NAfME Advocacy Leadership Force Resource Hub

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. Click on the state abbreviation for state-specific legislative and governmental information, as well as Title IV-A success stories!

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
AR Jaree Hall
AZ Renee Shane-Boyd 
CA Russ Sperling
CO Carla Aguilar
CT Carolyn Bennett
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 Phillip Payne
KY David Graham
LA Bruce Lambert
MA John Mlynczack
MD Ronald P. Frezzo
ME Victoria Cherry
MI Ryan Shaw
MN David J. Stordalen
MO Jocelyn Prendergast
MS Sherry Freeman
MT Dusty Molyneaux
NC Jazzmone Sutton
ND Brian L. Saylor
NE Kathleen Ohlman
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 Jennifer Mohr Colett
PA Mark Despotakis
RI Nicole Worzel
SC Christine Fisher
SD Kimberly Bruguier
TN Christopher Dye
TX Michelle Davis
UT Christine Wolf
VA Matthew Stensrud
VT Tony Pietricola
WA Jim Rice
WI Paul Budde
WY Cindy Schmid 
WV Andrea Hasley