2020-2021 Board of Directors

Anne Frand Wilson, President

Anne Frand Wilson, President

Anne was elected Board President on May 1, 2021. She had previously served as President of Naples Orchestra and Chorus from 2011 to 2017. After a brief retirement at the end of the 2016-2017 season, she returned to the Board in 2018.

Anne is a retired financial services marketing and advertising executive, retiring in 2007 from New York advertising agency Bodden Partners, Inc. She had P&L responsibility for the agency’s largest account, with a revenue stream of $20 million. She managed a staff of 35 account, creative and production professionals.

Anne possesses hands-on expertise in all aspects of marketing and advertising including strategic planning, market segmentation, product development, market research, brand and creative development.

Prior to joining Bodden Partners, Inc. Anne worked for Prudential Insurance Company of America. Her last position there was VP, Strategic Initiatives.

Anne is married and lives with her husband Bob and their Australian Shepherd Abbey, in Bonita Springs, FL. She plays viola and has been a member of the orchestra since 2009.

Janice Jack-Mintel, Vice President

Janice Jack-Mintel, Vice President

Having started singing in a cherub choir at the age of 5, Janice still finds herself immersed in music. She added the study of piano, violin, flute, and formal vocal training throughout the years. She has participated in choirs, orchestras, ensembles, and during college, was employed as an accompanist for the School of Music. Highlights of her music background include performing at the world premiere of Vaclav Nelhybel’s Sine Nomine in Dijon, France, and singing Fauré’s Requiem and Vivaldi’s Gloria at L’Eglise de la Madeleine in Paris in June of 2019.

Janice holds a BA in Secondary Education (French) from Millikin University, MA in French from Illinois State University, and an Ed.S. in administration from Eastern Illinois University. She served as a high school French and German teacher, dean, assistant principal, and principal for a total of 33 years. After she retired, she spent another 10 years as an adjunct professor in higher education.

She is a seasonal Floridian, residing in Bonita Springs, then returns to Illinois for the summer. She is a member of Bonita Springs First Presbyterian Church, where she sings in the choir. She currently serves as the Orchestra and Personnel Manager for the Naples Community Orchestra.

Nicholas Turner, Vice President & General Manager

Nicholas Turner, Vice President & General Manager

Nick is a member of a Naples pioneer family who looks for every opportunity to share a story about the rich history of our beautiful city. A graduate of Florida State University and former member of the FSU Marching Chiefs, he volunteers playing trumpet for the orchestra and local churches. His other role includes the responsibilities of Stage Manager for the orchestra.

Sue Bookbinder, Secretary

Sue Bookbinder, Secretary

Education:
BS in Economics, Brooklyn College, NY;
Executive HR Program, University of Michigan

Susan’s career began in IT and then moved into IT Human Resources. As Division HR Director of an IT division of 12,000 employees, Susan and her team built an integrated HR Set of Protocols, Philosophies and supportive Programs that reduced annual turnover in the company from close to 70% to under 8%.The HR PP&P integrated skills development with education, mobility, career growth and promotion. It became recognized in the IT community as being the “gold standard”.

Due to a diagnosis of MS, Susan was forced to retire early.

Now, in Naples, Susan is an active volunteer with many Non Profit organizations and causes in Collier County (including, but not limited to, the Lighthouse of Collier). Susan was recently Co President of the Naples Chapter of the American Technion Society and for the last 10 years, has been running a Contemporary Fiction Women’s Book Group, of over 150 women!

Susan has been a volunteer for the Education Foundation’s Champions for Learning in Collier County and, along with herhusband Art, were recognized as “Champions” at their Nite Of Champions event.Sue is also now an active member of the Women’s Giving Circle in Collier County.

Due to her other passionate interests in music and theater, Sue has become an active supporter of the Gulfshore Playhouse, the Russian Cultural Center, and the Naples Community Orchestra.

On Jan 10, 2020, Sue, along with her husband Art, received the Lamed Vavnik Award, for “their acts of benevolence”. On Feb 3, 2020, Sue, along with her husband Art, received the Jewish National Fund’s “Tree of Life Award” in “recognition for their outstanding community involvement” and dedication to enhancing the lives of the disabled community.Sue has just recently joined the Board of Directors of the JNF and has committed to the funding of a soon to be built Bookbinder Family Special In Uniform Technology Center in Israel.

