Board of Directors

MusicWorks was founded in 2002 to provide music therapy services to individuals with challenges of all ages.

Board of Directors

Diane Barber

Diane Barber has extensive experience as an in-house contracts attorney for companies in the Philadelphia area: Allied Universal Security Services, Aramark and Willis Towers Watson. She has broad based experience in negotiating a diverse array of commercial contracts. From 1988 to 2005, Diane was Associate Corporate Counsel for The Franklin Mint where she negotiated and drafted intellectual property licenses, merchandise licenses, musical licenses and technology contracts. She is well-versed in advertising, marketing and consumer laws and regulations. Diane is a graduate of LaSalle University and received her J.D from Duke University School of Law in Durham, NC.

Jennifer DeLuca


Jennifer DeLuca is a Loan Originator at AnnieMac Home Mortgage.  Jennifer’s passion for helping others has fueled her career in the customer service industry for the last 25 years. Her contagious energy and reputation for working hard has earned her the opportunity to build strong relationships with her colleagues and clients.  Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her other half Michael, daughter Gabrielle, and fur baby Rosie.  Jennifer’s love for music derived from her father, who was the lead singer and drummer in a band since the age of 16 and throughout his entire life.  ”Music was always the center of everything in my life, and it continues to be.  I truly believe that music heals the soul”.

Brenda Duska

Brenda Shay Duska is a CPA, MT with her own firm, Shay Duska & Company. The firm’s primary services include accounting, taxation, and business consulting. From 2001 through July 2007,  Brenda was the Vice President for Finance and Administration at Rosemont College. In 2001, Brenda co-authored the textbook, Accounting Ethics, with her husband Ronald, which is currently in its third edition. She also served as an adjunct faculty member at Rosemont. Brenda is a graduate of Rosemont College, and received her Master’s degree in taxation from Villanova University. She is a member of the AICPA and the PICPA.


Shaun Essex, FACHE

Jeshahnton (Shaun) V. Essex is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Baylor University Medical Center (BUMC) in Dallas, TX. BUMC is the 914-bed flagship campus of Baylor Scott & White Health. He recently joined BUMC/BSWH in December 2022. Prior to joining BUMC / BSWH, Jeshahnton served at the Main Line Health (MLH) System in suburban Philadelphia, PA over 10 years. His most recent role was Vice President – Operations at Bryn Mawr Hospital.  Jeshahnton received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health – Natural Sciences from The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) along with a Certificate in Gerontology. Jeshahnton and his wife Demika have four children and seven grandchildren. A native of Marion, AL, Jeshahnton and his family currently reside in Dallas, TX.


Junell Harris

Junell’s son, Ricardo, has been part of the MusicWorks family for more than 9 years. In the last 4 years that she has been attending the sessions with him, she has seen him blossom more and more each week. Ricardo truly enjoys his sessions, the comradery of his classmates and the music. Since attending music therapy Junell  has seen her son become more focused and she have come to understand the benefits of music therapy. Ricardo comes alive and expressive in class. It’s such a joy to see.

When Lori and Jerry asked Junell to join the Board of MusicWorks, she was thrilled to be a part of an outstanding agency.  Junell currently works in the Rehabilitative Medicine division of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).  Prior to CHOP, she was an Administrative Specialist for Philadelphia Children’s Response Center of Belmont Behavioral Health.


Linda Hohn

Linda Hohn is an experienced insurance industry in-house counsel with more than 40 years of service working for several large property casualty Philadelphia insurance companies in executive and legal roles. Most recently she served as Vice President & Associate General Counsel at Global Indemnity Group.  She is currently General Counsel and Director of Knowledge Partners at The Institutes in Malvern, PA.  The Institutes, a not-for-profit organization, and has been a leading provider of risk management and insurance education for more than 100 years.  Linda has served on the Board of Trustees of The Children’s Crisis Treatment Center and as President of the Rosemont College Alumni Board.  She is a graduate of Rosemont College and earned her J.D. from Rutgers University Law School in Newark, New Jersey.  Linda has served on the Board of MusicWork since its inception.  MusicWorks inspires her because the organization is a testament to the power of music, and how through MusicWorks’ talented and dedicated therapists, music can make a true difference in the lives of all individuals facing physical and developmental challenges.

Wendy Jershky

Wendy Jershky has enjoyed a career with Wells Fargo Bank, NA for the last 40 years. She is a Vice-President/Premier Banker in the Newtown Square, PA office. Her responsibilities include financial solutions for both business and personal clients in the community. Wendy also served on the Business Education Advisory Board for Upper Darby High School, which creates a partnership between the school and business community by examining curriculum and course content for viability in the business world. She is one of the founding board members of MusicWorks for which she helps with event planning and fundraising.

