Contact NAfME

National Association for Music Education
1806 Robert Fulton Drive
Reston, VA 20191
703-860-4000 or 800-336-3768
Fax 703-860-1531
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 8:00 A.M.–4:30 P.M. ET
Have a question about your membership? Contact NAfME Member Services.

Staff members may be contacted by e-mail below.


Executive Center

Michael A. Butera, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Kim Henry, Executive Assistant

Mike Blakeslee, Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer

Lynn Erickson, Executive Assistant

Marlynn J. Likens, Associate Executive Director, Governance and Policy

Patricia Sweeney, Special Assistant to Associate ED, Governance and Policy


Information Technology

Trinh Hoang, Chief Technology Officer

Jane Grush, Special Assistant to CTO

Mike Mai, Director of Information Technology

Ali Shah, Database Manager

William Hall, IT Project Manager

Robert Nguyen, Database Assistant



Hesham Abouelregal, Facilities Manager

Hai Nguyen, Mail Center Assistant



Paul Baker, Chief Financial Officer

Linda Hair, Director of Accounting

Jessica Hoang, Bookkeeper

Governance Constituencies

Adriane Darvishian, Director of Governance Constituencies

Caroline Arlington, Program Associate

Ella Wilcox, Manager, Editorial Communications

Center for Advocacy and Constituency Engagement

Christopher Woodside, Assistant Executive Director, Center for Advocacy and Constituency Engagement

Catherina Hurlburt, Special Assistant to AED

Shannon Kelly, Director of Advocacy

Susan Lambert, Manager, Advocacy Special Projects

Alexandra Eaton, Policy Analyst/Coordinator

Peter Doherty, Director, Constituencies and Organizational Development

Betty Cook, Manager, Constituency Contact

Sherry Sevila, Member Concierge

Meena Mustafa, Member Concierge

Anne-Marie Clem, Member Concierge

Mary Jo Ruane, Member Concierge

Center for Marketing and Resource Development

Jane Mell Balek, Assistant Executive Director, Center for Marketing and Resource Development

VACANT, Special Assistant to AED

Lindsay Sheldon, MarComm Director

Michelle Mathews, MarComm Unit Special Assistant

Nelson Duffle, Manager, Digital Communications

Roz Fehr, Communications Content Developer

Kristen Rencher, Social Media and Online Community Coordinator

Lisa Thompson, Manager, Education Products and Services

Chris Freeman, Manager, Business Development

Brendan McAloon, Marketing and Events Coordinator

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