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Sylvia Imm, Chair

Sylvia has a 30-year career solving problems for businesses, working globally and nationally, and spending the last 25 years with Kimberly-Clark Professional. She has held roles in B2B sales, finance, training and capability, business development, national accounts, marketing, and numerous leadership roles, moving five times and traveling extensively. Her current role is Director of Sales leading all KCP business in the West and Mexico. She landed in San Diego in 2016 and fell in love with the area, desiring to put down roots and become more involved in the community.

Personally, she is well acquainted with the power of music therapy. Her son, Jake, was born with severe visual impairments and is legally blind. During his formative years, he received music therapy services as a part of his IEP (Individual Education Plan). Always having a passion for music as a young child, his exposure to the healing benefits of music therapy further inspired him to a career in vocal arts. He graduated from high school on time and then went on to achieve a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Renaissance Music, learning braille music along the way. Jake works now in the music field living out his passion. Sharing in Jake’s journey every step of the way, Sylvia is keenly aware of the growth and development that can be sparked by introducing music into challenging personal and physical situations.

Sylvia grew up loving music. She sang in the choir, played clarinet and piano, and performed in musical productions, which she has shared with her children. Sylvia enjoy traveling, seeing live concerts, and savoring fine food and drinks. She’s excited to bring her sales, marketing, and business skills to the important work of Resounding Joy in our community.

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Mychelle M. Mowry, Chair Emeritus

Mychelle has more than 30 years of experience as a business consultant, clinical nurse practitioner, and executive and professional services consultant, specializing in information technology software development, strategic planning, implementation, and support of clinical and research systems. She has worked and researched in the areas of clinical informatics, healthcare economics, and business strategies, taught at the graduate level, and lectured throughout the world. Mychelle also has authored numerous articles and a book related to healthcare economics and information technology.

Mychelle has managed many large healthcare technology and business process design projects, including working with the Pentagon and the five services on a multimillion-dollar project to cut costs and streamline processes in military clinics and hospitals. She retired from Oracle Corp. as a Global Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Planning for Healthcare and Life Sciences. Now retired, Mychelle, her husband, and two poodles moved from Evergreen Colorado to live in Del Mar California where they have renovated a unique contemporary home. She loves to travel, play golf, garden, read, and make quilts. Her son and daughter-in –law live in Oregon and her daughter lives in Singapore with her wife. Mychelle says she “misses all her kids terribly” and tries to get them together at Christmas time. Her handsome grandson is in his senior year in the School of Engineering at UCLA. Mychelle was originally a music major before going into business with a Doctorate in Nursing. Now she is thrilled to work with Resounding Joy, which combines the medical and music background that she so loves.

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Diane Beckman, Secretary and Parliamentarian

Diane is recently retired from rewarding work in business focused in sales, marketing and business management. She enjoyed the diversity of working for a variety of large and small, public and private companies in retail, marketing and manufacturing including Target, Electro-Graph, Plansee, and others. Over a wide range of projects, the benefit of using a targeted strategic approach gained sustained success in Europe, Asia, and the US.

With a deep understanding of the similarities as well as the differences there are in people, companies, cultures, she uses that knowledge to build alliances. She exhibits a combination of big picture view with the important attention to detail to garner successful results. Even in the face of adversity she stays true to her ethics for truth, honesty, and fairness in all her dealings. She appreciates the value of teamwork and demonstrates strong collaborative team building skills (laughing together is good) to achieve great results.

Growing up in rural Minnesota, Diane acquired a true appreciation of the wonder of nature. To this day she still takes time to enjoy beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Her enjoyment of farming has translated to a joy of gardening in the urban setting. Other leisure time enjoyments include traveling, cooking, outdoor activities like hiking and golf, and reading. Diane enjoys include music, teaching, activities with kids, care giving for seniors, activities that benefit homeless, low income elderly and the working poor. Some of her favorite volunteer places include TACO, Resounding Joy, and Calvary Lutheran Church.

Steve Haber, Treasurer

Steve’s love for music began as a child when he started playing drums. From there this interest blossomed into his professional experience through starting his own business, Trolley Stereo, during his college years to his 24-year career with Sony Electronics, President of Sears Appliances to his CEO position with EasyTurf, a division of Tarkett Sports. Steve’s experience also includes multiple Strategic Advisory roles as well as receiving his MBA from Pepperdine University, Graziadio Business School.

