Board of Directors



Marlo Hunter (Vice President): Marlo has been a Clarinetist since 4th grade: NYSSMA Solo competitions, Conference All State Orchestra/ Band (principal chair); Manhattan School of Music (Prep college on weekends in 11th grade Principal chair); Played for The College Light Opera Company in Falmouth,Mass on Cape Cod @ the Highfield Theatre (Principal chair); University of North Carolina@Greensboro (scholarship-principal chair) Performance and education: UNCG Wind Ensemble, Honors Quintet, UNCG played at Lincoln Center @ Alice Tully Hall.  Her son plays Trumpet and her daughter plays flute and piccolo.

Rose Poletti (Treasurer):

Leah Bentley (Secretary):

Beverly Fang (Information Officer):

Lynn Portnoff (Publicity Chair):  Lynn is a senior designer at Penguin Random House for Penguin Young Readers. She designs covers and interiors for children’s books such as the What Was series, the Mister Men Little Miss series, the Magic Bone series, and many others.  Her son plays the clarinet and the piano and plans on joining the MS Jazz Band. Her daughter plays guitar and will be playing drums in the school band as well as singing in the chorus. Her husband, Daniel, took guitar lessons as a child and now plays as a hobby. Lynn has no musical ability but will claim her composer/teacher/musican grandfather and his brother for her children’s musical DNA!

Serene Saab (Membership Chair):

Lorraine Verge (Emeritus Board Member):

Diane Lama (Founder): Diane played flute, bass flute and piccolo through high school, including NYSSMA, All-County and a 15 piece flute choir that played gigs around town. She has a daughter who plays cello, a son who plays trumpet and a daughter who plays piano.