Living Legends Awards for Service to Humanity

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Doreen Hines | Executive Director

Giving voice to excellence, Doreen Hines has been a trailblazing force in arts administration whose early triumphs led her to create Altadena Praise Productions, an organization that promoted and produced concerts with major artist. She is the Executive Director for the Living Legends Awards for Service to Humanity Inc. After a career in law serving both as a litigator and later as a judge pro tem in California, Mrs. Hines relocated to the Washington Metro area. There she became the CEO of APNT, Inc. a pediatric homecare agency, directing a staff of approximately three hundred nurses and administrative personnel, to deliver high tech skilled nursing care to children in the home environment. As a forward thinking individual she attended MENSA meetings in college and was the first female of African descent to receive her pilot’s license from her alma mater. She is the author of the play 'Hold On' a drama in three acts. She received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Atlantic Union College and a Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law in San Diego, California.

Paul Byssainthe | Musical Director

Paul Byssainthe, Jr. is an accomplished, award-winning organist, pianist, conductor, and composer. A native of Long Island, NY, he currently serves as the Director of Music at Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church in Takoma Park, MD. Paul is a graduate of Andrews University, where he earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and the Master of Music Degree in Orchestral Conducting, studying with Kenneth Logan in Organ, and Claudio Gonzalez and Stephen Zork in Conducting. During his time at Andrews, he served as a Graduate Conducting Assistant, conducting major works by Tchaikovsky, Barber, Brahms. Paul is currently pursuing Graduate Organ studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, where he also serves as a Graduate Assistant in the Ear Training Department. He works extensively as a Producer, Arranger and Orchestrator for various recording projects through his production company, Zamar Music Group.

An active performer in the Atlantic region, Paul recently performed a solo concert at the Franciscan Monastery (Washington, D.C), and as a collaborator on the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage for the Washington, D.C. premiere of the Philadelphia Community Mass. In June 2018, Paul was selected as a Finalist in the 2018 American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artist Competition in Organ Performance held in Kansas City. Upcoming engagements include collaborations with the Washington Chorus at the Kennedy Center and Strathmore Hall, as well as solo performances in the DC area in the Spring of 2019. He is an active member of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and currently serves on the board of the DC Chapter.

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