Levine Music welcomes three new members to our Board of Trustees: Stephanie Harrison, Praveen R. Jeyarajah, and Jamel Vinson!
Stephanie Harrison most recently served as Director of Human Resources for AFSCME International, one of the largest labor organizations in the US, serving over 2 million members across the country. She has experience in the non-profit sector as Director of a Maternal and Child Health Project affiliated with the Southern Governors Association and Council of State Legislators, and has served as an Assistant Attorney General for the state of Maryland. Stephanie has a bachelor’s degree (Duquesne University) and a master’s degree (Georgetown University) in Nursing as well as a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.
She has sat on the Board of Planned Parenthood of Maryland and served as Board Chair of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition. Stephanie is currently the Arts Facet Chair of the Capital City (DC) Chapter of The Links, Inc. where she’s previously worked in partnership with Levine and other prominent music organizations.
PRAVEEN R. JEYARAJAH
Praveen joined the Astor Place Holdings investment team in July 2015, and has recently transitioned to a Senior Advisor role. Prior to joining Astor Place Holdings, Praveen was the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at Rexnord Corporation, and is a former Managing Director at Cypress Group, LLC. He was also a Managing Director in The Carlyle Group’s US leveraged buyout fund, focused on industrial investments. Praveen has a B.A. from Rutgers College and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of Business. He serves on the Board of Directors of Amsted Industries, Sentech Inc., Richards Industrials, and The Literacy Lab.
His eldest son studied percussion and jazz at Levine. His youngest son studies classical guitar with Douglas Rogers at Levine.
Driven from a young age to become a community and business leader, Jamel attended Morehouse College. He held a successful career with Johnson & Johnson in Information Technology, and then attended the Catholic University of America – Columbus School of Law, where he was a member of the Institute for Communications Law. While a student there, Jamel had the pleasure of working for Chairman Genachowski of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), United States Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, and the FCC’s Consumer Affairs and Government Affairs Bureau. Jamel served as the Vice President of Catholic University’s Chapter of the Black Law Student Association, and as a student ambassador for law school admissions. He currently serves as Corporate Counsel at Cisco Systems Inc – a global provider of communications solutions.
Jamel says that many of his fondest musical memories are of traveling as a member in the Boys Choir of Harlem, from 1996 – 2004.