About Us

RICH in Music relies on a small staff and volunteers to carry out its work. Please complete a volunteer form here if you are interested in volunteering!


Amy Bliss Tenney, J.D., MAMT, MT-BC, is Director and Music Therapist for RICH in Music. She is a board-certified music therapist and former non-profit immigration and refugee attorney. Ms. Tenney is currently a Community Fellow through Open Society Institute-Baltimore. She received her master’s degree in music therapy from Immaculata University. Ms. Tenney completed her music therapy internship at the Pilot School in Wilmington, DE and BuildaBridge International in Philadelphia, PA. She has acquired experience and done research in the field of refugees and music therapy. Previously, Ms. Tenney was a Public Interest Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She was involved with refugee and immigration law and immigration program development for 15 years with World Relief headquarters and other organizations.

For more information about Ms. Tenney’s OSI-Baltimore fellowship, please click here. Or listen to a radio interview with WYPR’s On the Record.

Clinical Supervision: Janelle Junkin, Ph.D., MT-BC

RICH in Music Advisory Committee:

Mr. Leo Arreaza, LL.M.

Ms. Alicia Barksdale, MS, MT-BC, NMT

Ms. Patricia Chiriboga-Roby, J.D.

Mr. Samuel Dixon, Music Therapy Student

Ms. Ruth Famini, BMusEd

Ms. Ramatu Kandakai, MBA

Ms. Yalemzewd B. Mulat, LL.M.

Ms. Elizabeth Ringler-Jayanthan, LMSW, CCTP

Ms. Susan Tuberville, MFA in Community Art