The Music & Youth Initiative has embraced this philosophy since our founding in 2004. Our core organization is small but the collective results have been significant.
We lead a broad collaborative that leverages resources: funding, talented people, and physical space. Our network currently boasts a number of vibrant, active Music Clubhouses in the Greater Boston area. Each Clubhouse is run by a full time director and staff who work for our Youth Development partners in their facilities.
Gary Eichhorn – Founder and Chief Executive Officer/Chairman BOD
Gary has been an executive, board member and investor in a number of technology and medical device companies. Gary is an amateur Jazz guitarist and a fervent believer in the power of music! He holds an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Colgate University and attended the Harvard Advanced Management Program.
Joan Eichhorn – Founder and Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer BOD
Joan has an undergraduate degree in Social Work from Syracuse University and a Masters degree in Accounting from Bentley College. As a CPA she has worked for Arthur Andersen and Scheid & Mara.
David Bickel – Associate Executive Director
David has previously been the Music Clubhouse director for the Lawrence Music Clubhouse. David is a drummer who holds an undergraduate degree in Contemporary Writing and Production from the Berklee College of Music and a Masters of Nonprofit management from Northeastern University.
Tamar Skowronski – Director of Communications
Tamar comes to Music & Youth with prior business experience in both corporate and nonprofit settings. She holds an undergraduate degree in Cognitive Science from Vassar College and professional certification in Digital Filmmaking from the Center for Digital Imaging Arts at BU.
Board of Directors
Gary Eichhorn – Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Mark Duffy – Technology entrepreneur
Joan Eichhorn – Founder, Chief Financial Officer
Rick Eichhorn – Product Manager, Staples
Tom Hamilton – Aerosmith
Andrea Howard – Executive Director West End House Boys and Girls Club
Robert Inches – Partner, Windhorse Capital Management
John LeClaire – Partner/Chair Private Equity Group, Goodwin Procter, LLP
Michael Mancuso – CEO Philips Healthcare
Heather Sullivan – Sales Manager, Hewlett Packard Co.
Susan Yanofsky – Economic Development Consultant
Board of Advisors
Andy Davis – Former CEO, Music Empowers
Mike Gallup – Retired Marketing Executive, Hewlett Packard
Keith Garde – Recording/Artist Management Consultant
Arthur Lauretano – Physician
Jim McCoy – Actor/Filmmaker
Joe O’Connor – Medical Entrepreneur
Alex Ruthmann – Associate Professor of Music, New York University