Our Board of Directors

  • Steve Francis, President

    Steve is a experienced private investigator and is the owner and president of SJF Investigative Group which was founded in 2013. He also worked 25 years in manufacturing operations management for medical device companies. Steve has been an active member of Polymnia Choral Society since 2004 and has served as president for the past 11 seasons. He is also a proud member of Melrose based Blue of a Kind, which is a men’s a capella group. Married to Carol Adiletto-Francis with 1 child, Steve enjoys travel and golf and likes to mix the two endeavors whenever possible.

  • Tug Yourgrau, Vice President

    Tug is a professional voice actor, TV producer and playwright. He’s a co-founder and past president of Powderhouse Productions, New England’s largest producer of prime-time factual TV programming for the nation’s basic cable networks. Tug is also an award-winning playwright and theater director. His play, The Song of Jacob Zulu, received 1993 TONY nominations for Best Play and for Best Score (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo.) Tug was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He holds a BA College in philosophy and psychology from Swarthmore College, and an MA plus all but dissertation toward a PhD in Modern European History from Boston University. Tug is a bass/baritone and enjoys singing with Polymnia Choral Society and with men’s a cappella choir, Blue of a Kind. He is married to child therapist Elizabeth Ahrens Yourgrau. They are the parents of grown boy/girl twins.

  • Therese Moran, Treasurer

    Therese Moran is a government accounting professional and a resident of Melrose, Massachusetts. She has been a member of the Polymnia Choral Society for 30 years and a member of the Board for 20 years.

  • Erica Finn, Secretary

    Erica is a healthcare finance professional, a small business accounting consultant, and the billing manager for Hockey New England, a regional adult recreation hockey league she owns with her husband and another business partner. Her life after work is all about her passion for music and hockey. Aside from singing with Polymnia Choral Society since 2008, as a soprano, she plays cello with both the Melrose Symphony Orchestra and the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra. She also is a cantor and choir member at St. Mary's Parish in Melrose and helps the music liturgy at St. Thomas Parish in Peabody. On Sunday nights, she can either be found either at a symphony rehearsal or on the ice as a right winger. She has been married to her best friend and husband Chris for 14 years.

  • Pam Ross, Librarian

    Pam Ross has been an active singer with Polymnia for over 20 years and has been the Music Librarian for 16 years. She is also involved in the music program at the First Baptist Church in Melrose as the hand bell director as well as Interim Choral Director. She has a degree in Office Administration from Salem State College.

  • Robin Eriksen, Publicity

    Robin, alto, retired after 40 years as a middle school foreign language teacher; although she has not retired from life. She has a BA from Merrimack College and an MA from Fitchburg State College. In addition to having 3 adult children, two of whom are twins, she is a grandmother to Max and Ben. Robin is a member of Dignity/Boston/USA, a national gay Catholic organization, where she sings in the choir and serves on the Executive Board. While she is not new to Polymnia, she has lived in Melrose for only a year after having lived in Billerica for almost 29 years. She still works part-time there at O'Connor Hardware.

  • Eileen Worthley, Publicity

    Eileen Worthley, soprano, holds a degree in Music Education, though her life's journey has taken her down several different career paths. Locally renowned pastry chef, trained in Boston's finest 4- and 5-star hotels, Eileen for many years owned her own dessert catering business, which earned a reputation as one of the three finest bakeries in the Boston area. She has had the honor of preparing special occasion cakes and fancy pastries for well-known artists, actors, and government officials. Eileen has also worked for several years as a crew member on historic wooden schooners in the Maine Windjammer Fleet and sailed in such a vessel in the Caribbean and in the West Indies. More recently, Eileen has returned to her childhood home in Wakefield where she works as a freelance writer and copyeditor. A recently published author, Eileen enjoys her family - especially her grandchildren - and singing, reading, and cooking.

  • Richard Cook, Concert Tickets

    Brother Richard Cook. CFX is a retired school teacher and administrator in schools and missions conducted by the Xaverian Brothers. His last United States job was as Headmaster of Malden Catholic High School. After he left this job he served in Kenya for six years. Upon retirement he began singing with Polymnia Choral Society and Blue of a Kind, a men's a cappella group also in Melrose.

  • Rose Sena, Business Ads

    Rose Sena has been a member of the Polymnia Choral Society since 1970. Rose is an active participant in many Melrose community cultural organizations. She is a Melrose Arts member and volunteer for the Annual Arts Festival and a Melrose Beethoven Society board member for many years. Rose is a resident of Melrose since 1964, raising four children who attended local Melrose schools. She has served as a volunteer Library Aide, Parent member of the Band Aiders, Lunch mother and Substitute Teacher Aide and has been a faithful supporter of Melrose art and music activities in the city. As a long time Polymnia Board member, she has served on many chair positions: three years as Co-President, Ticket Chair, and the Pops Committee. Presently, she is serving on the board as Chairperson of Advertising for our program books. She has found her years as a member enjoyable, enriching her love for music, and the joy of singing with this special group of talented singers.

  • Bob Eggers, Website

    Bob was assistant director of the Yale Whiffenpoofs of 1973. He has enjoyed a varied career, first as a Special Ed. teacher, as lay missionary to homeless, a photo-journalist, regional business manager and finally as a software developer. Bob holds board positions and serves as music archivist for the alumni organizations of the Yale Whiffenpoofs and Society of Orpheus and Bacchus. He is founder and director of men's a cappella group, Blue of a Kind and is a choral arranger of over 100 titles for both mixed and men's voices.

  • Kristyn Brophy, Graphic Design

    Kristyn is a soprano with a theatre background who joined Polymnia in 2015. She graduated from Franklin Pierce University in 2012 with a BA in Design & Technical Theatre and a minor in vocal performance. Currently, Kristyn is a Graphic Designer and Marketing Professional at Sullivan & Worcester LLP in Boston. She is also an active member of the Legal Marketing Association, and a freelance Lighting Designer and Photographer. Singing and supporting the arts are very important to Kristyn, and she is honored to be a member of the board so that she can do just that.

  • Evans Travis, Friends of Polymnia

    Evans is the Managing Director of Friends of Polymnia having founded the group in 2014. He has experience on several not for profit boards having held roles from community outreach to President. He works as a Senior Program Manager at SAS Institute managing global programs for the professional services division and teaching project management topics at SAS offices around the world. He is a Baritone in Blue of a Kind, a Melrose based men's acapella group, an occasional soloist at community events, and periodically sings with Polymnia.

  • Joanne Colella Boag, Member at Large

    Joanne, who holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory, is often a featured soloist with Polymnia and the Polymnia Chamber Choir since having joined the group in 2013. She has also been a member and soloist of the Mishawum Choral Society, the Newton Community Chorus, and performed with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for fourteen seasons. She is currently a soloist, and cantor at St. Mary's Parish, Winchester, MA.

  • Rachel Smith, Member at Large

    Rachel has been a member of Polymnia Choral Society since 2015 and was very excited to join the board in June of 2016! She was a Studio Art major in college and continues to create artwork in her free time, but her career of choice has been in the field of Human Services. Currently Rachel works to put chronically homeless individuals into permanent supportive housing. Singing has always been more of a passion and a priority than a hobby, which is why she was quick to join this wonderful group of singers when she moved to Melrose! Rachel claims it to be the "Best. Decision. Ever."