Founder and General 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 is currently studying at U.W. for his Masters in Social Work.

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  – 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.

Director  – Jaime Huff, J.D. –  Jaime is an attorney practicing in the field of vulnerable adult protection and currently serve as executive director of a nonprofit guardianship agency advocating for the needs of vulnerable adults in our community.

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

STAFF: House Managers

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).

Marguerite Thomas: Ms. Thomas is the House Manager for the Burwell Women’s home and the Liberty Ridge Women’s home.

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.

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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