NAfME Advocacy Leadership Force

We need YOU to help implement the new ESSA!

This page contains a list of state advocacy contact information. If a state has a designated contact, you will find their information. If you do not see a contact for your state, please visit the NAfME Federated Associations page to access contact information for your state’s other leadership.

Please contact our advocacy team at advocacy@nafme.org for further assistance.

Thanks for being part of our grassroots effort to implement ESSA and make a new day for music education!

State Specific Information Leader
AK Nancy Dreydoppel
AL Greg Gumina
AR Jaree Hall
AZ Stephanie Campbell
CA Russ Sperling
CO Carla Aguilar
CT Daniel Kinsman
DC Holly Pusch
DE Dominic Pisano 
FL Kathleen D. Sanz, PhD
GA Peter Lemonds
HI Chet-Yeng Loong
IA David Law
ID BriAnna Crook
IL Brayer Teague
IN Lane Velayo
KS Kelly Knedler
KY David Graham
LA Ginny Medina-Hamilton
MA John Mlynczack
MD Ronald P. Frezzo
ME Victoria Cherry
MI Ryan Shaw
MN

Kristin Chase

Casey Clementson

MO Jocelyn Prendergast
MS Hannah Gadd Ardrey and Jordan Langworthy 
MT Dusty Molyneaux
NC Jazzmone Sutton
ND Brian L. Saylor
NE Ashley Brock
NH Sean F. Meagher
NJ Dennis Argul
NM Brian Uerling
NV Martha O’Neill
NY Lori Orestano-James
OH James Dowdy
OK James South
OR

Andie Andeen

Laura Arthur

PA Mark Despotakis
RI David Neves
SC Christine Fisher
SD Kimberly Bruguier
TN Christopher Dye
TX Michelle Davis
UT Christine Wolf
VA

Steve King

John Brewington

VT Molly Tobin
WA Jim Rice
WI Kay Black
WY Cindy Schmid 
WV Andrea Hasley