John Weiss, Treasurer

John Weiss, Treasurer

John Weiss retired in November, 2009 from a position as a systems consultant at Metropolitan Life’s computer center in Clarks Summit, PA. He has played the cello with the Marywood University College-Community Orchestra for over 35 years. In the winter he plays cello with the Naples (FL) Community Orchestra and currently serves as Treasurer on their Board of  Directors. He also sings with the Philharmonic Center Chorale associated with the Naples Philharmonic.

He holds a B.A. in Accounting from Lehigh University and an M.A. in Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is the program director at the Scranton Tennis Club in the summer, and serves as president of the club currently. He is also assistant girls tennis coach at Abington Heights High School.

He has sung with the Arcadia Chorale, a professional chamber choir in Scranton, PA, for over 35 years, and has served on the Chorale’s board for much of that time. He is currently involved with financial development and grant writing for the Chorale. He has also served at various times in audience development, program planning, and special events. He has served a number of years as president of the Arcadia board.

Mr. Weiss is a long-time member of the Music and Worship committee at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit, and is the chair of the 2019-2020 Arts at First Presbyterian concert series committee and serves as their grant writer. John sings in the church’s adult choir and also plays the cello occasionally in worship.

Stan Anderson, Director

Stan Anderson, Director

Stan Anderson is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Baldwin Wallace College with a concentration in Liberal Arts and Education. While attending “BW”, Stan studied trumpet privately with James Darling of the Cleveland Orchestra, and Mary Squire of the Ohio Chamber Orchestra. He also auditioned for and won one of four trumpet slots, and received a full scholarship to attend the Festival of A Thousand Oaks Music Camp in Peru, Nebraska. The Festival provided Stan the opportunity to study with Guest Trumpet Lecturer, Armando Ghitalla, Principal Trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

After graduating from BW, Stan had a successful career in Higher Education working for several colleges and universities, both public and private institutions in the capacity of Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Planning. Stan made a career change after attending graduate school at Cleveland State University, and focused his career in Human Resources, with a specialization in Talent Acquisition and Executive Recruiting, primarily serving in the banking and financial services industries.

Stan became a resident of Florida in 2007, as he was “recruited” away from JPMorgan Chase to Naples by Fifth Third Bank, and held the position of Vice President for several years, in which Stan was responsible for strategically leading executive level vertical recruitment services for the Investment Advisor, Business Banking, and Commercial lines of business for the South Florida Affiliate. Most recently, Stan is serving as an Executive Recruiting Consultant specializing in several industries to include, both manufacturing and the supply chain industries.

Stan is entering his seventh season as a member of the Naples Community Orchestra, as he also volunteers and plays trumpet for several churches in the Naples Community.

Chris Chung, Director

Chris Chung, Director

A native of the Chicago area, Chris completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign before relocating to New Orleans to study law at Tulane. He is currently acivil litigation attorney with the Naples Office of Wicker Smith O’Hara McCoy & Ford, P.A., and has experience in a number of practice areas including medical malpractice, construction, insurance, premises liability, trusts and estates, business organizations, and tax.

In the time between,Chris attended Elmhurst University (then College) to study music education with an emphasis in classical music, performing with a number of ensembles including Chicago’s Classical Symphony Orchestra under conductor Joseph Glymph. During this time, he also played upright bass for the Elmhurst College Jazz Band under Grammy-winning conductor Doug Beach, where he had the privilege of sharing the stage with world renowned musicians includingDennis Mackrel of New York’sVanguard Jazz Orchestra, Lisa Simone, Bobby Floyd, Byron Stripling, and Mark Colby, among others. With the band, he touredthroughout the United States and internationally in Bulgaria and Serbia, and wasrecognized with the band asDownBeatMagazine‘s top ranked Undergraduate Large Jazz Ensemble in their 2014 Student Music Awards, over such other contending schools as the University of North Texas, Eastman School of Music and Utah State University.

A resident of the Naples area since December 2019, he is honored to join the Board after having previously played in the Naples Community Orchestra’s cello section, and looks forward to working with the other Board Members and Officers to help keep classical music accessible to people of all ages.

