Directors : Sharon O'Leary, Alexandra DeVincenzo, Mike Roy, Toni Swart, Dave McEwen, STEVE WOLSLEY, Carol Browning
Our Board of Directors has diverse strengths in elementary school education, child psychiatry with at-risk youth, finance, and business/project management. We have monthly Board meetings and discipline ourselves by following CRA guidelines for Charitable Organizations.
Our founder and executive director, Steve Wolsley, has over 30 years’ experience working in the Thames Valley District School Board and London District Catholic School Board, teaching in various secondary and elementary schools. His contacts are far reaching and his ability to engage elementary school children is proven excellent. He has organized and presented concerts with thousands of musicians in his former position as conductor of the London Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Greta Toni Swart (Professor Emeritus UWO), is a retired Director of Professional Education (CPRI), and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with 33 years of experience. She managed her own successful clinical practice. She has been Director of an adolescent unit at LPH. She has been Medical Director (A) at CPRI.
Michael Roy, is a retired Elementary School teacher with over 30 years’ experience (Thames Valley District School Board). He has sung in choirs for several years, and done significant volunteer work with a variety of organizations.
Carol Browning is a Pastor and a Wedding Celebrant in the community with 19 years’ experience. She has a passionate interest in helping youth develop and grow to their full potential, especially musically, which she has done as a volunteer for several organizations.
David McEwen has over 20 years’ experience as a software consultant and project manager. He taught Project management at Fanshawe College, and is also Music Director at a local church.
Sharon O'Leary has been a passionate volunteer for many charities including Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Alexandra De Vincenzo is a CPA, CA with experience auditing registered charities and not-for-profit organizations. She shares ESSL's passion for music education. She has experienced first hand how it can improve a child's development through her study of the cello in school and her participation in various choirs.