Introducing . . .
Laura Shultz, Executive Director of the Northeast Community Center for the past seven years, responsible for oversight of ongoing programs, fund development and campus organization. Laura is a former Peace Corps Pediatric Nurse with over twenty years of experience in commercial business development and nonprofit leadership.
Kyla Pitts-Zevin,Development Director of the Northeast Community Center, oversees donor, foundation, and corporate relations and manages fund development. She holds a Masters in Public Administration, and has a decade of experience in grant writing and educational program management.
Gloria Britez-Scolari, Program Manager of Harmony Project KC, oversees all programming activities related to the music program, including the program’s expansion, teaching artists’ hiring and supervision and day-to-day operations. Gloria is an experienced musician, who is also very passionate about social justice. She holds a Masters Degree in Viola Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Innovation from UMKC Bloch School of Business.
James Westbrook, Program Coordinator of Harmony Project KC, supports the Program Manager in all programming activities related to the music program. James is a Kansas City native with over ten years of experience teaching and performing. Mr. Westbrook is dedicated to providing quality music education to learners of all ages. He holds degrees in clarinet performance and music education from the University of Missouri - Kansas City, the University of North Texas, ad the University of Central Missouri, respectively.
Carmen Eppright, Assistant Program Manager and Community Liaison of Harmony Project KC, supports the Program Manager in all programming activities and serves as liaison with the Northeast community. Carmen is a musician and educator with Master Degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Tamara Marler, Office Manager shared by the Northeast Community Center and Harmony Project KC, assists the Executive Director and Program Manager with administrative tasks as assigned.
In addition to NECC's staff, HPKC's Teaching Artists are professional musicians, active performers and are passionate about music as a tool for social justice. Our Teaching Artists are mentors and supervisors for their respective Teacher's Aides, who are also musicians and active performers in the community.
Harmony Project KC also has an active Advisory Committee, comprised of volunteers with several areas of expertise. Chaired by NECC's Board Member and Principal Flute of the Kansas City Symphony, Michael Gordon, The Advisory Committee provides support in different aspects, such as networking, volunteers, fund development strategy, planning of events and more.