As a support for children affected by parental incarceration,
SWAN provides free music lessons, ensemble training, performance opportunities, and mentoring.
To be dedicated advocates for children affected by parental incarceration by providing life-changing intervention through music and mentoring.
To give America’s most vulnerable children hope and a life changing experience thus improving their lives, our communities, economy, and culture
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.
Our 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.
Lauren Reyes, President, brings her 14 years of teaching experience to the board. She is the former Music Director at a youth center in Lancaster County, where she developed a comprehensive K-12 music program with a focus on reaching students who had limited access to musical opportunities. She holds PA certification in Music Education K-12 and Elementary Education PreK-4. She has experience teaching all grade levels at public and private schools in both Lancaster and Dauphin County. Lauren began teaching with SWAN in the 2019/2020 school year and is excited to bring her experience working with at-risk youth to both SWAN classes and to the SWAN Board. She is a Lancaster County native and lives in Mount Joy, where she enjoys baking and exploring new area restaurants and coffee shops.
Rob McBride, Secretary, 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 is 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, Treasurer, 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.
Steven Wolgemuth, Board Director, is the founder and CEO of YDOP, an Internet marketing company in downtown Lancaster, PA which serves over 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.
SWAN’s board members are Biblical Christians dependent on God’s Word, His grace, wisdom, and provision to carry SWAN onward.
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.