnerships with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles City College, and P.S. Arts. She is both a musician and executive.

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Natalie Jackson

Chief Advancement Officer

Natalie has expertise in operations, accounting, planning, and extensive knowledge of both cash and accrual accounting systems. She has been responsible for multi-fund budgets ranging from $5 to $35 million.

Natalie joined Harmony Project in 2010. She is from Southern California and was introduced to the viola at a young age.

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Paloma Ramos

Chief Programs Officer

Paloma has formed a musical career in both performance and social justice. She began mentoring in public schools in 2006 and soon became Education Associate. In 2008, she joined the staff of Harmony Project.

Paloma has toured as a violinist with bands including Gnarls Barkley, has recorded with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and can be heard on several film soundtracks.

 
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Maya Barrera

Senior Advancement Director

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Abiram Brizuela

Artistic Director

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Martin Pettis

Director of Community & Relational Engagement

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Olivia Pittel

Senior Director of Programs

Staff

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Julia Aguilar Jerez

Program Manager, Regional Youth Orchestra

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Andy Bill

Program Manager, Hollywood

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Jennica Bisbee

Program Manager, EXPO Center / YOLA

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Nicole Casal

Programs Administrator

 
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Rosalind Darbeau

Programs Administrator

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Sasha Davila

College Access & Alumni Manager

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Stephany Fernandez

Executive Assistant

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Taylor Fulton

Programs Administrator

 
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Alyssa Hegwood

Program Manager, Leimert Park

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Leilani Hurtado

Advancement Analyst

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Andrew Leonard

Manager of Teaching & Learning

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BernY Lopez

Programs Administrator

 
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MiKE Manzo

Community Liaison

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Christian Martinez

Programs Administrator

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Jose Meza

Senior Programs Administrator

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Jaime MoraleS

Program Manager, La Habra

 
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Scott O’Gara

Data Manager

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David Perryman

Program Manager, Alexandria

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Emelie Pfaff

Instrument & Inventory Manager

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Bria Royal

Communications Manager

 
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Ashley Ruiz

Senior Programs Administrator

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Rachel Schlesinger

Program Manager, Paramount / Lynwood

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Mark Teshirogi

Advancement Associate

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Angie Uriu

Program Manager, Pasadena

 
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Hugo Villanueva

Programs Administrator

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Clarence Walker

Programs Administrator

Larry Godsey

Music Librarian

Moises Torres

Programs Administrator

 

Board of Directors

Howard Banchik

Chair Emeritus

Karen Kay Platt

Vice Chair

Lisa K. Edwards

Secretary

Eric Bacura

Director

Leon Gendelman

Director

Janet Jubas

Director

Jerome L. Levine

Director

Jenifer Porter

Director

Tim Siegel

Director

Michael Skloff

Director

Susan Plutsky

Chair

Todd Brown

Treasurer

Ramin Abrams

Director

Robert Forst

Director

David Herrera

Director

Donald Kaplan

Director

Todd Nathanson

Director

Sandra Rosenbaum

Director

Tony Silbert

Director

C. Timothy Smoot

Director

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