Board President: Carolyn Morrow Fiscus
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 Orcs Island Fire and Rescue. She is currently board chair of the Orcas Community Resource Center a small social services agency that leverages government, community, and private resources on behalf of all Orcas Islanders.
Board Treasurer: Jeanne Beck
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 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/health care 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.
Sandi Burt, MSW, LICSW
Sandi Burt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia & Washington, DC. Sandi is particularly proud to claim Social Work as her professional identity, because of the field’s commitment to social justice. Her primary area of expertise has been working with survivors of sexual abuse/assault, and additional forms of trauma. She sites that teaching “Our Whole Lives” Sexuality Education Curriculum as the most powerful social justice and sex abuse prevention work she has ever done. She has a deep interest in cross cultural work, inspired by her work as a Working as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal in her early 20’s. She has experience with domestic violence, play therapy with children, and art therapies with adults and children, individuals and families in transition, depression, anxiety, (in)fertility, adoption, and grief. Sandi has served on the board Children’s House, Orcas Family Resource Center, Orcas Community Resource Center, and served the County-wide Community Network as Prosecutor’s Victim Advocate and later as the Orcas Elementary School Counselor.
Hugh is an Episcopal priest, clinical social worker, and wilderness guide with a passion for helping people deepen their psycho-spiritual paths. Since moving to Orcas with my husband Berto Gándara, I have been in discernment about how to get more involved in the community. The invitation to serve on the OCRC board comes at a good time for me. I look forward to being a part of this project.
Steven M. Jung
Steve Jung has both 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 co-chair of its Investment Committee and member of its Finance Committee, Coffelt Farm Stewards as treasurer, San Juan Preservation Trust Board of Trustees serving on the Finance and Development Committees, and Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival Board of Trustees on the Finance Committee. Steve lives with his wife, Susan Lea McBain, and West Highland White Terrier, Skipper, near the Orcas Island hamlet of Olga. His hobbies generally involve travel to and hiking in lovely places.
Diane G. Berreth, Chief Policy and Planning Officer, retired ASCD(Assoiciation for supervision and Curriculum Development) Alexandria, Virginia
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). 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.