BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF

Our Foundation consists of an all-volunteer Board.

DERRELL TIDWELL (LCSW, ACSW)

President

Derrell is a mental health practitioner with a history of experience in program development, administration and supervision of clinical staff in California. He supports hospice service programs as a result of being a very satisfied family member recipient through the transition of his parents.

ROD HANSON

Interim President Elect

Rod retired after thirty years with the internationally known company, Choice Organic Teas where he was Quality Manager and Vice President of Operations. Rod’s interest in and appreciation for hospice began with his father who spent his final weeks of life on hospice. His older sister, a retired hospice nurse was also inspirational to his interest in and involvement with Hospice and the Foundation.

JESSIE DOVER

Secretary

Jessie is a longtime Port Townsend resident. Her career has included work as a teacher, business owner and corporate Accounting Supervisor. She is inspired by the stories of Hospice volunteers and is committed to work toward the fulfillment of the Hospice Foundation mission.

ALAN STEVENS

Treasurer

Alan is currently president of Stancil and Company, an engineering and consulting firm for refineries and gas processing facilities with a focus on renewable energy. He has been a part of many hospice journeys of friends and family.

TOM DUKE

Tom is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has been in practice in Port Townsend since 1988. He has served as president of the Foundation. In his practice, he has learned the benefit of Hospice care for patients and their families as they journey through and live with the myriad emotions. The work of Hospice is vital and why I choose to participate in this volunteer organization.

DEBORAH KALDAHL

Home Health and Hospice Practice Manager

Deborah joined the Jefferson Healthcare Hospice Staff in 2003 and serves on the board as an ex-officio member. As a recipient of Hospice services for family members and as a staff member, she has seen the difference the Hospice Foundation makes to patients and families by funding community education, extra services, programs and specialized comfort treatments.

DORA ROBINSON

Dora is a retired Hospice Chaplain. She has witnessed firsthand the benefits patients and families receive from the hospice team and is committed to the mission of the Hospice and to the Hospice Foundation.

MARYANN SEWARD

MaryAnn‘s heart has belonged to non-profit groups since a teenager as a hospital “candy striper”. Her roles have varied from board member, consultant to volunteer. She is a past president of the Hospice Foundation. She became an advocate for hospice care after participating in a seminar with Dr. Elizabeth Kubler Ross in 1981. “I will forever be grateful for the compassionate hospice care given to my mother and husband as they lived through the final chapters of their life.”

RICK SMITH

Rick is a native Port Angeles resident, leaving for Bellingham and Seattle after high school. He has returned to the Peninsula to enjoy friends, family and many outdoor activities such as biking and hiking. He presently owns a business in Port Ludlow and his goal is to become a leader in the community with organizations that benefit others like the Hospice Foundation.

TAMMY TARSA, MBA, BSM, RN

Executive Director of Jefferson Home Health and Hospice

Tammy moved to Port Townsend from Michigan in 2019 when she accepted the position of Executive Director. She knows the Hospice Foundation funding is vital in supporting comfort therapy services, strengthening of bereavement and volunteer programs; all of which improve the quality of life for our community and those we serve.

SHIRLEY WILLIAMS, RN, MN

Shirley retired in 2000 from her position as Clinical Specialist and manager in Oncology. Throughout her 40-year nursing career, she has advocated and provided information for patients and their families facing life threatening diseases. Currently, she volunteers to help friends and family with their choices facing these same life events.

MARV VOSE

Marv is a retired United Methodist minister. He and his wife moved to Port Ludlow to be nearer children and grandchildren. Early in ministry, he recognized the value of hospice, helped to organize one and has supported the work of hospice since then.

NANCEE BRADDOCK, BSN, PHN

Nancee’s career in nursing started in Pediatric Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant. Later in her career she worked in Home Care and Hospice, Medical Informatics and Practice Management. She became an advocate for Hospice early in her career advocating for patients and their families and later in life she supported her mother’s journey through Hospice.

“I feel that any community is not complete without a well-functioning and caring Hospice to support its people.”

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