Our foundation consists of an all-volunteer board of directors and a staff Hospice Volunteer Coordinator.



Rod has enjoyed Jefferson county for decades, beginning with a shack on the Big Quilcene river which offered access to the water and hiking in the Olympic Mountains. Working over thirty years with Choice Organic Teas in Seattle as Quality Manager and VP of Operations, he now lives full time in Port Townsend.

Tom Duke - Board of Directors, Hospice Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare



Tom is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Chemical Dependency Counselor whose professional life began with a practice in Port Townsend in 1988.  A board member of Olympic Community Action Programs (OLYCAP), Tom’s past Board experiences include service as president of the Port Townsend Food Coop and member of the Jefferson County Alcohol and Drug Advisory Board. He enjoys skiing, backpacking, and hiking.



Alan has served as the Treasurer of the Foundation since 2018. He is President of Stancil & Co, an engineering and consulting firm that focuses on renewable energy and cogeneration projects. Alan has been married for over three decades and has four children and two grandchildren. He is heavily involved within the community and his church.



Fundraising, event organizing and board activities have been Pat’s primary pursuits in her personal and professional life. She is looking forward to expanding and improving these areas working with the Foundation. Pat feels that Hospice is a great service and she knows we can enhance to public’s knowledge and support of our Foundation’s goals and objectives in the coming years.

Barbara Berthiaume - Board of Directors, Hospice Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare


Barbara, retired since 2004, moved to Port Ludlow from London, England, with her spouse. Before that, she lived for 26 years in Paris, Singapore and London. Her two children, born overseas, are “Third Culture kids.” Barbara created moving book, board and card games for children, and designed and conducted workshops for schools, nonprofits, and international companies in transition. She has a Master of Social Work and had a private counseling practice in London specializing in transition and trauma. Barbara is connected to Japanese-American community groups, volunteers in numerous ways, and writes articles for a local news magazine.

David Harrah - Board of Directors, Hospice Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare


A native of the Pacific Northwest, David attended Port Townsend schools while growing up, then traveled extensively in his career in the Surety/Insurance industry. He retired to Port Townsend in 2005. David is past Exalted Ruler and current Trustee of the Port Townsend Elks. He serves as Post Chaplain for American Legion Post No. 26 and is Vice-President of Rakers Car Club.


Educator and former Hospice Chaplain, Dora recently moved from Austin, Texas to Port Townsend. She is a poet and recently completed her collection of poems inspired by the Great Plains. She is excited to be a member of the Foundation’s board and grateful that she is no longer melting from the Texas heat.



A native Washingtonian, MaryAnn has lived in Port Townsend since 1999. Her heart belongs to nonprofit and public sector organizations where, for over 40 years, she has served in the capacities of director, consultant, mentor and volunteer. She is the Principal of Seward Associates’ Consulting.


Derrell retired in 2017, and moved with his spouse from Los Angeles to Port Townsend. He holds a Master in Social Work degree and maintained a successful decades-long professional career as a mental health practitioner, a mental health programs administrator, and fundraiser. He holds mental health practitioner licenses in California, Texas, and now Washington. Derrell enjoys reading and is excited to contribute his skill-set to his new community.


Shirley and husband have lived in Port Townsend since 2002. They moved from Minnesota where Shirley was a clinical specialist nurse/manager in oncology for 30 years and volunteered for the American Cancer Society speakers bureau. Her volunteer activities from 2002-15 included Red Cross as a Disaster nurse for local and national disasters, disaster training instructor and the Washington state nurse lead from 2012-15. Currently she is involved in the Master Gardener Foundation and work with Otis her therapy dog. She helps friends and family understand their options in becoming their own best advocate in treatment and care. She is chair of the Hospice Foundation’s Education Committee.

Deborah Kaldahl


Home Health and Hospice Practice Manager

Kris Lawson - Volunteer Coordinator, Hospice Foundation for Jefferson Healthcare


Hospice Volunteer Coordinator


Bereavement Coordinator/Hospice Chaplain

Carolyn Cristina is a Certified Clinical Chaplain and completed her internship and residency in an inpatient mental health unit, dementia unit and surgical ICU at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. She is trained and educated in grief counseling, death and dying, compassionate end-of-life care, and dementia. She holds several certificates with the National Council for Certified Dementia Practitioners. As Bereavement Coordinator she develops, facilitates and implements the bereavement program for Hospice patients, and their families, and serves community needs. She coordinates our annual memorial service open to anyone in the community. She is an ordained Buddhist Minister, a Certified Spiritual Director (Franciscan), and a Certified End of Life Doula.


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