Advisory Board

The John J. Cali School of Music Advisory Board is an independent volunteer organization, which serves in an advisory capacity to the John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University. As advisors to the Director, its members provide intellectual and financial resources to help achieve the school's mission.  The Advisory Board acts as a liaison to generate public and corporate support for the school’s mission, serve as a bridge to the broader public, enhance community connections and advance the school to the benefit of Montclair State University and the broader community.

Rose Cali, Chair - Trustee, Montclair State University
Val Azzoli - Co-Chairman and CEO (ret.), Atlantic Records
Brenda Bohanas-Jodoin - V. Douglas Jodoin, MD, Inc.
Jeffrey Buonforte - EVP and Senior Government/Business Services Officer, Lakeland Bank   
Kathleen Comini - Corporate Secretary, Omnia Industries Inc.
Tamara Freeman - Alumna, Violist, Singer, Holocaust Ethnomusicologist and Educator
Yiping Guo - Treasury Manager (ret.), United Nations Development Programme
William Hearst - VP Human Resources, Bloomingdales
Rosemary Iversen - Partner, Montclair Holdings, LLC
Giacomo Oliva ’71 - Vice President for Academic Affairs, NY Fashion Institute of Technology
Thomas Ott - Trustee, David’s Fund
Laura Radin Leinberger - Vice President (ret.), JPMorgan Chase
Maxine Roach - Violist (ret.), Uptown String Quartet
Mary Ellen Waggoner ‘83 - Director of Development (ret.), Paper Mill Theater
Scott Weiner - President and CEO (ret.), Actor’s Fund Housing and Development Corporation