Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School  announces 2 new hires and 2 staff changes

 Faye Zuckerman as communications & government relations manager
 Deborah Gilstein Jaffe as part-time business partnership & special events
Danielle Bouchard adds marketing to her work

Erin Flood promoted to Enrollment Manager

EAST PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School announced today the hiring of Faye B. Zuckerman, of Riverside, as manager of communications and government relations and Deborah Gilstein Jaffe, of Barrington, as part-time business partnerships and special events manager. Danielle K. Bouchard, of Cumberland, has expanded her role as group sales manager to include marketing. Bouchard’s new title is manager of marketing and group sales, and Erin Flood is now enrollment manager.

“For the RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School, these staff changes are necessary to meet the needs of a growing organization. Both the School and the Orchestra have dramatically increased their reach over the last four years, and we expect that growth to continue and intensify with the hiring of a new Music Director at the end of this season. By putting the right people in place, we ensure that we will continue to move the organization forward to serve our mission and meet the musical needs of our community. On behalf of the staff, faculty, orchestra and board, I am thrilled to welcome Faye and Debbi to our family, and proud we can offer new opportunities to Danielle and Erin.”

David Beauchesne, Executive Director,
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School

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About Faye Zuckerman: Zuckerman is a former Providence Journal reporter and editor who most recently worked at the Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island as the nonprofit’s head of communication, marketing and government relations. She held the position of assistant state director for advocacy and government relations for AARP Rhode Island, and was the director of communications for the Office of Governor Lincoln Chafee, Rhode Island Housing and United Way of Rhode Island. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and did her graduate work in journalism at California State University, Northridge.

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About Deborah Gilstein Jaffe: For 15 years, Jaffe worked as the chief development officer for The Miriam Hospital Foundation where she led the philanthropy effort. During her tenure, she successfully oversaw the hospital’s largest capital campaign in its history. Her previous professional experience includes roles in marketing and communications at Lifespan, and as an account manager for Trainor Associates. She is an avid volunteer who has donated her time to The Miriam Hospital Foundation, the hospital’s Women’s Association, Barrington Education Foundation and Nayatt School in Barrington. She is a graduate of Syracuse University where she studied at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

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About Danielle Bouchard: In addition to Bouchard’s four years of overseeing the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office, she has more than 10 years of experience in arts administration. She previously held positions with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Trinity Rep. She has a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College.

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About Erin Flood: Prior to her promotion to Enrollment Manager, Flood worked as the school’s branch coordinator and then registrar and enrollment supervisor. She previously held positions at the YMCA and Walt Disney World Resorts. She was a teaching assistant for the RI Children’s Chorus, and she holds a B.A. in music performance from Rhode Island College.