The Board of Trustees, consists of nine members who represent the Corporation in all matters and ensure the Corporation remain financially sound by understanding and directing the finances of the Trust. The Board of Trustees meets on a monthly basis. Get to know our trustees by clicking on their name or picture and learning more about their background within TBS and their lives outside our organization. Also, feel free to contact them using the contact information posted above their biography.
Carolyn McCambridge holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Popular Culture from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Science degree in Leisure Services Management from Oklahoma State University. By trade Carolyn is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and has worked in inpatient physical rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient psychiatric, community, and chronic pain settings. She enjoys the clinical inpatient rehabilitation setting most. She has a particular interest in the stroke and spinal cord population with community reintegration and patient education as her specialities. Carolyn has experience with implementing new recreation therapy programs, creating and evaluating yearly program budgets, modality research, developing peer visitation networks, and facilitation of support and education groups.
A found love for Zumba led Carolyn to become a Licensed Zumba Instructor. She is licensed to teach Zumba and Zumba Toning but most enjoys helping the Zumba Gold population lead healthy and active lifestyles.
Carolyn brings all of her experience to the sorority often facilitating workshops focused on health, wellness, and mental health. She has even been known to lead Zumba classes at Sorority events.
Carolyn was initiated into the Alpha Xi chapter of Tau Beta Sigma and has had the great honor of being made an honorary of Kappa Kappa Psi. She held several offices within the chapter and district levels, served as the Chapter Field Representative for Tau Beta Sigma, held the position of Membership Services Coordinator at National Headquarters, and Counselor for the North Central District of Tau Beta Sigma.
Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Carolyn is a self proclaimed foodie. She resides in Oswego, IL with her husband Scott (life member, Zeta Alpha, Tau Beta Sigma) and their two daughters Lucy and Norah. When she’s not chasing around her crazy kids, you can find Carolyn fueling her running and triathlon addiction.
Dr. Dawn Farmer
Dawn M. Farmer is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. Previously, she has held similar positions at Saint Mary’s College (IN), the University of Oklahoma, and at Boise State University. She holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Arizona State University, a Master of Arts degree in Music Education from the University of Maryland, and a Bachelor’s Degree of Music in Music Education from the University of Arizona. A native of Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Farmer has taught public school music in Tucson, AZ and the Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. areas. Dr. Farmer has taught band, orchestra, and general music in grades 3-12, and also undergraduate and graduate coursework in music, education, and music education. Dr. Farmer’s bands and orchestras have amassed many achievements in performance and sportsmanship. Founding Director of the Manhattan Beach Elementary Schools Honor Band and Honor Orchestra, her groups commissioned the work “Enchanted Village” by Sean O’Loughlin and have been recipients of “Esprit de Corps” awards and Superior ratings at festivals. Her secondary school teaching experience includes working with the Mira Costa High School Band Program in Manhattan Beach, CA. and middle school band and orchestra programs in Prince George’s County, MD. She founded both the Saint Mary’s College Concert Band and String Orchestra, and initiated the Secondary Musical Instrument Lab Ensemble (SMILE) at Augustana College.
Research interests of Dr. Farmer include urban music education, teacher preparation, women in music and band, and music education philosophy. She has presented multiple papers and posters at research conferences across the country. A past Editor for the Maryland Music Educator, Dr. Farmer has been involved with research and publications on multiple levels. She is also a member of several professional affiliations such as NAfME, Women Band Directors International, and Mensa, and when she finds the time enjoys reading, golf, and painting. Initiated into the Sorority in 1997, Dr. Farmer has held offices at the chapter, district, and national levels. She was National President of the 2011-2013 biennium and has since served on the Board of Trustees.
