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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Helene Gold, Board President
Helene Gold holds the office of the President of the Board of Directors of SCC. Being retired after having been a vocal/choral music teacher for 33 years, volunteering with SCC has given Helene the ability to stay in touch with choral music and teaching. Although she is now on the “business end” of the Chorus, she has the insight into the needs of both the choristers and the Artistic Directors of the organization. Along with being a member of SCC’s Board, Helene also sits on the Board of the McMahon-Ryan Child Advocacy Center and the Syracuse Stage. When not involved with community-based organizations, Helene works at Frankie and Faye, a women’s clothing boutique in Armory Square owned by her daughter, Amanda. And, from October to April, Helene joins her husband, Neil, as he follows the SU Men’s Basketball team through their season.
Karina Davis-Corr, Vice President
Karina Davis-Corr became involved with the Chorus as a parent volunteer. Over the course of her daughter’s 9 years with the group she participated in multiple events including tours to Chicago and New Orleans, as well as served as Stage Manager for many years. Karina is currently the Executive Director of Belvedere Health Services Central New York programs. She is responsible for the operations of the community-based brain injury rehabilitation services program and outpatient chemical dependency programs both here and in Albany. Karina resides in the City of Syracuse with her husband and daughter who attends Syracuse University.
Susan Fox, Treasurer
Susan Fox has served on the Board of Directors since 2006, and is the current Treasurer. She works at Community Bank System, Inc. as the Chief Information Officer and previously held the position of Corporate Controller. Prior to working for Community Bank, she was a Senior Audit Manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Susan lives in Manlius with her husband and three children.
Margie Rivers, Secretary
Margie Rivers is serving her fourth year on the Board of Directors. She has been working in the Insurance industry for over 23 years and is currently employed in the Commercial Insurance Claims department at Liberty Mutual. While managing her family life comes first, Margie is an avid runner and loves to golf. Margie is passionate about the arts and looks forward to seeing the Syracuse Children’s Chorus grow and flourish.
John Beecher has worked in higher education for 16 years, with stops at Duke University, SUNY ESF, SUNY Cortland, Cornell University and finally Syracuse University. Over the years, he has worked primarily in research and financial administration. John currently serves as the Budget Director for the School of Education at SU. He is married to an SCC alumna and is the father of three children, the oldest of which is entering her 4th year of SCC. They live in Fayetteville, where John is also the Treasurer of the Fayetteville-Manlius Youth Soccer Association.
Mark Coolbeth is the parent of a current SCC chorister who has been in the chorus for 7 years. He is a Senior LAN Administrator with the NY State Unified Court System and has worked in the Information Technology (IT) field for more than 20 years. Prior to working in IT, he served as a Military Police Officer in the United States Army. He has worked in multiple capacities during SCC concerts and was a chaperone on the Montreal tour in the summer of 2018 with our Chorale and Young Men’s Ensemble members. He lives in Kirkville with his wife and daughters.
Paige Mills is the parent of a former SCC chorister who was in the Chorus for 6 years. Paige is a licensed mental health counselor in 3 states and has worked in community and school settings with both children and adults. Paige is the Program Director for ACEing Autism, a tennis program for kids on the autism spectrum, at Drumlins Tennis Club in Syracuse. Paige was a chaperone on the Denver Sing-a-Mile-High Tour in Summer 2016 with our Chorale members. Paige resides with her husband, Greg, and two children, Aubrey and Henry.
Karen (Felice) Spector
Karen grew up in CNY. After graduating from MPH and SU, Karen moved to the West Coast to pursue a career as a retail buyer. Karen returned to the Syracuse area to raise her family and for the quality of life CNY offers. She is the parent of a former SCC chorister who was part of the organization for 8 years. This is Karen’s 4th year on the Board. Karen joined the Board because the choral training and performance opportunities offered through SCC have been life changing for her daughter. She hopes you find the experience as rewarding for your chorister.
Jamie Sutphen has been involved with SCC since 1998, when her daughter was first a chorister. She has served as a parent chaperone, fundraiser and volunteer with the Chorus. For the past 11 years Jamie been a member of the Board of Directors, including serving several terms as Board President. Jamie practices Real Property Law full time as a partner of Baldwin & Sutphen, LLP and is also an active community volunteer the arts, education and public sectors. Jamie currently heads up the Grants Committee of SCC.
John Warren is Director of Choral Activities at Syracuse University and gives SCC a direct link to the Setnor School of Music. Dr. Warren’s choirs have been invited to perform at professional conferences, international festivals, and have traveled throughout the US, Europe, and Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Dr. Warren has conducted choirs of all ages and types, including children’s choirs, and is happy to share his expertise and experience with SCC.