Board of Trustees
Oisteen Boge, President
Oisteen was born in Norway, grew up in Seattle and moved to Camano Island in 2001. After high school he served in the Marine Corp in Vietnam. Upon leaving the Marines he went to work for United Parcel Service where he stayed for 34 years till retiring to Camano Island.
Oisteen has been on the SCAF board since 2007 where he has twice served as President. He is also a member of the Stanwood Lions Club.
Oisteen and his wife Sally have been married for four years and have four successful grown children.
Bob Cole, Vice President
Bob was raised in Stanwood. After high school he left for 10 years to attend college at Whitman, serve in the Navy in Korea, graduate from Duke Law School, and then clerk for Justice Stafford at the Washington State Supreme Court. He was then able to return to commence practicing law with his father, Charles T. Cole. The family legacy continues with his current law partner Greg Gilday, who is Bob's sister's son. Their general practice is located in the Stanwood Professional Center (the historic Bank of Stanwood building) directly below the SCAF Administrative Office.
Bob and Susan, his wife of 40 years, have three children, Douglas, Lynette, and Scott. Their daughter Bonnie Susan passed away when she was six. A SCAF Scholarship is endowed in her name.
Bob has been involved with SCAF since 2003. He is a past president and current member of the Executive Board. He and his family remain involved in many charitable endeavors.
Jerome Burnett, Treasurer
Jerome joined the board in 2012 and is the current Treasurer. He is the President and Senior Partner at Langabeer McKernan Burnett & Co. P.S. and has been with the firm for almost 30 years. Jerome was raised in the fruit orchard industry in the Wenatchee Valley. He graduated from Leavenworth High and worked in the orchards to earn the money to attend Wenatchee Valley College. He then continued to work on the farm while acquiring his accounting degree from Central Washington University. He is still involved in the fruit orchard industry to this day. Jerome and his wife, Dena have three children and have lived in the Stanwood area for the 25 years.
Ian Gleadle, Secretary
Ian Gleadle is a professional photographer residing part and fulltime on Camano Island since 1991. He graduated from the University of Washington in 1985 with a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science. Ian and his wife Linda have two college graduate children and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Ellie. When he is not busy volunteering in the community he spends time gardening where he is Island County Master Gardener. He strongly believes that all students should have an opportunity to go to college and discover who they are and what they can become! You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 926-8041.
Laura Byers, Past President
Laura is Executive Vice President and Director of Marketing & Brand Strategy for Coastal Community Bank.
Retired and camera shy.
Kathy Austin, Scholarship Committee Chairperson
Kathy Austin joined the SCAF board in 2004 after her father died. Her father, Edward Jones, was one of four individuals who founded SCAF in 1960. Kathy, whose sister was on the SCAF board before her, continues to carry on the family tradition of community service and the vision of her father. Kathy currently serves as the chairperson of the SCAF Scholarship Committee, which she has overseen for many years.
Kathy’s passion is gardening. She is a master gardener who is in charge of the lawn and garden section of Skagit Farmer’s Supply in Stanwood. Prior to that she worked as a registered nurse for 20 years.
Chuck grew up in Elmhurst, Illinois and went to college at the University of Tennessee where he earned his bachelor’s degree in geography and master’s in Public Administration. Chuck began his career in aging services for the State of Tennessee and served as Executive Director of a senior center and senior housing in Nashville before moving to the Northwest.
He moved to Portland, Oregon to live closer to family, but found a job as Executive Director of then Camwood Senior Center (now the Stanwood Senior and Community Center) where he served for nearly nine years. In 2004, he began working at the Snohomish County Office of Housing and Community Development, from which he retired in 2010. After taking the position with the County, he joined the Board of SCAF in 2004. Chuck has lived on Camano Island for eighteen years and recently married the love of his life, Isabell Andrews. He has one son, Jeff, who lives in New York City. He currently is the Treasurer of the Camano Schoolhouse Foundation, which is in the beginning stages of restoring the historic 1905 Camano City Schoolhouse.
Dave Hayes has lived on Camano Island for over 18 years with his wife, Lisa. They have been married 25 years and have two grown sons, Jeff and Chris as well as two beautiful granddaughters. Dave is serving his second term in the State House of Representatives representing the 10th Legislative District and is a career law enforcement officer, currently serving as a patrol sergeant with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office. He is past president of the Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs serving law enforcement officers statewide and has taught in the Criminal Justice Department of Everett Community College. Before entering law enforcement, Dave served in the U.S. Navy as an enlisted Aircraft Mechanic and worked several years in the aerospace industry.
Ron has a background of 14 years in financial services and has been an Edward Jones Financial Advisor with an office in Stanwood since 2011. His prior experience includes several years of international corporate banking as well as private banking and wealth management. Ron attended high school at Lyndon Institute in northern Vermont and holds a BA from Gordon College and an MSBA from Boston University.
After marrying his college sweetheart, Catherine, a Northwest native, they spent several years abroad with Ron’s career and were blessed with two children, Alyse and Ryan. In 2003, the family moved to Washington state from London, England and now live in Conway. Ron is a member of the Stanwood Rotary Club and is active in his church and community.
Matt Radach is a lifelong Island County Resident. He was born and raised on Whidbey Island and has lived on Camano Island since 2002. He is married to his wife Carolyn who is a Navy veteran. Matt has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the University of Washington where he studied architecture. He has worked for Designs Northwest Architects in Stanwood for 15 years where he has been involved in a variety of community based projects including: The Camano Island Library, The Madrona-Vista & Terry's Corner fire stations and Housing Hope Lincoln Village. He has also volunteered design services for several non-profits including Safe Harbor Free Clinic, Freedom Park and Design Stanwood. Matt is also the youth director for Bible Baptist Church in Stanwood.
Bev Pronishan, Executive Director
Bev joined the Board of Trustees of SCAF in 2008 and became Executive Director in January, 2013.
Bev was President/CEO of a business consulting firm in Bellevue prior to moving to Camano Island with her husband, Steve, in early 2000. Before that, she was Senior VP of Marketing & Strategic Planning for a manufacturing company in Everett. She left corporate life behind when she moved to Camano Island and started Success by Design, providing consulting and other business services to local small businesses.