Our Activism

Rodd D. Berro

Since 2009, Rodd D. Berro has served on the Board and is the current Chairman of the board at The Music Conservatory of Westchester and its Music Therapy Institute. He addresses the physical, emotional, social, and cognitive well-being of children and adults with a wide variety of special needs. Rodd is also the Chairperson of the Investment Committee, overseeing investments for the Conservatory’s endowment. He previously held the position of Chairperson of the Financial & Audit Committee and was President of the Board from 2011-2016. Rodd is the former Treasurer of the FPA of Greater Hudson Valley. He is past President, and continues to serve on the board, of the Armonk Players, a community theatre group whose intention is to produce high quality theatre for the enjoyment and enrichment of its participants and the local population.

Rodd has also served as a 211 Financial Hotline volunteer for the United Way, and as a pro bono financial planner for the Senior Law Day (Westchester County, New York) since 2012.

Rodd is currently producing a documentary on adult veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) regarding music therapy as an alternative treatment


John M. Sebastiano

For the past 26 years, John has been the director of the Family Resource Network (FRN), a New Jersey 501(c)3 organization. His accreditations include implementing the first investment policies for FRN while overseeing the investment account. Over the past 18 years he has served in the capacity of Chairman, President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Chair of the Finance Investment and Audit Committee. During his presidency (2001-2006), John was instrumental in re-organizing the operating structure of FRN and its member affiliates (Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey, Autism Family Services, Care Givers of New Jersey, and the Family Support Center). Since the re-organization, the annual budget of FRN has exceeded $10 Million.”

Founded in 1999, John is one of the original founding members of the Montville UNICO Foundation, Serving as past President and current Treasurer.

Since 2015 John has served as a Board Trustee for the Park Avenue Club.

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