The Board meets virtually on zoom at 5:00PM on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings usually last about two hours. Time, date and locations of meetings are announced on the air for seven days before the meeting occurs.
Meetings are open to the public except during executive sessions. To see the latest approved minutes from a board meeting, and to see information regarding closed meetings/sessions, please click HERE.
Board of Directors
President (term expires 11/22)
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.
Vice-President (term expires 11/21)
Larry is a gastroenterologist, although no longer practicing, and a former Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas, mostly at the McGovern Medical School in Houston, but also 4 years at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. His career was devoted to research, patient care and medical teaching. During his last 8 years in Houston, he oversaw a team of providers as Director of Gastroenterology at a large public hospital. Larry currently maintains his interest in medicine as a member of the Institutional Review Board at OHSU in Portland, reviewing ethical and regulatory issues involving clinical trials.
Originally from St. Louis, he holds degrees from Davidson College in North Carolina (BS), Vanderbilt University (MD), and Case Western Reserve University (MA in biomedical ethics). He had post-graduate training at Vanderbilt and the University of Iowa.
He and his wife Carol, an artist, discovered Oregon, and Astoria in particular, in 2005, bought property here in 2012, and have lived here full time for the past 3 years. Living next door to the Tillicum House, the Scotts have developed a strong relationship with KMUN and the remarkable staff and volunteers that make this station work. As a Board member, he welcomes the opportunity to commit his time and talents to continued success of Coast Community Radio.
Secretary (term expires 11/21)
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.
Treasurer (term expires 11/21)
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 11/21)
David is a ceramicist, poet, writer and chef. He owned and operated the Shelburne Inn for 40 years.
Jack Harris, (term expires 11/21)
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.
Sarah Lu Heath (term expires 11/22)
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.
Todd Lippold (term expires 11/22)
Todd Lippold has been a programmer at Coast Community Radio for over ten years. During that time he has shared experiences with station staff, working with underwriting partners and helping develop content for the quarterly newspaper, The Current. After achieving a Bachelor of Science, he continues a dynamic 24-year career for his first employer, Illinois Tool Works (ITW). He has served on his children’s school board and currently for the past eighteen years for a non-profit conservation group based locally and abroad. Todd is a husband and a dad and enjoys many hobbies that include playing several musical instruments with bandmates.
“Radio is a voice of the community and a platform for creativity. The goal is to deliver consistent quality content such as local arts, music and meaningful news that result with an enriching experience to the listener, the community, supporters and all those involved with making this radio station great.”
Kathleen Sayce (term expires 11/22)
Kathleen Sayce is an ecologist, with a Bachelors of Science in Marine Ecology, Fairhaven College at Western Washington University, and a Masters of Science in Botany, Washington State University. She also studied lichens at Arizona State University.
She grew up in Ocean Park, Washington, attended Ilwaco High School, and returned to the south coast of Washington after college, consulting in wetland and ecological restorations, weed ecology, and studying high diversity wild lands. She was AVP Science Officer for ShoreBank Pacific, the country’s first triple-bottom-line bank, where green building, energy efficiency, carbon offsets, succession planning, and materials use were just some of the topics she focused on with clients to improve their businesses.
She worked for several nonprofit environmental organizations, and helped found Water Music Society and Pacific Community Foundation. She was the founding president, and is the Treasurer at PCF. She has a lifelong interest in building capacity in the nonprofit sector through investment, endowments, staff and board training, and developing a culture of philanthropy and volunteering in communities.
She is also an amateur radio operator, call sign N7ONG, and hosts a MODUS bird monitoring station at her home on Willapa Bay. She is an active birder, participating in Christmas bird counts since the mid 1980s. At home, she practices native and low input gardening, improving soil nutrition and promoting habitat for native wildlife.
Kathleen’s association with Coast Community Radio goes back decades, including donations of hikes for annual auctions, and occasional appearances on air. These days, she is one of several writers for Willapa Nature Notes for Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge, these notes air weekly on KMUN.
Contact the Tillicum Foundation Board of Directors at email@example.com