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.
Carmen Eppright, Program Manager of Harmony Project KC, oversees all programming activities related to the music program, including the program’s launch and expansion, teaching artists’ hiring and supervision and day-to-day operations. 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.
Marissa LoNigro, Program Coordinator of Harmony Project KC, supports the Program Manager in several aspects of the program onsite – including student, parent/family, teacher and volunteer needs – through a combination of on-going responsibilities as well as those which are requested on an as-needed basis
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.