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Our Board of Directors

Committed to the service of NCO

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Janice Mintel Jack


Having started singing in a cherub choir at the age of 5, Janice still finds herself immersed in music. She added the study of piano, violin, flute, and formal vocal training throughout the years. She has participated in choirs, orchestras, ensembles, and during college, was employed as an accompanist for the School of Music. Highlights of her music background include performing at the world premiere of Vaclav Nelhybel’s Sine Nomine in Dijon, France, and singing Fauré’s Requiem and Vivaldi’s Gloria at L’Eglise de la Madeleine in Paris in June of 2019.

Janice holds a BA in Secondary Education (French) from Millikin University, MA in French from Illinois State University, and an Ed.S. in administration from Eastern Illinois University. She served as a high school French and German teacher, dean, assistant principal, and principal for a total of 33 years. After she retired, she spent another 10 years as an adjunct professor in higher education.

She is a seasonal Floridian, residing in Bonita Springs, then returns to Illinois for the summer. She is a member of Bonita Springs First Presbyterian Church, where she sings in the choir. She also serves as the Orchestra and Personnel Manager for the Naples Community Orchestra.

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Elaine Chase


Elaine’s love of music dates back to starting piano lessons at the age of 8. She was fortunate to study piano and dance at the Juilliard School, Preparatory Division, in New York City while still a child.  A native of New York, Elaine holds a BA degree from the University of Rochester, where she studied psychology and English. She earned her EdM degree in Education Psychology, also from the University of Rochester, and worked in the public schools in Michigan for 30 years as a school psychologist and school counselor. Her journey to Florida came via a move to Massachusetts and her marriage to Arthur Chase. Since becoming a Floridian, she has volunteered with children in the public schools, at the Women’s Shelter, and with Literacy Volunteers of Collier County.

Elaine particularly appreciates NCO’s intergenerational approach that allows high school and college students, community volunteers, and professional musicians to join together for the sheer joy of playing music.

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Stan Anderson


Stan Anderson is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Baldwin Wallace College with a concentration in Liberal Arts and Education. While attending “BW”, Stan studied trumpet privately with James Darling of the Cleveland Orchestra, and Mary Squire of the Ohio Chamber Orchestra. He also auditioned for and won one of four trumpet slots, and received a full scholarship to attend the Festival of A Thousand Oaks Music Camp in Peru, Nebraska. The Festival provided Stan the opportunity to study with Guest Trumpet Lecturer, Armando Ghitalla, Principal Trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

After graduating from BW, Stan had a successful career in Higher Education working for several colleges and universities, both public and private institutions in the capacity of Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Planning. Stan made a career change after attending graduate school at Cleveland State University, and focused his career in Human Resources, with a specialization in Talent Acquisition and Executive Recruiting, primarily serving in the banking and financial services industries.

Stan became a resident of Florida in 2007, as he was “recruited” away from JPMorgan Chase to Naples by Fifth Third Bank, and held the position of Vice President for several years, in which Stan was responsible for strategically leading executive level vertical recruitment services for the Investment Advisor, Business Banking, and Commercial lines of business for the South Florida Affiliate. Most recently, Stan is serving as an Executive Recruiting Consultant specializing in several industries to include, both manufacturing and the supply chain industries.

Stan is entering his seventh season as a member of the Naples Community Orchestra, as he also volunteers and plays trumpet for several churches in the Naples Community.

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Boris Sandler


Boris Sandler was born in Tbilisi, Georgia in the former U.S.S.R. and began playing violin at age 7. He was the first prize winner at the State Competition for young performers at age 16 and played Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky and Mozart violin concertos with the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra. Sandler moved to the United States with his family in 1979 and began studies with Dorothy Delay at the Juilliard School. He then continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music in New York where he received lessons with the concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, Glenn Dicterow. In 2007, Sandler took a sabbatical from the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra to play with a newly formed opera orchestra in Valencia, Spain under the direction of Lorin Maazel.

Since joining the Naples Philharmonic in 2001, Boris has performed frequently as a chamber musician and as a recitalist with his wife, pianist Bella Gutshtein. They are founders of the Estero

Concert Series, which marks its 9th anniversary this coming season.

This summer Boris played with the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder Co.

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Nicholas Turner

Vice President

Nick is a member of a Naples pioneer family who looks for every opportunity to share a story about the rich history of our beautiful city. A graduate of Florida State University and former member of the FSU Marching Chiefs, he volunteers playing trumpet for the orchestra and local churches. His other role includes the responsibilities of Stage Manager for the orchestra.

