Katie has been involved with Higher Octave Healing for over 10 years as a client. She is also a member of the new rock band music therapy program through Higher Octave Healing. Her favorite instrument to play is the drums. Outside of music therapy, Katie is an active member of many self-advocacy groups including President of People First of Arizona and inspire Inc., where she is the Vice President and Chair of Membership Development. inspire is a member-run provider agency through the Division of Developmental Disabilities. Katie is also the 2016 Miss Wheelchair Arizona and and her platform is to actively encourage and engage youth leadership through advocacy and education. She is also part of the community service project Miss Sparkles Arizona 2017 and she loves to make a difference in anyway possible, including being a new member of the board of Higher Octave Healing. She is so happy to give back to an organization that has and continues to do so much for her.


​Our Board of Directors dedicates time and energy to diversifying our donor options and fundraising for the organization.

Michael Gary is the Regional Account Manager for a renewable energy company called Carbon Cycle Energy. Michael is an Arizona native who currently resides in Scottsdale. He graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Sociology. Michael was one of the top commercial sales reps for Waste Management for 9 years. He enjoys Motorsports and various outdoor activities, such as biking and off-roading. 

Mike has an affinity for helping and connecting with others. He feels he can bring a network of opportunities to HOH in the area of donor development and community connection. This is his first time serving on a Board of Directors but hopes to be able to grow Higher Octave Healing and help it reach its financial and outreach goals.
Lynn Gustke is the Remote Virtual Recruiter for Randstad Sourceright Solutions supporting Stanley Black & Decker for the Western Division.  She has been supporting the Securities industry for the past 6 years. Lynn is also an Adjunct Professor at South Mountain Community College, for the past 10 years, teaching Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship classes. She enjoys various volunteer activities through Rotary International. 
Lynn has a strong network of professionals willing to help others. She feels he can bring a network of opportunities to HOH in the area of fresh fundraising ideas and community connections. Lynn has served on several non-profit boards including The Boys & Girls Club Human Resource Board for 6 years and San Marcos Estates Homeowners Association for 11 years.  Lynn hopes to be able to grow Higher Octave Healing and help it reach its financial and outreach goals.
Kay Norton is Associate Professor of Musicology in the ASU School of Music, part of the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. She just completed a 4-year term as Vice President of the Society for American Music. Norton teaches courses on musical research and the history of music, as well as on what music means in the contexts of wellness, gender, and community. Her publications examine the wellness benefits of music, American sacred music (most recently, African American gospel), and music of the American South.

Kymla Eubanks

Sid Pfaff

​​​Director, Chief Executive Officer

Jessica has been an active supporter of music therapy for over 20 years.  She donated many hours to aid in developing the creative vision of Higher Octave Healing and its mission and goals.  With a background in zoology and biological sciences from Louisiana State University, Reichers currently serves as the Manager of the Technology and Policy section at the Oregon Department of Energy.  Her experience in bringing diverse groups of people together to work together on community issues brings a collaborative, solutions-focused vision to Higher Octave Healing.
Associate Professor of Music Therapy Robin Rio,  MA, MT-BC, has served as faculty member and Arizona State University Music Therapy Clinical Director since 1998.  Rio is actively engaged in the community through ongoing clinical work and as an applied researcher.  Additionally, Rio has served the American Association of Music Therapy as the Western Region Vice President and Conference Chair, a member of the Assenmbly of Delegates, Chair of the Affiliate Relations Committee, member of the Judicial Review Board, and served on several nominating committees. She continues to keep musically active with performances and recordings for several music groups including Daughters of Harriett and Phoenix early music groups.

Robin Rio

Mike Gary

Lynn Gustke


​​ASU Liason

Sid Pfaff is the Principal and Agency Owner of TAG Insurance & Financial Services, Inc. He began his professional career in 1981 with Farmers Insurance and then in 2009, made the decision to establish the Pfaff Insurance Agency, an independent insurance agency in Tempe AZ. In 2014, the agency went through a transformation and rebranded itself under TAG Insurance, expanding their practice to offer a full range of financial services.  Sid has his LUTCF designation and is also a board member with NAIFA (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors) East Valley and is currently their Secretary/Treasurer.  He has held several other board positions with the Rotary Club of Tempe East, CBN and is currently very involved as a volunteer with JesusOnlineMinistry.com in a management consultant position.  Sid grew up in the Phoenix area where he has resided for over 45 years. He and his wife, Sharon, have 5 children and 9 grandchildren and are very active in church and community service projects. Sid loves spending time with his family and friends, enjoys traveling and the outdoors.

​​Providing music therapy to over 600 people each week, Higher Octave Healing seeks to support community programming, music therapy and related services, and continuing education for professionals and students by providing an avenue for donations, fundraising, grants, and other streams of funding to help continue the music therapy and support programs and services we provide for so many of Arizona’s children, teens, and adults through our 501(c)3, federally recognized non-profit status.  EIN 27-1896282​


Since 1996, Kymla has worked with thousands of clients, families, and caregivers in the field of developmental disabilities, geriatrics, hospice, and other fields educating, advocating, and promoting self-advocacy.  As CEO and founder of Higher Octave Healing, she coordinates employee supervision, budget forecasting and productivity reporting, operational and strategic program and vision planning and community partnerships.  Kymla has served on multiple boards at the state, regional, and national level.  

​​​​​President/Chair of the Board

Katie Griffith

Kay Norton

Our 2017 Board of Directors

Jessica D. Reichers



Meet Our Board

providing music therapy for over 600 in the community each week