Chris Chacko is from Baltimore and has been in Philly for over 11 years. She did LRC in April 2012 to later become a volunteer and soon the GRP staff accountant. Having been both a participant and a volunteer, she believes strongly in the magnetic power of GRP’s super-supportive community of fellow artists and musicians. Chris brings skills as an accountant and financial analyst, as well as a love for organization, spreadsheets, youth, and music! As part of the board, she hopes to grow her public speaking and facilitation skills!
Currently Listening to: First album and EP from Arcade Fire
Alexia Chororos came to Philly as a college student and has fully embraced her adoptive city. Her involvement in GRP began when her daughters attended summer camp in 2012. She has been deeply engaged ever since, serving on the Gala Planning Committee, joining the Board in 2015 and serving as Vice-Chair in 2016. She brings experience in nonprofit management, fundraising and grant writing. She hopes to use her skills to help GRP continue to provide a means for young people to find their voice and bring about personal and societal change.
Currently Listening to: Neo-Soul and 80s Synth Pop.
Camae Dennis (aka Camae Defstar) is from Maryland. At GRP, she brings a love for youth, music, as well as experience with booking shows. She hopes she can speak and perform at most girls rock camps around the country, spreading the good news of Girls Rock Philly.
Currently Listening to: Herself!
Lane DiFlavis fancies himself a Philadelphian, having moved here in 1999 from a nearby suburb. Ok, Ok, so maybe he’s not a Philadelphian in the truest of senses, but he does have the word “jawn” tattooed on his arm. Lane has been an active member of GRP since 2008, joining the board in 2010 to help coordinate the Education & Empowerment Committee. Lane remains drawn to and dedicated to GRP’s mission and believes in supporting and raising the voices of those who experience gender based oppression. While Lane brings experience as both a clinical social worker and musician, he has big dreams of someday understanding a financial report.
Currently Listening to: 60’s garage rock compilation vinyls and a Hall & Oates Pandora station
Noelle Egan is celebrating her 17th year as a Philadelphian. Noelle found GRP by way of a pre-camp volunteer party that happened to be at a Karaoke night she was running in 2008, and she excitedly offered to do a band art for that year’s camp. She hasn’t missed volunteering for rock camp since! She brings to GRP great organizational skills, a deep belief in the mission, and an openness to trying new initiatives and programs. GRP’s Board offers Noelle a sense of community belonging and a chance to be a positive part of the future of youth in Philadelphia.
Currently listening to: some british progressive folk, a lot of Sun Ra Arkestra, & Beach House
Cat Farman grew up in a small town in East TX and has been Philly living for 8 years. She first came to GRP as a LRC camper in May 2014 and a later volunteer. She has stayed involved because GRP is not only supportive but also offers a special and non competitive environment. Plus, GRP is special! On the board, Cat brings a connection to the tech community as well as a commitment to GRP values. She looks forward to learning about the challenges and operations of a nonprofit structures.
Currently listening to: First two albums from PJ Harvey
Ashley Feuer-Edwards is from the Philly suburbs and has lived in the City for the past 13 years. She love’s GRP’s mission of empowering girls and helping them to find their own voice through music. She has served on the board since 2011, coming to GRP through Young Involved Philly’s Nonprofit Board Prep Program. Ashley brings a background in nonprofit management, strategic planning, and business development, and a strong understanding of regional philanthropy. She enjoys fundraising for GRP and thinking about organizational strategy and growth. Ashley loves that GRP has given her a greater awareness of gender and equity issues and values being part of an organization that makes such an important impact on the people it serves.
Currently listening to: Everything and anything! (and these days, lots of “toddler pandora”)
Aimée Miller hails from “Far” Northeast Philly. Aimée came to GRP as part of its collaborative founding group and has been involved ever since. She’s been amazed to see GRP evolve from an idea to a program to an organization, and now to an entire movement. She is drawn to GRP’s mission of creating a space for girls to be creative and comfortable with themselves, while also building a community of committed adult supporters. Aimée has a background in music writing and radio and professional skills in fundraising and nonprofit management. She loves the exposure to new people, ideas, and music that GRP continually provides her.
Currently listening to: Santigold (another Philly native!), indie rock, 70s glam, and 60s garage.
Dawn Overby is originally from Upstate New York. As someone who played viola through college, music taught her so much, and at GRP, she loves the opportunity to offer that gift to others. In 2013, she first came to GRP as a board fellow through Wharton’s Non-Profit Leadership Board program. On the board, she brings a background in business, marketing and finance as well as skills in interpersonal communication. Dawn loves being connected to the Philadelphia community through GRP.
Currently listening to: Julieta Venega and alternative Argentinian rock.
Bethany Watzman is from Georgia and has been living in Philly for 8 years. She first came to GRP as an LRC camper in May 2014. She’s excited to be a volunteer and board member because GRP was there for her when she needed it and she wants to make sure that others continue to have access to such a supportive community. She brings her love of organization and spreadsheets to GRP, as well as her networks across different sectors in Philly. She looks forward to growing her leadership experience on the board and learning more about nonprofit management!
Currently listening to: Hamilton soundtrack, Sleep, and Drive Like Jehu