Musicians On Call (MOC), the nonprofit organization which brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, welcomes Charles Esten, Lori Feldman, Michelle Frohlich-Klinger, Jessica Lee, Lee Perlman, Dr. Todd Rubin and Cathy Sullivan to its National Board of Directors.
Additionally, iHeartMedia Executive Vice President, Global Music Marketing and Strategy Alissa Pollack has been elected Vice Chair of the National Board.
“Due to the stress, anxiety and uncertainty caused by the pandemic, Musicians On Call’s programs were needed more than ever last year to support patients, families and caregivers in healthcare facilities. Thanks to our incredible volunteers, supporters, staff and Board, we brought the healing power of music to more people virtually in 2020 than in any other year in our history,” said Musicians On Call President & CEO Pete Griffin. “We are excited to build on this momentum and continue sharing the joys of live music with record numbers in 2021 and beyond. Each of the leaders we are welcoming to our National Board of Directors bring extraordinary talents and expertise that will help us grow MOC in new and strategic ways in the coming years.”
Esten is best known for his role as Deacon Claybourne on CMT’s Nashville, and his current role of Ward Cameron in the Netflix series Outer Banks. Esten is an active Musicians On Call volunteer and regularly performs for patients and caregivers in hospitals, hospice centers, and VA facilities. He also serves as the National Honorary Spokesman for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night campaign.
Feldman spent more than 25 years in the record industry, most recently as EVP of Strategic Marketing at Warner Records. In late 2019 she joined Paradigm Talent Agency as chief marketing officer. Feldman has been recognized numerous times in Billboard’s Top 100 Women in Music and Branding Power Players lists. She has introduced many artists to MOC’s mission and served on the organization’s President’s and Advisory Councils.
Frohlich-Klinger has led numerous social impact causes since 2008, including teaming up with artist Carlos Augusto Pereira to create elaborate murals in the hallways of Miami Children’s Hospital and launching the Miami Branch of Musicians On Call, where she served as Program Director from 2009 to 2012.
Jessica Lee is co-chair of the Privacy, Security & Data Innovations practice at Loeb & Loeb.
Lee Perlman is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer of the Greater New York Hospital Association.
Todd A. Rubin, MD is a Nashville-based orthopedic surgeon who specializes in disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.
Cathy Sullivan is a CPA at Baker, Sullivan Hoover PLC. She is Trustee for the John and June Cash Trusts. She is a longtime Volunteer Guide for Musicians On Call, helping the organization launch its Bedside Performance Program in Nashville in 2007. She has also served on MOC’s Advisory Council for more than a decade.