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.
Bill moved to Port Townsend from Kansas City in 2008 and is now owner of Olympic Financial Advisors, LLC, a fee-only financial planning and investment management company. He also acts as Public Information Officer for East Jefferson Fire Rescue. Bill’s background includes corporate experience as a Vice President for J.P. Morgan Asset Management.
ANNA DU PEN
Anna is a native of eastern North Carolina. She is an oncology/palliative care nurse, with years of experience managing the care of patients facing life-threatening disease. A recent transplant to Jefferson County, she practiced in the UW Medical Center system in Seattle before opting for a slower paced life on the peninsula. She now works half-time in Radiation Oncology at Peninsula Cancer Center. Anna’s other interests are genealogy research and writing family history and memoir.
After 17 years as a career counselor at the Boeing Company Laura Bell now works as a caregiver and senior citizen advocate. Laura holds a BA in Gerontology and a MA in Organizational Psychology. She lives in Port Townsend with her husband, three cats, and dog.
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.
Sandy and her husband moved to Port Ludlow in 2006 from Ashburn VA. In 1990 Sandy made, what turned out to be, an amazing and rewarding career change from Finance and Banking to Senior Care. She went on to earn an undergraduate certificate in Gerontology and a BS in Healthcare Management. She opened, managed and marketed Senior Living Communities for 12 years in Florida and Virginia. She also worked for 5 years for the Loudoun County Area Agency on Aging in VA. After moving to Port Ludlow, Sandy and her husband purchased and started their own Home Instead Senior Care Franchise, which they owned and managed until selling and retiring in 2015. Sandy enjoys boating, hiking, oil painting and being with family.
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.
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.
Lisa Holt, PhD(c), MS, RN is the Chief Ancillary and Specialty Services Officer for Jefferson Healthcare, and also serves as the Executive Director of Jefferson Healthcare’s Home Health and Hospice. Lisa has been a nurse for over 27 years, and remains passionate about end of life and palliative care issues. She is particularly interested in hospice and palliative care in the rural community setting.
As a Registered Nurse for the Hospice of Jefferson Healthcare, Sally is committed to promoting comfort and dignity for those facing a terminal illness. After living in the Northwest for 12 years, she moved to Port Townsend in June, 2017. She is a member of the Education and Fund Raising Committees for the Foundation, including community outreach and the speaker’s bureau.
I was born and raised in Seattle and also lived in Oregon, California and Nebraska. My undergraduate degree is from Central Washington University and I attended Washington State University and The University of the Pacific for graduate work. My teaching career spanned 30 years.
My husband, Jack, and I have lived in Port Ludlow for 17 years. We have a son and a daughter and four grandchildren. For eight years, I was a co-team leader for a women’s cancer support group in Port Ludlow. I am currently a member of the Boeing Bluebill’s educational program.
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.
Shirley and her husband George retired in 2002 and moved to Port Townsend. She was a Clinical Specialist/manager in oncology services at a Minnesota hospital and is on the speaker’s bureau for the American Cancer Society. Shirley is active in the Jefferson Master Gardener Foundation, the Red Cross, and often works with her therapy dog, Otis. She believes in helping people understand their options in becoming their own best advocate in treatment and care.