Governing Board

A volunteer Governing Board of community members guides the YSSO organization.


  • Frank Phillips, President - Medford
  • Paul Finwall, Vice-President - Ashland
  • Amy Watson, Vice-President - Medford
  • Denise Poisson, Treasurer - Jacksonville
  • Dale Hardt, Secretary - Ashland


  • Anastasia Anderson, Eagle Point
  • Anita Caster, Medford
  • Laurel Dryland, Ashland
  • Lana Haynes, Grants Pass
  • Ilana Rubenfeld, Medford
  • Lynn Sjolund, Medford
  • Miles Wiltrout, Medford

The members of the Governing Board of the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon organization meet quarterly in addition to attending an annual summer retreat and new director orientation. Standing committees of the board and ad hoc working groups meet in between full board meetings throughout the year and as needed.