Steve Francis, President Steve, tenor, has been an active member of Polymnia Choral Society since 2004 and has served as president for the past 11 seasons. He is an 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. Married to Carol Adiletto-Francis with one child, Steve enjoys travel and golf and likes to mix the two endeavors whenever possible.
David Hammond, Vice President David, bass, traces his love of music back to singing soprano in a men and boys choir early in life. As an adult, having sung in the Back Bay Chorale for ten years and Polymnia for roughly twenty, his life has been immeasurably enriched by great choral literature and superb conductors. He retired in 2019 after having worked in financial services for almost forty years. David is married to Barbara, has two children and two grandchildren.
Therese Moran, Treasurer Terry, alto, joined Polymnia in 1985 and joined the Board in 1996 as the ticket coordinator. She became the Treasurer in 1998. She currently works in state government. Since college, Terry has enjoyed choral singing and loves that through Polymnia she has the opportunity to sing with such a welcoming community
Pam Ross, Librarian Pam, soprano, joined Polymnia in September, 1994. She became a member of the Board in 1995 when she was elected Co-President of Polymnia and remained in the position until 1997. Pam then moved into the position of Assistant Music Librarian and then Music Librarian 10 years later. She loves singing with the Polymnia family and she looks forward to singing with them for a long time to come. She has been the Church Administrator at the First Baptist Church in Melrose for the last two years.
Br. Richard Cook, Concert Tickets Brother Richard, tenor, 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.
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.
Birlyn Flint, Publicity
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.
Alycia Kennedy, Director
Joanne Colella Boag, Member at Large Joanne, soprano, joined Polymnia in 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory, and is often a featured soloist with Polymnia and the Polymnia Chamber Choir. She has also been a member and soloist of the Mishawum Choral Society, the Newton Community Chorus, The New World Chorale, and has performed with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for fourteen seasons. She is currently a soloist, and cantor at St. Mary’s Parish, Winchester, MA.
Elli St. George, Communications
Rachel Smith, Member at Large Rachel, soprano, has been a member of Polymnia Choral Society since 2015 and was very excited to join the board in June of 2016. She has sung in choirs since high school, but believes her skillset improved ten-fold once she joined Polymnia. She credits this improvement to the expertise of the conductor, assistant conductor, and accompanist. Currently, Rachel works as an Executive Director of a non-profit. 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 once she moved to the North Shore.
Maggie Sheets, Grant Writing Maggie has been a member of Polymnia since 2015 and has served as a grant writer on Polymnia’s Board of Directors since 2019. Prior to joining Polymnia, Maggie also sings with the Melrose Highlands Congregational church’s choir. Aside from singing, Maggie is active in the Melrose community as she serves on the Melrose Commission on Disability. She works as a Research Coordinator for the Disability Policy Consortium.