Barbara Forry, President
Barbara Forry is a retired educator with a B.S. in music Education and a M.S. in Education: Reading specialist. She finds CCS musically interesting for both the wide variety of music performed and the level of perfection achieved. She most enjoys the camaraderie and friendliness of the CCS family.
Kate DeSisto Ressler, Vice-President, Marketing Committee
Kate has been singing with CCS since 2014. With a Bachelors of Music degree in Music Education concentrating in choral and general music from Syracuse University, Kate has been teaching music in the Lehigh Valley and Boston areas since 2009. She currently serves as the music teacher at Seven Generations Charter School in Emmaus. Outside of her life as a working musician, you can regularly find Kate teaching or practicing yoga in and around Easton.
Jennifer Kelly, Artistic Director
Rosie Bukics, Secretary, Treasurer, Finance Committee
A newcomer to CCS, Rosie most enjoys listening to the incredible singing by such a talented group. By day, Rosie is a professor of accounting and finance at Lafayette College and her role on the board is to put her expertise to work as treasurer for the organization.
Elisabeth Long, Membership, Event Planner
A graduate of West Chester University with a degree in Music Education/Vocal Performance, Liz has been a member of CCS for more than 25 years. Along with regular CCS board responsibilities, Liz has the role of Event Planner, in which she assists with details pertaining to concerts and get-togethers, and oversees the planning of receptions and post-concert parties. Liz has also served as Section Leader for the Altos. Liz is a Middle School teacher for Whitehall-Coplay School District. She lives with her husband and daughter in New Tripoli, PA.
Brian Paul, Financial and Data Analyst, Finance Committee
Brian Paul, a member of CCS for 36 years and a Board Member since 2010, has also sung with St. Thomas More Church Choir, Camerata Singers, Bel Canto Singers, Masterwork Choral, Warren County Community Singers and Bethlehem aCapella Singers. A Forecasting & Data Analyst and Programmer by profession, his expertise has been utilized to validate CCS bookkeeping and provide budget forecasts to the board.
Lauren Firth, Website and Email Marketing, Marketing Committee
Lauren has been singing with CCS since 2012 and has been singing with Jennifer Kelly since 2008 as a freshman member of the Chamber Singers at Lafayette College. Outside of CCS, Lauren is also a member of the Lafayette Alumni Choir (Class of 2012) under the direction of Dr. Kelly. During the work week, Lauren is a senior web developer at Perficient, Inc working on custom e-commerce solutions, and on the weekends enjoys participating in the vibrant local running community.