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 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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Sara Yen is an attorney, with a practice focused on estate planning, wills and trusts, and special needs planning, as well as probate and trust administration. Sara earned her J.D. at Boston College Law School, and she holds an LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Taxation from the University of Washington School of Law Graduate Program in Taxation.
In addition to All Classical, Sara currently serves on the board of Housecall Providers, and previously served on the board of the Portland Chapter of Women in Insurance and Financial Services.
Sara is a lifelong musician, starting piano at age 5, clarinet in middle school, and singing in various groups her whole life. As the pianist in the house, she now most often is called on to accompany her husband and daughter, both violinists. She is a tiny bit golf obsessed, and spends much of her free time hitting balls at the driving range. She is also ready to talk Portland Winter Hawks hockey at any time.
Jon Kruse has been a fan of All Classical since moving to Portland in the mid-90's. Seeking out great classical music offerings, Jon found All Classical as well as the Portland Baroque Orchestra, where he had his formative board experience, earning the 2004 Volunteer Leadership Award from Northwest Business for Culture & the Arts. He has since served as Chair of the Boards of the Children’s Book Bank, the Oregon Zoo Foundation, and the Multnomah County Library Levy Campaign. In 2010, he was appointed by Govenor Kulongoski to the board of the Oregon Cultural Trust, where he served one term. He currently serves on the board of the Oregon Historical Society, leading the organization’s digital outreach and communications efforts.
Currently an independent consultant, Jon is a 20+ year technology veteran who spent 18 years at Intel, where he served most recently as a Director for Intel Capital. When he isn’t working or volunteering for various organizations, you might find him singing with his daughters in the Portland Revels, coaching their lacrosse teams, or enjoying the great outdoors. He also loves to spend time perfecting his recipe for pasta sauce, organizing the family finances, and spoiling his black Labrador retriever.
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.
FY16 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule
- September 17, 2015
- December 10, 2015
- March 31, 2016
- June 23, 2016
All meetings begin at 11:00am and are held at All Classical’s offices.
FY16 Finance Committee Meeting Schedule
- July 29, 2015
- August 19, 2015
- November 4, 2015
- December 2, 2015
- January 27, 2016
- March 23, 2016
- April 27, 2016
- May 25, 2016
- June 15, 2016
All meetings begin at 12:30pm and are held at All Classical
FY16 Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting Schedule
- September 1, 2015
- November 24, 2015
- March 22, 2016
- June 14, 2016
All meetings begin at 6:00pm and are held at All Classical Portland.
Community Advisory Group Member Duties (PDF)
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
Art Labrousse, Retired Sheriff
Christopher Corbell, Composer
Esther Shim, Violinist
Hannah Hillebrand, Cellist and Nurse
Gail Martin, Musician and Professor