New England Public Radio Foundation Names New Officers
New England Public Radio Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Lambert as Vice President, Rosemary Caine, Jenny Kallick and Jerrell M. Moore as Directors, and Steve Wittenberg and Jennell Cappo Sorrell as Advisors. New England Public Radio Foundation is an independent, nonprofit organization created to conduct fund raising activities for New England Public Radio (WFCR and all-news WNNZ). Their mission is to guarantee New England Public Radio's future as a premier public media organization by enhancing financial support, promoting community interest, and providing advice and recommendations to station management and WFCR's license holder.
Paul Lambert has served as the Vice President of Guest Experience & Programming at the Basketball Hall of Fame since June, 2002. He is responsible for the design, development and operation of all Hall of Fame events staged nationally and in Springfield. Prior to joining the Hall, Lambert worked for the National Basketball Association as Director of Event Production. Among other responsibilities, Lambert worked extensively on the development of the "NBA Jam Session" program, numerous All-Star Games, interactive fan experiences and successfully staged events in Canada, Mexico and numerous initiatives and events throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. Prior to joining the NBA, Lambert enjoyed a successful career in professional theater including a joyous seven-year stint as General Manager of the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts. Paul lives in South Hadley with his wife Cynthia and their two sons, Benjamin and Pete.
Rosemary Caine, Director, grew up in Ardee, Ireland and is a founding member of the Burren Flora Trio. Caine wrote her first full-length musical "Wilde Irish Women" which was performed to full houses at the Dundalk Theatre Festival in 2004. She's also been a proprietor of Rosemary Caine Bridal Shop which included creating one of a kind, clothing for wholesale market supplying Gazebo on Madison Avenue in New York City and Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles. She attended law school at the University of Dublin, and now serves on several local boards. She is married to Dr. Howard Natenshon and they have four adult children.
Jenny Kallick, Director, is currently Professor of Music at Amherst College. Her teaching includes Music and Culture from the Baroque to the present, and seminars on the symphonies and string quartets of Beethoven, Mahler, and Shostakovich. Prior to joining the Amherst faculty, she served as Dean of Academic Affairs at the Yale School of Music, where she created and directed Yale's first doctoral program for composers and performers. She is currently preparing her opera about the creative journey of Louis Kahn entitled ARCHITECT for release by Parma Recordings. The video version will be screened at the Architecture and Design Film Festival in Chicago and New York.
Jerrell M. Moore, Director, is currently employed as Diversity & Inclusion Consultant at MassMutual. Reporting to MassMutual's Chief Diversity Officer, Jerrell provides leadership and oversight to MassMutual's Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). He also serves as liaison to MassMutual's Women's Leadership Network. Prior to joining MassMutual, he was an HR Business Partner in the US Supply Chain at Nike, Inc., and also held a Manager of Diversity, EEO & Affirmative Action at CSX Transportation. Jerrell is a MassMutual Career Pathways mentor and sits on the board the Greater Springfield YMCA Board of Advisors. He holds a BA in English from South Carolina State University, a Historically Black College/University (HBCU), a Juris Doctor (JD), and Master of Human Resources (MHR), from the University of South Carolina.
Jennell Cappo Sorrell, Advisor, is the Community Services Case Manager at the D'Amour Center for Cancer Care in Springfield. She is a registered nurse and has worked in the fields of public health, home care, hospice and palliative care services for many years. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Cappo-Sorrell has served on several boards in the region including Jewish Family Services of Western Mass, Sinai temple in Springfield and the Longmeadow ABC program. For the past 30 years, she has volunteered for refugee resettlement programs throughout western Massachusetts teaching English as a Second Language and life skills to new Americans. She is a former Director of the WFCR Foundation, Inc.
Steve Wittenberg, Advisor, was born in Vienna, Austria and moved to the United States at the age of 4. In college, he majored in philosophy before going on to a career in medicine with a specialty in cardiology. Steve has had a special interest in medical humanism, co-authoring a book on that subject. Concurrent with his practice and teaching commitments, he has served as President of Baystate's Medical Staff and as a member of its Board of Trustees. Wittenberg has a longstanding interest in the arts, having served on the Springfield Fine Art Museum's acquisitions committee as well as participating in the lecture series. He and his wife have been avid WFCR listeners for almost four decades.
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