Committees

With over 65 volunteers serving on committees to guide, promote, and develop our programming. Interested in joining a committee? Please contact the committee chair to receive further information.

Leadership Council

The Leadership Council provides guidance to all other committees within the organization. Members are elected each year.

Current Members

Peter Paquette (President),  Iain Sim (Secretary), Pam Ahlen, Jaci Allen, Gene Currotto (Treasurer), Terrance Darcey, Jim Dunaway, Toni Egger, Maynard Goldman, Mary Grizzard, Ann Hargraves, Lisa King (Program Director), Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas, Jim Lynch, Susan McCaslin, Cam Moore, John Peterman, Alan Schnur, Steve Shama, Steve Tofel (Past-President), Mary-Ella Zietz (Provost Office Liaison)

Council meets the final Friday of each month.

Curriculum Committee

The mission of Curriculum Committee is to ensure that Osher at Dartmouth's course offerings and special lectures are extensive, diverse, appealing, and successful.

Current Members

Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas (Chair), Pam Ahlen, Ginia Allison, Anne Baird, Charlie Buell, Phyllis Deutsch, Judith Dixon, Jim Dunaway, Margaret Gadon, Genevieve Godin, Vic Henningsen, Martin Jeffries, Susan Johnson, Barbara Jones, Beverly Marshall, Cam Moore, Richard Neugass, Peter Paquette (ex officio), Mary Anne Rankin, Laney Sammons, Laura Schneider, Steve Shama, Judith Strull, Melinda Stucker, Patti Warren, Phyllis Whitney, Jed Williamson, Jim Wilson

Staff Liaison: Lisa King

Committee meets the first Monday of each month.

Finance Committee

The mission of the finance committee is to enable Osher at Dartmouth to fulfill its mission by managing its financial resources.

Current Members

Gene Currotto (Treasurer), Martin Blumberg, Hank Clarke, Steve Kelley (Vice-Chair Finance), Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas, Terry Martin, Nelly Palmer, Peter Paquette (ex officio), Alan Schnur, Mary-Ella Zietz (Provost Office Liaison)

Staff Liaison: Lisa King

Committee meets the third Wednesday of each month.

Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for conducting elections of Osher at Dartmouth members to the Leadership Council; ensuring that Osher at Dartmouth is operating in accordance with its bylaws, recommending bylaw additions or changes when needed; and shall each year select and present to the Leadership Council recipients of the Thomas B. Campion Award.

Current Members

Iain Sim (Chair), Pam Ahlen, Toni Egger, Mary Grizzard, Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas, Susan McCaslin, Peter Paquette (ex officio), Steve Tofel

Staff Liaison: Sarah Chamberlin

Committee meets quarterly.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for recruiting and retaining members. The Committee’s activities include: recruiting and encouraging participation of new members; developing a communication strategy that increases membership and engagement; organizing events and programs designed to promote socialization among members; and implementing fundraising activities for the Friends of Osher Fund.

Current Members

Jaci Allen, Ralph Hammock, Jim Lynch, Peter Paquette (ex officio), John Peterman, Laura Schneider, Iain Sim, Ellen Terie

Staff Liaison: Sarah Chamberlin

Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month.

Partnership Committee

The Partnership Committee is responsible for attracting, engaging, and retaining businesses and nonprofit organizations as partners of Osher. The purpose of the Partner Program is threefold: 1) to develop mutually beneficial relationships that enhance the Osher educational mission and benefit the community partner; 2) to increase partner constituent awareness of Osher programs and member benefits; 3) to develop Osher sponsors. Establishing customized partnerships secures new sources of revenue, new members and study leaders, and increases community engagement.

Current Members

Richard Neugass (Chair), Harvey Bazarian, Ralph Hammock, Jim Lynch, Peter Paquette (ex-officio), Jeff Roosevelt, Steve Tofel

Staff Liaison: Sarah Chamberlin

Committee meets the second Monday of each month.

Planning Committee

The Planning Committee is responsible for examining the future needs of Osher at Dartmouth, and reports its findings to the Council.

Current Members

Steve Tofel (Chair), Hank Clarke, Brian Edwards, Joan Hartwell, Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas, Terry Martin, Peter Paquette (ex officio), Iain Sim, Punch Taylor

Staff Liaison: Diane Doe

Committee meets the third Monday of each month.

Summer Lecture Series Committee

The Summer Lecture Series is responsible for planning and bringing in speakers for the annual lecture series.

Current Members

Ann Hargraves (Chair), Ginia Allison, Pete Bleyler (Vice Chair), Martha Clark, Gene Currotto, Ellen Frost, Peter Paquette (ex officio), John Sanders, Steve Shama, Bill Sullivan, Steve Tofel, Jim Wooster

Staff Liaisons: Lisa King, Sarah Chamberlin

Committee meets the first Tuesday of each month. 

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