Board of Directors

Our Board members are local leaders with expertise and connections to the issues facing our community.

Charles Anderson

14 Jan 2017, written by

A forty-year resident of San Juan Island, Charles Anderson is celebrating his twelfth year as the Foundation’s chairman. During his tenure, annual grants to the community have grown by an average of 50 times. In 1976 he founded Cogent Data Technologies, a successful computer hardware networking company headquartered in Friday Harbor with offices in Seattle, […]

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Scott Boden

14 Jan 2017, written by

Originally hailing from the Quad Cities, Scott moved to Southern California in the early 70’s. After going to school for Architecture and Astronomy, he became a video game designer, toy designer and electrical/software/hardware engineer. After founding Enerdyne Technologies in 1984, and developing a myriad of products for the aerospace industry and NASA , he sold […]

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Tom Cable

14 Jan 2017, written by

A retired venture capitalist, Mr. Cable was a founder of Cable & Howse Ventures as well as Cable, Howse & Ragen, a Seattle investment banking firm now known as Ragen MacKenzie, a division of Wells Fargo. Mr. Cable is a founder and past chairman of the Washington Research Foundation, a technology transfer and early stage […]

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Maude Cumming

13 Jan 2017, written by

Maude Cumming has been working around the local public school system for the past 20 plus years, and

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Pamela Gross

13 Jan 2017, written by

Pamela traveled around the world on a 31’ sailboat for 10 years before settling in Friday Harbor in 1997.  Highlights of her travels to isolated places – including the Galapagos Islands, Papua New Guinea and southern Japan – sharpened her interest in the natural world and preservation.  For nine years, she worked for the County Land […]

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Lauren Levinson

13 Jan 2017, written by

Lauren has been on the Board since 2006 and serves on our Grants Committee. She also currently chairs our Scholarship Committee. Lauren and her husband, Bob, became part time island residents in 1988; full time residents in 2000, dividing time between SJI and Indian Wells, California. Lauren enjoys working directly with the nonprofits of the […]

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Eric Parsons, Board Chair

13 Jan 2017, written by

Eric and his wife, Janet, have owned a home on San Juan Island since 2006 and made it their permanent residence in 2015.  Originally from the Portland area, Eric graduated from Lewis and Clark College, where he studied political science and economics. Most of his professional career was focused in the financial services industry. He […]

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Rebecca Pohlad, Secretary

13 Jan 2017, written by

Rebecca was introduced to the San Juan Islands in 2001. She splits her time between Minneapolis and San Juan Island, But San Juan has increasingly been becoming “home” since 2003. After years of active and visible community activities in the Twin Cities (including currently serving on the Walker Art Center board), she has quietly but […]

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Laura Sandstrom

13 Jan 2017, written by

Laura is a sixth generation islander, who became a full time resident in 2009 when her husband began practicing law in Friday Harbor. A Graduate Gemologist by trade, Laura spent 18 years traveling throughout the United States while working and exploring the many facets of the jewelry industry- from national sales rep to designer, buyer, […]

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Norm Smith, Vice Chair

21 Oct 2015, written by

Norm is President Emeritus of The Ford Family Foundation (TFFF) in Roseburg, OR, and is a Senior Fellow at the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust in Vancouver, WA. He is a Director of Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company in Enumclaw, WA, a past board chair of Grantmakers of Oregon and Southwest Washington and a former board member […]

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Barbara Von Gehr, Treasurer

20 Oct 2015, written by

Barbara and husband George have owned a house on San Juan Island since 2000…

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