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P.O. Box 80214, Portland, OR 97280
Phone 503.245.6269
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Board Member Information

 

 


Claudine Elzey, President

Claudine Elzey has over 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector and is currently the Director of Membership and Communications at the Oregon State Parks Foundation. Prior to the Oregon State Parks Foundation, Claudine was a member of the development team at Mercy Corps in Portland and Boston.

Claudine received her B.A. from Marian College in Indianapolis with dual majors of Music and Biology and has a Master’s degree in Intercultural Relations from Antioch University. She has been teaching piano part time in Portland since 2000 and is an active member of Oregon Music Teachers Association.

 

 


Davina Doby, Treasurer

Davina Doby has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona.  She obtained her MBA at Portland State University in 1995. She has worked with information systems, focusing on reporting and database development for her entire career.  Davina also volunteers with SMART, reading to preschoolers every week and does the high school directory and other publications every year for the parent club.

Her lifelong love of classical music might have influenced her son to become a Piano Santa Foundation Grand Scholarship winner, and she treasures his many musical accomplishments along with the skills of her vocally talented daughter.

 

 


Phillis Whitmore, Secretary

Phillis Whitmore is a 1968 graduate of Western Business University, and has worked in banking for more than 40 years. For the last 17 years, Phillis has been providing daily operational support to branch offices at a local community bank. Phillis has also been a professional musician for 44 years working with choirs, bands and others.

In addition to her work with PSF, Phillis has worked for 12 years as a coordinator for the Junior Achievement annual fundraiser, which benefits children with their understanding of finance.

 

 


Ajit Phadke

Ajit Phadke, a Manager in Thomson Reuters (Westlaw), oversees content development for products such as Westlaw Legal Calendaring, KeyRules and Drafting Assistant (print and online products which primarily focus on rules of practice and procedure in state, federal and international jurisdictions) as well as publication of the California Code of Regulations.

Prior to coming to Portland, Ajit received Bachelors degrees in Music Composition and Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.  Ajit graduated from Lewis & Clark Law School in 1998, and has since worked in government, corporations and private practice, specializing in Estate Planning and Intellectual Property.