Board of Directors & Staff

Current Board of Directors

Officers:
Michael D’Eath — President
Jerry Deall — Vice President
Jay Hotze — Secretary
Bruce Dunai — Treasurer

Directors:
Lucy Wilson — Convention Director
Phil Franklin — Membership Director
Doug May — Harmonica Happenings Publisher & Media Director

Council of Past Presidents:
Paul Davies
Tom Stryker
Winslow Yerxa

Staff:
Mike Wisecarver, David Kachalon — Convention Seminar Coordinators
Paul Davies — Entertainment Director
Phil Duncan, Jim Vetter — Vendor Relations & site Planning
Owen Evans — Marketing
Mike Runyan — Convention Planning
David Berntson — Stage Manager & Production
Carolyn Dolan – Asst. Stage Manager
Zaring Robertson — Copy Editor
JP Pagán- SPAH Webmaster

Rosebush Youth Committee:
Cynthia Dusel-Bacon — Chairperson
Janalyn Miklas — Secretary, Youth Events Coordinator
Winslow Yerxa — Committee Member
Kyle Rowland – Committee Member
Brandon Bailey – Committee Member

Previous and Present Board and Staff Members:

President:
1963-6 Earl Collins; 1967-8 Gordon Mitchell; 1969 Vince Melosky; 1970-1 Fred Stowers; 1972-4 Dan Eberle; 1975-7 Gordon Mitchell; 1978-9 Stan Kerly; 1980-96 Gordon Mitchell; 1997-2000 Bob Williams; 2000-5 Douglas Tate; 2005-6 Paul Davies; 2006-12 Tom Stryker; 2012-5 Winslow Yerxa; 2015-Michael D’Eath

Honorary President:
1967- Earl Collins.

Executive Vice President:
1980-93 Danny Wilson; 1994-6 Bob Williams; 1997-9 Gordon Mitchell; 2000-3 Jack Ely; 2003-6 Paul Davies.

Vice President:
1963-6 Gordon Mitchell; 1967 Dominic Boscarino; 1968 Vince Melosky; 1969 Eugene Hansen; 1970-1 Dan Eberle; 1972-3 Fred Merrill; 1974 Fred Stowers; 1975-6 Danny Wilson; 1977 Stan Kerley; 1978-9 Gordon Mitchell; 2007-9 Herb Eck; 2009-14 L.J. Atkison; 2014-5 Michael D’Eath; 2015-20 Mike Runyan; 2020- Jerry Deall

2nd Vice President:
1987-8 Nick Vorona; 1989-2004 Norm Dobson; 2006-9  L.J. Atkison.

Secretary:
1967 Ruth Berger; 1968 Ginny Melosky; 1969 Celeste Mitchell; 1970-4 Gordon Mitchell; 1975-7 Larry Morris; 1978-9 Doris Michelin; 1980 Ted Miller; 1981 Louis Schneider; 1982-7 Stan Kerley; 1988-94 Billie Hopkins; 1995-2002 Larry Eisenberg; 2002-3 Paul Davies; 2003-6 Roger Bale; 2006 Valerie Peterman; 2007-12 Elizabeth Atkison; 2012-3 Barbara Cleverdon; 2013-4 Michael D’Eath; 2014-20 Jerry Deall; 2020- Jay Hotze

Treasurer:
1967-8 Eugene Hansen; 1969 Richard Harris; 1970-7 Celeste Mitchell; 1978-9 Mady Kerley; 1980 Paul Van Rossen; 1981-3 Fred Merrill; 1984 Paul Van Rossen; 1985-9 Richard Harris; 1990-2012 Eugene Hansen; 2012-3 Deb Anderson; 2013-4 Eugene Hansen; 2014-Bruce Dunai

Convention Director:
2007 Herb Eck; 2008-15  Elizabeth Atkison; 2015-6 Tuey Connell; 2017- Lucy Wilson

Entertainment Director:
2006-7 Paul Davies; 2014-Paul Davies

Marketing Director:
2008-2011 Warren Bachman.

Media Director:
2013-4 JP Pagan; 2014-Doug May

Membership Director:
1967-77 Dick White; 1978-89 Rudy Michelin; 1990-5 Beverly O’Connor; 2000 Ruthe Davis; 2001-4 Karin Merit; 2004-12 Roger Bale; 2012- Phil Franklin

Youth Education Director:
1999-2000 Nelson Jaquay.

Club Liaison:
2004 Tom Stevens.

Convention Seminar Coordinator:
2003-10 Paul Davies; 2011-16 Manfred Wewers; 2017-2019 Franklin Cobos II, 2019-2020 Franklin Cobos II & Mike Wisecarver, 2021- Mike Wisecarver & David Kachalon

Harmonica Happenings Editor:
1967-88 Alex Fogel; 1989 Board of Directors; 1990-3 Richard Harris; 1994-7 Susan Williams; 1998-2004 George Davis; 2004-5 Douglas Tate; 2005-7 Roger Bale; 2007-15 J.P Pagán.

Harmonica Happenings Publisher:
2008-14 JP Pagán; 2014-Doug May

International Liaison:
2004-13 Norm Dobson.

Sergeant at Arms:
1963-6 Tony Boscarino; 1967 Fred Stowers; 1968 Celeste Mitchell; 1969 Fred Stowers; 1970-2 Larry Prost; 1973 Fred Stowers; 1974 Larry Morris; 1975-6 Gus DeQuatro; 1977 Clem Goldman; 1978-9 Don Allen; 1980 Bert Reeves; 1981-2013 Paul Metris

SPAH Historian:
2008-13 Danny Wilson; 2014-18 Manfred Wewers; 2020- Jerry Deall

SPAH Website:
1995 Bob Williams; 1996-2003 Danny Wilson; 2007-11 Bob Cohen; 2012-18 Manfred Wewers; 2018- J.P Pagán

Staging and Production:
2012-19 Christopher Richards; 2019- David Berntson

Vendor Relations and Site Planning:
2009-14 L.J. Atkison; 2014- Phil Duncan, Jim Vetter

Note: During years not listed, those duties are performed by members of the Board of Directors.