The Northeast Region covers the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, and the country of Argentina. The principal elected and appointed officials serving the region at the national, district, and chapter levels are listed below with contact information.

Regional Councillor

cduerrCheryl Duerr, MM, AAGO
385 South Main St. Attleboro, MA 02703
617-852-3533 (c)

Attleboro Evangelical Covenant Church
841 North Main St.
Attleboro, MA 02703
Duerr Consulting

Regional Coordinators

Frank L. Crosio, FAGO
194 Smith St. Apt. 3G
Freeport, New York 11520
516-382-2064 (c)
516-746-1700 ext. 230 (w)

Professional Development
Charlene T. Higbe
104 Hamlin Ave.
Falmouth, MA 02540
508-495-0273 (h)
617-495-4518 (w)

Bryan Kirk, MM
First Presbyterian Church
8 W. Notre Dame St
Glens Falls, NY 12801
518-793-2521, ext. 17 (w)

District Conveners

Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont
Dr. Margaret Harper
Director of Music and Liturgy
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Portsmouth, NH


Alain G. Bojarski
843 Acton St.
Carlisle, MA 01741
978-263-3979 (w)


Connecticut and Rhode Island
Lars Gjerde
34 Mechanic St.
New Haven, CT 06511
585-200-8903 (h)
585-200-8903 (w)


Western New York
John P. Novak
7 Maiden Lane
North Java, NY 14113-9724
585-535-0135 (h)
716-880-4920 (w)


Upstate New York
Edee Silva, CAGO Eastern New York Chapter (1/3)
20 Nottingham Way North
Clifton Park, NY 12065-1728
518-465-0482, Ext: 18 (w)
518-877-8032 (h)
518-449-7088 (f)


Metropolitan New York and Europe
Chelsea Chen, New York City Chapter
1 Station Square, Apt 314,
Forest Hills, NY 11375
858-405-2665 (c)