Karen Hesley, President, Marketing, Program & HR committees In 1994, Karen developed the first therapeutic singing group for Parkinson’s people in Phoenix, Az. She directed the Tremble Clefs in Arizona and then San Diego. In 2015, she retired as musical director to help build the current non-profit organization, Tremble Clefs San Diego. Karen is a retired speech therapist with MA degrees in Linguistics and Communication Disorders. Her interest in Parkinson’s voice began with her LSVT patients (Lee Silverman Voice Treatment) and she continues to be dedicated to the mission of the Tremble Clefs.
Sandy Rehart,Treasurer Sandy volunteers bookkeeping services to Tremble Clefs and serves as Treasurer. Sandy graduated with a bachelor’s Degree of Science in Business Administration and Management from the University of Redlands and has over 25 years experience in accounting and business leadership. Before opening her own practice, Sandy worked as a controller for companies in diverse industries. Sandy also volunteers to teach QuickBooks through San Diego SCORE, which is how she met the Tremble Clefs. Sandy has been married over 30 years, has two grown daughters, a 5 year old granddaughter and 3 dogs.
Bill Farrington, Director, Marketing, Program & HR committees Bill graduated from USC and has 5 years of experience as a retail store owner and a 31 year career with ASICS America as National Team Sales Manager. Through his previous business connections, he has secured official Tremble Clefs performance shirts and other TC logo sale items. Bill came to Tremble Clefs as a musician and with choral experience in several excellent community and church choirs. He is married to Barbara, his wife of 47 years, and is the father of three. He was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s 15 years ago.
Leigh Johnson, Director, Governance committee Chair Leigh comes to our Board with experience in applied research and community education and has served on various councils, committees and recently as board member of her home owners association. Leigh has internet outreach experience as well as interests in strategic planning, fundraising and community outreach. She has been a participant in the San Diego Tremble Clefs for approximately 2 years and she is also involved in other Parkinson’s support organizations. She helped initiate “Flying Solo”, a support group for Parkinson’s people.
Sammy KnightDirector, Marketing committee Sammy Knight is a retired attorney from Virginia. Both before and after retirement, he has held a number of volunteer positions with professional, community and charitable organizations. Since moving to San Diego, he has served as President of the Eagle Scout Alumni Association of San Diego and as Chairman of Mission District of the Boy Scouts of America. He has been a member of Tremble Clefs since 2014.