Virginia Maroun

Virginia Maroun held leadership across multiple nonprofit sectors including in the arts and culture, healthcare, and education fields. Her most recent position was at Children’s Literacy Initiative in Philadelphia. Ms. Maroun began her career as a Registered Nurse and has an undergraduate degree from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York (now D’Youville University) and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. In her view MusicsWorks delivers on its promise to enable individuals of all ages and backgrounds to achieve their goals and experience joy and peace through musical interventions provided by highly skilled music therapists.

Glenn Marshall

As Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder for First Resource Bank in Chester County, PA, Glenn Marshall has been helping businesses and individuals with their financial needs since he began his banking career in 1980.  Glenn is a graduate of Drexel University with a BS in Business, double majoring in Accounting and Marketing. He then received his MBA from St Joseph’s University with a concentration in Finance and Banking.  After working for various banks early in his career, Glenn along with co-Founder Lauren Ranalli, decided to form First Resource Bank in 2005.  Since its inception, the Bank has placed the needs of its customers and community at the forefront of everything it does and has been named The Best Bank in Chester County, The Best Bank Along the Main Line and a Best Places to Work company for multiple years on end. In addition to leading the area’s top financial institution, Glenn is an active member of the community, having voluntarily served on nearly 20 different boards and committees over the past 30 years including such organizations as: The Pennsylvania Bankers Association, West Whiteland Township, West Whiteland Fire Company, West Whiteland Planning Commission, MusicWorks, Radnor Hunt Club Foundation, and The Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.

Bridget Moran

Bridget Moran joined First Resource Bank in January 2018 as the Vice President Branch Administration. She streamlined branch operations and formalized a comprehensive on-boarding and training program for new team members. In July 2019, Bridget took on an expanded role as Senior Vice President, Retail Banking. She focuses on strengthening the quality of leadership to better support employee development, creating a consistently outstanding customer experience among all channels and growing deposits through meaningful long-term relationships. Prior to First Resource Bank, she was Assistant Vice President, Call Center with a credit union before becoming Vice President, Service and Sales. Bridget graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in sociology. She spent a semester studying and working abroad and continues to love traveling and meeting new people and learning their stories.


Ned Moreland

Ned has worked with nonprofits for 10 years in both a staff and advisory capacity. He currently works for The Vanguard Group focusing on organization, business, and product strategy. Ned holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Politics and Japanese from Bates College (Lewiston, ME) and Certificate in Data Analytics from the Lebow College of Business, Drexel University. Outside of MusicWorks Ned loves spending time outside, playing Ice Hockey, and traveling. Some of his favorite past travel destinations include Kyoto, Japan, and Grindenwald, Switzerland.


Jerry O’Leary

After graduating from St. Joseph’s University with an undergraduate degree in business, Jerry O’Leary combined his love of music and theater as a Technical Director and Staff Teacher in the Theater Department for Rosemont College. After a decline in support of the arts, Jerry joined Meridian Bank as a field auditor, moving to loan administration officer and finally Assistant Vice President in the Community Reinvestment Program.  Jerry stayed with banking through Meridian’s merger with Core States and then First Union as a Small Business Administration lender. After the 1998 merger, Jerry exercised his option using the First Union re-training package and look into Music Therapy. Jerry enrolled in Immaculata University, completing his Master’s degree in Music Therapy in 2000, achieving Board Certification in 2001. In January 2023, he became a Licensed Professional Counselor. Jerry brings the blend of music therapy and business to MusicWorks.


Lori O’Leary

Lori O’Leary co-founded MusicWorks. Since 2002, she has provided marketing, public relations and strategic and financial planning to MusicWorks. She spearheads all business development and fundraising efforts for the agency.  Lori worked for The Franklin Mint in Media, PA, for a decade, where she supervised marketing, new product development, artist relations and licensing divisions. A native of New York City, Lori worked and traveled internationally for Associated Merchandising Corporation, developing goods for major department store chains from 40 overseas markets. She is a graduate of Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY,  and earned her MBA from the Stern School of Business in Marketing and Finance at New York University. Lori holds certificates in nonprofit management from LaSalle University.  At MusicWorks, Lori’s efforts to build business relationships and expand services for children, adults and seniors brightens the lives of those with challenges daily.


Directors Emeritus

Joseph D. Blair, MBA

JB Braun

Michael X. Delli Carpini, Ph.D.,
Founding Board Member