The Alliance is governed by a Council of member library deans and directors, with leadership and fiduciary responsibility vested in a Board of Directors drawn from and elected by Council. Council approves the budget and all strategic initiatives. Each member institution appoints a library director to Council and each Council member has one vote.


Council is our longest-standing group, dating back to a first meeting on September 27, 1993. As the consortium grew, Council approved formation of an Executive Committee in 1997 and a Board upon incorporation in 2003. In many ways Council’s collegial traditions are unchanged.

Committees & Task Forces


Kristine Alpi

Oregon Health & Science University

Pronouns: she/her

Xan Arch

Council Liaison, Shared Content & Technical Services Team; Chair, Open Strategies Task Force

University of Portland

Michelle Bagley

Portland Community College

Chelle Batchelor

Western Oregon University

Natalie Beach

Board Past-Chair

Chemeketa Community College

Ginny Norris Blackson

Linfield University

Michael Bowman

Portland State University

Michael Brown

Clark College

Jane Carlin

University of Puget Sound

Amanda C. R. Clark

Board Chair-Elect

Whitworth University

Karen Clay

Eastern Oregon University

Dalia Corkrum

Board Secretary

Whitman College

Ian Coronado

Lane Community College

Mark Dahl

Board Treasurer; Chair, Finance Committee

Lewis & Clark College

Pronouns: he/him

Anne-Marie Deitering

Oregon State University

Pronouns: she/her

Megan Dugan

Mt. Hood Community College

Pronouns: she/her

Carolyn Gaskell

Walla Walla University

Pronouns: she/her

Isaac Gilman

Board Chair

Pacific University

Pronouns: he/him

Mark I. Greenberg

Western Washington University

Tina Hovekamp

Library Director

Central Oregon Community College

Pronouns: she/her

Ben Hunter

Council Liaison, Systems Team; Chair, Shared Integrated Library System Task Force 2020

University of Idaho

Pronouns: he/him

Dena Hutto

Reed College

Jason Kovac

Clackamas Community College

Pronouns: he/him

Lishi Kwasitsu

Warner Pacific University

Pronouns: he/him

Rebecca Lubas

Board Member-at-Large; Council Liaison, Resource Sharing & Fulfillment Team

Central Washington University

Pronouns: she/her

Craig Milberg

Council Liaison, Unique & Local Content Team

Willamette University

Pronouns: he/him

Emily Miller-Francisco

Southern Oregon University

Pronouns: she/her

Greg Mullins

Board Member-at-Large

The Evergreen State College

Pronouns: he/him

Justin Otto

Eastern Washington University

Pronouns: he/him

Michael J. Paulus

Seattle Pacific University

Pronouns: he/him

Alex Rolfe

George Fox University

Pronouns: he/him

John Schoppert

Oregon Institute of Technology

Pronouns: he/him

Jay Starratt

Board Member-at-Large

Washington State University

Pronouns: he/him

Amy Stewart-Mailhiot

Council Liaison, Discovery & User Experience Team

Saint Martin’s University

Pronouns: she/her

Mark Watson

University of Oregon

Pronouns: he/him

Sarah Watstein

Board Member-at-Large

Seattle University

Pronouns: she/her

Betsy Wilson

University of Washington

Pronouns: she/her


Photo of Kim Armstrong

Kim Armstrong

Executive Director

Orbis Cascade Alliance

Work Phone: (360) 984-6504

Pronouns: she/her/hers