OSB Board of Governors Standing Committees



Some of these committees meet quite regularly and others meet only as needed. The membership on these committees is exclusively BOG members. A senior staff member is assigned to assist each committee.



Governance & Strategic Planning Committee


Develops and monitors the governing rules and policies relating to the structure and organization of the bar; ensures that all bar programs and services are in compliance with organizational mandates and are achieving desired outcomes. Identifies and brings emerging issues to the BOG for discussion and action.


Chair: Ray Heysell
Vice-Chair: Josh Ross

Theresa Kohlhoff
Jim Chaney
John Mansfield
Elisabeth Zinser
Vanessa Nordyke
Per Ramfjord
Guy Greco
Staff: Sylvia Stevens



Public Affairs Committee


Oversees the bar's government relations program, keeps the BOG abreast of legislative developments, makes recommendations regarding legislative priorities and actions.


Chair: Travis Prestwich
Vice-Chair: John Mansfield

Tim Williams
Charles Wilhoite
Elisabeth Zinser
Guy Greco
Kathleen Rastetter
Staff: Susan Grabe



Board Development Committee


Identifies desired skills and attributes for the BOG and searches for individuals who have an interest in serving and possess the requisite criteria. Reviews applications, conducts interviews, and recommends candidates for public member positions. Identifies training needs for the board. May recruit candidates for other governance positions.


Chair: Audrey Matsumonji
Vice-Chair: TBD

Ramón A Pagán
Vanessa Nordyke
Per Ramfjord
Kerry Sharp
Michael D. Levelle
Staff: Danielle Edwards



Appellate Screening Special Committee


Interviews candidates for appellate court appointments and makes recommendations to Governor in accordance with established policy; serves as a resource for local bar screening committees. There is at least one appellate screening process each year, which requires one or two days depending on the number of candidates to be interviewed.


Chair: Josh Ross
Vice-Chair: Travis Prestwich

Tim Williams
Jim Chaney
Elisabeth Zinser
Per Ramfjord
Staff: Susan Grabe



Budget and Finance Committee


Provides oversight of the bar's financial operations; makes recommendations to the BOG about the annual budgets and assessments; manages OSB reserves and investments; receives biennial audit. Provides guidance on long-range forecasts, operating expenses and capital purchases.


Chair: Theresa Kohlhoff
Vice-Chair: Ray Heysell

Ramón A Pagán
Charles Wilhoite
Jim Chaney
John Mansfield
Kerry Sharp
Michael D. Levelle
Staff: Rod Wegener



Executive Director Selection Special Committee


Conducts annual performance of executive director and makes recommendations to the BOG as to salary and benefits; as needed, serves as the executive director search committee. This committee usually meets two or three times over the course of the year.


Chair: Ray Heysell
Vice-Chair: Audrey Matsumonji

Charles Wilhoite
Guy Greco
Kathleen Rastetter
Michael D. Levelle
Mitzi Naucler*
Kathleen Evans*
Staff: Rod Wegener
Staff: Christine Ford

*Former OSB Presidents