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John Weiss


John Weiss retired in November, 2009 from a position as a systems consultant at Metropolitan Life’s computer center in Clarks Summit, PA. He has played the cello with the Marywood University College-Community Orchestra for over 35 years. In the winter he plays cello with the Naples (FL) Community Orchestra and currently serves as Treasurer on their Board of Directors. He also sings with the Philharmonic Center Chorale associated with the Naples Philharmonic.

He holds a B.A. in Accounting from Lehigh University and an M.A. in Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is the program director at the Scranton Tennis Club in the summer, and serves as president of the club currently. He is also assistant girls tennis coach at Abington Heights High School.

He has sung with the Arcadia Chorale, a professional chamber choir in Scranton, PA, for over 35 years, and has served on the Chorale’s board for much of that time. He is currently involved with financial development and grant writing for the Chorale. He has also served at various times in audience development, program planning, and special events. He has served a number of years as president of the Arcadia board.

Mr. Weiss is a long-time member of the Music and Worship committee at the First Presbyterian Church in Clarks Summit, and is the chair of the 2019-2020 Arts at First Presbyterian concert series committee and serves as their grant writer. John sings in the church’s adult choir and also plays the cello occasionally in worship.

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Sue Bookbinder


BS in Economics, Brooklyn College, NY;
Executive HR Program, University of Michigan
Susan’s career began in IT and then moved into IT Human Resources. As Division HR Director of an IT division of 12,000 employees, Susan and her team built an integrated HR Set of Protocols, Philosophies and supportive Programs that reduced annual turnover in the company from close to 70% to under 8%.The HR PP&P integrated skills development with education, mobility, career growth and promotion. It became recognized in the IT community as being the “gold standard”.

Due to a diagnosis of MS, Susan was forced to retire early.

Now, in Naples, Susan is an active volunteer with many Non Profit organizations and causes in Collier County (including, but not limited to, the Lighthouse of Collier). Susan was recently Co President of the Naples Chapter of the American Technion Society and for the last 10 years, has been running a Contemporary Fiction Women’s Book Group, of over 150 women!

Susan has been a volunteer for the Education Foundation’s Champions for Learning in Collier County and, along with herhusband Art, were recognized as “Champions” at their Nite Of Champions event.Sue is also now an active member of the Women’s Giving Circle in Collier County.

Due to her other passionate interests in music and theater, Sue has become an active supporter of the Gulfshore Playhouse, the Russian Cultural Center, and the Naples Community Orchestra.

On Jan 10, 2020, Sue, along with her husband Art, received the Lamed Vavnik Award, for “their acts of benevolence”. On Feb 3, 2020, Sue, along with her husband Art, received the Jewish National Fund’s “Tree of Life Award” in “recognition for their outstanding community involvement” and dedication to enhancing the lives of the disabled community.Sue has just recently joined the Board of Directors of the JNF and has committed to the funding of a soon to be built Bookbinder Family Special In Uniform Technology Center in Israel.

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John Spadaccini


John Spadaccini is native to Connecticut. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Central Connecticut State University and a Master of Science degree in College Student Development & Counseling from Northeastern University. He spent six years working with students at Northeastern University on career preparation, and he managed PlacePro, the university’s co-op management system. John also spent five years working for Northland Pioneer College in rural Arizona as their Manager of Career Services. Over five years, he transformed a stagnant program with limited vision and scope into a vibrant office serving over 21,000 miles of rural Arizona. He worked with a culturally diverse student body, including the Navajo, Hopi, and White Mountain Apache people. Many of his students were the first generation in their families ever to attend college, and many were non-traditional college students. In October 2019, John joined the staff at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, FL as their Director of Career Services.He works with students to identify their true vocation.
Mr. Spadaccini served on the planning committee for the Proud2BCatholic Music Festival in Massachusetts and has played his violin as a member of Melrose Symphony Orchestra, White Mountain Symphony Orchestra, Warwick Symphony Orchestra, and Naples Community Orchestra. He was a founding member of the Boston Catholic Men’s & Women’s Conferencesand has been an active member of the Knights of Columbus since 2010. He was recognized as District Deputy of the Year for fraternal year 2017 – 2018 by the Arizona State Council, Knights of Columbus. Mr. Spadaccini enjoys helping people, especially college students, to realize their potential and find success.


Joe Duffy

Website & Social Media Manager

In addition to being a member of NCO (clarinet), Joe Duffy our website manager.  Prior to retiring in 2018, Joe was a Senior Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he served on the leadership team for the Advisory business.  His roles included US Strategy & Consulting Leader, where he led the Firm’s acquisition strategies.  Since retiring, Joe has been an active member of the musical community in Naples, having performed with the Naples Concert band as a soloist and Concert Master, the Naples Community Orchestra, and the Bonita Springs Concert Band.  This year, Joe established the Symphonic Winds of SW Florida, a 35 member ensemble of adult musicians focusing on wind orchestra repertoire.

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