as an EMT with the Orcas Island Fire Department. Previously, Lance served on the Orcas Island Community Foundation Boards of Directors, the Orcas Island Medical Center Association (now the Orcas Medical Foundation), the Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services of the San Juan Islands, and other non-profit organizations.  Born and raised in Los Angeles, Lance graduated from UCLA in 1977 with a degree in Communication Studies. Prior to moving to Orcas Island, Lance worked in the entertainment industry as an executive with CBS and Turner Network Television in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York City. 

Leslie Murdock, President
Leslie and her husband, Tom, moved to Orcas in Mid-2002 after she retired as a corporate attorney in the LA Office of Perkins Coie, LLP and after their many trips to Orcas Island to visit their property. She previously served on the Orcas Island Medical Center Association (now OMF) board from 2004-2010 with three years as president, and on the Orcas Island Community Foundation board. Leslie earned a B.A. in English from U.C.L.A. and a law degree from Loyola Law School. Before moving to Orcas, she was president of the Beach Cities League

of Women Voters, served on the Hermosa Beach (California) Civil Service Commission and was elected to the Hermosa Beach City School District serving as president for one year. She is interested in yoga, photography, tennis, reading knitting and walking. She and Tom have three adult children and one fantastic granddaughter, and are devoted owners of a rescued racing greyhound.

served as Chair of the San Francisco Child Care Planning and Advisory Council for two terms, and in 2012 received a special commendation from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for her work on behalf of the children and families in the city.  Amanda graduated from Smith College in 1999 with a B.A. in Economics and has a Ed.M. in Risk and Prevention from Harvard Graduate School of Education.  She currently serves as a Fire Commissioner for Orcas Island Fire and Rescue, a Board Member of the Doe Bay Community Association and as a Merit Reviewer for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in Washington, D.C.  Amanda has lived full time on Orcas with her husband Selby since 2015.



Since the Foundation does not have full time staff, board members volunteer many hours performing a wide array of functions to ensure that quality care is available to all.  These functions include oversight of UW Medical Orcas Island Clinic building maintenance, fundraising and grant writing, educational programs, and oversight of the Medical Assistance Fund for uninsured patients who cannot afford to pay for their medical care.  Board members also collaborate with UW Medical, the clinic's Medical Director and Orcas Island Fire and Rescue to continue to improve the quality of care for Orcas Island.

If you would like to inquire about becoming a Board member, please contact one of our current members or
email us from the "Contact Us" page. 


Amanda Montague, Secretary
Amanda is the Vice President of Education and Healthcare Relations for the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, where she oversees all of the national patient education programs and partnerships with healthcare professionals.  Amanda is currently leading an international initiative to help improve shared-decision making between patients and their healthcare providers, specifically by improving the way they communicate around treatment decisions.  Prior to her work in the healthcare non-profit sector, Amanda’s work experience centered around early childhood education.  She 

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Lance Evans, Vice President
Lance and his wife Janet Brownell have been residents of Orcas Island for 15 years. Community service has been an important part of Lance’s time in the San Juan Islands. Currently in his sixth year as the Executive Director of the Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce, Lance sits on the Board of Directors for the San Juan County Arts Council and the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, serves as a Commissioner for the San Juan County Land Bank, and volunteers

Kevin Walstrom, Treasurer - Photo and bio coming