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GALA Choruses is managed under an association management contract with Godfrey Consulting LLC. The individuals shown below are Godfrey Consulting LLC staff assigned to the GALA Choruses account.

Executive Director - Robin Godfrey

Robin is a native of western Pennsylvania and a long-time lover of choral music. Her professional background is in accounting and finance and Robin worked as a financial consultant to GALA Choruses for two years prior to being appointed Executive Director in February 2007.

Learn more about Robin's background in the video interview on the GALA blog. Send Robin an email.

Robin Godfrey


Artistic Director - Jane Ramseyer Miller

Jane Ramseyer Miller serves as Artistic Director for GALA Choruses and is responsible for the artistic aspects of GALA events, resources and Festivals. She is also in her 24th year as Artistic Director for One Voice Mixed Chorus in St. Paul, Minnesota. She holds a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Minnesota and a BA in Psychology from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada - and uses both degrees in her work every day! In 2008 she received the GALA Choruses Legacy Award for her conducting, innovative programming and commitment to community outreach. In 2010 she was awarded the ACDA VocalEssence Award for Creative Programming and the ACDA Minnesota Advocate for Choral Excellence (ACE) Award. Miller also is committed to creative choral collaborations and recently Jewish Pride awarded her their Tikkun olam "Healing the World Award" for a project exploring the music of GLBT and Jewish music of the Holocaust.

Committed to issues of social justice, Miller has organized two Transgender Voices Festivals along with a team of trans and nonbinary identified singers. She presents workshops across North America on the topics including Transgender Voices as well as Transformative Community Engagement. She has commissioned over 30 new choral works and loves the process of creating new programs and compositions with living composers.

Check out this video interview with Jane.

Jane Ramsey Miller


Communications Specialist - Paul Kruse

Paul William Kruse has joined the team serving GALA Choruses as the Communications Specialist. Paul recently moved to Pittsburgh from Chicago, where he lived for eight years. He has worked in communications with Northwestern University and the Chicago-Detroit Province of the Jesuits. He also works as a playwright, media producer, and teaching artist. Paul recently wrote the 2012-2013 show for Dreams of Hope, an LGBTQ youth performance troupe in Pittsburgh that performed at GALA Festival 2012. He will be working on finding creative ways for our member choruses to share their stories with each other along with further developing our web site, Youtube channel, and Facebook presence.

Communications Director-Paul Kruse


Membership Services Director - Sue Bell

Sue holds a BA degree in English and Women's Studies, and her resume includes working as a Data Analyst and Client Service Manager for a major management science firm, a Medical Records Manager, DJ for a public radio station, and Sound Engineer for a women's performance space. She sees her engagement with GALA as a natural blending of her work experience as an information provider with her life-long passions for music, arts culture, feminism, and LGBTQ community-building.

Sue will gladly answer your questions about GALA Choruses, membership and participation in GALA events.

Membership Services Director - Sue Bell


Youth Services Specialist - Ali Hoefnagel

Ali Hoefnagel is a performer, arts administrator and teaching artist. As an artist and educator, they embrace the complexity of the queer identity to create new and engaging ways to explore LGBTQIA life within local communities.

Youth Services Specialist - Ali Hoefnagel


Development Director - Joann Usher

Joann has thirty years of non-profit management experience, financial expertise, strategic planning, and fund-raising and grant-writing success. Ms. Usher has been Executive Director of the Rainbow Health Initiative, Director of Progress Valley recovery program, Director of Development for Little Brothers, and the Director of United Theological Seminary. She was also Executive Director of the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus and Cantus, and served for nine years on the GALA Choruses board of directors including two years as President. Send Joann an email.

Development Director - Joann Usher