Musicians On Call (MOC), the nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients, families and caregivers in healthcare environments, has welcomed Jenny Methling as Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Cindy Gonzalez and Simba Woodard as Program Coordinators and Lia Okenkova as Grants Coordinator.
Methling joins the organization after most recently working for 615 Leverage + Strategy, where she focused on brand partnerships and strategic artist marketing initiatives. she also oversaw projects for brands including Dunkin’, Anheuser-Busch, Six Flags, Crown Royal and more. In her new role, Methling will lead the vision and strategy of MOC’s Corporate Partnerships department and will be responsible for identifying, developing and managing high-level strategic partnerships with corporate partners to advance MOC’s mission and drive organizational growth.
With a passion for nonprofit work and a love for giving back to her community, Gonzalez will manage MOC’s bedside programs in New York City and Philadelphia while recruiting and coordinating volunteers and serving as the liaison with local hospital partners. Woodard has worked as an educator, a teaching artist and a DEI consultant, focusing on the use of individual stories and cultural experiences to achieve equity in all spaces. In his new position, he will manage the organization’s national virtual and streaming programs.
Okenkova is a Vanderbilt University graduate who has worked within the arts nonprofit and corporate philanthropy sectors, particularly in corporate social responsibility, development and education. As Grants Coordinator, she will oversee and execute grant applications and stewardship as well as provide general support to the Fundraising department.
“This is an exciting time for Musicians On Call as we welcome new team members whose creativity and passion will help take our mission to new heights,” says Pete Griffin, Musicians On Call President & CEO. “We can’t wait to see all the wonderful contributions they will make to our organization.”
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