Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Barbara Jarvis, President

Barbara Barbara is a pro tem magistrate of the Ashland Municipal Court; a board member of OnTrack, an addiction recovery program; a volunteer attorney for the Center for Non-Profit Legal Services; and a mediator/arbitrator for the Jackson County Circuit Court. She earned her BS and JD degrees from Arizona State University and has chaired or served on a number of Oregon state boards. In 1996, Barbara received the James M. Ragland Volunteer Spirit Community Service Award in 1996. She has lived in Ashland since 1988.

 

David Florian, Secretary

David David earned degrees from Case Western Reserve and Stanford Universities. He studied in France for three years and taught French, Spanish, Latin and Romanian at Stanford, UCLA and the Harvard School, a private boy’s school in Los Angeles. After a long teaching career, he went on to own and operate a retail video business and a video production company for 25 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Aside from his work as a videographer, he is also an avid photographer and an enthusiastic OSF supporter. David and his wife, Carole, retired to Ashland in 2010.

Paul Pavlich, Treasurer

Paul Paul was born. raised and graduated from high school in Portland Oregon. He went to college at William & Mary. Received a master’s degree from UNLV. Worked on a PhD but did not complete the dissertation at UC Santa Barbara where he met his wife-to-be, Jeni Feinberg. He taught at SOU for a year in 1978, bought a house but then left for law school at UC Berkeley. Paul practiced law in Portland for two years then returned to Ashland in 1984 to teach at SOU and has lived in Ashland since then. He married Ms. Feinberg in 1985 and they have four children. Jeni has been the economic engine of their household with Paul providing mildly competent “house-husbanding” and health insurance.

Elisa Brady, Director

Sally Collonge, Director

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Sally Collonge has an undergraduate degree in Business from St. Mary’s College and a Masters in Organizational Psychology from JFK University. She worked as a Human Resource Executive for Sun-Diamond Growers of California (SunMaid Raisins, SunSweet Prunes, Diamond Walnuts and Valley Figs) and at the Dutra Group in San Rafael, California. Since relocating to Ashland in 2005, Sally worked as an Adjunct Professor at Southern Oregon University and as the Program Manager for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SOU. She lives in Ashland with her husband, Joe.

 

Augusta Lucas-Andreae, Director

Augusta was born in the Netherlands and came to the U.S. in 1950, after graduating with a degree in Graphics and Design from the Akademie voor Beeldende Kunsten in the Hague. Her education in the U.S. culminated in a BA in Education from Fresno State College, and an MA in Design from the University of California, Berkeley. She gained 3 credentials, all in education, and has taught both adults and children in both formal and informal settings with an emphasis on the Arts. She was a scientific illustrator at the University of California for 15 years and after 15 more years as an Art Therapist for Hospice by the Bay and Kaiser Hospice, came to Ashland to retire in 2007. She spent 3 years in Africa as an adult school teacher in the Ivory Coast and an illustrator of developmental materials in Niger, courtesy of the U.S. Peace Corps in the 60’s, and her volunteer activities since then were with the AIDS Project of the East Bay, the Living-Dying Project of Marin, both in the Bay Area, and with the senior peer counseling program AWAW in Medford, OR. She presently volunteers in the Threshold Singers Choir, serving people at the threshold of their lives, while continuing with her love of Mandala painting, for which Ashland has offered her various opportunities to participate in shows.

Daniel Seffinger, Director

Daniel earned his B.B. degree in Psychology from UCLA and took his Masters specializing in School Psychology from California State University at Northridge. After completing his Doctorate in Clinical Practice from The California Professional School of Psychology, L.A. Campus, he worked for County Mental Health Services in both California and Oregon. He retired after 25 years from Kaiser Permanente Medical Group. He worked as Chief Psychologist and specialized in outpatient program development and services for children, adolescents and families through Kaiser’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department. Early in his career, Daniel served on Jackson County’s Head Start Board of Directors.

Julian Spalding, Director

JulianJulian graduated from UCLA with a BA in English. He worked for the United States Chamber of Commerce as district sales manager in southern California and New Mexico. He founded EroSpirit, Journal of Personal Transformation, with subscribers in several countries and published ABQarts, a magazine of the arts, in Albuquerque until 2009 when he sold it to retire to Ashland with his partner Terry. They both serve on the board of Lotus Rising Project, a social justice organization serving gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth. Julian is co-founder of Rogue Valley LGBT Elders, serving the older gay community.

 

 

Executive Director

Katharine Danner

Katharine Katharine earned her BA at Purdue and her MS degree at Indiana University in Public Recreation & Parks Administration. She has been employed in various administrative positions with the Ashland Schools Foundation, Student Affairs at SOU and the Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. She has served on numerous Southern Oregon non-profit boards of directors and as President of the Rotary Club of Ashland-Lithia Springs. Katharine recently completed Management of Aging Services courses through the SOU School of Business and has been an Ashland resident since 1978. The Executive Director is an ex-officio member of the AAH Board.

Others who have been instrumental in AAH’s development

Special thanks and appreciation go to the following individuals who supported Ashland At Home in various important ways during its development: Betsy Beyers, Val Bubb, Paul Hwoschinsky, Sally Klein, Jim Lizotte, Herb Long, Don Mackin, Penelope Martens, Steve Neuberger, Helaine Noble, Dick Pischel, Jeanne Stallman, Allyn Stone, and Barbara Talbert.

Board of Directors meetings

The AAH Board of Directors meets most months of the year on the fourth Monday of the month from 4-6 PM at the office.