Associate and Distinguished Members

Associate Members                      Members Laureate                       National Honorary Members

Judy Coder                                   Dr. Gloria Swisher                         Renata Scotto

Florence Day                                Lynne Palmer (d.2010)                  Diane Schmidt

Myrna Eden, Ph.D.                                                                             Patricia Michaelian

Jennifer Epps                                Friends of the Arts                        Mary Curtis-Verna     

Patricia Jaeger                              Dr. Charles Enlow

Krista Mercier-Corfman                 Erik Hanson                                  National Arts Associate  

Rae Terpenning                            Dr. Michael Matesky                     Dr. Melvin J. Butler              

Lauren Trew                                  Dr. Kenneth Rhoads (d.2014)

                                                      Donald Swisher

                                                      Norman Vowles (d.2003)                                                    

2019-2020 Executive Board

President: Nancy Matesky

Vice President, Membership: Katie Casamassa

Vice President, Program: Sheila Dennis 

Vice President, Ritual: Janice Gockel 

Recording Secretary: Karina Kaiwi

Corresponding Secretary: Louanne Shelton

Treasurer: Melissa Johnson

​Editor Tempo/Pan Pipes: Holly Smith

Newsletter Editor: Kathleen Dow

About our Chapter

​The Seattle Alumnae Chapter started meeting as a group in 1949 and was chartered as a chapter in 1951. Sadly, out chapter lost the last two remaining charter members, Carol Beaumier and Charlotte Totten, in 2016. Both members had been active participants in the chapter to the end.  Many of our other members have been with the chapter for a very long time, have served our chapter as officers, and have received the highest honors of the fraternity.

The Chapter received the Province Outstanding Alumnae Chapter Award in 2011-2012 as well as the National Alumnae Chapter Achievement Award for 2013-2014 during the presidency of Judy Stoffel Loewen.

Several individual members have also received national honors.  Dr. Gloria Swisher is a national Member Laureate who has served on the Pan Pipes staff, as Secretary for SAI Philanthropies, Inc. and as Editor for the 1990 SAI Songbook.  Nancy Matesky received the Nation Alumnae Leadership Award (Diamond Sword of Honor) in 2001.  In 2011, Krista Mercier was given an SAI Professional Development Grant for Yoga Teacher Training.  Lauren Trew received the 2015 National Treasurer Award.  The chapter awarded Jane Ann Bradbury the Seattle Alumnae Chapter "Heart Award" for her loving care of all her SAI sisters, and Nancy Matesky received the chapter's Generosity Award.

Alumnae Chapter


Active Members

Monica Allen                               Melissa Johnson

Geraldine Allsopp                       Karina Kaiwi

Sallie Baldwin                             Judith Stoffel Loewen

Carol Biles                                  Paula O. Nava Madrigal

Jane Ann Bradbury                     Nancy Matesky

Katie Casamassa                       Maria Meyer

Monica Chilton                            Vicki White Miltun

Sheila Dennis                              Louanne Shelton

Kathleen Dow                              Holly Smith

Karin Fleegal                               Shayna Stahl

Ember Aasta Fry                         Amanda Wilson

Janice Gockel                              Wendy Woolsey