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 four 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 over 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 Sophie. 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 grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona and now makes her home on Camano Island. She is Executive Vice President and Director of Marketing & Brand Strategy for Coastal Community Bank. Laura is a diehard Seahawks fan and loves to travel.
Elaina Dulaney has lived in Washington most of her life, going to middle and high school in Kennewick, Washington before attending Pacific Lutheran University where she earned a BA in Communications with a minor in Business. When she was young she lived on Hilton Head Island, SC and she is grateful to once again return to island life here on Camano. Elaina is a Director of Communications for Microsoft managing the relationship with the major PC and silicon manufacturers including Intel, Dell, HP and Samsung. She has worked in high tech communications for over 30 years including 13 as a small business owner. Elaina has served on several boards, and is passionate about the arts and serving in the community where she lives. She has been married to Steve for 28 years and they have two grown children. She enjoys traveling, anything outdoors including hiking and skiing, Husky and Seahawk football games, and cooking for family and friends. One of her favorite expressions is, “I never met a person I couldn’t learn something from!”
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 lives on Camano Island and is currently is the Treasurer of the Camano Schoolhouse Foundation, which is restoring the historic 1905 Camano City Schoolhouse.
Dave Hayes has lived on Camano Island for over 20 years with his wife, Lisa. They have two grown sons, Jeff and Chris as well as three grandchildren. Dave is serving his third 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.
Gwendolyn Jones Piercey
Gwen grew up in Stanwood and is an alum of Everett Community College, Central Washington University and Harbor UCLA. She spent her college summers as a pea truck driver for Twin City Foods and on commercial salmon and halibut fishing vessels.
Gwen is a retired Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner; she worked for Planned Parenthood after completing her education and then joined a private practice which eventually became a part of Swedish Primary Care.
Gwen's father, Edward Jones, was one of the original founders of SCAF and her sister, Katherine Austin previously served on the Scholarship Committee. "It is a great privilege to be part of SCAF and carry on the legacy. I recall the pride with which my father spoke when mentioning SCAF to us kids. We thought at the time it was a club to start a swimming pool...so much for children's memories! But SCAF did go on to be instrumental in bringing in the YMCA where my grandchildren now take swimming lessons!" Gwen and her husband, Guy, have made Camano Island their home after 35 years in Edmonds. They have two grown daughters and five grandchildren.
Don and his wife Frances have been married for 34 years and have lived on Camano Island for most of that time. They have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. Don spent many years coaching local sports teams when his children were young and has the philosophy that, "families that play together stay together". The Schlagel family also loves to spend time on the water crabbing and water skiing, and have attended Camano Lutheran Church for almost 30 years.
Don has been an Allstate Insurance business owner since 1988. He has appreciated how much the community has supported his business and family the last 33 years, and wanted to find additional ways to give back. Don has a passion for helping the less fortunate, seniors in need, the local food bank, and mentoring our youth. He joined the board in 2020, when, after talking with a couple friends on the SCAF Board, he realized it would be a great fit.
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.
Natalie Hagglund, Executive Assistant/Scholarship Coordinator
Natalie grew up in Stanwood and now lives here with her husband and two teenage children. She is a Preschool Teacher at Our Saviour's Lutheran Preschool and currently serves as President of the Stanwood-Camano School District Board of Directors.
Natalie joined the SCAF team in 2017.