Regional Arts & Culture Council elects new board members and officers

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) board of directors has re-elected Lina Garcia Seabold as the Chair of the board for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and Bonita Oswald, has been elected as Vice-Chair.

Lina Garcia Seabold is owner and partner of Seabold Construction Co., Inc.; Cornell Estates Living Center; Rosewood Park Retirement and Assisted Living Center; Rosewood Specialty Care; and Avamere at Bethany. She is also an active artist. Lina is past president of MANA de Portland, which provides education and advocacy to Latinas. Past professional experience includes working on the Eastside and Westside Light Rail Projects with Tri-Met as well as a stint in the Governor’s Office creating and developing the Office of Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business.

Bonita Oswald is a graphics designer for Washington County’s Department of Land Use & Transportation. Bonita has served as a board member of the Westside Cultural Alliance and continues to serve on RACC’s Executive Committee, Equity Task Force, and Grants Review Committee.

Joining Seabold and Oswald as officers on the RACC Board are treasurer Jennifer C. Cies, a marketing and product development professional whose prior experience in financial services includes several years as VP Director of Product Strategies with Umpqua Bank.; and secretary Alan Alexander III, the owner of Dub Squad Music, BMI, which produces and licenses original music compositions for film, video and the performing arts.

In addition, two new members have been elected to the RACC board:

  • Lew Frederick is currently a two-term Oregon State Representative representing House District 43 in North and Northeast Portland and focusing on public safety, education, and economic health. He is also currently a Strategic Communications Consultant, former member of the Oregon State Board of Education, former Board member for OMSI, Oregon Bus Project, Geneform, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. He was a long-time reporter for KGW TV, Director of Public Information for Portland Public Schools, teacher, actor and ranch hand. We welcome this multi-talented individual.
  • Jodi Delahunt Hubbell has over 25 years of banking experience working in many different facets of the banking world. She has also done consulting with a highly regarded firm where she specialized in helping her domestic and international clients leverage their resources. She has been with The Commerce Bank of Oregon first as Chief Financial and Operations Officer and now as Chief Executive Officer. She brought her sound financial knowledge and experience to the Literary Arts Board, which she chaired, and to Oregon Ballet Theater. She volunteers with other non-profits as well, such as Dove Lewis and the American Heart Association. She recently was recognized as a 2013 Women of Influence Orchid Award Winner by the Portland Business Journal.
    Continuing RACC Board members for FY14 include: Jesse Beason, Nik Blosser, Verlea G. Briggs, Jay Clemens, Eileen L. Day, Daryl Dixon, Mike Golub, Kira Higgs, Phillip Hillaire, Eric R. Hormel, Karen Karbo, Joe Krumm, Max M. Miller, Jr., Joanna Priestley, Brian Rice and Jan Robertson. Board and staff profiles are available online at

Carol Smith Ed.D. and Peg Malloy have rotated off the RACC Board after serving eight and six years, respectively. RACC greatly appreciates their long and committed service to the organization and the arts community.