Giving Children Hope & a Life-Changing Experience

SWAN provides free music lessons, ensemble training, performance opportunities, and mentoring to support children affected by parental incarceration.

Why SWAN Exists

Mission

To be dedicated advocates for children affected by parental incarceration by providing life-changing intervention through music and mentoring.

Vision

To give America’s most vulnerable children hope and a life-changing experience thus improving their lives, our communities, economy, and culture.

Principles

As SWAN students learn the disciplines of music they are also exposed to Biblical mentoring and Gospel truths. Character qualities such as discipline, patience, faithfulness, self-control, and perseverance are taught in an encouraging and loving environment.

Core Values

EDGE

We’re Energized by compassion
We’re Determined to make a difference
We extend Grace
We value Excellence

Leadership Team & Board Members

Diana Vuolo

Founder & Executive Director

Diana Vuolo was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to study with the world-renowned teacher, Dorothy DeLay, at the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts (PCPA) where she earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance.

Diana Vuolo

Founder & Executive Director

Diana Vuolo was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to study with the world-renowned teacher, Dorothy DeLay, at the Philadelphia College of Performing Arts (PCPA) where she earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance.

She was featured as a masterclass performer for Miss DeLay at PCPA and the Aspen Music Festival. Her professional career began in Carnegie Hall when she performed with a Chamber Orchestra in partnership with Isaac Stern followed by an international concert tour with the Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia. She has performed with The Philly Pops Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony and served as concertmaster for Musica Sacra Chamber Orchestra. She was co-concertmaster for Opera Barga in Lucca, Italy and a principal player in the Canton Symphony. In addition to performing, Diana has taught private violin lessons, music theory and ensemble classes over the past 40 years. One of her student ensembles, Volante, was featured on CBS, “The Early Show”. She founded Avalare Strings, a classical crossover string quartet that performed throughout the Philadelphia region. In 2011 Diana founded SWAN. Her SWAN students were featured on a nationally televised episode of TLC’s “Counting On” in August of 2018. Diana continues to develop SWAN’s program and corporate capacity.

Brooke Beazley

Program Director

Brooke Beazley received a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. After graduating, she performed in the North Carolina Symphony and is currently a member of the Opera Philadelphia and Philly Pops orchestras.

Brooke Beazley

Program Director

Brooke Beazley received a Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. After graduating, she performed in the North Carolina Symphony and is currently a member of the Opera Philadelphia and Philly Pops orchestras.

Her freelance work has her performing with Orchestra 2001, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Chamber Orchestra First Editions, and the Ocean City Pops. As a founding member of Avalare Strings, Brooke enjoys playing the quartet features various crossover styles. She runs a private teaching studio and works as the Program Director for SWAN.

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Holly Germeroth

Administrative Assistant

Holly Germeroth has been SWAN’s Administrative Assistant since its inception working alongside the Founder, and Executive Director Diana Vuolo. Holly is eager to learn new skills and looks for innovative solutions for the betterment of others.

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Holly Germeroth

Administrative Assistant

Holly Germeroth has been SWAN’s Administrative Assistant since its inception working alongside the Founder, and Executive Director Diana Vuolo. Holly is eager to learn new skills and looks for innovative solutions for the betterment of others.

She uses her ongoing training in Salesforce to manage SWAN’s operations and is responsible for our donor/client database, social media, website, communications, and educating SWAN team members on using progressive systems and applications. She enjoys being creative and uses her artistic talent to both capture SWAN students’ progress through photography and videography and teach them fine art during camp. She is motivated to use her gifts to serve others in the hope that they will see a reflection of Christ, the greatest gift. In her free time, Holly likes to kayak, enjoy the beauty of God’s creation, and eat yummy food. 

Board Members

SWAN’s board members are generous financial contributors to SWAN and freely offer their talents in various ways to serve throughout the year.

Steven Wolgemuth

Board Director

Steve is the founder and CEO of YDOP, an Internet marketing company in downtown Lancaster, PA. YDOP serves more than 100 businesses nationwide with Near-user Marketing(R). His book, The Crucial 12: Powerful Insights for Marketing Leadership, received the Axiom Business Book Gold Medal Award in 2020.

