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.



Policy and Governance 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.


Lee Ann Donaldson, Chair
David Rosen, Vice Chair

Chris Cauble
Kate Denning
Stephanie Engelsman
Matt McKean
Rob Milesnick
Curtis Peterson
Tasha Winkler
Staff: Helen Hierschbiel



Public Affairs Committee


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


Joe Piucci, Chair
Gabe Chase, Vice Chair

Candace Clarke
Jenny Cooke
Bik-Na Han
Joseph Hesbrook
Ryan Hunt
Myah Kehoe
Apolinar Montero-Sánchez
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.


Ryan Hunt, Chair
Curtis Peterson, Vice Chair

Gabe Chase
Jenny Cooke
Bik-Na Han
Joseph Hesbrook
Rob Milesnick
Apolinar Montero-Sánchez
Joe Piucci
Staff: Dani 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.


Matt McKean, Chair
Rob Milesnick, Vice Chair

Gabe Chase
Candace Clarke
Stephanie Engelsman
Ryan Hunt
Myah Kehoe
Apolinar Montero-Sánchez
David Rosen
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.


Kate Denning, Chair
Chris Cauble, Vice Chair

Candace Clarke
Lee Ann Donaldson
Stephanie Engelsman
Myah Kehoe
Matt McKean
David Rosen
Tasha Winkler
Staff: Mike Williams