Board of Directors 2020

President: ALAN McHALE. Alan is a Life Member of the SAS, and emigrated from Edinburgh, Scotland in 2001. Alan is experienced in fundraising and was President of the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation from 2013 to 2018, producing the Dunedin Highland Games and Dunedin Celtic Music & Craft Beer Festival. Alan works to promote Scottish heritage in the Community and is working to implement strategic planning and budgeting to the SAS.

Vice President: JEFF GABORY. We welcomed Jeff at our March 2020 meeting.

Secretary: VACANT.

Treasurer: MICHAEL LANGE. Michael is an experienced director of marketing and publishing, and is a Director of a production company promoting Celtic music in the midwest USA. He has made Dunedin his home and works to bring great Celtic music to the SAS Hall with many talented musicians, which is helping make a name for the SAS as the location of the Haggis Concerts.

Director/ Membership/Media: JOAN McHALE. Joan is an experienced administrative manager, with over 20 years of volunteer service for Suncoast Hospice Empath Health. Joan was a volunteer with the Dunedin Scottish Arts Foundation since 2008. She comes from Scottish parents, who emigrated to the USA from Edinburgh. Joan handles SAS membership, marketing and maintains the SAS Website and Facebook.

Director / Newsletter Editor: CINDY GABORY. Cindy has traveled to Scotland many times, and has children who have been part of the Dunedin Highland Middle School pipe band. Her interest in the Scottish culture is strong, and is an experienced operational leader.

Director STEVE BEATY. We welcomed Steve at the March 2020 meeting.

Director SARAH BYNUM. We welcomed Sarah at the March 2020 meeting.

Director JENNIFER HENIUS. Jennifer has Scots-Irish ancestral roots and her family has embraced their Celtic heritage. Jennifer joined Celtic Realty, an independent boutique real estate brokerage in Dunedin, a family business. Jennifer is also the founder of Discover Celtic Dunedin, a new Dunedin lifestyle and tourism Blog aimed at spotlighting the community, small businesses and Dunedin’s Celtic heritage and happenings. In addition to her genuine love for the arts and interest in preserving our Dunedin Celtic culture, Jennifer will bring her experience in business acumen, coalition building and strategic communications to the Board.