Harry Duchesne
Executive Director

Harry joined Audio Journal as Executive Director in June 2022. Harry has a long history in the Worcester area including directing community programs on Service Learning and Social Justice, obtaining a ‘Success Award’ from the Mercy Center, ‘Teacher of the Year’ award at Holy Name HS, and serving as a Board Member for Rebuilding Together Worcester.

Harry’s background includes many years of teaching and leadership experience: MCPHS University, Anna Maria College, St. Peter-Marian HS, Holy Name High School, Assistant Director of Urban Missionaries (‘The Little Store’ in Worcester), Director of Housing and Stabilization at the New England Farm Worker’s Council in Holyoke, MA, and Program Director for ‘Young Neighbors in Action’ in Worcester for 20 years.

As a person who lives with a vision impairment himself, he is uniquely tuned in to the needs of our listeners. His vision impairment has helped him become more empathetic to the needs of others. Harry’s mission is to reach as many of the more than 5,000 legally blind residents in Central Massachusetts and many more print-disabled in our area to keep them in touch with local information, events, and entertainment.

Julie Standrowicz
Program Manager

Initially a volunteer for Audio Journal, Julie joined the staff in January 2022. She works part-time from her home in Millbury and manages the daily audio editing and programming for Audio Journal as well as other office-related work that helps our organization run on a day-to-day basis.

Julie was born and raised in southeastern Massachusetts and moved to the Worcester area with her husband in 2005. Julie is an author, avid reader, and loves all things creative.

Previously, Julie worked for over 20 years in Information Technology at Boston Scientific in various roles both as an independent contributor and as a manager.

In 2019, Julie took a leap of faith to pursue her writing, creative endeavors, and to focus on service to others – which led her to volunteering here at Audio Journal. Her technical skills and passion for bringing quality content to our listening audience make her a great fit here at Audio Journal.

Amanda Wedel
Office Coordinator

Amanda joined Audio Journal’s staff as an Office Coordinator and Assistant Audio Editor in December 2022. She manages volunteer scheduling, audio editing, and ad hoc office duties that make Harry and Julie’s lives just a bit easier.

Amanda recently moved back to southern New Hampshire after residing in Albany, New York since 2018. She received a Bachelor of Science in Music and Audio Engineering from The College of Saint Rose within the same city. Amanda most recently worked as the Chief Compliance Officer and Head Record Producer for Rose Record Label Group’s in-house music production company, Thorn Productions. She prides herself on her engineering and production work with recording artists such as LadyByrd, Tandem Bike Riders, Kathryn Grace, Ivory Car Dice, and JANANISINGS.

Besides production, Amanda commits herself to studying American Sign Language as well as a variety of modern musical instruments. Amanda applies her technological and organizational skills to her work at Audio Journal with a drive to help those with visual disabilities receive consistent and high-caliber audio through radio.