Newark Symphony Hall Staff

Talia Young
President & CEO

Desiree Bronson
Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Leonora Dani
Staff Accountant

Chiara Quinn
Director of Event Operations & Business Solutions

Sheldon Steele
Director of Programming

Ebony Hubbard
Programming Manager

Diamond Hyatt
Programming & Social Media, Coordinator

Crystal Ellis
Maintenance Supervisor

Alvin Simms

Jamal Cooper
Director of Facilities

Newark Symphony Hall
Board of Directors

Chair of the Board
Lt. Ronald S. Glover
Former Lieutenant, Newark Police Department

First Vice-Chairperson
Dr. Marion Bolden
Former Superintendent, Newark Public Schools

Second Vice Chairperson
Ms. Donyea Hoffman
Director, Episcopal Community Development

Ms. Tasha Lohman
Sr. Vice President/Branch Dist. Officer, Industrial Bank

Ms. Deborah Smith-Gregory
President, Newark Branch NAACP


Mrs. Linda Baraka
Chief of Staff to Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker

Mr. Larry Crump
Legislative Director, Dept. of Economic & Housing Development, City Hall

Mrs. Devonne De Nose
Principal, Arts High School

Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis
Record Producer, Platinum Sound Recording Studios, Inc.

Keith Hamilton
Sr. Manager of City Properties, Department of Economic & Housing Development, City of Newark

Mr. Darren Harris
Senior Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Rose Mosley
Real Estate Broker & Investor, Rose Cap Holdings

Jose Ocasio
Director, Operational Risk Management, Prudential Insurance

Ms. Fayemi Shakur
Director of Arts & Cultural Affairs, City of Newark

Danielle Smith
Finance Director/CFO, City of Newark


Ex-Officio Members

Hon. Ras J. Baraka
Mayor, City of Newark

Hon. Lamonica McIver
President, Municipal Council, City of Newark

Mr. Roger León
State District Superintendent, Newark Public Schools

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