Board Of Directors

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

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

Richard J. Toft


Human Resources Director, Island County, Retired
Past Center Director, Ebry-Riddle University
Past Director, Navy Aviation Safety School
Past Commanding Officer, NAS Fallon, NV
Captain United States Navy, Retired

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

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Our vision is to prepare our community to welcome people with disabilities and people exiting public assistance as assets to the work force, enabling their rightful place in society.

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Phone: 360 675-1989
Fax: 360 675-8811
New Leaf, Inc.
660 SE Fidalgo Ave.
PO Box 943
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
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