Interested in joining the PCM Board of Directors?

The Portland Conservatory of Music is proud to provide quality music education and performance for all ages, abilities, and financial levels.

This is only possible with a dedicated Board of Directors working behind the scenes to guide the vision and activities of the organization, in concert with the Administrative Staff, Faculty, and Community Stakeholders.

If you are interested in learning more or joining the Board of Directors, email us at


Steve Clayman, President
Vice President, Lavallee Brensinger and Founder, Optimal-Use

Nancy Merwin, Vice President
Attorney, Vice President & Associate General Counsel for Advance Publications, specializing in employment law and compliance and serves as a company ethics officer

Art Borduas, Treasurer
Wealth Management, RM Davis, retired

Sheila McGarr, Secretary
Director, National Library of Education and librarian at other public, academic and federal agencies, retired

Stephen Bither, Esq.
Private practice of law, concentrating on wills, probate, small businesses, real estate and family matters

Dermot Bostock
Software Engineer and Systems Architect, retired

Allison Killeen
Marketing Communications Strategist, Sea Bags, LLC

Chris Kuchuris
Professor of Philosophy, College of Southern Nevada, retired

Betsy Mayberry
Executive Director, Louise Wise Services, and other administrative positions in New York City child welfare organizations, retired

Dan Nuzzi
partner with the law firm of Brann & Isaacson

Casey Oakes
Director, Marketing and Development, Portland Ovations

John S. Powell
Professor of Musicology, University of Tulsa, Retired

Greg Sferes
Founder, Genesan and Partner/Owner, COR

John Sustersic
Principal Investigator, Raytheon BBN Technologies


Susanna Adams, Co-Chair

Hillary Egan, Co-Chair

Bill Blossom

Art Borduas

Don Christie

Brian Elowe

Carol Eaton Elowe

Ann Elderkin

Charles Ellis

Bernard Givertz, M.D.

David Karraker

Beth Kilbreth

Ron Lantz

Marion Lundgren

Mary Nelson

Carolyn Paulin

Peter Plumb

Karen Pride

Lenore Rapkin

Robert Russell

Beth Sellers

Greg Sferes

Stephen Shiman

Dean Stein

Charity West

Margaret Wilkis