Jazz in January Board of Directors
Elliot Glicksman, President
Dan Coleman, Vice President
Steven Pope, Secretary
Lou Salute, Treasurer
Yvonne Ervin, Executive Director
Mayor Jonathan Rothschild
Yvonne Ervin is a professional fundraiser, non-profit manager and concert producer.
She is currently the Executive Director of the Western Jazz Presenters Network and editor of Hot House magazine in NYC. She was an active board member of the International Association of Jazz Educators and also worked as a jazz journalist for print and radio, interviewing more than 150 jazz legends.
Ervin was the founding executive director of the Tucson Jazz Society and marketing director for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. She organized the Primavera Jazz Fest, the world’s longest-running women’s jazz festival and produced the first Jazz on the Border: The Mingus Project, a weeklong festival in Nogales Arizona and Sonora. Ervin also stage managed the Apollo Theater in NYC and produced the memorials for jazz greats Abbey Lincoln and Hank Jones at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, NYC.
Dan Coleman is the composer in residence for the Tucson Symphony Orchestra and is founder and managing director of Modern Works Music Publishing. Coleman is originally from New York City and earned a bachelor’s in music at University of Pennsylvania and a master’s in music at The Juilliard School. He began his career as a composer, and his original concert music continues to be performed and recorded by leading American symphonies and chamber ensembles. Coleman has also composed arrangements for popular albums on the Geffen, A&M, and Atlantic record labels, including projects by Lisa Loeb and Calexico, and he has worked as an orchestrator for feature films.
Elliot Glicksman is the Past President of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and sits on the Advisory Board of the National Crime Victims Bar Association. In his 34 years practicing law in Tucson, Elliot has been certified by the Arizona State Bar as a specialist in personal injury by the Arizona Bar Association, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers. He has also performed stand-up comedy opening for Jerry Seinfeld, Gilbert Gottfried and Phyllis Diller. He routinely takes Mayor Jonathan Rothschild’s money at poker. His greatest accomplishment is his marriage to wife, Lorraine, and being the father of Jill, Ben and Zach.
Isaac Rothschild received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Denver and his J.D from the University of Arizona. Isaac served for two years as a Law Clerk for Federal District Court Judge Raner Collins. He is currently an Associate at Mesch, Clark & Rothschild specializing in bankruptcy and business reorganization. He has been recognized as a Rising Star of the Southwest by Super Lawyers and one of the top 50 Pro Bono Attorneys in Arizona. Isaac serves on the Board of Directors of Arts of All, whose programs are designed to provide a quality art focused education and experience for children, youth and adults with and without disabilities. He also serves on the Board of Directors and chairs the Committee of Directorship for the Tucson Jewish Community Center. Among his other community activities, he serves on several committees for the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. As a person who lives and works in downtown Tucson, he is an advocate for its growth and the businesses, restaurants and culture that make downtown Tucson home. He has also somehow convinced Tanya Miller, his beautiful and intelligent wife, to tolerate him.
Steven K. Pope, secretary
Steven Pope’s background includes significant managerial, training and consulting experience. Pope is a veteran of the print and electronic media industries and has also done consulting and training in the internet and financial arenas. Immediately prior to his retirement at the end of 2016 Pope managed the activities of Tucson Local Media in the position of Publisher for the Explorer, Inside Tucson Business, The Foothills News, the Marana News, Tucson Weekly and the Desert Times. Earlier in his career, he has worked in senior management positions for Gannett, Knight Ridder, the Tucson Star, Swift Communications, Media News Group and Huckle Communications and Freedom communications with regional and national responsibilities including the COO position of Huckle Communications. Pope has also operated his own newspaper and internet consulting company. Pope believes in community service and has served in leadership positions on numerous Boards in every location he has lived. Pope has a special affinity for the arts and has served on the boards or advisory boards of the Paradise Center for the Arts, (MN), the Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, (CO), the Bravo Vail Valley Music Festival, Vail, (CO), the Houston (TX) Theatre Under the Stars, the Arizona Theatre Company, and the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. Not for profit governance, marketing and capacity building are key knowledge areas for Pope and he currently serves on five not for profit boards and serves pro bono as the Vice President of Professional Development for the Southern Arizona Chapter of SCORE. Pope holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, San Bernardino, California in economics and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills with a concentration in marketing and finance.
