CMS is pleased to announce that Laura M. Attieh of Lower Nazareth Township was elected to the CMS Board of Directors by unanimous vote on December 14, 2022.  Attieh will serve a three-year term with the 40-year-old Allentown nonprofit that provides the access and inspiration for anyone in our diverse community to achieve excellence in music education and appreciate the transformative power of music.

In December, the Board also extended its sincere appreciation to departing Board Members Matthew Tuerk and Safa Ashrafi.

Laura M. Attieh is an attorney with the King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC law firm in Bethlehem, PA where she counsels school clients in education and special education law.  Prior to joining KingSpry, Attieh served as Deputy District Attorney for Northampton County.  She holds a Juris Doctor from Western Michigan University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School and a B.S. in Leadership and Consumer Economics from the University of Delaware.  She resides in Lower Nazareth Township with her husband, Simone, and their two sons, Will and Jack.  Music was always part of her family life growing up and her passion and dedication to helping children is paramount.  Now, listening to their younger son, Jack, play both piano and guitar is a favorite family pastime.

The CMS Board’s Officers for the 2022-23 fiscal year are: President: Michael Yeager, Retired, CEO, Community Insurance Company; Vice President: James Warfel, Ed.D, Retired Educator; Treasurer: Tom Fenstermacher, Retired CFO, Hospital Central Services, Inc.; Secretary: Mark Stein, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Muhlenberg College.  Directors:  Laura Attieh, Attorney, King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC; Carmen Flosdorf, Vice President, Commercial Banking, Peoples Security Bank & Trust Company; Gregory Kuhn, President & CEO, Omega Protective Services, LLC; Mary Hahn, Vice President of Health & Wellness, Bell & Evans; David Livert, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Penn State Lehigh Valley; Kathleen Matthews, Retired Sr. Director of Business Ethics & Compliance, PPL; Bill Moyer, President, West Region & Allentown Campus, St. Luke’s University Health Network; Elyse Pillitteri, Attorney, Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, P.C; Vance Powers, Chief Financial Officer, Long Ridge Energy Terminal; Ellen Roberts, Retired, Volunteer & Community Activist; Dail Richie, Retired Executive Director, Berks Youth Chorus & CMS faculty member; David Yeager, Retired Assistant Vice President, Guardian Life Insurance.  Faculty Representative:  Joe Wagner, guitar, composition, & recording.