NAfME Advocacy Leadership Force

We need YOU to help implement the new ESSA!

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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 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!

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
MT TBD
NC Alyssa Montgomery
ND Brian L. Saylor
NE Kathleen Ohlman
NH Sean F. Meagher
NJ Nicholas Santoro
NM Brian Uerling
NY Lori Orestano-James
OH TBD
OR Jennifer Mohr Colett
PA Mark Despotakis
RI Nicole Worzel
SC TBD
TN Christopher Dye
VA Matthew Stensrud
VT Tony Pietricola
WA Jim Rice
WI Lynn Seidl & Kati Seiter
WY Sarah Hanson
WV Kathleen Fox