Advisory Board members are highly skilled, senior-level people. They provide expert guidance to the Music4Life™ President and Governing Board members upon request.

Colleen Armstrong

Colleen served for many years as Chief of Staff of Seattle Opera and retired after 25 years with the organization.

Admiral Bill Center, US Navy retired

Bill retired from the U.S. Navy as Rear Admiral in 1999 after 35 years of service and not long afterwards assumed leadership of a Seattle-based trade advocacy group where he worked for the next seven years. He also lectured at the University of Washington’s Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. A specialist in security policy and strategic planning, he was General Colin Powell's deputy for international negotiations and served in the same role for General John Shalikashvili. In his final assignment, from May 1996 to May 1999, he commanded Navy Region Northwest. Bill is a 1968 graduate of the Naval Academy. During his career he commanded three ships and served three years as chief engineer in USS Midway. Since retiring from the Navy, he has devoted himself to nonprofit leadership, education and volunteer work.

Paul Heppner

Paul is president of the Encore Media Group, and has been named a new member of the Music4Life Advisory Board.

Murl Allen Sanders

Murl Allen Sanders is a musician, composer, teacher and recording artist who is active in the Seattle area music scene and across the United States, Canada, England, Brazil and Japan. Murl has worked with such diverse artists as Chuck Berry, Etta James, Il Divo, Glenn Yarbrough, Seattle Symphony, accordion virtuosi Frank Marocco, Chico Chagas, Stas Venglevski, Alex Meixner, Gary Blair and Cory Pesaturo, Leroy Bell, Peter Duchin, Alarm Will Sound, Seattle Modern Orchestra, Cascade Symphony, Everett Philarmonic, Orchestra Seattle/Seattle Chamber Singers, The Von Trapp Children, Theodore Bikel, Leslie Gore, Barbara Lamb, Susan Pascal, Warren Rand, Pearl Django, Michael Tomlinson and Kelly Harland, among many others. Murl teaches piano and accordion privately and is also adjunct faculty at CornishCollege of the Arts and Shoreline College in Seattle.

Beth Wojick

Beth is the retired CEO of Washington Special Olympics. Previously she served as CEO of Seattle Seafair and as a senior-level executive of the Seattle Mariners baseball club.