top of page

Ontario Center for the Performing Arts 

2023 Board of Directors

The Oswego Music Hall is headed up by a team of dedicated community leaders
committed to furthering the Music Hall's mission.

Ellen Wahl, President                                            

Ellen is a founding member of the Board and has served in 

various capacities for 40 years, most recently as Artistic Director
(16 years). Ellen retired from a career in human development as

Director of RSVP of Oswego County. 

Joe Perry, VP, House Manager

Retired City of Oswego Fire Chief, Joe joined the Board in 2020. He takes on key challenges including grant writing, door management and food preparation.

Margaret Bocsor, Treasurer

Maggie retired from a career in Financial Administration and 

has served on the Board 10+ years. Her passion is serving

those who are passionate about live music, horses, and

land &water conservation, with a goal of strengthening 

non-profits with similar goals and serving on their boards. 

Tom Lambert, Artistic Director

Retired manager from Xerox Corp., Tom has been on the 

Board 6 years, initially as Membership Secretary. A life-long

music lover with a broad appreciation of multiple genres, Tom 

and the Artistic Committee visit festivals, conferences, and 

venues throughout the region to put the best talent possible 

on stage. 

Brian Dice, Technical Director

With a degree in Live Broadcasting, Brian has served as an 

audio engineer for the Music Hall for 13 years and joined the

Board in 2019. Brian trains and schedules sound and lighting 

technicians, including student interns from SUNY Oswego.
Brian is employed 
with Auxiliary Serviced of SUNY Oswego 

and runs sound for the campus chapel.


Michael Moss, Recording Secretary,

Volunteer Coordinator
Michael has monitored Board meetings since 2019 and joined 
the Board in 2019. Michael is employed at ARISE Independent

Living Center. Michael is also a participant in SUNY Oswego's 

Festival Chorus and serves on its Board of Directors. 

John McConnell, Hook Series Coordinator

John is a professional musician and recording artist and has

been a Board member 9 years. He produced a Mental

Health Awareness Festival, co-produced the first event in

OCPA's Guest Curator Series and runs several local mic series 

for local businesses.

TJ James, Technical Advisor 

TJ is the principal recording engineer for Subcat Studios in
Syracuse and has been on our Board for 7 years. He helped guide the launch of our
internship program and the first live streaming recordings.  

Rangit Dighe, Social Media Manager

Dr. Dighe teaches in the SUNY Oswego Economics Dept.  He joined the OCPA Board in 2013 and is addicted to performing at open mics and porchfests.

Debra Rose

Debra is an Artist, paralegal and Village of Fair Haven Planning Board Chairperson.  She's been on the OCPA Board 6 years; one year as treasurer.  With an eye for detail she is an avid proof reader and frequent show volunteer.

Jess Novak

Jess is a professional musician, teacher and journalist. She produced one of the best run Guest Curator events to date while

8 months pregnant. Jess joined the Board in 2022.

Kathaleen DeMott, Publicity Coordinator

Kathaleen has been on the board 3 years and served the first year as Recording Secretary. She is a human development professional with a strong background in print media and advertising. 

Dave Gillespie, Email Manager, Evaluations Manager

Dave is a musician and retired electronics engineer. He's been a 

Board Director 7 years. He attends festivals and conferences and is a frequent volunteer at Music Hall shows. 

Al Neveu, IT Coordinator, Manager of E-Blasts, Posters and Photos

Al has been a Board Director 6 years, half of which he served as Vice President. He does computer programming simulation at Nine Mile Point Nuclear Power Station. 

OswegoMusicHall May08 002a (1).jpg

Our Team

While the Oswego Music Hall is a working board, several volunteers from the general membership assist in key capacities. Some of these team members are listed below:

Leeanne Perry, Webmaster

When she's not teaching K-2 in the Oswego City School District and keeping our website current, Leeanne is helping the VP with grants and hospitality preparations or contributing a warm atmosphere at shows.

Jackie Neveu, Membership Secretary

Jackie is a bookkeeper with a thorough understanding of Quick Books. She was the Music Hall Baking Coordinator before COVID and has served as treasurer on local non-profit boards. 

Norma Henry Gufstason, Membership Secretary Assistant

Norma has her masters degree in social work but left the profession to become a full time caregiver for a disabled family member.  Norma loves providing the personal touch when corresponding with members. 

Mark Wahl, Guest Curator Coordinator, SUNY Intern Manager

With a BA in theater stage & lighting design, Mark has been involved since the days OCPA was incorporated. For decades a board member, he has served as Technical Director and then as President for 13 years, introducing new programs more than tripling our calendar of events. Mark termed off the board in 2022 but continues to lend his considerable expertise, energy and passion to keep OCPA thriving.  He is a retired contractor, singer/songwriter and luthier,

Mike Shaver, Facilities Coordinator

Mike was the second Board Director to term out but remains committed to the Music Hall, managing facilities and volunteering with the sound crew. 

Oswego Music Hall

is supported by

bottom of page