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Board adds members

The board of trustees added five members and elected board member Barbara Palmer as its new chair. New to the board are Stan Leach, Steve Fellows, Steve Jabusch, Jim LeShana, and Colin Saxton.
  • Palmer first joined the board as a trustee in 1994. She is a senior vice president for Bank of America in Portland.


  • Leach, a resident of Placentia, Calif., serves as the superintendent of Evangelical Friends Church Southwest and serves as a church-planting missionary in Guatemala and Honduras.


  • Fellows (’76), George Fox University’s Alumnus of the Year in 2004, previously served on the board of trustees from 1986 to 1995. He is the executive vice president of operations for the Cottage Health System in Santa Barbara, Calif.


  • Jabusch is the vice president of PNE Corp. and general manager for PNE Construction, based in Longview, Wash. He is also the chairman of Victory Ministries, a youth outreach program.


  • LeShana, a resident of Placentia, Calif., is the senior pastor at Rose Drive Friends Church in Yorba Linda, Calif.


  • Saxton, a fifth new board member, is the superintendent of Northwest Yearly Meeting of Friends. Former chair Kent Thornburg, a board member since 1983, is now a trustee and chair of the personnel subcommittee. The board of trustees includes 39 active members.


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