Our Staff


stan orchowsky, managing director

Stan has been singing bass/baritone with One Voice Chorus since 2008, and with the One Voice Chorus Ensemble since 2013. He served as Treasurer for One Voice from 2013-2019, and as Acting Managing Director for the Chorus since January 2017. Stan is the owner of Cambiare Consulting, specializing in human services research and program evaluation.

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rita smith, accompanist

Rita has worked with a wide variety of choirs, vocalists, and instrumental soloists, both as an accompanist and collaborative musician. A native Virginian, she studied Piano and Church Music at Bluefield College and Carson Newman College.  Since 2005, she has enjoyed her work on the music staff at Second Baptist Church (River Rd. and Gaskins) where she serves as an accompanist.

Our Board of Directors


Alma hughes, president

One Voice Chorus President Alma Hughes is a founding member of One Voice Chorus, and is proud to have been a part of the organization since the beginning.  Combining her concern for racial reconciliation and social justice with her passion for music, One Voice represents a way to make a difference in the best possible way—musically.  Ms. Hughes serves as Vice-President, Learning and Development for Regions Financial Corporation.

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kim kacani, Vice President

Senior Vice President, Business Development, HHHunt


mARY Ellen Stumpf, Secretary and chair, Development Committee

Consultant to Non-Profit Organizations and Major Donors

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Jeff white, treasurer

Director, Global Sourcing Operations, Owens & Minor


Arnold Woodruff, Past-President

Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor


Ursule (“nancy”) essangabela

John P. Lindstrom

Chief Executive Officer, Richmond Behavioral Health Authority