Hon. Dick Gephardt, Director

Hon. Dick Gephardt, Director

Richard Gephardt, known for his Democratic leadership as a United States Representative from Missouri from 1977 to 2005, served as House Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995 and as House Minority Leader from 1995 to 2003. He has worked tirelessly, both in the public and private sectors, to find solutions to the taxing problems facing mankind such as healthcare and climate change. Believing individual party identification can be overlooked for the common good, he always strove to work with all to improve our lives.

Today, as President and CEO of Gephardt Government Affairs, Mr. Gephardt still strives to find solutions using negotiations, crises management and strategic communications. Working with a broad array of Fortune 100 clients, he continues to serve as a public spokesman to bring about needed reforms for the betterment of our society.

As the Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Scripps Research Institute, a private non-profit research organization engaged in basic biomedical science, Mr. Gephardt’s quest for medical breakthroughs continues. Never one to relax, he continues to seek solutions for all.

We are fortunate to have Dick and Jane Gephardt come to Naples. Since their arrival several years ago, they have shown an interest in the arts and have offered what little time they have left to assist with the cultural needs. The Naples Community Orchestra feels fortunate to have Richard Gephardt on the Board.

Barbara Lounsbury, Director

Barbara Lounsbury, Director

A native Californian, Barbara graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors’ Degree in Music. She then studied privately with David Schwartz (principal violist for the NBC Symphony) at the California Institute of the Arts. Shortly thereafter, she relocated to New York City to pursue a professional career as a violist, studying with Emanuel Vardi. She was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Tanglewood Center for Performing Arts, performed for two seasons at the Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy and played the first world tour of the Bolshoi Ballet which debuted at the Metropolitan Opera Hall in New York City. Her musical experience spans a wide variety of styles. She was principal violist at Radio City Music Hall in NYC for 30 years, working with many artists including Tony Bennett, Elton John, Diana Ross, Liberace, Johnny Mathis and George Benson. Her experience also includes playing a number of Broadway shows.

Her symphonic experience has included performing with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, American Symphony in Carnegie Hall, Little Orchestra Society in Lincoln Center, Music for Westchester, New York Choral Society, and Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and most recently, The Fifth Ave Chamber Orchestra, Opera Naples and Gulfshore Opera. She also has performed operas with the NYC Opera in Lincoln Center, NY Grand Opera, NJ State Opera, NY Light Opera and the Canadian Opera.

John Spadaccini, Director

John Spadaccini, Director

John Spadaccini is native to Connecticut. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Central Connecticut State University and a Master of Science degree in College Student Development & Counseling from Northeastern University. He spent six years working with students at Northeastern University on career preparation, and he managed PlacePro, the university’s co-op management system. John also spent five years working for Northland Pioneer College in rural Arizona as their Manager of Career Services. Over five years, he transformed a stagnant program with limited vision and scope into a vibrant office serving over 21,000 miles of rural Arizona. He worked with a culturally diverse student body, including the Navajo, Hopi, and White Mountain Apache people. Many of his students were the first generation in their families ever to attend college, and many were non-traditional college students. In October 2019, John joined the staff at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, FL as their Director of Career Services.He works with students to identify their true vocation.

Mr. Spadaccini served on the planning committee for the Proud2BCatholic Music Festival in Massachusetts and has played his violin as a member of Melrose Symphony Orchestra, White Mountain Symphony Orchestra, Warwick Symphony Orchestra, and Naples Community Orchestra. He was a founding member of the Boston Catholic Men’s & Women’s Conferencesand has been an active member of the Knights of Columbus since 2010. He was recognized as District Deputy of the Year for fraternal year 2017 – 2018 by the Arizona State Council, Knights of Columbus. Mr. Spadaccini enjoys helping people, especially college students, to realize their potential and find success.

Become part of the Naples Community Orchestra Team

Our volunteer Board of Directors works year round to plan, fund, and produce our season.

We are always interested in expanding our Board to include more members of our community.  If you are interested in volunteering for our Board or serving the organization in another capacity, please contact Anne Wilson [email protected]

Financials and Annual Meeting Minutes

2018 – Form 990

Annual Meeting Minutes – May 16, 2020

2019 NCO Tax Return

2020 NCO Tax Return