Board of Directors

Barb Buckham

Ms. Buckham has years of experience working in Kitsap County with initiatives to help the homeless and with non-profit organizations including Kitsap Community Resources.

Dave De Bruyn, Chair

Mr. De Bruyn holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard and has served on many boards and in many volunteer capacities in the area.

Larry Eyer, Vice Chair

Mr. Eyer served for nearly 40 years as Executive Director of Kitsap Community Resources. He holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration, and has helped create and serve on many local and state nonprofit boards.

Jamie S. Huff, PLLC

Ms. Huff is the Director of Community Guardians, a nonprofit guardianship/conservatorship agency in Kitsap County and maintains a small solo law firm focusing on guardianship matters and vulnerable adult protection. She previously worked as an attorney in the WA State Attorney General’s office for many years.

Denise Hughes, MSN, RN, GHMS, Secretary

Ms. Hughes has over 20 years experience working in the field of Geriatric nursing and management at Kitsap Mental Health Services. She has extensive experience working with people with mental health issues and chemical dependency.

Terry Shroader

Mrs. Shroader worked for the Department of Social and Health Services for 31 years as a social worker and community resource manager. When working at DSHS, she served on the board of Kitsap Community Resources, the Literacy Council of Kitsap, and Commmunitas. In retirement, she worked for KCR as a coordinator for the Coninuum of Care Coalition (now known as the Kitsap Housing and Homelessness Coaliation) and as a navigator for the Housing Solutions Center. She currently works with the organization of the Project Connect event and is involved with dahlias. As board members of the American Dahlia Society, you can often find her and her husband at dahlia shows throughout the summer or at the trial garden at Point Defiance Park.

Helen Stoll

Following a successful career in nursing, Ms. Stoll now focuses on continuing to give back to her community through volunteering at various organizations in the county, including Kitsap Homes of Compassion. She is also currently registered as an Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioner for Washington state.

Executive Director

Scott Willard, MA, SRC

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.