2018 - 2019 board of directors

Barbara Lounsbury - President

Barbara Lounsbury - President

A native Californian, Barbara graduated from UCLA with a Bachelors’ Degree in Music. She then studied privately with David Schwartz (principal violist for the NBC Symphony) at the California Institute of the Arts. Shortly thereafter, she relocated to New York City to pursue a professional career as a violist, studying with Emanuel Vardi. She was awarded a scholarship to the prestigious Tanglewood Center for Performing Arts, performed for two seasons at the Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy and played the first world tour of the Bolshoi Ballet which debuted at the Metropolitan Opera Hall in New York City. Her musical experience spans a wide variety of styles. She was principal violist at Radio City Music Hall in NYC for 30 years, working with many artists including Tony Bennett, Elton John, Diana Ross, Liberace, Johnny Mathis and George Benson. Her experience also includes playing a number of Broadway shows. 

Her symphonic experience has included performing with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, American Symphony in Carnegie Hall, Little Orchestra Society in Lincoln Center, Music for Westchester, New York Choral Society, and Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, and most recently, The Fifth Ave Chamber Orchestra, Opera Naples and Gulfshore Opera. She also has performed operas with the NYC Opera in Lincoln Center, NY Grand Opera, NJ State Opera, NY Light Opera and the Canadian Opera.

Nicki Huber - Vice President and General Manager

Nicki Huber - Vice President and General Manager

Noreen (Nicki) Nicol Huber is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a BBA in Marketing. She was President and CEO of Nicol Scales, Inc. for 23 years in Dallas, TX. Prior to that she lived in New York City where she was an Account Executive for Benton & Bowles advertising agency; first woman hired as a Consultant for Booz, Allen & Hamilton, and Site Location Analyst for Allied Stores. In Dallas, TX, she was Asst. to the President of Titche Geottinger department store and Research Analyst and Graduate of Executive Training Course at Sanger-Harris department store. 

Her theater experience has spanned many areas performing, technical, and producing. She started singing with the Dallas First United Methodist Church children’s choir and has been hooked on theater ever since, primarily as an avocation. In New York, she began studying voice and ballet/jazz. She was Papagena in the Magic Flute at the Amato Opera Company, supporting roles as Sister Berthe in Sound of Music and Mrs. Bedwin in Oliver. Other productions she has appeared in include On the Town, Brigadoon, Carousel, South Pacific, Music Man, Show Boat, Camelot, My Fair Lady and Oklahoma.

Ronald Meyer - Secretary

Ronald Meyer - Secretary

I am a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where I received a BSBA.  After college I served three years as a Naval Officer prior to starting a career in retailing.  I was with the Famous Barr division of the May Company in various executive capacities including merchandising, operations, and administration for 13 years. Subsequent to that I started a wood products manufacturing company in conjunction with the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota. My next endeavor was co-founding an off price women’s clothing company that eventually became a national chain.  I retired from that business in 1996.  I started coming to Naples in 1991 and became a resident in 2008. My wife and I split our time between Naples and St. Louis and have been active volunteers in a number of non-profit organizations in both locations.

Alex Vance - Interim Treasurer

Alex Vance - Interim Treasurer

Alex grew up in Evanston, Illinois and spent most of his working career in Connecticut. He is a graduate of Yale University (BA, Psychology) and received his MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. He has worked in financial analysis, banking and investments. Prior to retirement he managed a family investment office in Hartford.​

For over thirty years Alex served as a director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. His wife Pat, a violist with the Hartford Symphony, also plays with the Naples Orchestra and Chorus. Alex has served on the boards of foundations supporting the arts and public education. He admits to no musical talent, but has enjoyed attending many concerts over the years.

Nancy Brown - Director

Nancy Brown - Director

My year round residency in Naples follows a diversified career in education, not-for-profit management and volunteerism in social services, education, board development and the arts.  I hold a B.S. from Lindenwood University is St. Charles, MO., and an M.B.A. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. My early years in education included teaching secondary education and 7 years as executive director of an area-wide education organization.  Following that, I became Director of the Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis for several years, responsible for leadership development and an annual fund raising campaign of approximately 5 million dollars; was promoted to Director of Endowments and Planned Giving, where I raised 30 -40 million dollars in endowments and planned gifts in a period of 3-4 years.  My last organizational position was as Director of Endowments for the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, after which I started my own consulting firm. Clients included organizations representing social services agencies, arts, (music and theater organizations), a small university, and a temple.  Here in Naples I have served on boards for a women’s organization, a social service agency, and on the board of Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, where my husband and I have been nature guides for many years.  I am an active member of Temple Shalom.

