The Board of Directors is the governing body of Coast Community Radio and is responsible for fundraising, strategic planning, policy making and fiscal oversight.
Board of Directors
Jack Harris, President (term expires 11/19)
Jack Harris, Board President has served on the Tillicum Foundation Board for six years, most of those as Board Secretary. Jack co-founded and is President of Fort George Brewery and Public House, employing 150 people in Astoria and distributing to all of the Pacific Northwest. Jack has been a professional brewer for 29 years. Previous Board experience includes serving as Treasurer and President of the Sunset Empire Transportation District from 1997-2007. Jack received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Puget Sound.
Jennifer Crockett, Vice President (term expires 11/19)
Jennifer Crockett currently plays clarinet and bass clarinet with Portland Chamber Music, Walla Walla Symphony, and the Yakima Symphony Orchestra. Jennifer also teaches clarinet locally through Friday Musical Club. A graduate of DePaul’s School of Music under a Performance Award Scholarship, Jennifer enjoys an active recording career with bands such as Horse Feathers, The Hackles, Other Lives, and Alameda. Jennifer was a founding member of the AFM Local 99 Portland’s Fair Trade Music campaign, which successfully advocated fair pay for musicians in Portland clubs and became a template for musicians’ unions across the US. Currently the Executive Director of The Liberty Theatre, Jennifer listens to KMUN every day and can’t imagine Astoria without it.
Lisa Smith, Secretary (term expires 11/20)
Lisa C. Smith, Board secretary and former executive director of the Tillicum Foundation, is a consultant in higher education and government relations, most recently employed by New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD). Lisa served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives at NYUAD, where she played a central role in the planning, coordination, and facilitation of strategic institutional initiatives for the University, which opened in Fall 2010 in the United Arab Emirates. A former senior producer for KCTS/Public Television in Seattle, Lisa received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Oregon and Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Lisa and her husband are co-sponsors, with the University of Pennsylvania, of the annual Clearman Cottage Writer’s Residency, which supports the work and creative process of young writers. She currently serves on the Board of Astoria Visual Arts.
John Stevenson, Treasurer (term expires 11/19)
John has been a programmer at the station since 2007, most well known for his Monday morning presence as host of “Lost Highway”. As founder and co-owner of the Fado Irish Pub chain and a former executive with El Torito restaurants, John brings a vast amount of business experience and expertise to the Tillicum Foundation.
David Campiche (term expires 11/19)
David is a ceramicist, poet, writer and chef. He owned and operated the Shelburne Inn for 40 years.
Tom Duncan (term expires 11/19)
Tom is a local physician and activist. Tom’s efforts were instrumental in preventing the construction of a large LNG terminal at the mouth of the Columbia River. Tom’s radio experience started with amateur radio in Jr. High and high school which he took seriously until college where he planned to study electronic engineering, but instead, majored in chemistry as undergrad.
Tom became disillusioned with American Government by 1962 as Vietnam war grew into a major domestic as well as international conflagration, so he dropped out of college and went into Peace Corps (Brazil). Unfortunately he then learned that the US government was not really interested in peace and international harmony.
Tom returned from Brazil to find his draft status was 1-A, and so to regain conditional student deferment and stay out of infantry, had to agree to go to medical school with expectation of joining military medical corps. Tom then discovered that U.S. Public Health Service was an alternative uniformed service that satisfied military obligation, so he spent 3 years on the Navajo reservation as a general medical officer.
Tom left government service in 1975, started private medical practice in rural Oregon, transferred to Astoria in 1987, and has lived and worked here ever since.
Previous board experience includes the North Douglas school board (Drain, OR) and the Astoria Co-Op board.
Continuing interests in electronic technology (from ham radio days) and community development (from Peace Corps days) have been incorporated into an otherwise all-consuming medical practice.
Tom joined the Tillicum Foundation BOD after many years of friendship with its major founders, programmers and other contributors — but without any direct broadcast radio experience.
Tom says: “I am on the learning curve, and it is a fascinating journey.
Sarah Lu Heath (term expires 11/20)
Sarah Lu Heath is the Executive Director of the Astoria Downtown Historic District Association. There she focuses on economic development, community building, and historic preservation. Currently, Sarah Lu is working with real estate developer IHI on the Merwyn Apartment Project, bringing 40 new affordable and market rate apartments into the heart of downtown.
Before moving to Astoria, Sarah Lu was the Director of Development for Restore Oregon, the state-wide preservation non-profit in Oregon. Her introduction to the Pacific Northwest was working on the Nordstrom Beat the Bridge event for JDRF, raising $1.4 million dollars for type one diabetes research.
Originally from Central Texas, Heath graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Cultural Geography. She then traveled to Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District to lead the fundraising team for what was a successful campaign before going west.
Today Sarah Lu practices yoga, paddles the rivers around Astoria, and enjoys live music and road trips with her terrier whenever possible. She also serves as a Director for Coast Community Radio and an advisor to the board of directors for the Astoria Ferry Group.
Josh Marquis (term expires 11/20)
Joshua K. Marquis, Tillicum Foundation Director and board member has been a trial lawyer for the last 38 years, having recently retired after a quarter century as District Attorney of Clatsop County. A former president of the Oregon District Attorneys Association and Vice President of the National District Attorneys Association, Marquis recently joined Animal Awareness Action as that group’s Director of Legal Affairs. Marquis has served in the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, as Vice President of the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and as Vice Chair If the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Counsel. For last 20 years Marquis has been a frequent speaker on university and law schools on subjects concerning criminal justice. has testified five times on that subject at the invitation of the US Congress, and is co-author of the 2001 Oxford University Press book, “Debating the Death Penalty. “
A volunteer programmer at KMUN since 1995, Marquis worked as a producer and reporter for Oregon’s Educational and Public Broadcasting System (the predecessor of Oregon Public Broadcasting) in the early 1970s and as a daily newspaper reporter in Los Angeles in the early 1980s. Marquis graduated from the University of Oregon’s Honors College and later the UofO’s School of Law.
Victoria Stoppeillo (term expires 11/20)
Victoria Stoppiello has been involved directly or peripherally with Coast Community Radio since the very beginning. She cares deeply about independent media and is concerned that Coast Community Radio have a strong financial footing.
Highlights of her involvement with community radio: Station Manager, KBOO, Portland, Oregon, winter 2013-2014, a period of dissension and financial crisis. Acting Station Manager, KBOO, 2004 while manager had her first child. Member and President, KBOO Board of Directors, 2000-2003. Station Manager, December 1980 – July 1983, KBOO-FM, Portland. Responsible to Board of Directors for fiscal, personnel, and program management. Provided leadership, oversight for finding, financing, and constructing new 5,000 square foot facility for offices and studios. Hired and supervised first manager for KMUN, which was initially licensed to KBOO. Interim Station Manager KMUN, 2003 day-to-day operations management with Lisa Smith while Lisa focused on grant administration; initiated Development and Finance Committees to advise staff and board on fund-raising and budgeting.
Other experience includes serving as Ilwaco WA City Councilor, General Manager at Astoria Cooperative, Director at TBCC Nehalem Bay Center, an off-campus 22,000 square foot multi-purpose facility for education, recreation and community use.
Contact the Tillicum Foundation Board of Directors at email@example.com