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Board of Directors

VICKI KELLOGG

Founder/Co-Board Chair

At the age of 5 1/2, Vicki entered the Preparatory Division at Juilliard studying under Dorothy DeLay. A winner of the International Jeunesses Musicales Competition, fellowships at Tanglewood and Aspen Music Festivals, Spoleto Festival of the Two Worlds, Vicki continued her studies with some of the greatest musicians of our time, including Ruggiero Ricci, Aaron Rosand, Joseph Silverstein, Joseph Fuchs, Joseph Gingold and Donald Weilerstein.

After Juilliard, Vicki continued her studies at New England Conservatory and Indiana University.  She held positions with the Indianapolis Symphony, Theatre de la Monnaie, California Chamber Symphony and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Her vast commercial work includes recordings with Ray Charles, Barbara Streisand, the Bee Gees, Neil Diamond, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, Barry White, Earth, Wind & Fire; numerous television shows include Cagney & Lacey, Dallas, and the mini-series, Lonesome Dove; and hundreds of movies including Out of Africa, the Rocky series, Star Trek, and Ghostbusters.

Vicki also sits on the boards of The Perlman Music Program and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Also a patron of Miami City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, the Metropolitan Opera and the New World Symphony, Vicki’s focus is not only on the importance of the arts in our culture but also the importance of outreach programs to educate our community.

ANTHONY E. DIRESTA

Co-Board Chair

Anthony E. DiResta is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., and Miami offices who is a nationally recognized leader with extensive experience and success in federal and state governmental law enforcement investigations and litigation. His clients have included almost every industry segment in the economy, with many of his engagements involving crisis management. Mr. DiResta is the co-chair of the firm's Consumer Protection Defense and Compliance Team.

Mr. DiResta has extensive experience in organizational management and board of directors matters, including effective governance procedures with for-profit and nonprofit companies. He also has developed and implemented polices concerning diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and worked extensively on compliance management matters, including drafting, training for and monitoring compliance policies and procedures.

Mr. DiResta is the 2020 Recipient of the Rollins College Alumni Service Award, and is committed to pro bono and community service involving the arts and education. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Colburn School in Los Angeles, the Rollins College Alumni Board of Directors, the Board of Directors for Young Concert Artists in Washington, D.C., and on the Board of Directors of the Chopin Foundation in Miami, in addition to the CMSPB Board. 

JOHN J. RAYMOND, JR.

TREASURER

John J. Raymond, Jr. concentrates his practice in income tax, estate and gift tax, and related tax and financial matters. He advises individuals on various planning issues, and has a special focus counseling owners and management of closely-held business on business valuation, income tax, reorganization, investment, asset protection, and estate tax planning for the owners and their families.

John has delivered numerous lectures each year before the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Society of Enrolled Agents, the State Bar of Michigan, the Institute of Continuing Legal Education and other financial and business organizations including Chase, Comerica, Harris Trust, Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch, Raymond James, Prudential, and McDonald’s Corporation.

  • Professional Memberships & Activities
  • Palm Beach Symphony, Board Member
  • Delray Beach Club, President and Member of the Board of Governors
  • Evelyn McPherson Foundation, Chairman
  • Georgetown University School of Business Administration, Board of Trustees, Past Member
  • Dunn Foundation, Board of Trustees
  • Delray String Quartet Foundation, Legal Counsel
  • A.S.K.K., a Palm Beach not-for-profit organization which provides funds for service animals for disabled children and military personnel, Chairman
  • Boca Raton YMCA, Past Chairman of the Board
  • Metropolitan Detroit YMCA, Past Board Member

CHRISTINE ANSBACHER

Christine grew up all over the Far East as the daughter of a US diplomat. She returned to the US for college and graduated from Hollins in Virginia. Thereafter she went to NewYork City where her advertising career spanned 25 years at top agencies Ogilvy & Mather, Benton & Bowles, and Grey.  Her clients included icons like IBM and American Express and she ended her first career a VP Management Supervisor. 

Over those 25 years and the ensuing 20 years in her next career, she indulged her love of the performing arts and was a patron of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, American Ballet Theater, Metropolitan Opera, and the NY Philharmonic. 

Her second career began when a member of the Vanderbilt family coaxed her into managing his world-class collections of art, books and the finest and rarest wines.  Upon his untimely death only two years later, Christine decided to study wine in earnest and attained the coveted Diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in London and was a candidate for Master of Wine, MW. She also passed the written and blind wine tasting exams to become a Certified Wine Educator (CWE) in the US.  

Thereafter, Christine spent 20 years as a featured wine speaker at corporate and nonprofit events across the US. She also wrote a best-selling wine guide for wine novices.

Two years ago, Christine and her husband, Max, moved to Palm Beach. Once again, Christine gravitated to supporting the performing arts.  She currently serves on the board of CMSPB; is a member of the Development Committee of the PB Symphony; Founders Room member at the Kravis Center; a patron of the PB Opera; a supporter of the Perlman Music Program; as well as a member of The Society for the Preservation of the Great American Songbook.   

PETER H. FOLEY JR.

Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Peter H. Foley Jr. began his career attending and graduating from Chase Manhattan Bank’s prestigious Management Development program, where he held positions in credit risk management, marketing, and private bank lending. Peter later moved his business to the Merrill Lynch Miami office where he led the Foley Group, a six person team that primarily advised business owner clients on traditional asset management, wealth transfer techniques, corporate leverage structures and retirement planning. The Miami office was named Merrill Lynch’s top office after Peter assumed the role of Producing Branch Manager. In 2005 he was asked to attend and ultimately passed Merrill Lynch’s legendary Assessment Center for Leadership where he earned a full time leadership position as the Associate Director of the Midwest Private Bank and Investment Group in Chicago. Recognizing Peter’s talents, he was quickly promoted to Complex Director for the Northern Florida Market of Merrill Lynch and then to the Boca Tropics Complex where he was consistently one of the top directors in the firm and number one in 2011. In 2013 Peter transitioned to UBS to run the Florida East Complex, which was comprised of 153 advisors with over $150 million in revenue and nearly $20 billion dollars in assets where he was, once again, one of the top directors in the firm. After coaching and developing some of Florida’s top financial advisors, Peter felt compelled to again help clients work towards their financial goals. To that end, Peter partnered with Jim Mahoney and created Focus Wealth Management. Peter’s current role on the team includes financial planning, operational efficiencies and team management oversight, as well as coordination of lending and client advisors. Having run a significant business, his operational experience is a valued addition to their entrepreneurial clients. Peter and his wife Andrea have two children, Peter III and Audrey. He gives back to the community through involvement that includes past board membership and Campaign Chair for the United Way, The Red Cross, The Community Health Center of Palm Beach and The Atlantic Chamber Orchestra. Although Peter’s most fulfilling hobby is supporting his two children in their efforts to remain nationally ranked sailors, he also finds time to pursue his personal passions of golf, fishing, diving and boating.

CYNTHIA FRIEDMAN

Ms. Friedman is active in the fields of business, education, the arts, and national politics.  The owner of a commercial and residential real estate firm in Pittsburgh, PA, she also serves as a member of the board of trustees of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.  For the past six years, Ms. Friedman has been a member and supporter of American Friends of the Louvre, an organization of American and French art lovers. She previously served for eight years as a member of the collectors committee of National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.  Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1999, she served on the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. She is currently on the board of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in New York City. In 1993 she co-founded the Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) of the Democratic National Committee, an organization that encourages women to participate in national Democratic Party affairs. Today the WLF boasts a membership of several hundred thousand women across the country who raise significant funds for the party and take an active role in political affairs. Since moving full-time to Palm Beach, she has become a member of The Society of the Four Arts, served as president of Ballet Florida, and was a director of Palm Beach Centennial Commission.  In 2012 she Co-Chaired the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music 100th Anniversary/Centennial Celebration held in Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA and in Carnegie Hall in New York City.

PAUL GOLDNER

Paul Goldner grew up in the New York area and graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  After college, joined IBM and spent the rest of his career in the computer-related industry.

He founded Database America Companies which specialized in marketing information and databases and pioneered in creating on-line intelligent marketing databases.   Since coming to Florida 17 years ago his interests have largely focused on children’s welfare and music and arts. He is married to Sandra and has 4 children and 9 grandchildren.

Goldner is on the board of JAFCO, an organization dedicated to the rescue and raising of children in peril from family disaster, drugs, crime, and the counseling of families who need help.   The Goldner “Mensch” program ensures a full education including college to all JAFCO clients. He sponsors the Special Needs Program of the JCC in Palm Beach Gardens.

Goldner resides in Jupiter and is on the board of the Maltz Jupiter Theatre and sponsors the Conservatory which trains children in the arts.  He also sponsors the Palm Beach State College “Arts in the Gardens for young people” which brings Arts to thousands of school children each year free of charge.  He is on the board of the Admirals Cove Cares Charitable Foundation which raises and distributes over $500,000 to local charities and the arts.

In addition to joining the board of the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, he sits on the boards of the Palm Beach Opera and the Palm Beach Symphony.

JUDY KAUFMAN

Judith received a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of Toronto and a Masters in Social Work from Boston University.

Judith’s professional career began as a psychiatric social worker in Toronto and ended with a 20-year stint as the Director of Development and the Director of Special Events at Chicago’s internationally renowned Steppenwolf Theatre.  In this capacity she spearheaded the growth of the theater’s Board of Directors, worked with the Board to significantly grow the theater’s Annual Campaign, created and successfully completed the theater’s first capital campaign, and produced celebrity driven fundraising special events for the theater locally, nationally and internationally.

Since 2019, Judith has served on Palm Beach Opera’s Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.

Judith and her husband Jerry are Palm Beach residents and reside in Palm Beach and Chicago.

 

CHRIS KELLOGG

Chris Kellogg began his career in the executive training program at the Emporium Department Store. After earning his MBA, he went into the family business, Wanamaker’s Department Store, where he started in the toy department and later became a director.  He was a national sales manager for Lilly Pulitzer, Marketing Director at JG Hook, and then founded his own Chris Kellogg clothing line.

A former rock-n-roller, Chris married classical violinist, Vicki Kellogg, and was then introduced to the extraordinary world of classical music and has not been the same since! Chris joins his wife as an enthusiastic supporter of the Perlman Music Program, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera, New World Symphony, American Ballet Theatre and Miami City Ballet.

JENNIFER MYERBERG

Jennifer Myerberg has resided in the Palm Beach area for 6 years. Her experience as a board member, and now Trustee of The Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, has inspired her to continue her commitment of promoting excellence  with performance of classical music as well as educational outreach. Jennifer has served on the board of the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach for 5 years. Friendships with artists, board members and patrons has contributed to expanding her support of Chamber Music and several disciplines of performing arts. Jennifer is also board member of The Miami City Ballet and Young Concert Artists. 

ELLIS J. PARKER, III

Ellis J. Parker, III, Entrepreneur, Publisher, Lawyer and Real Estate Developer divides his time between business interests in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Palm Beach.  Parker is an active philanthropist supporting the performing arts and providing scholarships to a variety of institutions.

CMSPB does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, creed, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, age or disability and we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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