Board Of Directors

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Darin Hand



  • Associate Director of Columbia College

  • Professor of Human Resources at Columbia College and Brandman University 

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Evett Morgan-Mueller



  • Oak Harbor native and product of Oak Harbor School District, K-12

  • Oak Harbor Public School Teacher 25+ years

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Steve Talmadge

Past President

  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of Oregon

  • School Psychologist, Oak Harbor Public Schools (Retired)

  • Past Board President, Island Mental Health

  • 50-year member, All Island Community Band


Anthony A. Turpin



  • United States Naval Air Reserve, (CAPT. USNR, Ret.)

  • Instructor, University of Washington, Department of Community Development (Ret.) 

  • Past Trustee, Museum of Northwest Art

  • Multicultural Awareness Council; Island County Watershed Management

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Susan Armstrong

Vice President

  • Coordinator, Oak Harbor Public Schools Exceptional Academy

  • Teacher and transition coordinator, special education, Oak Harbor School District.

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  • Interested in joining the New Leaf board of directors? Contact us today and learn more!

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Patty McKinnon


  • Retired teacher, Oak Harbor School District

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Jan Hayes


Elementary School Principal, Retired

Member – Startup Committee for Habitat for Humanity

Member and Concertmistress – Grande Ronde Symphony Orchestra 

Charter Member – Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor

Volunteer Mission for Methodist Church


In Memoriam

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Captain Richard J. (Dick) Toft  
Captain USN (Ret.)

July 14, 1940 – May 4, 2021

New Leaf fondly remembers retired US Navy captain and longtime New Leaf board member and president Dick Toft, who passed away recently at age 80.

A beloved pillar of the Oak Harbor community, Toft's passing was marked by the Rotary Club of Oak Harbor, who dedicated their restored memorial bridge at City Beach (Windjammer Park) in downtown Oak Harbor in honor of Toft and other Oak Harbor Rotarians. 

The Rotary Memorial bridge being restored.

New Leaf remembers Dick Toft with warmth and gratitude for his service. New Leaf is honored to remember Toft with a memorial plaque at our office bench.

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