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 515 NE 15th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232 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 executive assistant Andrea Rennie at email@example.com.
FY14 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule
- September 5, 2013
- December 12, 2013
- April 3, 2014
- June 19, 2014
All meetings begin at 11:00am and are held at the Hampton Opera Center
FY13 Finance Committee Meeting Schedule
- July 30, 2013
- August 21, 2013
- October 30, 2013
- November 20, 2013
- January 22, 2014
- March 19, 2014
- April 23, 2014
- May 28, 2014
- June 11, 2014
All meetings begin at 12:30pm and are held at All Classical
FY13 Community Advisory Group (CAG) Meeting Schedule
- August 27, 2013
- December 3, 2013
- March 25, 2014
- June 10, 2014
All meetings begin at 6:00pm and are held at All Classical
For more information on CAG meetings, please email Andrea Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CAG members include:
George Taylor, Playwright and Consultant
Peter Greenfield, Hypnotherapist, All Classical Volunteer
Dale Tolliver, Cellist and Music Teacher, All Classical Volunteer
Susan McDaniel, Pianist and Emergency Dispatcher
Barbara Wagner, Community Volunteer
Gary Peterson, Engineer, Longtime Public Radio Supporter
Kathrin Korngold Hubbard, violinist
Joe Cantrell, Photographer, All Classical Volunteer
Justin Sherrill, Former All Classical Intern
Board of Directors: Officers
John is a nationally recognized rail transit authority whose experience of 40+ years includes a variety of transit system technologies and applications in more than 30 cities throughout the United States and other countries. An on-call Senior Transportation Consultant with LTK Engineering Services, he serves on the light rail transit committees of the Transportation Research Board (emeritus member, past chair) and the American Public Transit Association, and chaired their joint national conference, held in Portland in 2003. John is a classical music lover, advocate and supporter who also serves on the boards of Portland’s 45th Parallel chamber group and Choral Arts Ensemble. A broadcaster and radio station manager during his college years, John holds a BA in Business Administration and an MS in Civil Engineering.
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.
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.
A Clevelander by birth and Portlander by choice, Brian moved to Oregon to pursue a master’s degree in art therapy. After graduating from Marylhurst University in 2004, he went on to work as a mental health and addictions counselor for half a decade.
He is the proud creator of the Classical Beaver – a completely unauthorized blog devoted to the Oregon Symphony. A relatively recent convert to classical music, Brian’s obsession with our hometown orchestra is rivaled only by his passion for 89.9.
When he’s not at New Seasons Market schlepping produce, Brian is probably painting, cooking, or reading in the beautiful Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood, sharing a solid mid-century home with four chickens, two cats, and one husband.
Board of Directors: Directors
With over 17 years experience in human resources, employment relations, strategic hiring and talent development, Jennifer Paauwe-Riffe believes that successful companies encourage their employees to thrive in the workplace.
Known as a visionary who evaluates and overhauls programs, systems, and policies, Jennifer sets high standards for meeting the needs of real people. She brings practical solutions to small businesses and entrepreneurs. She shows corporate leaders how to maximize personal performance and exceed expectations. Skilled strategic planner, energetic organizer, active listener, Jennifer articulates a lead-by-example vision for innovation and professionalism.
Bilingual in Spanish and English, Jennifer also provides cross cultural communication and training, offering cohesive application of a company's values to its Latin American constituencies.
Since joining the Oregon Bach Festival as President and Executive Director in 2007, Evans has guided the University of Oregon event to new levels of box office and critical success, expanding its seasonal and geographic reach with broadcasts, year-round programming, concerts in Ashland and Bend, and a summer festival in Portland.
Born and educated in Wales, Evans joined the OBF following a twenty-one-year career with the BBC in London, producing many of its landmark projects, including A Britten Evening, A Bernstein Day (live from New York), and Live from Tanglewood, and rising to head of music policy and production at Radio 3 in 2000. His broadcasting awards include a Sony Gold and a Prix Italia.
A Britten scholar, Evans’s book Journeying Boy: The Diaries of the Young Benjamin Britten was published by Faber and Faber in 2009. In addition to All Classical, he also serves on the boards of the Britten Estate Ltd. and Chorus America.
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 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.
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!