board of directors

The Jefferson County Cultural Coalition Board of Directors is comprised of volunteers who believe in the unique cultural environment that Jefferson County offers.

 

We have an open seat. Please consider joining us by emailing your request for a Board Application. 

Administrative Support:  Jefferson County Treasurer

Lisbet Hornung considers herself a world citizen, as she grew up in Denmark and moved to Madras, Oregon about 30 years ago. She spends the larger chunks of her free time traveling outside the USA, but on the home front she is passionate about food, skiing, hiking, reading, and art. Lisbet has a MA in English Literature from the University of Copenhagen. She retired from teaching English to 10th graders at Madras High School. She brings a multi faceted approach and an open mind to the Jefferson County Cultural Coalition. She served the Board on the grant review committee for a couple of years before actually joining the Board in the fall of 2010 and currently serves as our Board Secretary.

 

Lisa Jones joined the JCCC Board in the fall of 2015, representing the arts. Lisa currently works as a bookkeeper. Prior to moving to Madras in 2010 Lisa worked as a bookkeeper and tax preparer. She has also filled various leadership roles as a volunteer for non-profits. Lisa is an amateur fine arts photographer and has an appreciation for cultural preservation, art and music of all forms, and history. Lisa is the current Board Treasurer.

Robert "Bob" Jones had the fortune to experience life in Japan and various locations in the U.S. while growing up. He became interested in computers as a young adult and spent 21 years in Information Systems, doing programming, budgeting, and managing systems and teams along the way. Since 2003 Bob has been involved in healthcare administration. He enjoys being able to make a difference in the lives and health of our community and has a lifelong interest in film and music. Bob became a Board Member in 2018.

 

Susan Kovari became a Board Member in January 2019.

Janet Narum moved to Madras to work as the COCC Education Coordinator at the Deer Ridge Correctional Institute. Janet loves the rugged outdoors of Jefferson County and looks forward to promoting arts and culture here. Janet is the current Board Vice President.

Kelsey Olivera is a junior at Madras High School who is very involved in clubs and community service. Along with tennis and soccer, she is involved in FBLA, SkillsUSA, Key Club/Interact, National Honor Society, Leadership, is Head Yearbook Editor, and Junior Class Vice President. She believes that embracing your culture is an important trait and wants to inspire her peers to do so. Outside of school and community service events, Kelsey loves to spend time with her family and travel. She became a Board Member in January 2019.

Pam Scranton has lived in Madras for over 22 years and is a retired teacher who taught above the Arctic Circle in Alaska and in Madras as a fifth grade teacher. She earned a BS in Environmental conservation from the University of NH and a teaching degree from Montana State. She loves anything involving adventure and the outdoors including hiking, camping, and birdwatching. Pam currently serves as Board Co-president.

Chris Scranton graduated from Oregon State University with a BS in zoology and Montana State University with a masters in veterinary science. Chris taught for almost thirty years at Madras High School and his passions include hiking, bird watching, hunting, fishing, gardening and just about anything that involves being outside. He plays fiddle with the local Box Canyon Bluegrass Band and is especially interested in environmental and conservation issues in order to improve the health and well being of people and the living things in which we share the planet. Chris currently serves as Board Co-president.

Allison Turek became a Board Member in January 2019.