Board of Directors
Geri Ethen, Board President
Geri is an organist at All Saints Church, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, all in Portland, Oregon. She accompanies choirs at two Catholic grade schools. Geri is a former board member and president of Burnside Projects and the Portland Chapter of the ACLU, as well as the Portland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
Mary Forst, Board Secretary
Mary is the owner and principal mediator/trainer of Confluence Center for Mediation & Training, since 1988. She has sung in Portland's Bach Cantata Choir for the past 7 years. Mary is also a board member of Media Project in Portland, Oregon. She holds a Juris Doctor from the Detroit College of Law (now at Michigan State University), cum laude and a Bachelor of Arts from Ursuline College.
Kathy McLaughlin, Board Treasurer
Kathy is a Certified Public Accountant/Certified Fraud Examiner (CPA/CFE). She is a former Criminal Financial Investigator at the Oregon Department of Justice. Kathy is currently a Multnomah County Court-Appointed Special Advocate.
James Foster, Board Member
James is a trained singer, having performed with various academic, religious, and theater organizations over the years. He sang with the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA) for over ten years. He is a retired project manager specializing in Information Technology concluding his career with 12 years at Kaiser Permanente. James also has experience with concert production. James' experience with boards of directors started with being named a GMCLA director from 1993 - 1997. In his final year with the Board he served as co-chair.
Bernd Kuehn, Board Member
Bernie is the founder and artistic director emeritus of the Oregon Chorale, an American concert choir based in Hillsboro, Oregon, founded in 1985 as the Washington County Chorale. He has taught choral music at the collegiate, high school, middle school, and elementary levels in Washington County for over 30 years. Bernie has also been an official adjudicator and clinician for ACDA-sponsored choral events since 1988. Three times per year he sings with Cora Voce in Tacoma, Washington.
Robert Lockwood, Board Member
Robert is Music Director of The Christmas Revels in Portland, Oregon. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, and sings regularly with the St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church choir. Robert is also the Information Systems Manager at New Seasons Market and is an alumnus of Yale University, class of 1977.
Deborah Olsen, Board Member
Debbie is chair of In Mulieribus' Fundraising Committee. She is a retired Instructor in History and Competitive Scholarships Advisor at Linfield College. She is a recent member of Cultural Coalition of Washington County and a volunteer with Minds Matter, an educational enrichment program for underserved high school students, as well as Oregon BRAVO Youth Orchestras.