Board and Staff
Board of Directors
The OICMF Board of Directors is responsible for the organization’s policy and planning. Each member also takes on special tasks, including financial oversight, personnel management, communications, event planning and hosting, and keeping in touch with our amazing donors.
Sam Coleman | President
Mimi Sommerville | Vice President
Carl de Boor | Treasurer
Catherine Pederson | Secretary
Valerie Anders | Chair Emeritus
Anita Orne | Executive Director
Anita Orne, Executive Director, brings a broad background as a teacher, musician, program director, board member, emcee, artist and more. Anita knows the Orcas Island Chamber Festival from the inside out. She has served on the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival’s Board for six years. Since 2000, Anita has also videotaped every concert during the Summer Festival to ensure a magnificent archival history. And she’s been one of the dedicated Pied Pipers at Orcas preschools, a program developed by the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival to introduce young ones to the wondrous world of music. Anita’s impact is felt on Shaw Island, too, where she is Music Director of the Shaw Island School District. She works with their community to promote music and music education, and her role there continues, in addition to her Executive Director responsibilities. Since her move to Orcas in the late 1980s, Anita has served on many boards and committees. Plus, you’ll find her singing and playing everything from the guitar, bass and banjo – to mandolin, ukulele and saw – as a member of the music groups: JP and the OK Rhythm Boys and The Olga Symphony.
Linda Slone | Festival Manager
Before becoming OICMF’s Festival Manager, Linda volunteered for many seasons as the Festival’s Assistant Stage Manager and proofread the annual Festival program. She graduated from Western Washington University with a B.A. in Music and also holds a Graduate Certificate in Non-Fiction Editing from the University of Washington. As a flute player, she has performed in numerous community ensembles in the San Juan Islands and throughout Western Washington. She is currently a member of Island Sinfonia and the Orcas Island Community Band. Linda has enjoyed working for a variety of Orcas Island businesses, including The Gothic Catalog and Loft Recordings, Pure and Simple Music, Darvill’s Bookstore, Washington Federal, Orcas Island School District’s library, and several of the finest dining establishments on the island.
Sarah Ogmundson | Production Manager
Sarah has a background in both music and movement. She holds an M.M. in Flute Performance from the University of Oregon and is a certified yoga and fitness instructor. She has taught both music and exercise for over 15 years. She visited Orcas Island as a child and came back during college to play music for summer weddings. She moved here in 2018 with her partner, Ted, and their cat, Cheddar. Sarah plays with the Island Sinfonia and the Orcas Island Community Band, and also serves as the Secretary for the Music Advocacy Group, which supports public school music on Orcas Island.
Wade Campbell | Graphic Designer
John King – Highwaters Media | Web Master
Hae-a Lee, Sophie Parker | Administrative Assistants, Houston
Roger Sherman – Loft Recordings | Sound Engineer
David Shade | Stage Manager
Vada Dunford – Attune Piano Service | Piano Technician
Micki Ryan | Lopez Events Coordinator
Sophie Parker, Paris Wilson | Page Turners
John Price – Gunning, Stenson & Price, P.S. | Accounting Services
Mike Brunet – Garvey Schubert Barer | Legal Counsel
Annie Moss Moore | Bookkeeping
Lorna Vester – Driftwood Nursery | Flowers and Landscaping Plants
Jan and Jerry Barto – Rosario Resort | Concert and Reception Venue
Gary Alexander – KLOI-FM | Radio Programming