Although his professional background has been in diverse disciplines, he has continued supporting and following music through various endeavors. Working on the Board of Resounding Joy brings Steve’s career expertise and his love & appreciation for music to an organization that provides healing through the power of music.

Spencer Evans, Indiana Liaison

Spencer is an entrepreneur and a philanthropist. As the co-founder and Master Clothier at Bespoke Initiative in Carmel, IN, he lives out his passion for instilling confidence in people – in this case, through their clothing. A natural leader with a strong work ethic, Spencer has more than a decade of experience managing teams and building businesses. Spencer also served our country as an Infantryman in the Army and Army National Guard, where he’s learned to make quick decisions, think critically, and build confidence in his teammates. Another of his life’s passions is to support veterans as they return from military service and rejoin civilian life.

Music has been a constant in Spencer’s life since childhood. He learned to play the piano at age 7 and taught himself to play guitar in his early teens. Today, his musical outlet is singing in the worship band at his local church (and playing guitar, when he has time). Spencer’s work with Resounding Joy is another way he shares the meaning of music in his life to people and families who need it most. He lives in Fishers, Indiana with his amazing wife, Kelly, and their two daughters.

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Kent Haythorn

Kent Haythorn is the Senior Director of Clinical Services for the Scripps Mercy hospitals. He oversees cardiology and surgery at the Hillcrest and Chula Vista campuses. Kent has been in healthcare for over 25 years serving is senior leadership roles in surgery at hospitals predominantly on the East Coast. Dr. Haythorn spent most of his career at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta. It was here at The Nell Hodgson School of Nursing that he earned his PhD in Nursing- an accomplishment of which he is extremely proud. His research interests are in relationships and communication and how they impact patient safety in the operating room.

Kent’s love of music started in his mother’s womb. In 1968 she and his father were seeing Diana Ross and the Supremes in Las Vegas. His mother says he could not stop moving. My father sold pianos and organs so growing up I was exposed to different kinds of music. One of the perks of his job was season tickets to the Dallas Summer Musicals. At an early age he fell in love with musical theater- something he continues to enjoy today. He played piano, the trombone, sang in the choir, and participated in may plays and musicals while in school. He also watched many a performance of his father’s beloved barbershop chorus, the Vocal Majority- an incredible award-winning group of men who love to sing.

His exposure to music therapy dates to the early 2000’s. He has watched the healing power of music in the healthcare setting. Patients tend to relax and have lower anxiety as they hear the soothing sounds of talented musicians. He is fortunate to hear music every day as performers from MusicWorx play for patients at Scripps Health.

Kent is married to Lance Sharp. A native of Dallas, Texas he and Lance fulfilled their dream of living in San Diego two years ago. He lives in the San Carlos area with Lance and his cats Dexter and Damien.

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Chelsea Anne Hill, MSW

Chelsea, has worked in the family violence field for the past few years in San Diego County. She received her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Sociology with a minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. During that time, she received the Mary Fehrs Award for Gender and Sexuality Studies for her research in sexual assault prevention on college campuses. She obtained her Master of Social Work from Boston University with an emphasis on program planning and organization development.

Chelsea began her work with SBCS San Diego as a Domestic Violence Counselor and Case Manager in the Family Violence and Support Services Program. In that time, she obtained her certification as a Domestic Violence Counselor. With SBCS, she also took on roles on the Domestic Violence Response Team, which provided on-scene support to victims who had experienced violent crime, and the Alternatives to Detention team, which provided non-punitive alternatives to youth that had been arrested.

Chelsea’s past experience includes program management and evaluation for YMCA San Diego’s Behavioral and Mental Health Services department. Before joining IVAT as the Manager of Training and Continuing Education, she worked as a Program Manager for Nile Sisters Development Initiative, an organization that provides vocational training to immigrants and refugees who are victims of crime.

As an immigrant from the Philippines, Chelsea has experienced many difficulties coming to the United States. Her personal experiences inspired her to pursue an education in social sciences and challenge systems of injustice within communities. For the past few years, Chelsea has dedicated her time to working with different high-needs populations, including survivors of violence and abuse, at-risk youth, and immigrants and refugees.

