Jane A. Armstrong, Ph.D.

Director, Morris-Sussex-Warren Workforce Development Board Panelist: STEM, STEAM and STEM Arts, which one is right for you? Dr. Armstrong completed a doctorate at S.U.N.Y. Health Science Center Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York and post-doctoral fellowship at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick. Dr. Armstrong has held positions as a tenured Associate Professor at…

Matt Alcalde

Vice President of Life Sciences & Healthcare, Codastaffing Panelist: STEM, STEAM and STEM Arts, which one is right for you? Matthew Alcalde, Vice President, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Coda Staffing, LLC, brings more than 10 years of experience in talent recruitment, business development and career coaching. Prior to joining Coda Staffing, Matt served as the Managing…

Cathy Roy

Director of Education, Mayo Performing Arts Center Panelist: Driving Innovation, Opportunity & Personal Growth through the Arts Cathy began working at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in 2005.  Over the last 15 years she has put her passion for Arts Education into developing high quality education programs accessible to all students.   She is especially proud…

Brian G. Pertl

Dean, Lawrence Conservatory of Music, Lawrence University Panelist: Driving Innovation, Opportunity & Personal Growth through the Arts Brian Pertl is currently the Dean of the Lawrence Conservatory of Music. He is a leader in bringing change to a field of study in desperate need of change. He strives to combine a culture of play, curiosity,…

Alain Merville

Founder and CEO, YousicPlay.com Panelist: Driving Innovation, Opportunity & Personal Growth through the Arts Alain Merville is founder and CEO of YousicPlay.com — an online platform offering music students around the world access to the greatest musicians and comprehensive lessons catering to all levels of talent and experience.  A professor of music at the renowned Berklee…

Kevin J. Kurdziel

CEO and Director Middlesex County Workforce Development Board and Office of Career Opportunity Panelist: Driving Innovation, Opportunity & Personal Growth through the Arts Kevin Kurdziel 30 years of experience in social services, workforce development, and prisoner reentry services in both the public and private sectors.  His career began in 1990 as a Family Service Worker…