Jennifer Meus Tulipani
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.
Originally from Oklahoma, Christie Teeters began her vocal studies at The University of Central Oklahoma and moved to Boston to complete her Masters of Opera from The Boston Conservatory. Ms. Teeters has performed a wide variety of roles in the operatic canon with many Boston area companies including Odyssey Opera, Opera del West, MetroWest Opera, Juventas New Music Ensemble, Lowell Opera House, Newport Baroque, and Boston Opera Collaborative. She also served as a soprano soloist and choir member at First Church Boston for 16 years. Ms. Teeters was a charter member of the Boston Opera Collaborative and served in many capacities with them including Interim Artistic Director, Production Manager, Venue Coordinator, Production Chairperson, and Board Member at Large. She works at Iron Mountain in their Global Real Estate Organization as a Project Delivery and Operations Manager. Ms Teeters currently resides in Jamaica Plain with her sister who also happens to be a very talented opera singer. She is thrilled to be a part of the VOICES Boston board in order to add support for a younger generation of artists as they learn the skills they need to bring their voices and talents to Boston and beyond!
Christopher is a lawyer at Walters, Shannon and Jenson and is a long-time VOICES Boston Board Member. He is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts.
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.
Cher Duffield has been part of the Voices community for nine years with two daughters in the program. Cher is a community volunteer who has had leadership positions in local youth and civic organizations, including the Pierce and BHS PTOs, Brookline Town Meeting, and Scouts. She has a background in philanthropy and management consulting, including advising nonprofits on growth strategies. Cher has degrees from Yale, Oxford and Harvard and was a Fulbright Scholar. Cher has been a yoga teacher for a decade and is a multi-time Boston marathoner.
Jennifer Meus Tulipani, Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org