VCA Board Elects New Officers


Vashon Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the election of a new Officers of the Board of Trustees, effective January 2, 2019.  Officers serve one year terms and may stand for election for three successive terms.

John de Groen has been elected President of the Board of Trustees.  John is a small business owner interested in the arts. He has performed with the Vashon Chorale, Opera and Drama Dock. John and his wife Beth support all the various arts as well as other not for profit organizations.

“Vashon Center for the Arts is a vital part of our island community,” says John. “It’s an honor to be part of this board and to have the chance to play a role in guiding the future of VCA as board member and officer. ”

Joining John on the Executive Committee are Jenny McMurdo as Vice President, Wendy Kearns as Treasurer, Mary Margaret Pearson as Secretary, and Marcia Bruya as Member at Large.

Leaving the Board at the end of 2018 are Anne Nicklason, Jon-Eric Schafer, and Tim Roden.   Denise Katz, outgoing VCA Board of Trustees President, will remain on the board to continue to provide her excellent guidance and leadership skills to the Board of Trustees.  The current list of Board members may be found at