Staff

Coaches

Cari Tellis

Cari Tellis

Director and Voice Coach

Cari M. Tellis, Ph.D., is a director and performer with specialization in voice and acting. Coach Cari is a certified speech-language pathologist and a professor in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Misericordia University in Dallas,…

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Lauren Timek

Dance Coach

Lauren Timek has 20+ years of training in classical ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, character, hip hop, pantomime, musical theater, & voice performance. Lauren’s training has taken place across the tri-state area with several…

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Lonnie Barone

Orlando R. Barone

Acting Coach, Leadership Coach

PATA Acting and Leadership Coach Lonnie Barone is an executive coach at The Wharton School of Business, where he has also instructed undergraduates in executive presence and leadership. He is a graduate MBA instructor in…

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Staff

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Tia Spagnuolo

Assistant Director, Training Staff, Administrator

Tia Spagnuolo received her Master’s degree in speech-language pathology in 2016. She is an SLP at a local private practice, and is an adjunct professor in the Speech-Language Pathology Department at Misericordia University. She is…

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Erin Roberts

Training Staff, Residential Director, Team Leader

Erin Roberts is the residential director for PATA, and also serves as a team leader and training staff member. In addition to being a youth soccer coach and an avid baker, Erin is one of…

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Danielle Spagnuolo

Dance Instructor, Stage Manager

Danielle Spagnuolo is a graduate student in the Speech-Language Pathology program at Misericordia University. She has 10 years of dance experience, primarily in tap. Danielle has been a staff member at PATA since summer 2014.…

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Katharine Manasco

Music Director, Composer, Guitar Instructor

Katharine is an accomplished musician and songwriter whose bands Snow Machine, 1945, and Three Finger Cowboy produced a total of five albums. Born and raised in Birmingham, AL, Manasco toured with Grammy Award-winning folk rock…

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Ryan Burdick

Composer, Training Staff, Pianist

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Noah Sunday-Lefkowitz

Composer, Training Staff, Pianist

Noah Sunday-Lefkowitz is thrilled to be returning to PATA as a composer, acting coach, and pianist. He is currently a senior double-major in Music and Theatre at Muhlenberg College where he performed as Frederic in Pirates…

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Hayley Bochner

Dance Instructor

Hayley Bochner, born and raised in New Jersey, started dancing at age five. She studied the classical styles- ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, as well as tap. A few years later, she found her love for…

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Angie DeMuro

Storytelling & Cartooning Instructor

Angie DeMuro has been creating comics since she was able to hold a crayon.  She used to practice drawing the Peanuts characters all through grade school. In adulthood Angie self taught herself the art of…

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Chantal Whiteduck

Training Staff

Chantal Whiteduck is a student at Misericordia University studying speech-language pathology. She has 15 years of dance training in various styles including ballet, jazz, pointe, hip-hop, and tap. She also has experience in theater and…

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Ian Jo Denny

Team Leader, Residential Staff, Trombonist

Ian Jo Denny is a 2018 graduate of Kutztown University from East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania and has been a member of the PATA family since 2015. With a degree in music and a minor in leadership,…

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Sean Vitale

Percussionist

Dr. Sean M. Vitale is a native of the West Pittston, PA and graduate of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Misericordia University. A member of the PATA crew since its first year, Sean continues…

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Harrison Ingemarson

Accompanist

Harrison Ingemarson is a composer, arranger, pianist, choral singer, and conductor. He first started playing piano and composing original compositions at the age of ten and has since pursued a higher education in music and…

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Maida Barone

PATA Mom

Maida Barone, in addition to being Coach Cari’s mom, is the resident PATA mom! Always quick with the first aid kit and ready to chat, she helps take care of all of the PATA performers…

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Guest Trainers

Erik Raj

Erik X. Raj, Ph.D.

Video Production/Media

Erik X. Raj, Ph.D., is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist who works daily with school-age children to help increase their communication abilities. He is currently an assistant professor in the Speech-Language Pathology program at Monmouth…

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