NEMPAC Announces Charlestown Residents to Board of Directors

North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) is pleased to announce the addition of Robin Wehbe and Rose Koch, both of Charlestown, to its Board of Directors.

“I am extremely pleased to welcome Robin Wehbe as our new Treasurer, and Rose Koch as a new member of the Board of Directors,” said Dianne Royle, President of NEMPACs’ Board of Directors. “Robin brings great financial expertise, and I am confident NEMPAC’s finances will continue to be in excellent hands under his leadership. Rose is a hands-on friend of NEMPAC whose family participates in many of our programs, and she will be an asset providing a fresh perspective about community engagement.”

Robin currently manages investment funds for BNY Mellon, with a focus on sustainability.  He has been investing since graduating from business school with an MBA and MSF from Boston College. Robin completed his undergraduate work at Lehigh University, where he met his wife. They are principal owners of Common Roots, a health and wellness company focused on plant-based nutrition and mind-body fitness in Rye, NH. Robin is a resident of Charlestown, MA and parent of three children who are all NEMPAC students. He enjoys sharing in his kids’ educational experience and watching them find their own voices and confidence. Robin combines his professional experiences in business and finance with his passion for the arts to support improved organizational structure and operational effectiveness.

“I have been playing music all of my life and am passionate about the importance of music and arts in the community,” said Wehbe. “Growing up playing in various orchestras and musical ensembles, I have an understanding of the complexity and challenges that arts organizations face.”

Rose Koch is an independent consultant specializing in handheld analyzers and algorithm development. She has over 25 years’ experience in product development for the chemical industry that include Vice-President of Product Management at Olympus MIS and Innov-X Systems. She is a graduate from Manhattan College and holds a Master’s degree in chemistry from MIT. Rose lives with her family in Charlestown and has two children, 10- and 8-years of age, who are currently active NEMPAC students and attend the Eliot K-8 Innovation School.

“My daughter has participated in pretty much every theatre group performance that NEMPAC has offered, and she’s loved every minute of it,” said Koch. “Additionally, both of my children have taken private and group lessons in piano, violin, and voice. And I have to say that I’ve been incredibly impressed by the quality of the instructors, not just the technical quality, but their engagement with the children, their ability to make every child feel special, and encouraging them to live up to the best of their potential. NEMPAC has done a phenomenal job encouraging the love of arts for my family, and has brought a great deal of joy to us, and for that we will always be thankful. We love you NEMPAC.”

The NEMPAC Board of Directors is composed of individuals with a special interest in improving our community. The Board’s responsibility is to provide counsel and guidance in the direction and operation of NEMPAC, as well as to help raise awareness of its services to the surrounding communities.

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