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Cheryl Hodge - President, Founder of the Dementia Singalong Therapy Program. Cheryl is an award winning jazz musician and former faculty member of Berklee College of Music in Boston (Voice; Sight Reading) and the Selkirk College Music Program in Nelson, BC. She won Best Jazz Song (2013) at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards; and has been nominated 3 other times for Best Jazz, Best Blues songs. She is the recipient of a "Grindie Award" (Radio Indy.com), and Best College Jazz Choir Award (Lionel Hampton Music Festival Moscow, Idaho). Now semi-retired, she continues to tour, and give clinics/choirs in the field of Singalong Therapy. She is the author of "Alzheimer's, Dementia & the Healing Power of Music", and "A Singer's Guide to the Well-Trained & Powerful Voice. She has recorded 12 CDs.
Duncan Saunders (Adviser) - The former mental health counselor and therapist is currently one of two Celtic harpists who are Music Ministers of the Spiritual Care Department at the Peace Health St. Joseph Center in Bellingham, Washington. The patients and staff love the music when he and the other harpist show up, Saunders says, adding that one patient told him after Saunders had played for 15 minutes that it was the first time he’d been pain-free in three days. https://celticlife.com/duncan-saunders/
Lindsey Boldrin (Adviser) - Lindsay is the Activities Director at Brookdale in Fairhaven, WA. She has been a huge boost to increasing good spirit in the Senior Facility there. Cheryl brought her on to the board because of her expertise in being able to discern what senior residents find stimulating and rewarding. She is a huge supporter of the healing properties of Music, as it relates to Dementia.
Dylan Hodge (Vice President/Treasurer) - Currently involved in college courses in Computer Programming; Cheryl's son, Dylan Hodge, is a gifted musician in his own right. As an extremely accomplished bass player, he has been touring with Cheryl Hodge since he was sixteen years old; playing with such luminaries as jazz guitar great, John Stowell; and studying bass with world renowned players; including Stuart Hamm and Dave Captein. Dylan currently resides in Vancouver, WA