SANTA MONICA, CALIF. AUGUST 17, 2017 — The MusiCares Foundation®—an affiliated charity of the Recording Academy™—announced new elected leadership and Board members.
The MusiCares® Board elected former Vice Chair Michael McDonald, founder and CEO of artist management company Mick Management as Chair; Board member Kirdis Postelle, senior vice president, Warner Bros. Records, as Vice Chair; and Board member James Higa, executive director, Philanthropic Ventures Foundation, as Secretary/Treasurer. MusiCares’ departing Chair Alexandra Patsavas, founder, Chop Shop Music Supervision, has been named Chair Emeritus.
Newly elected MusiCares Foundation Board members include Steve Boom, vice president, Amazon Music; Ambrosia Healy, executive vice president and head of media strategy and relations, Capitol Music Group; Jeff Jones, CEO, Apple Corps Ltd.; and Carianne Marshall, partner and head of creative licensing, SONGS Music Publishing.
“A vibrant board is the lifeblood for a nonprofit, and since the Recording Academy established MusiCares in 1989, we have been fortunate to have dedicated and passionate Board members,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy and MusiCares. “Our new members and elected leaders, along with our current members, are continuing this tradition of enlightened stewardship. They bring fresh ideas and commitment to their roles, which along with our tried and true programs and events, keep MusiCares strong and able to provide critical resources to members of the music community in crisis.”
A friend and ally of the music community, MusiCares was established by the Recording Academy to safeguard the health and well-being of all music people. A four-star charity and safety net in times of need, MusiCares offers confidential preventative, recovery, and emergency programs to address financial, medical, and personal health issues. Through the generosity of our donors and volunteer professionals, our dedicated team works across the country to ensure the music community has the resources and support it needs.