NAfME Advocacy Leadership Force

We need YOU to help implement the new ESSA!

Below is a list of state advocacy contacts. 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 for further assistance.

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

AK Nancy Dreydoppel
AL Greg Gumina
AZ Renee Shane-Boyd 
CA Steve Venz
CO Carla Aguilar
CT Stephanie Zak
DE Tom Dean
FL Kathleen D. Sanz, PhD
HI Chet-Yeng Loong
IA David Law
ID Jeff Davis
IL Mary Corey
IN Lane Velayo
KS Phillip Payne
KY David L. Dunevant
LA John Mlynczack
MA Cathy Connor-Moen
MD Ronald P. Frezzo
ME Brittany Elwell
MI Kevin Tutt
MN David J. Stordalen
MO Daniel Hellman
NC Alyssa Montgomery
ND Brian L. Saylor
NE Kathleen Ohlman
NH Sean F. Meagher
NJ Dennis Argul
NM Brian Uerling
NY Lori Orestano-James
OR Jennifer Mohr Colett
PA Mark Despotakis
RI Nicole Worzel
SD Kimberly Bruguier
TN Christopher Dye
TX Ronith Epelbon
UT Christine Wolf
VA Matthew Stensrud
VT Tony Pietricola
WA Jim Rice
WI Brad Schneider & Kati Seiter
WY Evan Bradley
WV Kathleen Fox