Board of Directors
Marianne Zychal, was honored to be invited to join the music festival board in 2016 and to be elected as President in 2019. Ms. Zychal grew up in the Pocono Mountains and attended the Pocono Mountain High School where the music festival’s camp is held each year. During her high school years she experienced first hand how arts programs foster development, confidence and a sense of community. As a result, she has a deep appreciation for the mission of the music festival and camp and all that they bring to the region.
Ms. Zychal retired from J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. after a 25 year career, first as a lawyer and then Managing Director heading a retirement business. She resides in Buck Hill Falls, PA and Denver, CO with her husband Chuck Hood.
David Mazza, a Buck Hill Falls homeowner, was inspired to organize support for a music festival in the Pocono Mountains after a jewel box opera performance in the summer of 2009 received an enthusiastic response from the community. Dr. Mazza is a prominent physician based in New York City who has appeared yearly for over the past 20 years on “Best Doctors” lists published by New York magazine, The New York Times, and Castle Connolly.
He is a past president of the New York Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society and has held academic positions at Columbia University and New York University. He is currently a member of the Concorde Medical Group, the largest private practice group affiliated with the New York University Langone Medical Center.