Kathy brings a background, interest, and network in higher education to the Board which will provide a connection for the Sorority to the colleges and universities where our students are. She will be focusing on risk management needs and legacy involvement with Past National Presidents for the Sorority during the 2019 – 2021 biennium. She has previous experience working with HazingPrevention.org and has focused on risk management prevention in multiple areas. In addition to serving Tau Beta Sigma, she has served as an advisor for a social fraternity at the University of Arizona and has been involved in several national higher education associations. Kathy is currently a Research Data Analyst at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine focusing on student development, success, retention, and diversity. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Physics and a Master’s Degree in Higher Education. She is currently working towards her Doctorate in Higher Education. She has an interest in statistics and assessment to use data to drive discussions and change. For her Sorority background, she was initiated into the Omega chapter at the University of Arizona in the Fall of 1989. While active, she held the offices of chapter Vice President and President. She also served the Western District as Vice President and Vice President of Colonization and Membership. She played oboe, mellophone, and alto sax in various ensembles at the University of Arizona. She served on the National Council of Tau Beta Sigma from 1999-2007, serving as National President from 2005-2007. She served as chair of the Board of Trustees from 2017-2019.
Rosalyn McDonald is a charter member of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, Inc. Theta Phi Chapter, initiated on the beautiful campus of Hampton University on June 26, 1999. During her time at Hampton, she was a member of the Flag Team of the Hampton University Marching Force (1995-1998) and clarinet instrumentalist with the Hampton University Concert Band (1995-1999). After graduation, Rosalyn became a Life Member of TBS (1999), TBS Alumni Association Member (1999), TBS Theta Phi Local Alumni Association President (2006-2007), TBS Iota Iota Chapter Advisor (2007-2008), SWD Chapter Visitation Assistant (2015 -Present) and Honorary Member of TBS Tau Chapter (2017).
Rosalyn obtained a 2nd Bachelor Degree (2001), Master Business Administration (2004), Master Compliance Administrator Certification (2008). Rosalyn resides in Grand Prairie, Texas and is currently the Procurement Manager for the North Tarrant Infrastructure, LLC in Fort Worth, Texas. Rosalyn is responsible for the solicitation, evaluation and execution of contracts for the firms supplies, materials, subconsultants and subcontractors needed to ensure the company is equipped to design and build some of the largest highways in North Texas. She also volunteers as an Alumni Intern Coordinator with the Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Leadership Program, as liaison to the Senator’s Executive Director.
Holli Hartman was initiated into the Zeta Delta chapter of Tau Beta Sigma at the University of Kansas in 1989. During her time at KU, Holli served as the Midwest District First Vice President as well as in several chapter offices. She graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of General Studies degree in Anthropology and She worked in the health insurance field and in various capacities on several political campaigns around the country. In 2003, she moved to Washington, DC where she worked for a non-profit and began her Master’s degree in Legislative Affairs at the George Washington University, graduating in 2006. In 2010, Holli returned to Lawrence, KS and the University of Kansas for engineering school and became involved in Tau Beta Sigma once more as an alumni and life member. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 2014 and moved to northern Illinois where she worked for a short time before eventually setting in Indianapolis in 2016 where she works as a civil engineer in road design and transportation.
While in band, Holli played piccolo and bass clarinet and is also a viola player. She is active in the historical recreation group, the Society for Creative Anachronism, where she is an accomplished costumer and embroiderer and enjoys archery. In what free time is left, she is learning German and Swedish, researches her family genealogy, and spends all the time she can walking and snuggling with her rescue dog, Pippy.
TRUSTEE Jason Dornbush
Jason Dornbush is the Permanent Supportive Housing and Project Manager for the Muscatine Center for Social Action(MCSA) in his hometown of Muscatine, Iowa. In this role Jason is responsible for providing an array of self-sufficiency planning services. Jason also leads the drives completion of special projects at MCSA.
Jason has worked for the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois as a Robot Specialist where he traveled to the United States with the Robot Revolution exhibit and helped develop a collection management plan to maintain and ensure the functionality of robot collection. Jason also worked for at the Grout Museum District in Waterloo, Iowa as the Outreach Coordinated where he lead the development, presentation and evaluation of outreach programs.
Jason is a Life Member of the Zeta Nu Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma at the University of Northern Iowa, an Honorary of the Midwest District and a Gold Star member of Tau Beta Sigma Alumni Association.
