Maui Chamber Orchestra Advisory Board members are committed to the sustainable growth and expansion of our organization. As advocates for the MCO, they are dedicated to promoting the longevity of our orchestra for the community.


Steve Sussman values giving back to the community of Maui and has served as the chair of the County Animal Control Board and as an officer, director and grant writer with numerous local non-profit organizations, including the Maui Historical Society, the Jewish Arts and Education Council of Maui, Congregation Gan Eden, Maui Vocale, The Maui Symphony, Giving Back, the Maui Coastal Land Trust, and the Maui Classical Music Festival. He plays senior softball (third base with The Dragons), enjoys music and singing with several choruses, snorkeling, Hawaiian art and art glass, all kine stuff at the MACC and Kaunoa Senior Center, and travel.
Jack Naiditch has practiced law in Hawaii for the past 25 years, specializing in business development, intellectual property, and commercial transactions. Jack also works in the alternative energy field and is currently an executive with HNU Energy, a Hawaii energy technology company. Jack was also a partner in Makani Nui Associates, LLC, which co-developed two wind farms on Maui and two wind farms on Oahu. Prior to moving to Hawaii, Jack lived for 15 years in New York City, where he co-founded a successful music software publishing company, acted as a partner in several private equity investment firms and cut his teeth as an investment banker specializing in international mergers and acquisitions. Jack grew up in Los Angeles. He received a BS from UCLA, a JDL from the UCLA School of Law and an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. Jack also serves as the Treasurer of the Maui Arts and Cultural Center and has been a MACC Board member since 1995. Jack enjoys in no particular order reading, reading, music, gardening and reading.

Jen Meyers and her husband Arnold Jacobson are recent transplants to Maui from Yardley, PA. Involved in the arts (singing, acting, dancing, radio, television) since childhood, and growing up in Winnipeg Manitoba she was involved with Manitoba Theater Center and Rainbow Stage. Moving to the states in 1969, she was involved in community theater both on and off stage in Kentucky, Northern Virginia and Washington DC where she also sang with the Congressional Chorus. Jen has a MA in Communication, Culture and Technology from Georgetown University and is retired from Tibotec, a subsidiary of Janssen where she was a Senior Regulatory Associate working on HIV drugs. She is enjoying all the arts Maui has to offer and is excited to have such exhilarating volunteer opportunities. Jen has always been an enthusiastic supporter of the arts no matter where she lived. After retirement from the pharmaceutical industry, she knew she would become a volunteer and was excited at the opportunities on Maui. She is a firm believer in volunteering and participating with organizations whose missions align with her personal beliefs. Exposure to the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and singing with the Winnipeg Girls Choir while in elementary school instilled a love of a music which continues to the present. With 50+ years of theater (on and off stage), dance, and choral experience, Jen understands the complexities associated with the arts. Jen sings with Maui Choral Arts and the Maui Chamber Orchestra Chorus. She is thrilled to be working to enrich lives in Maui County by promoting the amazing music of Maui Chamber Orchestra and working with CHIMES to bring music to lives of our keiki.

Lee Cone earned a Bachelor's Degree in English from Stanford University and a Masters in Psychology from Antioch University, San Francisco. She was the editor of Social Science books for the Institute of International Studies of the University of California at Berkeley and worked as an editor of academic books for the University of California Press. Her family has a long tradition of supporting the arts, particularly classical music in all its forms. 111 Poailani Place, Wailea, HI 96753 (808) 875-9920 email:
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