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

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.


Scott Willard, MA, CSR- Executive Director – 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.

Founder and Assistant 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.

Behavioral Health Clinical Supervisor – Kate Soderberg MSW LICSW – Ms. Soderberg has over 20 years clinical experience as a behavioral health care manager in the area of Mental Health Treatment and Substance Use Disorder Treatment throughout the State of Washington.

Peter Pfotzer: Financial book keeper.

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.

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

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.

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, Doug McMicken, and Dr. Jim Baker.

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


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


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