Board of Trustees

Your neighbors serve the community on the Laurelhurst Community Club (LCC) Board of Trustees and volunteer their time to ensure that Laurelhurst remains a great place to live. Please contact them with concerns about Laurelhurst.

Colleen McAleer 206-525-0219

Colleen has served on the board for 12+ years, including 8 as vice president and co-president. She is on the board of Save Union Bay Association (SUBA) and SUN Park. She is a founding member of Islandwood and Social Venture Partners and volunteers for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Guild. She represents LCC on matters concerning SR-520, Seattle Children’s, and the UW Master Plan implementation.

Vice President
Pat Chaney 206-601-8109

Pat joined the board in Autumn 2020 after retiring from Oracle as Senior Director of Global Partner Marketing. Her volunteer activities include the UW Foster School of Business Mentoring Program and the Fran Nordstrom Guild supporting Seattle Children’s Hospital and Uncompensated Care.

Emily Dexter 206-526-2927

A trustee since 2007 and treasurer since 2010, Emily is LCC’s lead on parks and open space issues and pitches in on many neighborhood projects. She is a retired CPA and spent much of her career helping large corporations implement new financial systems. In retirement she does volunteer tax preparation at several Seattle Public Libraries. She also serves on the board of the Northwest Horticultural Society.

Katherine Burk 206-849-4955

Katherine joined the board in 2018. She is especially interested in regional land use and transportation issues and formed Safe Montlake Passage, a group advocating for improved multimodal access to the UW Link Station. She also worked with WSDOT and neighbors to install shields on the Regional Shared Use Path lights to protect wildlife from the ill effects of urban lighting.

Crime Prevention
Kay Kelly 206-409-7001

Kay works in the Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit in the UW School of Medicine. She trains judges, attorneys, court professionals, and drug treatment providers. She is LCC’s Crime Prevention co-chair and leads the annual Sock Drive.

Newsletter Editor, Communications
Leslie Wright 206-229-1505

Leslie joined on the Board of Trustees in 2008 as the Newsletter Editor, and expanded out communication efforts through the Laurelhurst Letter and the website.

Other Trustees

Jay Broemmel 206-367-9325

Jay joined the board in 2023.  He currently works as a program engineer for electric vehicles at a local truck manufacturing company. His volunteer activities also include the governance council for ASB and the service academy field force. He supports committee work in the areas of public safety and our shared outdoor spaces.

Brian Mc Mullen 206-367-9325

Brian is LCC’s Crime Prevention co-chair and coordinates the security patrol’s off-duty police officers. He also serves on LCC’s Land Use Committee. He is the managing partner for LMC Consulting Group, a management and staffing firm focused on the high-tech industry. He is active with Boy Scouts Troop 186, King County Search and Rescue, and YouthCare.

Jim Rupp 206-697-8173

Jim joined the board in 2018. He is a retired attorney and former general counsel for Fluke Corporation. He has served on a number of community boards, including Friends of the UW Libraries, MOHAI, and Pacific Northwest Historians Guild. Jim is the author of two books about art in Seattle’s public spaces.

Connie Sidles 206-522-7513

Connie has served on the board since 2015. She is a well-known author, master birder, and active member of Seattle Audubon and Friends of Yesler Swamp. Connie is LCC’s lead on tree preservation and conservation.

Stan Sorscher 206-522-7660

Former LCC secretary, Stan has served on the board since 2001 and has been on many committees, including Seattle Children’s Master Plan implementation.

Jan Sutter 206-683-9280

A trustee since 2018, Jan is very involved with issues surrounding the Talaris property redevelopment and its historic preservation designation with Seattle Landmarks. She and other neighbors formed Friends of Battelle/Talaris. She is a retired attorney.

Don Torrie 206-524-4316

Don represents LCC on the Community Center Advisory Board. He volunteers for the Humane Society and Senior Services. A retired accountant, Don grew up in Laurelhurst and is an avid tennis player.