December 18, 2014

Open Meeting Policy

All Classical Portland holds open meetings concerning the operations and programming of All Classical in accordance with requirements of the Communications Act of 1934, 47 U.S.C. 396, et seq. as amended, and certification requirements promulgated by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Information about All Classical’s open meeting policy is also announced regularly on the air in the Pacific Northwest. Board meetings will be conducted at 211 SE Caruthers, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97214 unless otherwise noted. Please call 503-943-5828 to verify if a meeting is being held. To request notice of board meetings in writing, please e-mail Andrea Rennie.


FY15 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

  • September 4, 2014
  • December 11, 2014
  • April 2, 2015
  • June 25, 2015

All meetings begin at 11:00am and are held at All Classical’s offices.


FY15 Finance Committee Meeting Schedule

  • July 30, 2014
  • August 20, 2014
  • November 5, 2014
  • December 3, 2014
  • January 28, 2015
  • March 25, 2015
  • April 29, 2015
  • May 27, 2015
  • June 17, 2015

All meetings begin at 12:30pm and are held at All Classical


FY15 Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting Schedule

  • August 26, 2014
  • December 2, 2014
  • March 24, 2015
  • June 16, 2015

All meetings begin at 6:00pm and are held at All Classical

For more information on CAG meetings, please email Amelia Lukas.

The CAG members include:

George Taylor, Playwright and Consultant

Dale Tolliver, Cellist and Music Teacher, All Classical Volunteer

Susan McDaniel, Pianist

Barbara Wagner, Community Volunteer

Gary Peterson, Engineer, Longtime Public Radio Supporter

Kathrin Korngold Hubbard, violinist

Joe CantrellPhotographer, All Classical Volunteer

Justin Sherrill, Former All Classical Intern

Art Labrousse, Retired Sheriff 

Board of Directors: Officers

Bruce Howell

Bruce Howell


Bruce Howell focuses his legal practice on various aspects of health law, managed care issues, and physician practice issues. He also handles cases involving genetics, clinical research and health care insurance coverage.

Mr. Howell has been recognized by Texas Super Lawyers and as an Outstanding Physician Practice Lawyer. He has also been listed on the Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Howell has served on the Nonprofit Boards of the French American Chamber of Commerce and the Southwest Transplant Alliance, in addition to Board service on several Legal and Educational entities, in the State of Texas and nationwide.

Mr. Howell is excited to join All Classical’s Board to complement his passion for music and the arts. An avid Jazz bassist, Mr. Howell is also a Fifth degree black belt instructor, active in yoga and cycling, and is fluent in French and Spanish.

Kurt Peterson

Kurt Peterson

Vice Chair

Kurt Peterson is a partner at Kilmer Vorhees & Laurick in Northwest Portland. Kurt studied keyboard at the University of Oregon before moving on to law school. He is a proud Portland native, a longtime supporter of the arts and has been a member and officer of various other arts organizations. He spends the balance of his time with his beautiful wife, tinkering with his 1967 Land Rover, and being pulled down the street by his two dogs. Kurt wants you to know that he listens to All Classical all day long, and so can you!

Joseph Rakoski

Joseph Rakoski


Joseph G. Rakoski is a Certified Public Accountant and a Shareholder with Vierck & Rakoski, CPAs, P.C. Joe was a tax manager at Coopers & Lybrand, L.L.P. and PricewaterhouseCoopers and has also worked in the corporate tax department of Eastman Kodak Company in Rochester, New York. Joe holds a BS in Business Management and Accounting from the University of Maryland. He also holds a Bachelors degree in Music Performance and Education from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York and a Masters degree in Music Performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Joe served in the United States Navy as bass trombonist in the Naval Academy Band from 1986 to 1990. While pursuing his career in music, Joe performed with such ensembles as the Empire Brass, Chicago Civic Orchestra, Millar Brass Ensemble, Colorado Philharmonic and Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Previous board positions include the Community Music Center, Inc. and the KBPS Public Radio Foundation; he is currently on the Board of Directors of the Portland Youth Philharmonic.

