What is Music Therapy? 

Elizabeth Jacobi, PhD, RMT, FAMI-Founder/Director 

Ronald J. Jones - joins MMI as Exec. Director 

Candace Deshler - Music Therapist joins MMI 

Allison Boyd, Sara Longwell - Program Partners  

Jeannelle Benek, MA, HPMT, MT-BC 

Denise Ondishko, Ph.D.  

Chris Butler - Volunteer 

Volunteer Opportunities 

Jeannelle Benek, MA, HPMT, MT-BC

A board-certified music therapist and community liaison for Hospice Care of America, Jeannelle specializes in hospice and palliative care music therapy. She has been practicing music therapy in a variety of settings since she graduated from Immaculata College (in the greater Philadelphia area) in 2002. She received her master's degree in music therapy in 2007, and has worked in hospice settings since 2005. Jeannelle is currently implementing Hospice Care of America's first music therapy program out of the 3 offices she serves in Beaufort, Charleston, and Hilton Head. She and her husband, a pastor, reside on Hilton Head Island.