General Director and Program Director – Joel Adamson: Mr. Adamson is a retired Environmental Engineer (P.E.), and has extensive experience in project management and project management systems, as well as 20+ years experience with property management. Mr. Adamson was on the executive management team of the  $7 Billion Sakhalin-II construction project for ExxonMobil in Sakhalin Island.

Director – Treasurer – Dennis Hobbs – Mr. Hobbs is a retired CPA and worked for over 20 years as the Finaical Director of a large engineering company.

Director – Denise Hughes MSN, RN, GMHS: Ms. Hughes has over 20 years experience working in the field of Geriatric nursing and management.

Director – Barb Buckham: Ms. Buckham has years of experience working in Kitsap County with initiatives to help the homeless and with non-profit organizations.

Director – Dr. Rex S. Adamson, MD Psychiatrist: Dr. Adamson has been in practice over 20 years and is the head psychiatrist at an inpatient facility. He also has many years experience servicing the homeless. Dr. Adamson provides advise to KHOC staff regarding psychiatric questions.

Director  – Peter Merrill – Mr. Merrill worked for Kitsap Mental Health for over 35 years in various positions of leadership.

Director  – Larry Eyer – Mr. Eyler served as Executive Director of Kitsap Community Resources (KCR) for 40 years.

Director  – David DeBruyn – Mr. DeBryan worked 34 years for the Environmental Protection Agency and very knowledgeable in finance. He has served on many boards and served in many volunteer capacities.

All KHOC’s board members are volunteers, as is most of its staff.

STAFF: House Managers

Denise Dinkins: Ms. Dinkins is the House Manger for the Gregory Ave women’s home.

Connie Schiltz: Ms. Schiltz is the House Manager for the Weatherstone women’s home.

Dr. Rich Buckham, PhD Psychology: Dr. Buckham is the House Manager for the Watson men’s home.

Charmaine Doherty: Ms. Doherty is the House Manager for the home for formerly homeless mothers with child(ren).

Guy Coe: Acting House Manager for the Marion Men’s House.

Margene Smaaladen: Ms. Smaalanden is the House Manager for the Times men’s home.

Russ Key: Mr. Key of OHannah House Ministries is the House Manager for the Garrison men’s home in Port Orchard.

Corrine Criss: Ms. Criss recruited by OHannah House Ministries will be the House Manager for the first women’s home in Port Orchard

Additional House Managers of men’s homes are: Jeremy Spainhour, Rae Holt, David McVicker, Lawrence Edwards, Dave McMicken, Bob Alderson, and Dr. Jim Baker.

Additional House Managers of women’s homes are: Marcia Trembly and Lynn Harvey.

STAFF: Other Positions

Scott Willard, MA, CSR- Program Manager – Scott comes to Kitsap Homes of Compassion with over 30 years of community-based service experience in mental health and substance abuse counseling.  Scott spent 18 of those years administering substance abuse treatment agencies and county mental health programs in Lincoln and Crook County, Oregon.  Scott is excited to bring his experience in supported employment, supported housing and innovative approaches to serving the chronically mentally ill to Kitsap Homes of Compassion.

Elizabeth French: Women’s Companion & Advocate, assisting women in the mother’s home in Poulsbo.

Kirk Thompson: Men’s Advocate, assisting men in the men’s homes.

Bob Jensen: Handyman/Maintenance.

Bob Keever: Handyman/Maintenance.

Bennie Ross: Handyman/Maintenance.

Peter Pfotzer: Financial book keeper.

Tom Teague: Mr. Teague recruited by OHannah House Ministries is the Men’s Advocate for the Garrison men’s homes in Port Orchard.

Sonja Brown: Ms. Brown recruited by OHannah House Ministries is a Women’s Advocate for the first women’s home in Port Orchard.


For listing of open volunteer positions, click on the the “Volunteer” Pull Down Menu and choose “Volunteer Positions.”


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