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Symphony in C names Lisa Roche to the Board of Directors

(Collingswood, NJ) Symphony in C is pleased to announce the annual Board appointments including Haddonfield resident and business owner Lisa Roche to its Board of Directors.


Lisa Roche is the Owner of Nagare, a wellness center in Haddonfield, NJ that focuses on holistic healing through The GYROTONIC® Method, Reiki and Sound Healing.  She has dedicated her life to helping others heal with a combination of movement, reiki, aromatherapy and music to stimulate the brain and nervous system to treat physical symptoms utilizing the entire body’s innate systems.  Good News 20

Lisa is a wife and mother to 2 wonderful children.  She is also a lover of all music and a student musician.  She grew up playing and studying classical piano and embarked on a dream to play cello in her late 30’s.  She has been playing for over 10 years as a student and amateur cellist in various opportunities made possible by the Haddonfield School of Music.  She has been a member of their all cello ensemble, student orchestra and has had the honor of playing at Carnegie Hall, The Kimmel Center and several orchestral performances.

Lisa is delighted to lend her experience, expertise and perspective to Symphony in C and is honored to be welcomed on as a member of their esteemed board.


At Symphony in C’s Annual Meeting, the Honorable Jack Tarditi was appointed as Board Chair, Vice Chairs are Mimi Butler, John C. Connell, Esq., and Michael Sepanic, Treasurer Stephen E. Ryan, Secretary Christopher Haak, and Board members Marianne Aleardi, Stefán Ӧrn Arnarson, Carol Avins, Paul Bryan, Dr, Ana Corcino Newell, Richard Dammers, Sidney Hargro, Debbie Lisker, Robert Mortensen, Mary Anne O’Meara, Lisa Roche, Mike Snyder, Omari Thomas, Leslie Woehr Tuttle, Helen Troxell, and Harry Wills. Frances McElhill, Esq. serves as General Counsel.

At the Annual Meeting, Jack Tarditi acknowledged the many years of invaluable contributions by past Vice Chair, Robert R. Kugler and Chair, Lee Hymerling who sadly both passed away in July 2021.

Both men left an indelible mark on Symphony in C and their community, and will be deeply missed.


Symphony in C is one of three professional training orchestras in the United States preparing musicians and conductors who are on the cusp of world-class careers through concert, educational outreach and professional development programs.  Performing at the Gordon Theater at Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts in Camden, New Jersey, Symphony in C serves over 90,000 people annually through its critically-acclaimed concert series, educational outreach programs and radio broadcasts.  Symphony in C has been designated a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and strives to continue making artistic, educational, and economic impact on a regional, national and global scale.