International Board of Directors
Anna is the Director for the Ukrainian Philanthropists Forum. She works diligently with philanthropic organizations and the Ukrainian Parliament to represent the need for legislation that will encourage the development of philanthropy throughout Ukraine. She has brought the membership of the Forum to over 60 mebers. She is also a member of the Ukrainian Board of Directors for Music Camp International.
After retirement from IBM, Don formed Kremer Management Consulting with a focus on accelerating change in large international corporations. Clients included Union Pacific Railroad, G.E, Whirlpool, Elli Lilly, PG&E and AMOCO. Don authored a ground breaking Accelerating Change with Business Communication. Don became involved with Rotary International in 1991. He served as President of the Monterey Peninsula Sunrise Club in 2002-2003, and was selected as District 5230 Governor for 2006-2007, a position which covers 4 counties in central California with 57 Rotary clubs. He joined the BOD of MCI in May, 2013.
Eugene was born and grew up in Russia, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Mathematics. He moved to Los Angeles, CA in 1990. By 1995, Eugene had received an Award in Accounting Certificate from UCLA, passed his CPA exam and joined a public accounting firm. Currently, Eugene is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in California. He is also a Financial Adviser and Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor. Prior to starting his own CPA firm in 2005, he worked for regional and local CPA firms in Boston, MA and Monterey, CA. He is married, one son, 17. His interests are: bicycling, crossfit, outdoor activities.” Eugene is an active Rotarian in the Monterey-Pacific Club in Monterey, CA. Eugene joined the BOD in 2014.
After spending several years in music, Jim changed careers to become a senior representative with Health Markets Insurance. His distinguished career of over 25 years has awarded him numerous company awards and career titles. In 2002 he fulfilled a lifelong dream of “giving back to those in need” when together, with Connie, they formed the Canticum Novum Corporation, the parent company of Music Camp International. His support of that dream has taken him to both Ukraine and Romania several times. He has served on the BOD since its birth in November, 2002.
Mariana is Business Development Analyst with Emerson in Romania. She holds an MA in Marketing, but also has multiple music involvements. She has been a bell ringer with the first Romanian bell choir, and has taught handbells with Music Camp International for the last five years. Her talents form a powerful combination as she relates not only to our projects as a superb teacher in our Camps, but her expertise in marketing and strategic planning distinguish her contributions to the organization in communication and development with potential partners.
Michael Stebbins is a business builder, passionate about new markets and moving companies from startup to acquisition. His last company, Market Motive (acquired by Simplilearn in 2015), changed the way the world learns online marketing. Prior companies focused on online commerce, web analytics, or software developer tools. Currently Michael serves as President and Chairman of the Board for OMCP®. OMCP maintains the industry standard for online marketing certification, exams, competencies, and curriculum. At home in Santa Cruz, Michael’s favorite conversations revolve around education, business growth, marketing, and vintage motorcycles.
Oksana is a national artist in Ukraine. Her distinguished service to her country is universally known throughout Ukraine, not only as a performer, but as the former Minister of Culture (under President Viktor Yushchenko), member of Parliament, and highly articulate ambassador of peace. On October 28, Oksana personally negotiated the release of 110 hostages from the Russian insurgents. She has been an ardent advocate of the work of Music Camp International in Ukraine, and was responsible for nominating Connie Fortunato to receive the Honorary Ambassador of Peace Award–the first non-Ukrainian in history to receive this award. She is a member of the Ukrainilan Board of Directors for MCI.