Who We Are



Lacey Huszcza, Executive Director

Valentina Peleggi, Music Director

Gail Henshaw, Director of Finance & Administration

Shacoya Henley, Accounting & Human Resources Manager


Artistic Operations

Jennifer Arnold, Director of Artistic Planning & Orchestral Operations

Pete Mathis, Operations Manager

Kelly Ali, Interim Personnel Manager

Interested in playing with the symphony? Apply to be a substitute musician here!

Brent Bowden, Production Manager

Brent Klettke, Special Events & Assistant Production Manager

Matthew Gold, Music Librarian

The Richmond Symphony is committed to expanding and performing more than the core symphonic repertoire. We are always accepting scores, listening to works, and researching composer‘s websites to add to our different concert offerings. Please feel free to share your website and/or upload scores for our artistic team to review.

For artistic inquiries please email: artistic@richmondsymphony.com


Advancement & Patron Communications

Frances Sterling, Director of Advancement & Patron Communications email

Portia Chan, Grants Writer

Victoria Cottrell, Donor Relations Manager

Zoe Thomas, Donor Relations Coordinator

Ryan Scott, Business Relations Coordinator email

Ashley Moore, Production Designer

Kira Gay Hiller, Senior Manager of Patron Services & Sales email

Geneva M. Knight, Patron Services Assistant

For the Symphony Foundation and Rennolds Society please email Trish Poupore, Donor Relations Director for the Richmond Symphony Foundation at tpoupore@richmondsymphony.com

For ticketing inquiries, please email patronservices@richmondsymphony.com.

For marketing inquiries, please email marketing@richmondsymphony.com.


Education & Community Engagement

Walter Bitner, Director of Education & Community Engagement

Jennifer Tobin, Assistant Director of Education & Youth Orchestra Manager

Marcey Leonard, RSSoM Program Manager & Community Partnerships Manager

Jonathan Sanford, RSSoM Program Manager & Registrar

Daniel Myssyk, Youth Orchestra Program, Conductor, Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra

Sandy Goldie, Youth Orchestra Program, Conductor, Youth Concert Orchestra

Christie-Jo Adams, Youth Orchestra Program, Conductor, String Sinfonietta

Melissa Jones, Youth Orchestra Program, Conductor, Camerata Strings

For education inquiries please email education@richmondsymphony.com.


Richmond Symphony School of Music

Amy Pintea, RSSoM Program Manager, MAP & Housing Coordinator



Richmond Symphony Chorus

Erin Freeman, Director of Richmond Symphony Chorus

Barbara Baker, Manager, Richmond Symphony Chorus

For chorus inquiries, please email chorus@richmondsymphony.com.