Our Leadership & Staff

Dr. Nathan Leaf
Artistic Director
Pamela Miller
Executive Director
Pam Miller is excited to be back working with a professional arts organization where she started her nonprofit management career. She deeply believes in the power of music. “I needed the arts as a kid, it is how I expressed myself. Music also challenges my assumptions, makes me feel, changes me, and helps me look at the world and myself differently,” she states. Pam is a member of three local choirs: The Northeast Piedmont Chorale, Oak City Voices, and Unity of the Triangle Choir. She has a BFA in theater from Ohio University.
Allen Bailey
Allen received a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1987. As a student of Dr. George Kiorpes, he was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship and won the University’s Concerto Competition in 1985. His professional career as a soloist and accompanist has spanned the state during which he has worked with churches, soloists, large ensemble, professional and amateur, scholarly and civic. Affiliated groups include the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Duke University, NC State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, Meredith College, Peace College, NC public schools, Durham Chorale, NC Master Chorale, Concert Singers of Cary, Wake Forest United Methodist Church, and the NC Symphony. Currently, Mr. Bailey is employed by IBM as a Software Engineer, specializing in network security.
Thom Haynes
Membership Administrator
Thom is a retired user experience/interface software designer with Fujifilm Medical Systems (radiology diagnostic products) and IBM, and still is an Arts Access audio describer from Cleveland, a ‘mostly-vegan’ who loves pickleball and running/biking around Apex’ Lake Pine, and a bass with CSC. He also works as a standardized patient for medical students and is a fair housing tester.

Thom served on the Cary Players and Cary Playwrights’ Forum boards. He has written several short plays in his life, but acted a lot, produced some, and directed a few. Thom once realized he had lived nearly half of his life in Texas – he soon moved to NC. He has two grown sons – Alex and Ethan.

Melanie Simmons
Board of Directors

Stacy Hanna

Stacy has been a member of the Concert Singers of Cary since 2019 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2020. She started her singing career at age 7 when she began performing in local community theater. She eventually began concentrating on singing and performed with various choruses in NC, SC, and MD. Professionally, Stacy is Director of the Business Project Management Office for WIS International’s Inventory Solutions Division. In recent years she has served on several boards including the Raleigh Jaycees, North Carolina Jaycees, Junior Chamber International (JCI USA), President of her Homeowners Association, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership – NC East, and the Advisory Board of the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center at UNC Health Care. She resides in Clayton, NC and enjoys spoiling her nieces and nephews.

Ashley Holt

Ashley Holt has served on the CSC board since July 2023. She has been a member of the CSC since the spring of 2021, enjoying all of the opportunities that the CSC has provided in the pandemic and beyond. Originally a Michigan native, she came to North Carolina in 2020 to work in the school system, teaching K-5 elementary music and middle school band. She is enthusiastic about serving on the CSC board and the amazing singers in Cary!

Rachael Lubbers

Rachael has been a member of the Concert Singers of Cary since 2018 and served on the Board of Directors since 2019, where she currently acts as Treasurer. She started her singing career at the age of eight, when she joined the local children’s choir and got hooked. From there she went on to earn multiple degrees and travel the world singing for anyone who would let her. She’s worked in a variety of fields including social entrepreneurship, behavioral economics, higher education, and graphic design. She’s currently living her best life snuggling her pitbull, playing all the board games, and trying to eat at all the best restaurants in the Triangle. She is also a founding member of Opera on Tap Raleigh and serves on the board of Triangle UXPA.

Debbie Carroll

Debbie has served on the CSC board since July 2022, when she was also elected secretary. She joined the CSC soprano section in fall of 2019 but has been in choral or other musical ensembles for her whole life. She was raised in the greater Triangle area and had the opportunity to serve at other non-profit organizations including at local faith communities, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, a local food bank, InterAct of Wake County, and others. She also works at a clinical research organization in pre-sales.

Ann Bingham

Ann has proudly served on the CSC Board since July 2019. She is a retired math professor who has always loved music. Her other volunteer work includes helping to prevent eviction with the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and helping with the food bank at Catholic Parish Outreach. She and her family moved from NJ to Raleigh in 1994.

Megan Brachtl

Megan has proudly served on the CSC Board since July 2019, including a stint as board chair. She joined the CSC soprano section in fall 2013, enjoying opportunities to perform individually and in smaller CSC ensembles, as well as with the larger CSC symphonic choir, since that time. Megan and her family moved to Cary from Washington, D.C. in 2011, although she has lived in a number of other places including Boston, Massachusetts; Berlin, Germany; and Dabakala, Côte d’Ivoire as a Peace Corps volunteer. Megan is looking forward to another season of making beautiful music with her fellow singers!

Joshua Johnstone

Joshua Johnstone is a North Carolina native, humanist, and avid musician, and has sung for the Concert Singers of Cary as a fill-in since 2017. In 2022, he became a full member and Assistant Director, supporting the Artistic Director by leading sectionals and rehearsals when necessary and conducting repertoire. Joshua works in the software industry as a risk analytics professional, and holds BAs in music and math from UNC-Greensboro, as well as a Masters of Financial Mathematics from NC State University. He began serving on the CSC Board of Directors in 2023.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

The Concert Singers of Cary
Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Avenue
Cary, NC 27511


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