Executive Board

The members of our Executive Board are active elementary music educators trained and experienced in the Kodály Approach. They volunteer for a two-year term of service to SWOKE and contribute actively by planning and presenting workshops, organizing the choral festival, sharing resources, and other tasks that support our mission. If you’d like to volunteer for one of these positions, please email our president.

To contact a board member, click on their email address where provided.

Board members click here to sign in with your Google account and access board resources


Ms. Genevieve Stevens-Johnson

Portland, Oregon

Term of Office: July 2019-June 2021

Email: gencstevens@gmail.com

Past President

Mr. John Hillan-Payne

Lowrie Primary School

Wilsonville, Oregon

Term of Office: July 2019 - June 2021

Email: hillanj@wlwv.k12.or.us


Ms. Tara Binder

Camas, Washington

Term of Office: July 2019-June 2021

Email: Tara.Binder@camas.wednet.edu


Mrs. Erika Uribe

Battle Ground, Washington

Term of Office: July 2018-2020

Email: uribe.erika@battlegroundps.org


Mrs. Kimberly Skondin

Hazeldale Elementary School

Beaverton, Oregon

Term of Office: July 2018 - June 2020

Email: kimberly_skondin@beaverton.k12.or.us


Ms. Karin McDonough

Portland, Oregon

Term of Office: July 2018-June 2020

Email: kedbells@gmail.com


Ms. Jen McMillen

William Walker Elementary School

Term of Office: September 2018 - June 2020

Email: jen.mcmillen.music@gmail.com

SWOKE is always on the lookout for great people who want to get more involved in our chapter. If you are interested in serving on our board, please email our president.