Danielle Cho, Co-founder, Sound Impact
Danielle likes a good jam session, and she’s willing to rack up frequent flyer miles in pursuit of a righteous vibe. Though her performances span the globe like a good travel blog, this advocate and teacher is equally at home among her students.
Rebecca Jackson, Co-founder, Sound Impact
Rebecca's first musical memories are of her Korean grandmother singing traditional folk melodies and her American grandfather strumming his guitar. She started on the cello but at the age of 5 she begged her mom to switch so she could stand and play. She's been violin-ing ever since.
George Philips, Professor of Medicine, Attending medical oncologist, Georgetown University Medical Center
George studied western classical violin in high school in India and also learned to pick a tune on the mandolin. In his medical school years he learned to finger pick Greenwich Village and 1960s folk music tunes on acoustic guitar. He loves listening to jazz, bluegrass and chamber music and singing Irish folk tunes. Unfortunately his university medical career has kept him too busy to study the banjo which is his next musical project.
Tiffany Richardson, Secretary, Co-founder, Sound Impact
A healthy musical curiosity from a very young age prompted 7 year old Tiffany to trade household chores for piano lessons. This experience whetted her appetite for a life filled with music. Coupled with her drive to give back, musical passion has shaped her career and pursuits.
Michael Sapienza, Director, CEO, Colon Cancer Alliance
Michael Sapienza grew up in a musical family. His mom a pianist, and his dad making his way through college as a jazz accordion player. Michael started the trumpet at age 10, and performed all over the world by the time he was 30. Today Michael is the CEO of the Colon Cancer Alliance.
Alexis Vanderhye, Director, Elevate
Alexis started her career as a nonprofits grant consultant more than a decade ago, and has since helped advance the missions of many worthy, diverse organizations in the US and Haiti. When she's not supporting her client in their mission-driven work, Alexis loves hiking with her dogs, reading Carolyn Hax, playing games of all kinds (outdoor, card, board, bocce), drinking tea with her mom, and enjoying long dinner with her family and friends.