The position was made possible with funding from the One Square Mile (OSM) Initiative, and
the sub-grant was awarded by Montclair State University (MSU), which received an award
from the Geraldine L. Dodge Foundation. As Development Director, Dr. Roemmele will
facilitate the Ensemble’s Board planning, development and fundraising, with the ultimate goal
of expanding the nonprofit’s mission of addressing cultural inequity, and social injustice and
reform. 2024 programming, supported by the OSM sub-grant, will have an impact on
underserved and underrepresented communities in Paterson, NJ.
Dr. Roemmele has a doctorate in Organizational Development and Management, and she is in
her 33rd year of consulting. She attended Washington University in St. Louis; Cornell
University; and Fielding Graduate University. Her company, PEQ, Inc. has worked with over 80
nonprofit agencies, school districts, and the public sector throughout New Jersey, New York,
Georgia, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.
At the Inner City Ensemble, Dr. Roemmele will be applying her extensive experience as a grant
writer; fundraiser; strategic planner; and Board development consultant.
Service to help others is the greatest benefit I receive from my work, and itDr. Laurie Ann Roemmele
definitely manifests itself through my commitment, drive, compassion, and of course,
the fun I have doing it. Working with the Ensemble is particularly rewarding because
of my many years involved in theperforming arts. Music and the arts are the basis of
some of my most joyful moments!
Dr. Roemmele lives at the Jersey Shore with her two incredible sons, Mychael and Brian — no
doubt her greatest accomplishments!