Board Members

2017 Organization


  • Dennis Abbe, Treasurer, is a retired software developer who worked on early versions of Microsoft PowerPoint and Sun Microsystem’s News platform. Contact, (707) 433-9194, Healdsburg
  • Rollie Atkinson, is a lifelong journalist and the owner/publisher of The Healdsburg Tribune and two other community weekly newspapers in Sonoma County. He has served on many community non-profit boards over his 30 years as a Sonoma County resident. Contact, (707) 838-9211, Healdsburg
  • Randy Coleman, Vice Chair, is a retired school administrator who served in Sonoma County and Orange County. Contact, (707) 291-4313, Santa Rosa
  • Jessica Felix, Executive/Artistic Director Jessica Felix has long dedicated herself to showcasing world-class jazz talent. She began producing jazz in Northern California in 1980 and has since founded the Eddie Moore Festival and co-founded the Oakland-based organization Jazz in Flight. Felix founded the Healdsburg Jazz Festival in 1999. Contact  (707) 332-8433, Healdsburg
  • Ed Flesch, Secretary, is a retired market research consultant. He has been an active volunteer with the Festival since 2001, serving as a Board member, and officer, since 2004. He also serves on the Healdsburg Senior Citizen Advisory Council, and on the board of the North Bay chapter of the Celiac Disease Foundation. Contact,  (707) 473-9035, Healdsburg
  • Paul Mahder, Chair, is the director of the Paul Mahder Gallery in Healdsburg, CA, the largest art gallery north of Los Angeles. Previously he directed the Blue Room Gallery for 5 years, a nonprofit featuring jazz performance and educational programs, and the Paul Mahder Gallery in San Francisco for 13 years. Currently he represents over 40 international and national artists.  Paul Mahder is also a professional fine art photographer since 1994., (707) 473-9150, Healdsburg
  • Andrea Smalling, As Chief Marketing Officer of Foley Family Wines, Andrea Smalling leads marketing initiatives for 14 wineries and 20+ wine brands under the Foley Family Wines portfolio. Prior to joining Foley, she served as Vice President of marketing for VineOne, the premium wine company of Constellation Wines U.S, was the director of global marketing, development brands for Treasury Estates and spent over 10 years in various marketing roles with Gallo Winery.  Andrea began her professional life there with Procter & Gamble after graduating from University with a degree in business. Contact (925) 980-0937 cell,, Santa Rosa


  • The Law Offices of  James F. DeMartini, Esq.


  • Pamela Walton, CPA – Financial Consultant