The Ukulele Kids Club Welcomes Four New Board Members in 2023
Jan 29 2023
Celebrating its 10th anniversary of operations, the Ukulele Kids Club, a nonprofit that aims to support medically fragile children through music, is welcoming four new board members in 2023. Hailing from different backgrounds and experiences, these 4 members are joining the organization in the hopes of helping the UKC reach more children in 2023 and beyond.
Henry J. Ristuccia
Henry Ristuccia, a founding member of the UKC board, is returning in 2023 as Treasurer to continue the work started 10 years ago. Henry was a partner at Deloitte for over 30 years and is now a venture capitalist, business advisor and risk management leader. He brings with him over 30 years of experience in finance and executive management in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Henry is also on the board of several other nonprofit organizations around the country.
Deborah Estevez Vandelinder
Deborah Estevez Vandelinder is a Senior Marketing Manager at The Conference Board, another nonprofit organization in New York City, and brings with her over 20 years of experience in marketing, particularly in the publishing industry, specializing in managing the relationship of a company with the public. Her previous work experience includes roles in People Magazine en Español, the New York Times, & NBC News.
Jeffrey Noll learned about the organization through social media, and quickly became one of its most dedicated donors. As the Global Head and General Administration Lead for the medical devices unit within the world’s largest clinical research organization, Jeff brings more than 30 years’ experience overseeing complex team operations including global supply chain that will help the UKC scale its business practices and increase efficiency through innovation.
Gabriel Montesino is a financial director at Northwestern Mutual in Miami, FL. He brings with him a wealth of experience in financial strategy and business administration. A supporter of UKC since 2022, Gabriel will serve on the finance committee and support the UKC in achieving its financial goals.
“My overall mission is to help more people achieve financial harmony. By joining the UKC BOD I get to fully be involved in collectively achieving our financial goals that will allow us to transform and touch more lives through music.
About Ukulele Kids Club, Inc.
The Ukulele Kids Club (UKC) is a nonprofit organization based in Lakeland, Florida. The UKC was founded in 2013 by Corey and Edda Bergman as a tribute to Corey’s son Jared Bergman. Since its founding, the UKC has directly supported the healthcare of more than 13,000 medically fragile children through music, music therapy and donations of its signature instrument. The UKC works with more than 350 hospital-based music therapy programs in the U.S. and around the world. The UKC is a platinum-level GuideStar participant; learn more at www.theukc.org.