Thomas Bruner

Thomas Bruner


A nationally recognized leader, Thomas Bruner has 25 years of successful experience building, growing and managing health and human service organizations across the country, and effectively mobilizing communities and policy makers around the issues and needs they seek to address.

Before assuming multiple leadership positions with the American National Red Cross, Thomas was Regional Executive in Oregon, with responsibilities for the six Red Cross chapters in the state with 5,000 volunteers, 17 offices, 175 employees and $14 million in annual expenses. As the Executive Director of Cascade AIDS Project in Portland from 1998-2005, Thomas was responsible for turning that organization into one of the leading HIV/AIDS organizations in the Western United States.

Thomas has held multiple civic leadership roles in Oregon, including Governor Ted Kulongoski’s Transition Team, Oregon Government Ethics Commission, Portland Parks and Recreation Board, Junior League of Portland’s Community Advisory Board, Nonprofit Association of Oregon’s Steering Committee, Dharma Rain Zen Center’s Fundraising Committee, and was a graduate of the inaugural class of Leadership Portland.

Returning to Portland to lead the Oregon & SW Washington Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Thomas brings valuable leadership and fundraising expertise to the Board of All Classical Portland.

Board of Directors: Directors

Rick Simpson

Rick Simpson


Rick represents All Classical FM's internet listening audience from his home office in Athens, GA. Since finding All Classical on the internet several years ago, Rick, a semi-retired engineer for IBM, has traveled with All Classical on three Cultural Tours and answered phones during our Summer 2012 drive while on vacation in Portland.

As All Classical’s online audience continues to grow, Rick's perspective as someone who listens via the Internet from a considerable distance away from Portland is important for our Board of Directors.

Derwyn Harris

Derwyn Harris


A passionate entrepreneur, Derwyn Harris is currently a co-founder and Product Manager at Jama Software. Through his time at Jama, Derwyn has worked with hundreds of companies ranging from software, retail, semiconductor, medical devices, government and aerospace. Prior to Jama he worked 15 years in the tech industry as a programer, project manager, and consultant. He is a frequent speaker on software process and methodologies and was an IBM certified trainer.

Before finding his path in technology, Derwyn spent time organizing events for Outside Magazine, was an Operations Manager for a cable company office, sold advertising for a local paper, and co-founded a local indoor cycling center.

Derwyn has dabbled in classical music his whole life having grown up with a father who is the ultimate fan and introduced him to many famous pieces - as well as a few obscure ones. Later Derwyn would study pieces such as Mozart's Don Giovanni, and Bach’s St Matthew Passion as part of the St John’s college liberal arts program. Derwyn even recently started studying the piano but is doing it purely for the joy it brings, and has no aspirations of stardom.

You can follow Derwyn on twitter @derwyn

Charles Noble

Charles Noble


I’ve been Assistant principal viola of the Oregon Symphony viola section since 1995. I’m also a member of the Arnica Quartet and Third Angle New Music, and play often with 45th Parallel. Before my professional career began, I earned degrees from the University of Puget Sound, the University of Maryland, and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, studying with some of the top violists and chamber musicians in the world. I have always valued the presence of AllClassical in the Portland arts community, and as that presence has grown and strengthened over the years, I decided that I wanted to be a part of this vital team. I look forward to exciting times ahead for this essential nexus of the arts community as it works to build partnerships and expand its reach into the community of music lovers.

Bob Kalez

Bob Kalez


Dr. Robert Kalez completed his Urology training at OHSU in 1962 and had been in active practice until 2012. He still participates in medical education programs at Providence Hospital and OHSU.

He is an active supporter of the Oregon Symphony and the Opera. He believes firmly that Portland and the northwest truly needs the All Classical stations to enhance the cultural climate of this area. He particularly enjoys the streaming of the station when he visits his children both in the United States and Europe.

He is presently learning to play the piano which he has pursued since his retirement. His recreational activities include cross country skiing, fishing and hunting.