Board of Directors & Staff

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.

Christine Yom, President
Jacqueline Sifford Joyner, Vice President
Leon Borden, Treasurer
Caro Giordano, Secretary
Christine DiGuiseppi
Rebecca Kim
Joseph Russo


Laurie Kenagy, Executive Director

Laurie Kenagy has been involved with the Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra organization for nineteen years, as past Executive Director and a Board Member.  She has also been the Executive Director of the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra, a fully professional regional orchestra, since 2016.  Laurie has an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Duke University.  She has professional experience in investment banking, marketing, and arts administration, as well as extensive volunteer experience with numerous non-profit organizations.