Andrea L. Colby
Young Audiences Arts for Learning Nj & Eastern PA — Distinguished Service Award
Andrea L. Colby is a certified professional coach and an intellectual property attorney with over 35 years of experience in the legal profession in New York and New Jersey. Her professional career has involved working for notable firms including: Johnson & Johnson, Morgan & Finnegan and Union Carbide Corporation. However, it has been her dedication to creating music as a pianist and her devotion to bringing arts to others that has sustained her throughout her life.
Andrea has been a member of the Board of Young Audiences of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania for over 12 years and served for five years as the Secretary of the Board. In addition, she has donated her time and effort to giving several piano recitals for the benefit of Young Audiences over the past 10 years.
While she retired from legal practice about four years ago, she continues to lecture extensively on topics related to professional practice and has become a passionate advocate on behalf of mental health and well-being in the legal profession. As well, Andrea is a member of the Board of Trustees of Albany Law School (Albany, NY).
Andrea also currently serves as the President of her synagogue, Congregation Neve Shalom in Metuchen. She has been a member of the Boards of the New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra and TADA! Children’s Theatre in Manhattan.