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Sue Gordon

Board Chair

Sue comes to the Montgomery County Chorus as a music supporter rather than performer. While she sang in a church choir as a teen, and then in the college choir at Wake Forest University, Sue’s vocal talents are limited! Nonetheless, the music gene is in her family- her mom was a classically trained pianist, and her son is the Contrabassoonist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. So, she is delighted to extend her music appreciation to help launch the Montgomery County Women’s Chorus. Raised in Northern New Jersey, Susan had a distinguished career that began in IT at IBM and evolved into career counseling and managing college career centers. Most recently, she has launched a career in real estate. In her roles as counselor and realtor, she has helped people identify their hopes and dreams and outline a path toward achieving them. In addition to selling houses, Sue is an active member of the Rotary Club of Rockville, a member of Darnestown Presbyterian Church and most importantly Aubrey’s NaiNai (Mandarin for Paternal Grandmother!). She enjoys chasing her grandbaby around the house and reading books with her. When she’s not immersed in real estate and doting on her granddaughter, Sue enjoys cooking, listening to audiobooks and hiking the Rock Creek trails with her energetic puppies!

Deviba Jadeja

Vice Chair

Deviba currently works as Grants Manager and fundraiser for a national non-profit. She also worked for several years within the movement against family violence, where she collaborated with a policy team on legislative and advocacy efforts, including work on several diversity, equity and inclusion centered events. Deviba holds a master's degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action and a bachelor’s degree both in History and International Relations and Global Studies. Deviba played the clarinet for seven years and was a proud member of her high school marching band, wind ensemble, and winter drumline. The mission and vision of the Montgomery County Women’s Chorus align with Deviba’s love of music and commitment to raising the voices of women in all areas.


Donna Koh

Communications Chair

Donna Koh serves as the Communications Director of the MoCo Women’s Chorus, bringing a wealth of musical expertise and community engagement to our organization. A resident of Montgomery County for the past 25 years, Donna deeply values the area's diversity, progressiveness, and philanthropic spirit. In her earlier career as a musician, she worked as a teacher and pianist, accompanying choirs, instrumentalists, and singers. As a longtime member of the Montgomery County Music Teachers Association and the Maryland State Music Teachers Association, Donna also served as an adjudicator for competitions and exams and coordinated the music theory program. She has a Doctorate in Piano Performance. Currently, Donna enjoys her second career as a librarian at the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled at the Library of Congress. In her initial role as the Music Librarian, she authored numerous blogs focusing on musicians, braille music digitization, and music education. Her expertise in these areas has been showcased at national conferences, including the Music Teachers National Association conference. In her current position, she has initiated and led the library’s widely adopted summer reading program, demonstrating her commitment to community engagement and literacy. Outside of her professional commitments, Donna has volunteered in local food drives and as a meals-on-wheels delivery driver. Donna firmly believes in the transformative power of music to unite, raise awareness, celebrate, and heal—a conviction particularly relevant in today's context. She envisions the MoCo Women’s Chorus as a beacon of excellence in music, highlighting women’s contributions and the rich diversity within our community. Donna is committed to fostering collaboration with other community groups to strengthen bonds and provide opportunities for shared experiences.

Hien Nguyen

Board Member

As a retired librarian with a wealth of experience from the federal government and Montgomery County Public Library system, I bring valuable insights and a cultivated understanding of community connections to my role as a board member. My passion for cultural and social diversity fuels my support for local artists, musicians, and organizations, contributing to the cultivation of a vibrant artistic environment in Montgomery County. The mission of the Montgomery County Women's Chorus deeply resonates with me. I am committed to assisting the organization in building a dynamic artistic space that warmly welcomes and celebrates all chorus members who self-identify as women. This commitment reflects my genuine dedication to recognizing and honoring the spectrum of identities and backgrounds, fostering an environment that embraces vocal excellence across a diverse range of pitches and styles, all for a completely inclusive women's chorus. I am particularly excited about the organization's initiative to engage women composers in creating a new repertoire, enriching our tapestry of sound. In brief, I aspire to bring my authentic background, coupled with my genuine commitment to inclusivity and fostering connections, to my role as a board member. This aligns seamlessly with the Montgomery County Women's Chorus's pursuit of artistic excellence and inclusivity.


Jill Worley

Membership Chair

Jill Worley is the membership chair of Montgomery County Women's Chorus. Her first singing engagement was performing "Jesus Loves Me" to appreciative Octogenarians for five cents a song. She has continued to perform in the Maryland/ DC area, but to never such great success. She is honored to be a part of a quality organization that will focus solely on women's music. Music about women, by women and performed by women. A long-time resident of Montgomery County, MD, she is excited to be a part of this worthwhile project. Jill, along with her husband, owns and operates The Goddard School in Gaithersburg, MD. Prior to this, she worked at Continental Insurance in customer relations, and then as a computer programmer and trainer. She holds a bachelors degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in music education with an emphasis on vocal performance.

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