Jennifer Meus Tulipani, Chair
Jennifer Meus Tulipani, a longtime Brookline resident, fell in love with Voices Boston when her daughter Natalie became a Prep chorister eight years ago. Inspired by the talent and dedication of the VOICES organization, Jennifer joined the Board in 2016 and currently serves as Co-Chair.
With a background in communications and marketing, Jennifer brings years of experience developing communication and marketing programs for professional industries. Throughout her career Jennifer has volunteered on several non-profit committees including, the Big Brother Big Sisters Foundation, Boston Society of Architects, Youth Villages (formerly Germaine Lawrence School), Women in Transportation (WTS), the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeastern University and is excited to support the VOICES Boston Board of Directors.
Pauline Mak, Treasurer
Soprano, Carina DiGianfilippo, has performed in the United States, Europe and China,and has worked with many companies in the New England area. She received her Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music and her Bachelor of Music degree from Syracuse University, where she was the recipient of the Anna Freeland Berry Prize, the Music Faculty Award and the Award for Vocal Excellence. She also studied abroad at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg in France and was recently the First Place Winner of the Concorso Internazionale Rolando Nicolosi Competition in Italy. In 2018, Carina gave a masterclass to VOICES Boston students during their Portland, Maine tour. She has volunteered with the organization many times, and is excited to now join VOICES as a member of the board. Carina brings a knowledge of music, the industry, and performance to the Board of VOICES. In addition to her vocal studies,Carina also holds a certificate in Effective Grant Proposal Writing from the University of Notre Dame.
Robert is a Brookline parent of two children who have been a part of the Voices family, one in her last year of the Bernstein ensemble. Robert works as Associate Executive Director, Publishing at the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and has considerable experience working with non-profit and commercial companies internationally, with particular experience across the United States, Europe, and Asia (focus on China and Japan). At the AMS, he has overall responsibility for publishing, including books, journals and electronic products. Robert is a “Chef” for The Scholarly Kitchen Blog and earned a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Oxford, and a first-class honors degree in chemistry from the University of London.
For the past 10 years, Catherine Sarkis has been a member of the Voices Boston community as a parent and now as a parent of an alum. She has seen the very positive impact that Voices Boston has had on children and the confidence and passion for music that it instills. Catherine is an Associate Professor at the Boston University Medical Center in the Department of Health Policy and Health Services Research. Her educational background is in health care law, ethics, policy and management.
Lelia’s first brush with Voices Boston took place while performing a concert series together with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, which she has been a member of for 10 years. After working side-by-side with members of Voices Boston, she immediately enrolled her own children—now three alumni—so they could enjoy the wonderful educational opportunities that VB offers. A professional performer specializing in choral music since age 7, Lelia has been a music educator for over 30 years. While residing in NY, she worked as a Teacher-Performer in residence for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Performance from Brooklyn College Conservatory (CUNY). Currently, she teaches Spanish and Music for the Millis Public Schools, and serves as the Director of Music at St Cecilia Church in Ashland, MA.