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Brenda Verenice Lemas

Brenda is a native of McAllen, Texas. She enlisted in the United States Navy in October 2002, as an Information Systems Technician and was stationed in Rota Spain at the Naval Communications and Telecommunications Master Area Station in Europe in April 2003. Her passion for serving people led her to pursue a lateral change in career as a Human Resource Specialist in which she helped to support veterans and their families, in understanding and accessing healthcare options, veterans benefits, and entitlements. While in the service, she held a variety of leadership roles and completed multiple missions in the Indian/Pacific Ocean and the Middle East. She specialized in helping to equip service members with the necessary tools to access critical training, credentialing, and education required for job marketability. In her role as a Navy Career Counselor, she also served as a liaison between customers and service providers while delivering effective referrals. Her desire to help others led her to volunteer for multiple causes and non-profit organizations. She was the recipient of the American Legion Spirit of Service award and the Latina Style Distinguished Military Service award.

While continuing her service in the military, she was promoted to Chief Petty Officer and completed a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership with a minor in business administration from National University and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University.

Brenda Lemas is married to Carlos Lemas Jr., a native of Nogales, Arizona. They reside in San Diego, California, and have a son and daughter: Chloe Elizabeth 20, and Carlos Manuel 25.

Kevin Maddox
Kevin Maddox

Sergeant First Class Kevin Maddox was born in East Meadows, NY, and was raised in San Diego, CA. He enlisted in the Army in August 1988 and was stationed in Vicenza, Italy with the 167th Signal Company in February 1989. He is currently in the 1394th Transportation BN at Camp Pendelton, CA.

Kevin Maddox is a graduate of Howard University with a Master’s in Business Administration. Kevin Maddox’s civilian career has been with the United Nations in the former Yugoslavia as a Telecommunications Officer. In 2001, Sergeant First Class Maddox joined Qualcomm, Inc. as an engineer for the Position Location development team. He was the key coordinator for the gathering and processing base station location readings to create control plane PDE server to assist mobiles in determining accurate location. Kevin Maddox’s current position is a lead software test engineer for the development of Link 16 at SPAWAR.

Sergeant First Class Maddox is married to the former Jacqueline Elizabeth Sanchez of San Salvador, El Salvador. They live in San Diego, California and have 3 children: Ivanna Marie 10, Phoenix Casey 9 and Pharrell Phineas 7.

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Pat Molnar

Patricia attended Pace University in NYC where she earned a degree in Business Administration. She began her career at the United Nations providing administrative support to their peace keeping operations around the world. She later transitioned to the for-profit world where she developed her market research skills and later worked for Citibank in commercial real estate investment and management and then for a real estate consulting firm. Pat returned to the non-profit world when she moved to San Diego working for a recycling organization as their Director of Public Education. While raising her son, she worked as an independent contractor for several start-up companies.

As member of the American Association of University Women, she has chaired their scholarship committee. In 2017 she was awarded Volunteer of the Year by the North County Philanthropy Council. Pat lives in Rancho Penasquitos with her husband and son and enjoys reading, yoga and gardening.

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Patrick Panlasigui

Patrick is clinical research coordinator at the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health. He and his team specialize in clinical trials that treat late stage lung and thoracic malignancies. Patrick brings a broad scope to healthcare from the various areas he has worked, including patient services, healthcare administration, intercollegiate athletic training, and cardiac and oncological research—all of which drives his passion for providing world class patient care.

A huge advocate for bringing action to volunteering, Patrick has always answered the call to serve his community face-to-face through public outreach and medical missions. Most notably, he has served several deployments as a disaster responder with the American Red Cross, including the 2017 Hurricane Harvey in Houston, TX.

Patrick earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and minor in Chemistry from the University of Washington in 2010 (“Go Huskies!”) and his Master of Science in Translational and Anatomical Sciences from George Washington University in 2017. A Seattle native, he is also a professional guitarist who has played with variety of artists from the local Seattle/Tacoma music scene to Grammy Award winning performers. Patrick is ecstatic to join Resounding Joy’s Board of Directors and brings innovation to combining his passions for patient care and music.