Board of Directors

Carolyn Morrow Fiscus
President

Carolyn Morrow Fiscus has lived full time on Orcas Island since May 2014 after retiring from Kaiser Permanente in Portland, Oregon, where she was a Nurse Practitioner and Certified Nurse Midwife with a practice divided between women’s health, maternity care, and delivering babies in the Kaiser hospitals. Before retraining to become a midwife in 1998, Carolyn had a fifteen-year career as a preservation specialist at Southern Illinois University, the Library of Congress, and finally Harvard University Libraries where she administered Harvard’s programs to preserve its library and archival collections. Carolyn and her husband Tom began coming to Orcas in 2005 and built their home here in 2010. Carolyn is a member of the San Juan County Human Services Advisory Board since 2014. In 2016 she trained as an EMT and joined Orcas Island Fire and Rescue. She is currently board chair of the Orcas Community Resource Center.

Jeanne Beck
Treasurer

Jeanne works as the Stewardship and Project Manager for the OPAL Community Land Trust. Jeanne oversees the implementation of new construction and renovation projects, provides support to neighborhood homeowners associations, oversees the property management firm operating the Lavender Hollow apartments, and guides OPAL homeowners through the process to sell their homes. Jeanne previously worked as an operations manager, project manager, or executive director for a variety of nonprofit and for-profit organizations on Orcas Island. She was the first executive director of the Funhouse Discovery Center (1998–2006) and also of OPAL Community Land Trust (1990–1995). Born and raised in Washington State, she moved to Orcas Island in 1989. She has a degree in Criminal Justice from St. Ambrose University and completed graduate course work in economics at the University of Washington.

Helen Bee

Helen is a life-long Orcas Island lover, having spent part of virtually every summer of her life at Indralaya. After college at Radcliffe College and graduate school at Stanford University, Helen taught at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and University of Washington, where she remained until 1972. At that point, she shifted gears in a major way, resigned her tenured university position, and began writing college-level textbooks in human development, including The Developing Child, and Journey of Adulthood. Thirty years and more than 30 books/editions later, she moved to Orcas full time (2003).  Helen has served on the OPAL board for 9 years (3 years as chair), on the OICF board for 3 years, and on the Senior Center Advisory Committee for 3 years. At present, she continues as the chair of the OPAL fundraising committee. She has also served multiple 6-year stints on the Indralaya board. She now serves on the Indralaya investment and fundraising committees, cooks there for several weeks each summer, and runs a one-week special program of “Deep Singing” every year.

Bonnie Burg, LICSW, BCD

Bonnie Burg is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 40 years of experience. A graduate of SSA at the University of Chicago, she has worked in community, VA, and hospital settings. As a clinical faculty member in the Social Work and Psychiatry Departments at the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics, she developed an integrated mental health/healthcare training program for graduate social work interns. In addition to clinical service in both psychiatric inpatient and outpatient clinics, she did clinical teaching of psychiatric residents, medical students and psychology interns. She has had a private practice for 40 years and currently sees individuals and couples for psychotherapy in her Eastsound office. She has served on several boards of social service organizations, both as a member and officer. Currently, she serves on the Operations Committee of the Senior Center, Orcas LGBT Fund, and Crossroads.

Hugh Grant

Hugh is a clinical social worker, an Episcopal priest, and a wilderness guide with a passion for helping people deepen on their psycho-spiritual paths. He offers psychotherapy and spiritual direction at the Healing Arts Center in Eastsound, and he is an assisting priest at Emmanuel Parish. He has a BA in Economics from Davidson College in North Carolina, a Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia, a Master of Theological Studies from Emory University, and a Master of Divinity degree from General Theological Seminary in New York. He has lived on Orcas Island since 2013 with his husband, Berto Gándara.

Steven M. Jung

Steve Jung has bachelors and masters degrees from the University of New Mexico (1965 and 1967) and a Ph.D. in educational research from Arizona State University (1969). He earned the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation from the Institute of Internal Auditors in 1991. After 22 years of service, he retired in 2008 as Executive Director of Internal Audit and Institutional Compliance Emeritus at Stanford University and the Stanford University Medical Center. Steve currently serves the Orcas Island Community Foundation Board of Trustees as chair of its Programs and Initiatives Committee and member of its Finance and Investment Committees, San Juan Preservation Trust Board of Trustees serving on the Finance and Development Committees, and Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Board of Trustees serving on the Finance Committee. Steve lives with his wife, Susan Lea McBain, and West Highland White Terrier, Pippin, near the Orcas Island hamlet of Olga. His hobbies generally involve travel to and hiking in lovely places.

Diane G. Berreth

Diane Berreth is a leader in the education field and is the former Chief Planning and Policy Officer for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) in Alexandria, Virginia. ASCD is the largest professional development organization in U.S. education serving over 100,000 members. Diane led the Association’s planning, policy, government relations, and public information work. She has international expertise in strategic planning and has initiated and guided strategic planning efforts for ASCD, its affiliates, and numerous not-for-profit organizations. She received her doctorate in education policy and leadership from Indiana University. Since moving to Orcas Island off the coast of Washington ten years ago, she has served as president of the Orcas Island Community Foundation and sits on several other boards. Diane also consults with non-profit boards both nationally and locally on planning and best board practices.