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New Jersey NAfME Collegiate

2014-2015 Collegiate State Board

 Mary Onopchenko, President

Hello! My name is Mary Onopchenko! This is my second year serving as the President of NJMEA Collegiate. I am a senior music education student at Rowan University and my primary instrument is flute. It is my pleasure and honor to have served you last year, and to continue serving you this year. I am in my second year as president of Rowan’s NAfME chapter as well as my second year as Sergeant of Arms for Sigma Alpha Iota- Kappa Alpha chapter. I have a great passion for education, music, and leadership. I strive for “constant and never ending improvement” in my various leadership positions, collegiate studies, and in my everyday life. I am so very fortunate to have had, and continue to have, such amazing teams with me on all the boards I serve on, and this current state board is no exception to that! This is a group of such energetic, intelligent individuals that I am honored to call my team, colleagues and friends. Please feel free to reach out to the state board through our gmail address found on our many social media outlets, and to me personally at or I can’t wait to see what we all accomplish this year!

 Nicole Olearchik, Vice President

Nicole Olearchik is a third year music education major and sign language minor at Kean University in Union, NJ. Her areas of study include elementary and secondary vocal general music. Nicole is honored to be the President of Kean University’s collegiate chapter of NAfME and is proud to be the Vice President for the NJMEAC. She looks forward to a year of collaboration with all the NJMEAC collegiate members. She can be contacted at

 Lee Mamolen, Secretary

Hey everyone! My name is Lee, the Secretary for the 2014-2015 NJMEA state board! I am in my junior year at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University majoring in music education with my concentration in voice. In addition, I am also on the boards of the Rutgers University Kirkpatrick Choir as their president, Rutgers NAfME as their Secretary, and Rutgers ACDA as their Secretary as well! I am on the board this year to help coordinate state events such as the NJEA and NJMEA Conventions as well the head communicator between NAfME Chapters across the state of New Jersey! I love meeting new people, so feel free to send me an email or message with a suggestion for state NAfME or just to say Hi! My phone number is (609)703-7626 or you can email me at I am really looking forward to an amazing year with NAfME with all of you! 

 Becky Orlando, Treasurer

Hey everyone! My name is Becky Orlando and I am currently serving on the 2014-2015 state NAfME board as Treasurer. I am a third year student at Montclair State University, studying tuba and Music Education! I am also the Treasurer of Montclair’s NAfME chapter. My position on the board this year is meant to help organize the state conference in February, but I’d also like to use my position to promote chapter interactions as well as help individual chapters with recruitment and chapter growth. I can’t wait to see what this year brings! If anyone ever needs to contact me I am completely email accessible at, or feel free to message me on Facebook! 

 Kenneth M. Barry, Media Coordinator

Hey! Ken here, the Media Coordinator for the 2014-2015 NJMEA state board. I am in my fourth year at Montclair State University majoring in music education with my primary instrument being tuba. I am also the Media Coordinator for my NAfME chapter at my school. I am on the board this year to utilize social media by offering a very convenient way of communication to every music student in the state through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our personal website. I also plan to spread the word of what exciting things each collegiate chapter is up to and outside our chapters to allow us musicians and educators the opportunity to be able to learn what events are coming up so you can be a part of them! Personally, I am a very friendly person who loves to talk so shoot me a message on any one of my media outlets if you need anything. Also, my phone number is (201) 892-3412 if you ever wanted to call or shoot me a text, and my email is You can also email me pictures of anything exciting you wanted to share and I will post them on our Instagram account! 

Dr. Dammers, Advisor


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