Who We Are

The RESONANCE Project is a cross-disciplinary group of people dedicated to the concept that art can beget peace.

Our growing network includes professional musicians, neuroscientists, facilitators, negotiators, lawyers, and organizations focused on civil discourse. Contact us to learn more.

Board of Directors

  • Jonathan Dimmock , Founder & President,
    Interim Secretary
    •  Freelance recitalist and accompanist
    • Music Director, Congregation Sherith Israel, San Francisco
    • Music Director, Swedenborgian Church, San Francisco
    • Principal Organist, Legion of Honor Museum
    • Organist, San Francisco Symphony
    • Founder and Director, Artists’ Vocal Ensemble
    • Grammy Award-winning recording artist
  • Kashi Senthilnatha, Chair
    • IT Director, Kindred Al
    • Meditation teacher and life consultant
    • Former teacher/senior swami, Saiva Siddhanta Theological Seminary at Kauai’s Hindu Monastery
  • Nancy Sheftel-Gomes, Treasurer
    • Director of volunteer food program, Hamotzi
    • Founder, Nancy’s Originals – Costumes and Clothing Design
    • San Francisco Interfaith Council member
    • Student, USF, Master of Human Rights Education
  • Angela Lee, Vice President
    • Cellist, The Lee Trio
    • Founding Ensemble-in-Residence, Chelsea Music Festival
    • Founding member, Alumni Leadership Council of San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra 
    • Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the Performing Arts, Gordon College
    • Chamber music coach, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
    • Fulbright Scholar, United Kingdom
  • Harold Brooks, Vice Chair

Board of Advisors

  • Dr. James Prichard
    • Neuroscientist
    • Professor of Neurology Emeritus, Yale University
    • Pioneer in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) & Proton Spectroscopy (Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance)
  • Dr. Daniel J. Levitin, Ph.D., FRSC
    • Dean of Parnerships, Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute
    • James McGill Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience and Music, McGill University
    • Author of over 200 research publications and four best-selling books
    • Record producer, engineer with 17 gold and platinum records
  • Indre Viskontas, MM, PhD
    • Cognitive Neuroscientist and Opera Singer
    • Professor of Sciences and Humanities, San Francisco Conservatory of Music
    • Adjunct Professor of Psychology, University of San Francisco
    • Author of over 50 research publications and book chapters, and How Music Can Make You Better (Chronicle Press, 2019)
    • Creative Director of Pasadena Opera
    • The Great Courses Professor and author of Brain Myths Exploded and 12 Essential Scientific Concepts
    • Creator and host of the podcast Cadence: what music tells us about the mind
  • Christopher J. Renz, OP