Governing Board

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


  • Dale Hardt , President - Ashland
  • Sarah Epstein, Vice-President - Ashland
  • Paul Finwall , Vice-President - Ashland
  • Frank Phillips, Treasurer - Medford
  • Marilyn Versteeg, Secretary - Grants Pass


  • Anita Caster, Medford
  • Lana Haynes, Grants Pass
  • Denise Poisson, Jacksonville
  • Ilana Rubenfeld, Medford
  • Lynn Sjolund, Medford
  • Amy R. Watson, 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.