IMMEDIATE PAST NATIONAL PRESIDENT
Jonathan Markowski is a Life Member of the Delta Delta Chapter at the University of Massachusetts. Initiated in the fall of 1996, he spent 5 seasons in the color guard of the “Power and Class of New England,” the Minuteman Marching Band, under the direction of George Parks. He served his chapter as Parliamentarian, Alumni/Corresponding Secretary, Ritual Chair, and Chapter Delegate to District and National Conventions. He also served as Vice-President of the Northeast District, and was the National Vice President for Communication and Recognition during the 2011-2013 biennium.
Jonathan possesses Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, as well as a post-bacc degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Management from Bridgewater State College. He is also an Honorary of the Eta Gamma Chapter at Boston University and a charter member of the TBSAA.
In addition to playing oboe in his local community band, Jonathan continues to serve band programs as a color guard instructor and clinician. He has worked with the Boston University Marching Band, the Abington High School Marching Band, and runs clinics with color guards in New Mexico, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts.
Originally from Paonia, Colorado, Adrienne Rall attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with a minor in psychology in 2006. During her time at UNK, Adrienne participated in many musical ensembles including the Kearney Area Flute Choir, the UNK Wind Ensemble, and the UNK Symphonic Band where she played both flute and piccolo. She also participated in and became Color Guard Captain of the University of Nebraska at Kearney’s Pride of the Plains Marching Band. Adrienne was initiated into the Theta Mu Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma in the fall of 2002. As an active member of the sorority, she held many leadership positions in her chapter, most notably her two terms as Chapter President. After her graduation, Adrienne became involved in the Midwest District Alumni Association, serving one term on the steering committee and two terms as Vice President of Programs. At the end of 2009, Adrienne, wanting to continue to serve the sorority and its active membership, became a Life Member of Tau Beta Sigma and, in April of 2010, became the Midwest District Counselor. Currently, Adrienne lives in Kearney, Nebraska, with her husband, Lance, and their two spoiled cats. In 2009, she was able to reach one of her lifelong dreams: Becoming a professional photographer. However, when not working on her business, Adrienne also enjoys working as a color guard choreographer and coach for several area high schools as well as the University of Nebraska at Kearney because it gives her the opportunity to interact with and to help influence young people in her community.
LIFE MEMBER & TRUSTEE
Janet West Miller
Janet West Miller lives in San Antonio, Texas, with husband DeWayne A. Miller, Jr. They have two children: Dorothy Karon lives in Austin, Texas, and DeWayne A.,III (Trey) lives in San Antonio. Trey and his wife Michelle have three children: James Thomas (J.T.), Nicole Elaine, and Michael Wystan. Janet was a Charter Member of the Iota Chapter at Baylor University in 1948; she served as petition editor, Vice President, and President. She received a B.M.(1950) and a M.S.(1953) from Baylor. In 1953 she was elected 1st National Vice-President and in 1955 President of Tau Beta Sigma. She played in the National Intercollegiate Band in 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, and 1961. Janet presided over the 1957 National Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, the highlight of which was the performance of the NIB in the Mormon Tabernacle!!! What an amazing sound!!! After having served on and off as a member of the Tau Beta Sigma Board of Trustees, she was elected a Life Member in 1995 at the convention in Orlando, Florida. She was the first past national president to be elected to the Board (1957). A percussionist, Janet was the first full-time woman band director of a 5-A high school in Texas. She was a music educator in Texas for 32 years (junior-senior high school bands and elementary music, K-5). She is a Life Member of Texas PTA, a retired member of TMEA and TBA, a Life Member of the Baylor University Alumni Association, a Life Member of Tau Beta Sigma, and an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi (Beta Sigma & KKPsi National Chapter). In 1981, she received the Wava Banes Turner Award. In 2012, she was inducted into the Harlandale Independent School District Hall of Fame. Janet and her daughter, Karon Miller Hammond, were the first mother – daughter to be elected presidents of Tau Beta Sigma!! Of this Janet is very, very proud!!!