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Staff Directory

NASD maintains a professional staff of eleven full-time and two part-time members at its National Office in Reston, Virginia. The staff provides technical services, information, and assistance to members of the Association and interested individuals in areas related to music training, education, and the arts. Staff members also carry out the administrative functions of the Association, including accreditation coordination, accounting, correspondence, policy analysis, and publishing. The National Office maintains files of materials relevant to accreditation actions of the Association. Public access to these files is only by written permission of the applicable member institution.

NASD National Office:
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248

Telephone: 703.437.0700
Facsimile: 703.437.6312
E-mail: info@arts-accredit.org


Please review the summary of staff responsibilities outlined below to ensure contact
with the appropriate staff member.

FULL-TIME STAFF
Karen P. Moynahan, Executive Director
Extension 116 ~ kmoynahan@arts-accredit.org

Tracy Maraney, Management Associate for Finance and Operations
Extension 123 ~ tmaraney@arts-accredit.org

Chira Kirkland, Editorial Associate
Extension 118 ~ ckirkland@arts-accredit.org

Jenny Kuhlmann, Data and Records Associate
Extension 112 ~ jkuhlmann@arts-accredit.org

Lisa A. Ostrich, Executive Assistant and Meetings Associate
Extension 126 ~ lostrich@arts-accredit.org

Sarah Yount, Staff Associate for Programming and External Affairs
Extension 120 ~ syount@arts-accredit.org

Anne Curley, Accreditation Specialist
Extension 128 ~ acurley@arts-accredit.org

Erin Moscony, Accreditation Coordinator
Extension 122 ~ emoscony@arts-accredit.org

Julia Harbo, Communications Coordinator
Extension 125 ~ jharbo@arts-accredit.org

Kyle Dobbeck, Accreditation Assistant
Extension 130 ~ kdobbeck@arts-accredit.org

Ben Thompson, Accreditation Assistant
Extension 129 ~ bthompson@arts-accredit.org


PART-TIME STAFF
Teresa Kabo, Accreditation Associate
Extension 114 ~ tkabo@arts-accredit.org

Stacy McMahon, Office Manager
Extension 110 ~ smcmahon@arts-accredit.org

SUMMARY OF STAFF RESPONSIBILITIES

ACCREDITATION

Accreditation Consultation -- Anne Curley; Kyle Dobbeck
Preparation of Applications for Membership, Renewal of Membership, Plan Approval,
Final Approval for Listing, Substantive Change, including assistance with regard to Procedures
and Standards related to such applications; Submissions in reply to Commission Action Reports,
including the preparation of Responses and Progress Reports, and assistance with regard to
Procedures and Standards related to Commission submissions

Accreditation Documentation -- Kyle Dobbeck
Procedures regarding submission of Application forms, Self-Studies, Optional Responses;
Responses, Progress Reports; Plan Approval and Final Approval for Listing applications,
Requests for Substantive Changes


Application Processes -- Teresa Kabo
Determining Readiness for Application, Submission of the Notice of Intention to Apply form;
Application Requirements and Procedures; Postponements of On-Site Reviews; Coordinated
and Special Reviews

Accreditation Review Processes -- Anne Curley
Preparation of Commission Agenda; Commission Procedures and Protocols; Commission Schedules; Commission Due Dates and Extensions of Material Submission Deadlines

ANNUAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS TO NASD

Accreditation Audits, Affirmation Statements, Supplemental Annual Reports -- Jenny Kuhlmann
HEADS Statistical Reports -- Erin Moscony

COMMITTEES AND ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES

Committee on Ethics -- Lisa A. Ostrich
Nominating Committee, Calls for Nominations -- Lisa A. Ostrich
Special Committees and Working Groups -- Sarah Yount

EXTERNAL ORGANIZATIONS

Liaison with Related Organizations -- Sarah Yount

FINANCIAL

Dues, Fees, Invoices, Status of Payments -- Tracy Maraney

GENERAL INFORMATION
-- Stacy McMahon; Chira Kirkland

INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH

HEADS Data Surveys, Data Summaries, Special Reports -- Erin Moscony

MEETINGS

Annual Meeting Content, Suggestions, and Programming -- Sarah Yount
Annual Meeting Registration -- NASD Website; Jenny Kuhlmann
Meeting Scheduling, On-Site Logistics, Arrangements, Venues -- Lisa A. Ostrich

OFFICE MANAGEMENT

Office Operations -- Stacy McMahon
Vendor Contact -- Tracy Maraney

OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Accreditation/Commission/Association Policies -- Karen P. Moynahan
Board of Directors, Executive Committee -- Karen P. Moynahan
Complaints and Complaint Procedures -- Karen P. Moynahan
Policy Affairs and Analysis -- Karen P. Moynahan

ON-SITE REVIEWS AND REVIEWERS

On-Site Review Coordination -- Erin Moscony
On-Site Reviews; Visitors, Visit Scheduling; Consultants, Consultants Scheduling

On-Site Review Consultation -- Ben Thompson; Teresa Kabo
Procedures and requirements regarding submission of Evaluative and Consultative Reports;
Preparation of Evaluative and Consultative Reports; Working with Evaluative and Consultative Reports;
Preparation of Optional Responses, including assistance with regard to Procedures and Standards
related to Evaluative and Consultative Reports


Evaluator Education and Training -- Erin Moscony
Education and Training Session Purposes, Agendas, Schedules,
Logistics, and Materials; Participation

PUBLICATIONS AND WEBSITE

Documents and Publications -- Julia Harbo
Currency of materials; Revision processes including comment and publication schedules;
Content of proposed revisions


Online Directory Listing Content -- Jenny Kuhlmann
Publications Orders -- NASD Website; Stacy McMahon
Website Content -- Julia Harbo

SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Additions, Deletions, Modifications to the Database -- Jenny Kuhlmann

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