Staff & Committees


Jackie Patillo, President

Justin Fratt, Executive Vice President

Cindi Rowell, Executive Assistant/Office Coordinator

Alexandra Mohilowski, Marketing Manager

Wendy Stoneberger, Membership & Awards Manager

Paul Wright, Production Manager

Nicole Buck, Partnerships Manager

Matt Scherr, Development Director

Crystal Varenkamp, Events Manager

Lindsay Frail, Events Manager

Rachel Moenning, Design & Media Manager

JoAnna Illingworth, Copywriter

Dalton Root, Graphic Designer

Angela Johnson, Web Designer

Joseph McNichols, Social Media Coordinator

Zanza Lampley, Awards & Ticketing Coordinator

Kaley Kelsey, Customer Relations Coordinator

Monica Jouret, Membership & Ticketing Coordinator

Adrienne Lindsey-Carr, Industry Relations Coordinator


The Gospel Music Association propels the Christian & Gospel Music Industry through Education, Advocacy, Research, and Preservation. We accomplish this through the efforts of various committees made up of a diverse group of leaders who represent all facets of our industry. See below for a full list of GMA's Committees and the mission behind each of them.

Advocacy Committee


To create a means for the GMA to act as a conduit of information and a collective voice in policy and legal that affects the Christian/Gospel music business. 



Ed Leonard Daywind Music Group Chair
Linda Bloss-Baum SoundExchange Chair
Don Cason CMPA Chair
Kele Currier ASCAP  
Awards & Criteria Committee


  To review the Dove awards process and procedures as it pertains to categories, submissions, and voting.  



Chris Hauser Hauser Promotions Chair
Abraham Diaz CanZion Spanish
Alex Davila Adarga Spanish
Barry Landis Ribbow Media Group Film
Dan Hays Music Industry Consultant Southern
Demetrus Alexander Open Door Entertainment Gospel
Eboni Funderburk EFG Radio Promotions Gospel
Erica Boutwell Music Industry Consultant Worship
Jess Chambers Gotee Pop/Rock
Matt Ewald Centricity Pop/Rock
Mike Murray Music Industry Consultant Worship
Paul Wright 360MusicWorX Video
Rich Peluso AFFIRM Film
Rick Shelton Daywind Southern
Diversity & Oversight Committee


 To assess, encourage, and provide accountability for diversity within the Gospel Music Association through education and communication.    


Demetrus Alexander Compassion International Chair
Ed Leonard Daywind Southern Gospel
Zane King Compassion CCM/Southern
Melissa Chalos Pandora CCM
Oscar Interiano Multitracks Latin CCM
Howard Gentry GMA Board Committee Advisor
Eboni Funderburk EFG Radio Promotions Gospel
George Ross CCLI  Worship
Alexandria Davila Adarga Entertainment Latin CCM
Allen Carr WayNorth Music Gospel
Gospel Committee


  To assess, encourage, and provide accountability for the gospel genre within the Gospel Music Association through education and communication. 



Eboni Funderburk EFG Radio Promotions Chair
Bryant Scott Tyscot Records  
Demetrus Alexander Compassion International  
Paul Wright 360 MusicWorx  
Tia Smith TalentedSOL Productions  
Tracy Bethea iHeartMedia  
Ritz McCain Spotify  
Mike Chandler Rejoice! Musical Soulfood  
Howard Gentry GMA Board  
Jeff Robinson Urban One  
Melanie Pratt IMAC  
Monica Coates Motown Gospel  
Aliya Faust Provident Music Group  
Jarrett Dyson  The Cudelas Group  
Latin CCM Committee


To grow awareness of and help create connections amongst the Christian Latin music community within the Gospel Music Association.



Alexandria Davila Adarga Entertainment  Chair
Oscar Interiano Multitracks/Secuencias  
Yadheera Baez Expolit  
Yakis Pachon Generacion 12 Music  
Raul Rodriguez Creation Music  
Abraham Diaz CanZion  
JR Montes Current MM  
Harold Guerra    
Monica Jouret GMA  
Christian Hip Hop Committee


To engage industry leaders and subject matter experts in the Christian Hip Hop community in an effort to build a bridge and foster a sense of belonging between GMA and the CHH music community.



Amanda Small Good City  
Chad Horton Rapzilla  
Erinn Knight BYOD  
Ace Harris Reach Record  
Mike Couchman Boost Radio  
Timothy Trudeau Syntax Creative  
Ritz McCain Spotify  
James Rosseau Holy Culture Radio  
Doc Watson Reflection Music Group  
Verbs Boyer Rocketown  
Young Professionals Committee


To provide networking opportunities for young professionals in the Christian music industry.  



Chase Swayze Brickhouse Entertainment Chair
Ben Pogue Maximum Artist Management Chair
Alex Diaz Centricity Music  
Marquis Harden Concord Music  
Haley Davenport Brickhouse Entertainment