Of major importance is our family which in addition to my husband, Bill Maltby, includes 5 children and 6 grandchildren with whom we proudly have strong and active relationships!

Dan Sweeney - Director

Dan Sweeney - Director

Dan has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and 45 years experience as a consulting engineer to major industrial clients, designing and building large manufacturing plants for food, chemicals, consumer products and automotive manufacturing. He is a self-taught bass player, participating in the university band, community orchestras, church orchestras and musical groups since 1965. He began private lessons with Laurence Glazener in Naples about 7 years ago and is currently the accompanist to Voices of Naples Chorus.

Anne Frand Wilson - Director

Anne Frand Wilson - Director

Anne is a retired financial services marketing and advertising executive, retiring in 2007 from New York advertising agency Bodden Partners, Inc. Anne had P&L responsibility for her agency’s largest account, with a revenue stream of $20 million. She managed a staff of 35 account, creative and production professionals.

Anne possesses hands-on expertise in all aspects of marketing and advertising from strategic planning to regression models and market segmentation including, account management, new product development, market research, brand development, direct response marketing (mail, telephone, TV, radio, web and e-marketing) and creative direction.

Prior to joining Bodden Partners, Inc. Anne worked for three insurance companies in marketing and operations positions. For the nine years immediately preceding Bodden Partners, she worked for Prudential Insurance Company of America. Her last position there was VP, Strategic Initiatives, in which she developed both national and international marketing programs.

Anne is married and lives with her husband Bob and their Australian Shepherd Abbey, in Bonita Springs, FL. She has been a member of NOC since 2009. In addition to playing viola, Anne is an avid reader, news junkie, former marathon runner and Mah Jongg player.

Max Rabinovitsj - Ex Officio

Max Rabinovitsj - Ex Officio

In Europe, he founded the Trio da Vinci, which toured extensively on that continent. He was Director of Festivals in Entrecasteaux, France and in Sintra and Evora in Portugal. Max debuted as a solo recitalist in New York City at Alice Tully Hall, in Lincoln Center, and performed the Bach Double concerto in Carnegie Hall with Isaac Stern. As a conductor, he became well known for his interpretations of the classical repertoire and his work with Youth Orchestras. He conducted great artists such as Rostropovich, Jaime Laredo, Gil Shaham, Viktoria Mullova, Maria Joao Pires, Davide Gueringas, Roger Pascal, Pierre Amoyal and many others. As soloist, Max has played under James Levine, Leon Fleisher, Max Rudolf, Thomas Mayer, Walter Susskind, Vladimir Goldschman, Jerzy Semkov, Lukas Foss, Claudio Scimone, Eleazar De Carvalho, Michel Tabachnik, and Philippe Bender.

Max has been a Professor at Washington University, the University of Texas and the University of Evora (Portugal). He has also taught at the Nice Conservatory (France) and Edgecliff Academy in Cincinnati. He met his wife Mary, a harpist, when they were both students at The Curtis Institute of Music.

Since moving to Naples a little over five years ago, Max and his wife have been active in the Naples music community. He has performed at the Cultural Russian Center many times and continues as violinist in The Trio da Vinci. The other Trio da Vinci members are Dror Biran, piano and Paul York, cello. The members are all on the faculty of Louisville School of Music where Max goes every year to give master classes and perform. The Da Vinci Trio has performed at the Violin Shop, Bonita Springs and will be reengaged next January.

Max hopes to continue giving recitals in Naples. He has played recitals with pianist Alexandra Carlson both in Naples and Sarasota. His calendar is quite full and exciting. Becoming Music Director of The Naples Orchestra & Chorus will fulfill a lifelong passion for conducting. Max is on the boards of The Russian Cultural Center and The Naples Orchestra & Chorus.

Become part of the Naples Orchestra and Chorus Team

Our volunteer Board of Directors and Artistic Director Max Rabinovitsj work year round to plan, fund,  and produce our season.

We are always interested in expanding our Board to include more members of our community.  If you are interested in volunteering for our Board or serving the organization in another capacity, please contact Anne Wilson annewilson574@gmail.com.

Financials and Annual Meeting Minutes

2017 – Form 990

Annual Meeting Minutes – May 24, 2018