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Our board members are volunteers representing several communities. They meet an average of eight times a year to oversee the non-profit organization. Other duties performed by board members and volunteers include preparing mailings of information, tickets and schedules, setting up the stage for performances, serving musicians' meals prior to performances and handling ticket sales and collections at concerts.

Diane Allen Diane Allen
Sharon Brophy Sharon Brophy possesses an associate degree in nursing from Northern Kentucky Community College, and was employed as an RN for 20 years at Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin, Kentucky. She studied voice privately and at The Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio. She performed 10 years in "The Cotton Follies" affiliated with the Redwood Cerebral Palsy School in Northern Kentucky. She has been a member of The London Community Chorus for 20 years. She currently is a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Corbin, Kentucky, and directs the adult and children's choirs. She and her husband reside in London, Kentucky.
Kerri Clark Kerri Clark (Vice President), a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University (Bachelors of Music Education & Masters of Music), is a music educator in the Laurel County Schools. She is a percussionist and has taught privately and in a camp setting. The mother of two, Kerri also contributes her computer skills to Orchestra promotion. Originally from Northern Kentucky, Kerri currently resides now here in London. She also performs within the First Baptist Church of London music ministry.
Bridget Dunaway Bridget Dunaway (President), holds a J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law, and has been a practicing attorney since 1989. She also holds a B.A. in music from Eastern Kentucky University, having studied flute. She continues to play flute in the London Community Orchestra and other local musical organizations, and has taught flute privately. Ms. Dunaway currently serves as a director of the London-Laurel County Chamber of Commerce and was formly the director of the United Way, and is a member of several state and national attorney organizations. She is admitted to practice law in all State and Federal Courts in Kentucky, the Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Frances Elliott Frances Elliott
Linda Finley Linda Stahl Finley (Secretary), is a native of Pennsylvania, who earned a BSJ and MSJ at the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. She moved to Louisville, KY, in 1969 to work for The Courier-Journal where her 39-year career included many different assignments as a writer, including covering social services, school desegregation and health. She also worked as a feature writer and columnist. Music was never her reporting province, but by chance she interviewed both Aaron Copeland and Janis Joplin. She has enjoyed music since the days of singing in a church choir and school chorus. After retirement she and her husband, John Finley, moved to Laurel County.
Dustin Griffin Dustin Griffin
Nelson Griffin Nelson Griffin
Jon M. Oliver Jon M. Oliver
Rebecca Oliver Rebecca K. Oliver
Danny J. Phelps Danny J. Phelps received both his B.A. and M.A. in teaching from Union College, and a B.A. in business administration from Eastern Kentucky University. He teaches part time at St. Camillus Academy in Corbin, Kentucky. He has served on the London City Council since 2002 and is a local business owner. Mr. Phelps is an accomplished pianist, playing both locally and regionally as an entertainer. He also teaches several private piano students in his studio. Mr. Phelps has been involved with several arts organizations. He serves as part time church organist/pianist on a rotating basis between First Baptist Church and First Presbyterian Church of London.
Clay Sibert Clay Sibert
Sandy Slusher Sandra Slusher has lived in London, Ky., for 48 years. She has two sons, Bill and Alan, and four granddaughters. Music of various genres has always been an important part of her life. She has been a supporter of music in the Laurel county school system since 1977 when her youngest son became a band student in the 4th grade, under the direction of Jack Walker. Two granddaughters were in bands at North Laurel Middle School in recent years.

The development and growth of the community orchestra program has been a particular interest since it began. She is employed full-time for the Kentucky Court of Appeals in Mt. Vernon, Ky. She is an active member of First Baptist Church, London. She has served on the board of the London Housing Authority; as a volunteer at St. Joseph-London hospital; and presently serves on the London-Laurel County Joint Planning & Zoning Commission.
Gwen Stivers Gwen Stivers
Jack Walker Jack Walker (Director), is a retired music educator from London, Kentucky. During his 30-year career, he taught band in Fayette County, Hazard, and Laurel County. He also served as interim director at Danville High School and Nicolet High School in Glendale, Wisconsin. Mr. Walker has served in several state offices of KMEA. He is active as an adjudicator, conductor and clinician, as well as participating in local musical organizations in the London area. During the summer, he and J. Larry Moore serve as education directors at Lion's Camp Crescendo. He is the recipient of the 2006 KMEA Distinguished Service Award. He is the director of the London Community Orchestra. He is a graduate of Georgetown College.
Jerry Wright Jerry Wright (Treasurer), is a native of the Louisville area, a graduate of Georgetown College, and holds a Masters Degree in Church Music from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville. He has served as a minister of music at First Baptist Church in London since 1983. Jerry was the catalyst for the strings class being taught at First Baptist, and is one of the founding board members of the London Community Orchestra. Jerry and his wife Sheri have two daughters, Melody and Kristi Jo.

Become an Orchestra Volunteer

You can be a part of the Orchestra's future by volunteering. Distribute fliers and spread the news of upcoming performances, take up tickets, or help set up the stage. If you have other expertise you are interested in sharing, we want to hear from you! As one of the best kept secrets in the region, the London Community Orchestra needs your support. Talk with a board member or email us. for more information.