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

Kevin Estes, 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 email


Advancement & Patron Communications

Frances Sterling, Director of Advancement & Patron Communications email

Victoria Cottrell, Annual Fund Coordinator

Carrie Thornbrugh, Marketing & Public Relations Manager

Helena Barth, Digital Marketing Coordinator

Ashley Moore, Production Designer

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

Zoe Thomas, Patron Services Assistant

Ryan Scott, Office & Executive Assistant email

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, Education Coordinator

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, Sinfonietta Strings

Christopher Moseley, Youth Orchestra Program, Conductor, Wind Ensemble

Rebecca Jilcott, 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

Ingrid Keller, RSSoM Program Manager


Richmond Symphony Chorus

Erin Freeman, Director of Richmond Symphony Chorus

Barbara Baker, Manager, Richmond Symphony Chorus

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


Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021

David J.L. Fisk, Senior Adviser

Miriam Fogel, Project Director, Menuhin Competition

Ashley Davis, Marketing & Communications Manager, Menuhin Competition email