Louis Salute, treasurer
Lou’s service to and results for organizations has spanned from coast to coast. The impact realized through his involvement has transformed nonprofits at the financial, programmatic, and service delivery levels. Recently retired from a distinguished 37-year career with the Boy Scouts of America and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Lou continues to work with non-profits, professionally and as a volunteer to make the community a better place. Having raised annual, capital and endowment dollars from the community over his career gives Lou a unique perspective of not only fund raising, but friend raising. With a motto of “Good enough isn’t good enough,” Lou has always strived to be “The best of the best,” in all his endeavors with the organizations he guides. Challenges Lou has accepted and results he has attained include successful capital campaigns, retiring substantial organizational short and long-term debt while adding needed staff, establishing balanced operations and initiating an endowment program that secured more than $20-million in commitments in its first five years. Lou has also successfully taken operating funds to new heights. Lou serves on two non-profit boards in Tucson. He is currently Vice President of Endowment for the Catalina Council, Boy Scouts of America and Treasurer for Jazz in January. His love for Scouting and passion for jazz continue to motivate Lou’s involvement in the community. Lou is a graduate of Valparaiso University, with a degree in political communications and a minor in journalism.
Jeff Haskell is a lifelong musician that began as a scat-singing boy soprano in Philadelphia. He won the first American Collegiate jazz festival along with three L.A. Emmy Awards, and arranged two of Linda Ronstadt’s albums. His “Pastiche Americana” was performed by The Little Orchestra in Lincoln Center and his “Concerto for Jazz Band and Orchestra” debuted with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. He also conducted the world premiere of Billy Taylor’s suite for jazz trio and big band, “Fiesta In Tucson.” He recently retired as a professor of music at the University of Arizona.
Fletcher McCusker is the CEO and founder of Sinfonia HealthCare Corp. a new medical home health care business. Sinfonia is based out of an old warehouse in downtown Tucson and focuses on the rapidly expanding home health industry. A native Tucsonan and a graduate of the University of Arizona he attended graduate school at Arizona State University after being turned down by the UA. He has returned much to the community serving on the boards of two UA colleges, the YMCA, St. Gregory School, The Metro Chamber and TREO. Fletcher has been very active in downtown revitalization. He recently resigned these boards to serve as the Chairman of the Rio Nuevo board after being appointed by state legislature. He is co-founder of 2NDSaturdays Downtown. An entrepreneur and a contrarian, Fletcher has a knack for being in the right place at the right time, which he attributes to creating opportunities for luck to happen and surrounding himself with smart people. A pilot, a Harley rider, an avid skier, a father, husband and a great friend of Tucson.
Maya Nash is the Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) at Tucson Electric Power Company, which is the department responsible for developing the organization’s short-term and long-term forecasts. As a native Tucsonan, she is very active in her community serving in the following capacities: Jazz in January, Board of Directors; The Tucson (AZ) Chapter of the Links Incorporated (Vice-President of Membership); Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Eta Epsilon Omega Chapter (Financial Secretary and Graduate Advisor); YMCA Metropolitan Board of Directors; Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance (SAACA) (President Emeritus); and past member of the board of Junior Achievement of Southern Arizona. She has presented financial literacy seminars to youth in the local community and served as a speaker for the local YWCA’s Women’s Leadership Seminars. Maya cherishes the time she spends with her children Desiree’ and Braxton and with her granddaughter Kailee. She is passionate about the arts and jazz. She travels the world with her husband Lewis in support of jazz education and as an ambassador of the most wonderful genre of music born in America. Maya holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accountancy and an MBA from the University of Maryland in College Park and Adelphi Maryland, respectively. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Liberal Studies at Arizona State University with a concentration in culture, race, and gender.