Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra - Plymouth symphony

Meet Our Board & Staff


The Phil Staff

Kim Corben, Executive Director







Holly Wenger, Director of Marketing







Kara McEachern, Director of Operations







Deanna Peck, Bookkeeper







Patricia Cronin, Administrative Assistant







Production Team

L to R:  Kara McEachern-Director of Operations, Chris Adams-Stage Manager, Mike Zammito-Stage Crew, Kim Corben-Executive Director, Jeff Largent-Sound Technician, Deanna Lohnes-Assistant Stage Manager, Jim Bowser-Lighting/Operations Manager, Ricki Bowser-Stage Crew






The Phil Board of Directors

Paul Jean, Chair
Bridgewater State University
The Board of Directors named Paul Jean Chair in February, 2017. Paul has served on the Phil board since 2010. The Plymouth resident is Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Bridgewater State University.

Michael Keys, Vice-Chair, Governance Chair
Board Chair from 2009 to 2011, Michael's background in sales, marketing and new business development in the high-tech sector has assisted the Phil in its board development and long-range planning.

Andrew Simon
Andy spent almost fifty years in the information technology industry as an electrical engineer. He was the Director of Worldwide Development and Manufacturing at IBM working on main frame design.

Deborah Bowen
Maine Pointe, LLC
A member of the board since 2010, Deb is a principal at Maine Pointe, LLC., a global implementation-focused consulting firm based in Boston.

Robert Cozzone
Rockland Trust
Rob is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Rockland Trust Company and its parent bank holding company, Independent Bank Corp. He joined the Phil board in 2018.

Karen McArdle
With a background in business administration, Karen brings a wealth of experience to the Phil. She is an active member of the South Shore community, donating hours of work to different charities.

Elizabeth Pineault, Immediate Past Chair, Treasurer
Pineault CPA
Elizabeth is President of Pineault CPA, a full service firm offering tax and compliance services to individuals, corporations, and non profits. Elizabeth served as the Phil's board chair from 2011 to 2017.

James Quinlan
With Integrity Wealth Management
A chartered retirement planning counselor at With Integrity Wealth Management, Jim joined the board in 2016. He has worked in the financial planning industry since 2000.

Mary Toropov, Clerk
LKA Fundraising & Communications
Mary is a Senior Strategist at LKA Fundraising & Communications. Her professional fundraising and development experience is an asset to the Phil board.

Geoffrey Stewart
A second generation board member and supporter of the orchestra, Geoffrey has been instrumental in helping to guide the Phil on many issues, including governance and strategic planning. He is the former administrator of Newfield House Nursing Home.


Kim Corben, Executive Director

Paul Gross, Orchestra Representative
Paul serves as the Board's Orchestra Representative, ex officio. He is the orchestra's principal percussionist, having joined the Phil full time in 1999.

Steven Karidoyanes, Music Director


The year in review: Click to read about the Phil's 2019-2020 season. Though our season ended abruptly due to the pandemic, we still have a lot to be thankful for, including donors and supporters like you. Click on the icon to page through our Annual Report and learn about our concerts, programs, and financial results from a most unusual season.

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