NAfME Equity Committee

2024-2026

Adele Bovard & Angelica Brooks, Co-Chairs

The purpose of the Equity Committee is to ensure that the prioritization of diversity, equity, inclusion and access spans all facet of the work NAfME members conducts and reinforce the importance of creating equity-based systemic change in how the association functions.

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Committee Members

Adele Bovard, Co-Chair
Retired Superintendent, Restorative Justice Practitioner and Teacher
 Lead Facilitator Restorative Justice Education RJeD
Rochester, New York
Angelica Brooks, Co-Chair
Adjunct Faculty
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore, Maryland
Joseph Abramo 
Associate Professor of Music Education
Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut
Ashley Cuthbertson
Adrian Davis
Laurie Fellenz
Executive Director
Wisconsin Music Educators Association & Wisconsin School Music Association
Waunakee, Wisconsin
Kendra Kay Friar
Music Teacher
Bonny Slope Elementary
Portland, Oregon
Johnathan Hamiel
K-12 Arts Education Coordinator
Chapel-Hill Carrboro City Schools
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City, North Carolina
Alice Hammel
Graduate Faculty
The University of Arkansas
Richmond, Virginia
Lenora Helm Hammonds
Interim Department Chair and Director of Graduate Programs/Jazz
North Carolina Central University
Durham, North Carolina
Tonia Asel Kaufman
Band Director
 Plymouth Whitemarsh High School
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
Isaiah C. Mason
Band Director
 Linwood School
Somerset, New Jersey
Amy Martinson
Manager of Arts and PE - Curriculum and Instruction -Manager of Arts and PE - Curriculum and Instruction -
Denver Public Schools
Denver, Colorado
Mackie Spradley
Director of Curriculum Programs
Texas Education Agency
Austin, Texas
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