BOARD OF DIRECTORS
GRANTS PASS MUSEUM OF ART
Pam Geye – President
Pam and her husband Chris own a financial advisory firm called Wealth Management of Oregon, LLC. She is an Oregon State University Master Gardener, a member of the Southern Oregon Beekeepers Association, and raises Arabian Show Horses. Good humor is on of Pam’s greatest traits. There is almost always a positive side of everything.
Penelope DiGennaro – Vice President
Penelope DiGennaro was in the education field for 35 years as teacher and principal. She recently retired and has now focused her attention on art, specifically pen and ink drawings. Penelope draws every day and her work can be found in Gallery One. She also enjoys playing the piano, gardening, walking, traveling, viewing art, and spending time with friends and family.
Melissa Hayes - Treasurer
Melissa graduated with a degree in art. She currently is an executive with Evolve Bank and Trust.
She specializes in providing long term, permanent financing to small businesses utilizing the SBA loan program for a variety of needs, including business acquisition, commercial real estate and expansion. Loan sizes between $300k and $5 million.
Amy King – Secretary
Amy is the former owner of Rosso’s in Grants Pass. Currently she is the volunteer coordinator (paid position) for the Grants Pass Community Library. We are looking forward to having her assistance with volunteers.
Laura Acosta – Board Member
Laura retired from being a procurement officer for commercial and military corporations. She and her husband, Richard moved to Grants Pass in 2014. They both hit the ground running and have gotten totally involved in helping our community. She is the outreach coordinator for their church and a member of PEO. We look forward to her expertise in purchasing some software packages for the museum.
Kate Bortells – Board Member
Kate has many expertise in marketing. One of her favorite hobbies is gardening. She specializes in a wide variety of tomatoes. She is the chair of the Art in the Garden event.
Cal Kenney – Board Member
Cal has been on the board for a very long time. We keep renewing his term because he is so helpful. Cal started Second Friday Poetry Night seven years ago and it just keeps getting better. He is a long time member on the Committee on Public Art (CoPA) for the City. In addition, Cal always is on hand for First Friday and total cleans up at the end. Cal’s leather craft and other art can be seen at Gallery One.
Nancy Yonally Coleman– Board Member
Nancy is a corporate trainer and management consultant who has 35 years of experience in the health field. She has served on many advisory and administrative boards, both locally and statewide.
She has worked with thousands of people leading seminars and workshops on self-esteem, conflict resolution, communication, alcohol/drug problems and prevention, leadership skills, and team building. She is currently very involved with Josephine County’s Healthy Food Expo which will be held later this summer. Nancy is also an artist and has had her work for sale at Gallery one and on display at the museum during the membership exhibit.