Secretary/Treasurer- Peg O'Connell
Medicaid expansion advocate and longtime public health champion Peg O’Connell has been awarded the North Carolina Hospital Association’s 2023 Meritorious Service Award, one of the organization’s highest honors. O’Connell has lately been in the news for her decade-plus work on expanding Medicaid, which Gov. Roy Cooper and the N.C. General Assembly approved in the spring. An attorney by profession, she served as the manager of external affairs for the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, working with representatives of federal and state agencies and federal policymakers to create and implement a policy agenda for the National Forum to reduce incidence of heart disease and stroke. O’Connell was a senior adviser for government and public affairs with the Raleigh consulting firm of Fuquay Solutions and chairs the nonpartisan Care4Carolina coalition. She and her husband, Jack Lewis, are generous supporters of Chamber Music Raleigh's concerts & education programs.
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NCSU Professor Reynolds received his AB degree magna cum laude from Harvard in 1971, and MA and PhD degrees from the University of California, Berkeley in 1973 and 1980, all in physics. At Harvard, he served as concertmaster and assistant conductor of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra. During his time in graduate school, he worked also as a professional violinist, performing regularly with the Oakland
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Symphony, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra, and new-music ensembles. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Virginia until 1982, and a post-doctoral associate at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (Charlottesville, VA) from 1982 to 1985. In 1985 he joined the faculty of North Carolina State University, charged with founding a research group in astrophysics.
Executive Director - Kaine Riggan has an extensive career in arts management and development including serving as Director of Performing Arts for the State of Tennessee (Tennessee Arts Commission). He founded the nation's first multi-disciplined Senior Center for the Arts in Nashville, Tennessee and ran the organization for its first five years. He has served as business manager for Temple Theatre in Sanford and the 1800-seat Royal Palace Theatre in Roanoke Rapids, NC. Also a music-lover, Kaine has sang on the Grand Ole Opry, plays the double bass, guitar and mandolin and has written two musicals which enjoyed regional success in Nashville. A native of Vance County, he lives on Kerr Lake and enjoys buying and selling classic cars on the side. www.KaineRiggan.com Kaine@ChamberMusicRaleigh.org