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2019 Youth Speak Out Judges

Antoinette M. Baker, MSM,
AVP, Operations Manager, PNC

Greer Gibbons,
Project Manager, The Lubrizol Corporation

Eduardo Kim
Partner, Thompson Hine

Gregg Levine
Consultant, Ratliff & Taylor

David B. Malik
Attorney, Malik Law

Monyka Price
Chief of Education, City of Cleveland

Leonor M. Osorio, DO
Lutheran Hospital Hispanic Clinic, Cleveland Clinic

Cecilia Render
Executive Director, Nordson Corporation Foundation

Carl Tyler, MD
Director, Developmental Disabilities – Practice-Based Research Network, Cleveland Clinic

2019 Youth Sing Out Judges

Matt Charboneau
Chair, Center for Music, The Music Settlement

Risa Goehrke
Director of Marketing, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Ida Mercer
Liaison for Community and Strategic Partnerships, The Music Settlement

Jeff Niesel
Music Editor, Cleveland Scene

Katie Shames
Director, Center for Arts and Innovation, Cleveland State University

Mariama Whyte
Singer/Songwriter and Teaching Artist, Playhouse Square

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