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Kerri Fox, Executive Director and CEO

Kerri Fox is a seasoned executive with 25+ years of leadership experience in corporate, nonprofit, and consulting roles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UCLA and an Executive MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School. During her decade-long tenure at The New Children’s Museum (San Diego), she rose from Director of Marketing to Chief Operating Officer, driving strategic growth, increasing the annual budget to $5.5 million, and achieving double-digit revenue growth.

Earlier in her career, Fox worked in account management at advertising agencies in Los Angeles and Chicago and served as Marketing Director for IHOP. As of November 2023, she assumed the role of Executive Director and CEO at Resounding Joy, where she is enthusiastic about leveraging the power of music therapy to expand the organization’s reach to more people in current and new markets.

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Alicia Coleman, MT-BC, Staff Music Therapist

Alicia Coleman received her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from Arizona State University. Alicia’s music therapy internship was with MusicWorx and Resounding Joy, where she facilitated sessions within pediatric and adult medical settings, memory care, and veterans. Prior to pursuing her path in music therapy, Alicia earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University and worked with children, teens, and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders and disabilities.

Alicia has been at Resounding Joy since July of 2023, and works with various audiences, including adult and pediatric medical settings and memory care. Alicia’s personal connection to music has driven her to help others find their own and discover the benefits of it through their own unique journey.

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Kate Eyster, MT-BC Music Therapist – Indiana

Kate received her Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. During her studies, she gained experience supporting children and their families in the pediatric medical setting during her internship at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, Kate has worked with veterans, hospice patients, and individuals of all ages on the Medicaid Waiver.

Kate has been at Resounding Joy Indiana since September of 2023, and works with all the audiences we serve in Central Indiana. Kate has a passion for multicultural music therapy and seeks to use high quality music experiences to cultivate joy and wellbeing.

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Tia Mae Frostrom, MT-BC, Staff Music Therapist

Tia Mae earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy from Montclair State University, New Jersey. Through their undergraduate and internship with MusicWorx, Tia Mae gained experience in adult medical and behavioral settings, memory care, neurodevelopmental differences and disabilities, with veterans, community spaces, and more. Outside of music therapy, Tia Mae is active in the San Diego music scene.

Tia Mae has been with Resounding Joy since June of 2022, with focus on mental health in military, veteran, and community spaces. Tia Mae believes music reflects and connects us to one another and is passionate about cultivating accessibility and inclusion with the power of music.

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Rachel Gant, MT-BC, Sr. Director of Programs

Rachel Gant earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy from the University of Kansas. She completed her music therapy internship at MusicWorx in San Diego and returned as a staff music therapist for both MusicWorx and Resounding Joy. Rachel has over 15 years of experience across a variety of settings including medical, clinical, community, academic, and more. Rachel has completed advanced trainings in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT), NICU Music Therapy, Counseling Skills, Trauma-Informed Care, and more.

Rachel has been with Resounding Joy since May of 2015, and currently serves as our Sr. Director of Programs, responsible for overseeing and managing our partners, programs, events, and music therapy team serving Southern California, new markets, and virtually. Rachel believes the power and connection through music can lift us up and improve our quality of life, health, and wellbeing, on an individual and community level.

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Lesley Kernochan, MT-BC, Staff Music Therapist

Lesley Kernochan earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition from Lewis & Clark College, and a Music Therapy degree from California State University, Northridge. Lesley completed her internship with Hospice of Santa Cruz County and has previous experience in music enrichment programs with a wide range of populations including individuals without permanent shelter (Reciprocity Foundation NYC), youth enrichment and detention facilities (Jail Guitar Doors, LA), toddler music and movement classes, adults with physical and intellectual disabilities, and seniors. Lesley has also performed, recorded, and taught music, and has toured throughout Europe and the USA.

Lesley joined Resounding Joy in January of 2024 and will be working with children in school and hospital settings, seniors, and veterans. She is delighted to be a part of the Resounding Joy team to continue this grand adventure of sharing the healing and transformative power of music!

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Joelle Reyes, Recreational Musician

Joelle Reyes earned her Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development, with a Spanish minor, from San Diego State University, and a Professional Certificate in General Music Studies from the Berklee College of Music. Joelle has taught music and movement classes to preschool children, served as a volunteer guitar instructor for veterans (Guitars for Vets), and taught guitar and songwriting for prison populations (Jail Guitar Doors).

Joelle has been with Resounding Joy since August of 2023, focused on our group sessions for children and older adults. Joelle believes that music has the power to make a positive impact on people from all walks of life.

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Jamie Rosenfeld, Office Manager

Jamie Rosenfeld received her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her professional background includes accounting, bookkeeping and office management for several nonprofit organizations.

Jamie has been working with Resounding Joy since 2018 as the Office Manager, overseeing time tracking, invoicing, processing donations and running the office. Jamie believes in the power of music therapy and uplifting individuals through music.

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Lindsay Zehren, MT–BC, Managing Director, Indiana

Lindsay Zehren earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education and Theater from Saint Mary of the Woods College and her Equivalency Degree in Music Therapy from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. She completed her music therapy internship at MusicWorx in San Diego and stayed as a staff music therapist for both MusicWorx and Resounding Joy. Lindsay has over 15 years of experience across a variety of settings including clinical, community, academic, and more. Lindsay has completed advanced trainings in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT), Counseling Skills, Trauma-Informed Care, Yoga (RYT-200), Healing Touch, Reiki, and more.

Lindsay has been with Resounding Joy since January of 2016, and currently serves as the Managing Director of our satellite location in Indiana, responsible for overseeing and managing our partners, programs, events, and music therapy team serving Central Indiana and virtually throughout the state. Lindsay believes that through music she is able to increase the quality of life and happiness of her fellow human beings.

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Barbara Reuer, PhD, MT-BC, Founder and Former CEO

Dr. Reuer is a globally recognized expert in music-for-wellness and music therapy. She founded the music therapy agency, MusicWorx, in 1987 and established the nonprofit organization, Resounding Joy, in 2004. Her mission in creating Resounding Joy was to provide accessible music therapy to underserved communities in San Diego. Dr. Reuer has held the position of President at the National Association for Music Therapy, authored publications, and earned numerous prestigious awards, including the American Music Therapy Association Lifetime Achievement Award. In December 2023, Dr. Reuer retired from Resounding Joy but continues to lead MusicWorx.