Jessica Josefczyk, MT-BC is a music therapist working with elders in Dayton, Ohio. She completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton in 2012 and is currently pursuing her Master’s in Music Therapy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. In addition to her role as a music therapist, Jessica supervises undergraduate practicum students and acts as internship director for the National Roster internship site she re-established at her facility. She has also served as the secretary and membership chair of the Association of Ohio Music Therapists since 2015. Read Jess’ post, “Listening Programs: Fast Track to Nowhere Fast”
Molly Hicks, MMT, MT-BC is a music therapist and bereavement coordinator at Penn Wissahickon Hospice in the Philadelphia area. She also serves on the Allied Therapies Steering Committee of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Molly received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music therapy from Temple University. She enjoys supervising music therapy interns and presenting at national and regional music therapy conferences. After many years of using yoga for self-care, Molly recently completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Massachusetts. Read Molly’s post, “Intersections of Yoga and Music Therapy”.
Gabby Ritter, MMT, MT-BC is the music therapist at Baltimore County Public Schools. She completed her undergraduate degree in Music Therapy at The University of Alabama and her Master’s in Music Therapy at Georgia College and State University. She is the President of the Maryland Association for Music Therapy, President-Elect for the Mid Atlantic Region of the American Music Therapy Association and Co-Chair of the Maryland State Task Force for Music Therapy. She has presented several times at both National and Regional Music Therapy conferences, Honestly Autism Day and for BCPS schools. Read Gabby’s post, “Grief and Loss Outside of End-of-Life Care.”
Miriam Sherk, MMT, MT-BC is a music therapist for The Medical Team Hospice in Southeast Michigan and lives in Ann Arbor, MI. She began as the first music therapist for this nation-wide hospice and is building from the ground up. Miriam served as Regional Event Planner for the Mid-Atlantic Region of the AMTA from 2012-2014. She received her MT-BC in 2012 and Master of Music Therapy degree from Temple University in 2013.
Jennifer Swanson, MMT, MT-BC works for a hospice company in the Philadelphia area where she created and maintains its first music therapy program, and supervises practicum students. She also has a small private practice, working with clients of varying backgrounds. She has presented regionally and nationally on topics related to hospice music therapy. Jennifer is also the Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative to the AMTA Professional Advocacy Committee. She received her MT-BC in December of 2011, MMT from Temple University in January of 2013, and is currently in supervision working towards LPC licensure.