Six New Members Join the Cape Symphony Board of Trustees

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The Cape Symphony has named six new members to its board of trustees for the 2022-2023 year.

Anthony Panebianco of Yarmouth Port was named board chair. Dennis resident Jayne Mullen-Sampson will serve as vice chair. Steven Heslinga of Centerville remains the treasurer and Teresa Egan of Cotuit was named secretary of the 25-member board.

The new board members are:

Sherley-Ann Belleus, South Dennis

Belleus grew up on Cape Cod, where her involvement in Cape Symphony programs as a child and teen helped to nurture and nourish her passion for music. She pursued music at Ithaca College, attaining a music education degree, and then at the University of Southern California, where she earned a master’s degree in vocal performance. A strong advocate for education at all levels, Belleus has found joy and fulfillment in her roles as a teacher and singer in her hometown and church.

Maria Campbell, Carver

Campbell worked for a private, nonprofit human service agency, Community Systems, Inc., for 31 years, the last four years as the executive director. Today, she works for Old Colony Hospice as a chaplain. She enjoys several volunteer roles within her parish community, many involving community outreach. Campbell is a graduate of UMass Boston (B.A. in English) and Curry College (Master of Education).

 Amanda Davis, Chatham

Davis, a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, spent her business career in marketing, advertising and publishing. A Greenwich, Conn., native, she has been actively involved as a volunteer in nonprofits for more than 35 years, serving as chair of the board of the Greenwich Chapter of the American Red Cross, among many other roles. Davis is on the board of trustees of the Chatham Historical Society and a member of the Chatham Garden Club, the Women’s Club, and the League Club of Cape Cod.

Arthur Massaro, Cotuit

Massaro recently retired from the general contracting construction company he founded more than 40 years ago in Charlestown,  turning the reins over to his daughter. A graduate of Boston University, he has been a board member of the North Bennet Street School, a post-graduate vocational school in Boston’s North End, as a carpentry advisor for over 30 years.

Nancy Strickland, West Falmouth

Upon college graduation, Strickland was a reading specialist and then a head teacher in a preschool. Mid-career, she went to seminary. Ordained in the United Church of Christ, Strickland has served churches in Massachusetts and Connecticut. She recently retired as chair of the Committee on Ministry of the Barnstable Association of the Southern New England UCC.

Jean Sutherland, Falmouth

Sutherland is a Massachusetts native and a graduate of Boston College with bachelor and master’s degrees in nursing. She also has an advanced degree in family practice nursing from Northeastern University. Sutherland created a health, safety and wellness consulting company, helping companies to lower healthcare costs and achieve optimal safety. After selling her business, Sutherland joined Acushnet Company as a senior executive. Sutherland has served on numerous boards including The Women’s Center in New Bedford and Highfield Hall and Gardens in Falmouth.

“A nonprofit board plays a vital role in the success of an organization like the Cape Symphony,” said Michael Albaugh, Cape Symphony Executive Director. “The guidance offered by our talented board members, combined with their passion, is truly priceless. We are pleased to welcome these six new members and look forward to working together.”