Board Of Directors

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Steve Talmadge


  • 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

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Patty McKinnon


  • Retired teacher, Oak Harbor School District

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

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

Marie Larsen


  • Member, New Leaf Board of Directors

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Darin Hand

Vice President


  • Associate Director of Columbia College

  • Professor of Human Resources at Columbia College and Brandman University 


Letta Meaux


  • Longtime employee and current Assistant Manager of Whidbey Island Bank

Janice Gaare



  • Special Education Coordinator, Missoula County Public Schools

  • Special Education Teacher, Missoula County Public Schools

Evett Morgan-Mueller



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

  • Oak Harbor Public School Teacher 25+ years