Board of Directors

The members of the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra Board of Directors represent diverse areas of talent and expertise. We are fortunate to have each of them working behind the scenes to guide our organization.

Laurie Kenagy, President

Jacqueline Sifford Joyner, Vice President

Hilary Brown, Secretary

Leon Borden, Treasurer

Caro Giordano

Andy Jacobs

Joseph Russo


Executive Director

Kim Bova is the Executive Director of the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra. She brings exceptional skills, a passion for music and tremendous enthusiasm to the position. Kim played the French horn and was involved in dance and theater from middle school through college. She is a former secondary education teacher with a BA in English Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Kim is highly dedicated and resourceful with extensive experience in strategic planning, multimedia marketing and fundraising. As an adult Kim studies cello and has participated with local community orchestras as well as appearing in all four seasons of Amazon’s original series Mozart in the Jungle. She is also the current Marketing and Communications Manager for Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra.