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Board of Directors

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Donna Washington


Donna Washington has been a touring itinerate performer for 33 years. She is an internationally known storyteller, author, and award-winning spoken word recording artist who lives in Durham, NC. For more info, visit

Sara Armstrong


Sara Armstrong is a lifelong educator. She has been a classroom teacher, principal, and has provided professional development over 48 years of service. She is the current chair of the Storytelling Association of California (SAC). She is interested in making connections and bringing people together through story. She has participated in SAC’s “Stories in Living Color” project, as well as local swap programs such as Orinda’s Talespinners event. Her latest book, "Pathways to Well-Being: Helping Educators (and Others) Find Balance in a Connected World," co-authored with Susan Brooks-Young, offers ideas for well-being through empathy, gratitude, being positive, getting focused, kindness, and movement.


Jim Brule


Jim Brulé is a Maggid – the Jewish title for a transformational storyteller. He has been a clinical psychologist, a computer scientist (designing Artificial Intelligence systems), a Chief Information Officer, and a regulatory expert in healthcare reform. And a dedicated storyteller throughout.

His online school to train spiritual storytellers from multiple traditions has been accredited by the National Storytelling Network; he also works with organizations and communities to promote dialogue across perceived boundaries of faith, ethnicity, and class using stories. More about this work is available at

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