Steven Wolgemuth

Board Director

Steve is the founder and CEO of YDOP, an Internet marketing company in downtown Lancaster, PA. YDOP serves more than 100 businesses nationwide with Near-user Marketing(R). His book, The Crucial 12: Powerful Insights for Marketing Leadership, received the Axiom Business Book Gold Medal Award in 2020.

Along with his involvement with SWAN, Steve is on the board of Lancaster Bible College and former board member of Manheim Christian Day School. An avid equestrian and former nationally known dressage rider, Steve, his wife, and three sons live on their family farm in Manheim, PA.

Rob McBride

Secretary

Rob re-joined SWAN’s board in 2020 after a leave of absence for several years. Rob is the Senior Technology Leader for the Washington DC-Baltimore area and the Co-Owner of Viking-Analytics, a financial advisory service focused on risk management.

Rob McBride

Secretary

Rob re-joined SWAN’s board in 2020 after a leave of absence for several years. Rob is the Senior Technology Leader for the Washington DC-Baltimore area and the Co-Owner of Viking-Analytics, a financial advisory service focused on risk management.

Rob is a visionary and accomplished technology leader with a proven ability to successfully lead technology operations, infrastructure support services, and cross-functional, complex teams. He has expertise in strategic planning, data management and analytic platforms and broad success in software development and program/project management, with extensive experience in directing, implementing, and improving business systems and processes to deliver superior value to stakeholders.

Rob lives in Maryland with his wife, Amber, and 3 daughters. He owns and operates Pleasant Lines Farm in Baltimore County which practices agriculture using natural synergies between creatures

Jennifer Dangro

Board Director

Jennifer comes to SWAN with years of business experience, exemplary sales and marketing knowledge and ability to build new relationships. At Business Information Group, York, PA, Jen serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Sales.

Jennifer Dangro

Board Director

Jennifer comes to SWAN with years of business experience, exemplary sales and marketing knowledge and ability to build new relationships. At Business Information Group, York, PA, Jen serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Sales.

She has the unique ability to see the big picture; design the business process and to drive the results. In addition to her business career, she enjoys her family and serving her community. When the Business Information Group partnered with Lancaster’s YDOP to gift SWAN students with Christmas presents, Jen became more familiar with our mission and began serving as a board member in 2020.

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Sean Riccardelli

Treasurer

Sean is a Project Manager with CCS Building Group based in Willow Street, Pa.  He has served as a Mentor and Teacher to youth in Lancaster City for the past 8 years. He has also served on leadership teams to help provide affordable housing in Lancaster County.

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Sean Riccardelli

Treasurer

Sean is a Project Manager with CCS Building Group based in Willow Street, Pa.  He has served as a Mentor and Teacher to youth in Lancaster City for the past 8 years. He has also served on leadership teams to help provide affordable housing in Lancaster County.

He has helped and served those affected by HIV in Lancaster City and Lancaster County in prior years.

Sean, his wife, and three children live in Lancaster City, PA.

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Deanna Riccardelli

Board Director

Deanna brings with her 15+ years of experience working with various non-profits on the national and local levels to include Compassion International, Heifer International, The Forgotten Initiative (Lifesong for Orphans), Gifts that Give Hope, and Girls on the Run.

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Deanna Riccardelli

Board Director

Deanna brings with her 15+ years of experience working with various non-profits on the national and local levels to include Compassion International, Heifer International, The Forgotten Initiative (Lifesong for Orphans), Gifts that Give Hope, and Girls on the Run.

She has served the foster care community in Lancaster and Berks County, creating programs and supporting social workers and agencies. She has mentored youth in Lancaster city through programs at Teen Haven.

Deanna enjoys reading, exploring bookstores and coffee shops. She and her husband, Sean, live in Lancaster city with their three children.

Our Local Business Sponsors

We’d like to thank YDOP, Business Information Group (BIG), the Lancaster Bar Association, and The Arts at MU for their continued support that helps keep SWAN growing.

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