Leadership

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

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  and House Manager – 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.

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

STAFF: House Managers

Denise Hughes MSN, RN, GMHS: Ms. Hughes is the House Manger for the first women’s home.

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

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

Tyler Kirkpatrick: Mr. Kirkpatrick is the House Manager for the second men’s home.

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

Barb Buckham: Ms. Buckham is the House Manager for the third women’s home.

Guy Coe: Acting House Manager for 4th Men’s House.

Shenique Taylor: Ms. Taylor is the House Manager for the 5th men’s home.

Laurel Macintyre-Howard: House Manager for 6th men’s home.

Sheila Ross: House Manager

STAFF: Other Positions

Helen Bachman: Women’s Companion & Advocate, assisting women in the women’s homes.

Karie Kermath: Women’s Companion & Advocate, assisting women in the women’s homes.

Jaz James: Women’s Companion & Advocate, assisting women in the women’s homes.

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

Alicia Anderson: Counseling Consultant to Women’s House Managers.

Gordon Hanson: Men’s Advocate, assisting men in the homes & Facilities Maintenance Assistant.

Daniel Rosales: Men’s Advocate, assisting men in the homes.

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

Bill Paine: Administration Manager and Facilities Assistant.

Bob Jensen: Handyman/Maintenance.

Greg DeVault: Carpenter/Maintenance.

Bob Keever: Handyman/Maintenance.

Bennie Ross: Handyman/Maintenance.

Rae Holt: KHOC Speaker and Representative.

Pat Bachman: NGO and church coordinator.

Karie Kermath: ESL teacher/assistant for immigrants/refugees in KHOC housing.

Peter Pfotzer: Financial book keeper.

OPEN POSITIONS:

If you think you might be interested in one of the positions below, please do not hesitate to contact us so we can talk with you and see if you would be a good fit on our amazing team of volunteers – which we call that “dream team” because we make dreams come true for the homeless. We need a few more good people on our team. All team members will receive job training which includes watching on-line training videos, reading training material, and mentoring by a more experienced staff person.  Every job is flexible on time schedule, designed to fit into your schedule because we know you have other responsibilities. But there will be clearly defined expectations, and if you find that after volunteering for a while you cannot continue, we will be grateful for the time you were able to contribute. All positions are part-time, most requiring less than 5 hours per week. Short-term commitments (for a few months), are also fine. You will be joining a team of fun, dynamic individuals who have compassion for the vulnerable.
You can print a Volunteer Application under the “Documents” tab here.

Men’s House Manager & Women’s House Manager (HM):  It is the goal of the house manager to assist the home’s residents in adjusting to living peacefully in a shared living environment. The HM must meet with residents on a regular basis at the home to help facilitate their regular resident’s meetings and encourage their self-management of their home. They must be available to the residents outside of regular work hours via text and/or phone to intervene in case of emergencies. The provide many functions similar to a case manager, and at times coordinate care for the residents of their home. They also provide leadership to the “KHOC Companions/Advocates” working with the residents of their home. Request a complete job descriptions via the ‘CONTACT’ web page.

Men’s Advocate and Women’s Companion/Advocate:  Be a friend and listening ear to those in your assigned home. Be a person of compassion, empathy, and moral support. No experience necessary – we will train you.

Handyman/Maintenance Assistant: Assist, when needed or asked, at making minor repairs or maintenance on program houses.

Accountant: Data entry and quality control for all KHOC accounting system using Quickbooks accounting software. Experience with Quickbooks is required.

Trainer in Computers: We need staff to train our residents (members) in the use of the community computers we provide in the homes. If you could provide beginner training in how to use laptops, how to access the internet, and basics in Microsoft Word and Excel, would be great. We want to increase the job skills of our KHOC home family members.

Employment Coordinators: KHOC seeks to create an amazing employment program to provide its members – whatever their previous work experience – with job readiness skills, long-term employment acquisition, and enabling them to regain the confidence and the motivation needed to obtain greater economic independence. Helping members find and keep jobs within the larger community has been a primary goal of the famous Fountain House Program, and KHOC seeks to copy their successful program. Employment Coordinators are key to their success, by making contacts with business owners as well as government agencies, and helping create appropriate opportunities.  This would include setting up Transitional Employment (TE) opportunities [this is a part-time work program that sets members up to work in companies around Kitsap County giving them the skills and experience they need to find permanent employment], as well as Supported Employment (SE) [this is a competitive process in which KHOC members contend for jobs at Kitsap County organizations against others that do not face the same challenges. KHOC Employment Coordinators helps members navigate this process by building relationships with employers and providing member training and support.]

Risk Management Auditor: As part of the Health and Safety element of our “Supportive Housing Management System,” we must closely manage all risks & hazards associated with our homes to ensure the safety of our residents, the neighbors of our homes, and the community as a whole. We are looking for a professional who can conduct routine audits on our program homes, our processes/procedures/policies to ensure we never have a major incident and that we are continually improving our systems.

Management System Program Head: We need a professional with experience in Management Systems to assist us in further developing our “Supportive Housing Management System,” as explained on our SHMS web page (under the “Leadership” drop down menu).

Needed Donations:

(1) We are needing someone who can let us borrow their pickup truck or utility trailer for moving furniture into the homes.

(2) Washer/Dryers.

(3) House Furniture & beds.

Thanks!

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