INDIANAPOLIS – JUNE 13, 2022 – Douglas Pileri, chairman of the Board of Directors of Music for All, today announced that Andeliz Castillo has been elected to the organization’s Board of Directors. Castillo is currently the President of Neviz Strategies LLC, a professional consulting firm offering services in personnel development/coaching, business operations support, and minority engagement and communications.
The 23-member Board of Music for All sets policy, provides oversight, and helps guide the growth of one of the most influential national education organizations in support of active music-making. Music for All combines programming at a national level with arts education advocacy. Bands of America and Orchestra America are among its many programs.
“Our CEO Jeremy Earnhart has a strong and capable team of operating managers and volunteers,” Pileri said, “and the work they’re doing is better than it’s ever been. The Board’s role is to attract people with a depth of talent and a diversity of experience to complement our operating team––and help us all think more broadly and lead more creatively. Andeliz will bring those strengths to our Board.”
Castillo has had extensive experience in the U.S. government––and beyond. Her responsibilities have included leading community engagement efforts on behalf of the Vice President’s office and working with the Western Hemisphere national security team on issues to advance democracy and human rights throughout the region. She was nominated to serve as the U.S. Alternate Executive Director for the Inter-American Development Bank, helping to combat human trafficking in Latin America and facilitating the election of the first American to lead the IDB Group as President. In the private sector, Castillo served as Chief Operating Officer of The Libre Initiative and The Libre Institute–– strong, value-based organizations in Freedom Partners, one of the country’s most successful policy-influencing initiatives.
Born and raised in New York City to Cuban and Colombian immigrants, Castillo graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Hispanic Studies. She also studied abroad at La Universidad de Salamanca in Spain and La Scuola Italiana di Montevideo in Uruguay. She currently resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children.
“As a mom,” Castillo says, “I am passionate about music and arts education because I fully recognize the value it can add to children’s lives. As a young girl in my school’s marching band, I was thrilled to participate in the New York City’s Flag Day Parade––several times. I’ll remember those days forever.”
Pileri is pleased Castillo has agreed to join the Board. “In the time I’ve worked with Andeliz at Freedom Partners,” he says, “I quickly came to admire her intelligence, her compassion, and her ability to build consensus among people from different cultures and points of view. She will bring more humanity and strength to our Board and will help us expand the programs we offer to serve a greater diversity of communities where music plays an important role.”
“The joy and fulfillment of music transcend race, gender, and culture,” Castillo says. “My goal in serving on the Board of Music for All is to help find ways to enable more young people, from more communities, to access the same kind of team-building and memory-making experiences that I enjoyed––and only music can uniquely deliver.”
Castillo’s appointment to the Board of Directors for Music for All is effective immediately.