WFOM President

Carl is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Until this past year he was a resident of Syracuse New York where he was Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the SUNY Upstate Medical University.  In Syracuse he served as President and in several other leadership roles on the board of the Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music over a fifteen year period. He also served on several other not-for-profit boards. After 40 years of part time residency he and his wife Judith have made Wolfeboro their permanent home.

WFOM Vice President - Development

Jeff taught instrumental music in Norwalk Public Schools and served as Music and Fine Arts Department Chair from 1986 to 2010. Jeff founded Musical Arts Conference, a national adjudication organization for marching band, winter guard, winter percussion, and jazz ensemble competition. At Western Connecticut State University he taught Symphonic Band and Secondary Methods and supervised student teachers (2005-2011). At present, Jeff is Assistant Conductor of Strafford Wind Symphony, Rochester NH and performs on Eb and Bb clarinet with the ensemble. He performs on clarinet and saxophone with Sea Reeds Clarinet Quartet, occasionally on Eb clarinet with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra, at area churches, and for area musicals. He is Judge Coordinator for Musical Arts Conference and a national judge for Drums Corps Associates, Musical Arts Conference, USBands, and private contracts. He regularly guest conducts and clinics at high school music festivals in the Connecticut and New York areas, teaches at UNH SYMS summer music program, assists with UNH Wildcat Marching band, and writes marching band drill for UNH and Concord High School. Jeff and his wife, Diane, live in Wolfeboro.

WFOM Vice President - Artist Liaison

Elizabeth is a native of Long Island, NY and was a resident of Watertown, MA from 1966 where she raised her three children. A Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in piano performance at Boston University in 1974, she later served as Assistant to the Director of the Boston University School of Music (1978-83) and Executive Director for ALEA III, a group devoted to promoting, playing, and teaching music of the 20th and 21st centuries. From 1985 until 1992, her music ensemble Summerstrings gave multiple performances in Boston and Woodstock, VT, which became her residence in 1988. Elizabeth retired to Wolfeboro NH in 2008.

WFOM Vice President - Programming

Resident of Wolfeboro since 1965. Taught English at Brewster Academy and was Dean of College Placement for 30 years. She is a Board member of VNA/ Hospice and active in supporting Hospice, the annual Hospice House Tour and initiator of the Hospice Tree of Memories and the Ski and Skate Swap. With husband Bob, they have written and published the history of Brewster Academy, The Brewster Story, 2011.

WFOM Treasurer

Beth is originally from Sudbury, MA and graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Zoology and Botany.  She and her husband, Paul, raised 3 children in Goffstown, NH where they lived until moving to Wolfeboro in 2012.  In 1989, they started an employee benefit administration firm, Benefit Strategies, LLC of Manchester, NH. Beth served on the Board of Directors of the Animal Rescue League of NH for 11 years and was their Treasurer for 3.  She was an active volunteer in her Goffstown church singing in the choir and serving on many boards. She is now serving as treasurer for the All Saints Episcopal Church Women (ECW); on the Finance committee to the Vestry; and on the Altar Guild.

WFOM Secretary

Lynne is a native of Pennsylvania and with her husband, Art, has lived in several locations before settling in Wolfeboro in 1995.  She is a graduate of the University of Arizona in early childhood education and taught in the Michigan schools prior to moving to New Hampshire.  Music has always been an important part of Lynne’s life, having a father who played the violin and stressed music appreciation in all areas.  She has been a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church Choir for 12 years.  Lynne is also a Board member of the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project, a Hospice volunteer and drives for Meals-on Wheels.

WFOM Past President

John grew up in Chicago and worked in Sales, Marketing and IT for IBM in the Midwest and NY areas until retirement. He served as Library Director for Brewster Academy from 1995 -1999. He and his wife, Evangelyn moved to Wolfeboro in 1996. John is active in Clearlakes Chorale and on the Wolfeboro Public Library Foundation Board. BS General Science, MBA RPI

Board Member at Large
Kelly Barbarisi has worked at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital since 2005 and is currently in the Communications Department and has been Assistant to the Director of WDPC Operations.  Prior to her employment at Wentworth-Douglass, she had several roles, over a 17 year period, from Administrative Assistant to Client Manager at Willis of New Hampshire (previously Kendall Insurance).  During her years at Kendall/Willis, she received the INS Associate in General Insurance from the Insurance Institute of America. She attended New Hampshire College with a focus on Business Administration. In 2013 she launched a new career in photography, shooting weddings, portraits, events and concerts. Kelly resides in New Durham with her 2 sons, Bradley 18 (SYMS recipient) and Brayden 11 and their rescue pup, Boo.  
Board Member at Large

Ms. Bedford grew up in New Rochelle, NY and attended New Rochelle High School. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a BA, Magna cum Laude, in 1960 and from The Juilliard School in 1965, where she earned her Masters of Science degree in piano under scholarship with the renowned artist/teacher, Sascha Gorodnitzki. Anne Marie moved to Pennsylvania in 1966 and was a resident there until 2016. She was Associate Professor of Piano, part-time, at West Chester University, Head of Piano at  Immaculata University, and Assistant Professor of Piano at Duquesne University, performing in the greater Philadelphia area as a soloist and in duo-piano recitals before curtailing her career to raise her two children. She returned to her musical endeavors as a teacher in 1984, joining the piano faculties of the Bryn Mawr Conservatory and then the Settlement Music Schools. Her tenure of 25 years at the Settlement Music Schools ended with her retirement in June 2016, when she moved permanently to her home in Moultonborough, NH. Anne Marie was on the Board of the Tri-County Concerts for 30 years in Wayne, PA, first serving as President and then Chair of the Artist Selection Committee.

Board Member at Large
Claudia is a year round resident of Tuftonboro. She is a retired music librarian.  She holds master's degrees in library science and musicology and has worked at the University of Rhode Island, the MacDowell Colony, and New England Conservatory.   As a flutist, she performs with the Strafford Wind Symphony, the All Saints Episcopal Choir, Cate Park Band, and the Village Players, and also volunteers at the Kingswood music department.  She is a former member of the New England Flute Orchestra and has published several arrangements for flute ensembles.