OUR BOARD

Scott Johnson

Scott Johnson

FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WORLD SINGING DAY – BOULDER, COLORADO, USA

Scott founded World Singing Day with the belief that nothing bonds people faster that the joy of music and singing together. He has written and produced music for over 40 years, including 6 albums of his own songs, ranging from children’s music to adult contemporary pop/rock. In 2003, Scott co-founded and ran the Positive Music Association to promote artists and music with universal, life-affirming messages, and in 2012 received the Posi Award for Outstanding Contribution to Positive Music.

Tim Lane

Tim Lane

BOARD MEMBER – BROOMFIELD, COLORADO, USA

Tim has been involved with vocal music the majority of his life both personally and professionally. He worked for over 35 years directing and managing performing arts programs in the U.S. and around the world and has developed lasting international friendships and connections to help grow World Singing Day.

Diane Goldsmith

Diane Goldsmith

BOARD MEMBER – DENVER, COLORADO, USA

Ginny

Ginny

BOARD MEMBER – BOULDER, COLORADO, USA

SRIDHAR RANGANATHAN

SRIDHAR RANGANATHAN

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER – FOUNDER/CEO, SHANKAR MAHADEVAN ACADEMY, AND CLOODON – BANGALORE, INDIA

Sridhar is the founder and CEO of the Shankar Mahadevan Academy, an online music school of Indian music, with over 13,000 students in 72 countries. He is a founding trustee of Meghshala, a program in India that empowers teachers with an imaginative curriculum. Sridhar is a serial entrepreneur with more than 23 years of experience in software and wireless technology.

Suzanne Barton

Suzanne Barton

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER – WRITER/CREATIVE PRODUCER – MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA

Suzanne is passionate about connecting creatives, emerging artists and communities to create projects that remind us to take delight in the world around us and help us make it a better place. Her background includes a range of creative and corporate communications roles and love of singing in all its forms – especially in harmony. She has worked for Creativity Australia’s With One Voice choir program and was the founding producer of OperaBox WA.

Stan Lankowitz

Stan Lankowitz

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER – M.Ed., L.P.C -DENVER, CO USA

Stan has dedicated his career to helping leaders in nonprofit organizations and businesses resolve problems, explore new possibilities, design and implement strategic plans, and achieve success. The coaching he has provided for over 30 years help people improve the quality of their lives in both personal and professional domains. He has written a number of books on coaching, career planning, and health and happiness.

Marty Elcan

Marty Elcan

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER – FILM DIRECTOR – LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA

Marty has been a director in the Directors Guild with over 27 years production experience in film. She has been Assistant Director on many films including Steel Magnolias, Driving Miss Daisy, Mystic Pizza, and Rush. Marty directed the Indie feature film Next of Kin, featuring Octavia Spencer and Ed Begley Jr. She recently directed and produced the Sign Language educational series “Shut Up and Sign.”

John Kagaruki

John Kagaruki

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER – AUDIO AND VISUAL PRODUCTION – DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA

From Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, John brings a wide variety of creative talents to our Advisory Board, including sound engineering, web and mobile app development, graphic design, stage production, and marketing. John is also a musician, singer, and speaks Swahili.

Zuza Bohley

Zuza Bohley

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER – UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION REPRESENTATIVE – BOULDER, COLORADO, USA<br />

Born and raised in East Germany, Zuza was traded at the age of 14 as a political prisoner to West Germany. A Fulbright scholar, she earned a master’s degree at UT–Austin in the 1980s. She has been an educator for over 20 years at private and bilingual schools, and has been an active volunteer at numerous Boulder County non-profits. Zuza is the Rocky Mountain Region’s representative for the United Nations Association.

Thomas Reed

Thomas Reed

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER – ATTORNEY – LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA

A graduate of the University of Southern California Law School, Tom specializes in nonprofit, estate, tax and employee benefits law. Tom is a partner with the law firm of Hill, Farrer & Burrill, which was established in 1923.

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