Board of Directors

Our Board is comprised of Kitsap residents with a wealth of professional experience whose devotion to animals has led them to contribute their time, professional advice, and resources to Kitsap Humane Society. Board Committees include Finance and Audit, Facilities, Governance, Development, and Executive.

Interested in serving on the Board? Contact Lee Harper at


Sherry Appleton

The Honorable Sherry Appleton served as a member of the Washington State House of Representatives, representing much of Kitsap County from 2005-2021. A passionate animal lover and advocate, Sherry’s work in Olympia has been key in transforming animal welfare in Washington state, including reversing breed-specific legislation targeting pit bull-type dogs. In 2018, Sherry was awarded the Humane Legislator of the Year from the Washington state chapter of the Humane Society of the United States, honoring her for her work on behalf of animals, specifically her successful efforts to have bittering agents introduced into antifreeze sold in retail-size containers. The deceptively sweet taste of antifreeze masked the deadly poisonous effects of ingesting even a small amount – a threat to domestic and wild animals, as well as children when it pools in driveways and parking lots. Sherry lives in North Kitsap and her furry companions, including Bear, a 130-pound Rottweiler who she adopted from KHS!

Sandra Butler

Sandra joined the Kitsap Humane Society Board in 2019. She was born and raised in Germany and moved to Hawaii in 2002 to complete her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Hawaii Pacific University. In 2005, she met her husband Charlie, and in 2006, they were stationed in Kitsap County. Sandra and Charlie now live in Poulsbo with their four dogs Limo and Sophie (rescues from Texas), and KHS alumni Jax and Lucy. Sandra works as a Program Analyst at Trident Refit Facility Bangor. Sandra is very passionate about animal welfare and the crucial role Kitsap Humane Society plays in our community for homeless pets, pets in need, and their human companions.

Christine (Tina) Chenevert

Tina recently retired from legal profession, where she initially handled  business litigation for large corporations and later an Assistant U.S. Attorney and criminal prosecutor in two California counties . Tina has had nonprofit Board experience and has been a supporter of multiple animal welfare organizations. She and her husband recently moved to Seabeck from California.

Jodi Davis

Jodi brings a unique combination of design and marketing experience to the KHS Board of Directors. She is Senior Creative Visual Manager at Tommy Bahamas in Seattle, and has 12 years of experience in the apparel, gift and stationary industry. She is also co-owner of Hound & Bottle (formerly known as Honor Bar) in Bremerton. Jodi and her husband are longtime supporters of KHS. They adopted their first dog, Paloma, from KHS in 1996, and since have added canine friends Sasha and Roadie to their family.

Katherine De Bruyn

Katherine retired as Chief Information Officer at Perkins Coie, a Seattle-based international law firm, and has since served on nine nonprofit boards, currently including Martha & Mary Health Services in Poulsbo.   She derives some of her greatest enjoyment from engaging with her community and from observing and supporting animals, both in the wild and as pets.  She would happily share her house with more dogs and a cat, but neither her husband nor Border Collie-cross Misty, who presides over their home after a stint in an Idaho shelter, is on board with this.

Aschlee Drescher

Aschlee is a life-long resident of Kitsap County and an avid animal lover. She is the Human Resources Consultant for the Washington Veterans Home, Retsil, and has experience in the veterinary medicine field, as support staff in both day practice and emergency medicine. Aschlee also serves as the vice chair of the Olympic Workforce Development Council and actively participates in local career training education programs in Kitsap County. She is passionate about animal welfare and furthering KHS’s mission. Aschlee is a current Port Orchard resident with her 12-year-old Weimaraner, Easton.

Tony Hinson

An attorney with a practice in Poulsbo primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate, and estate tax law. A Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy JAG Corps, Tony lives in Poulsbo.

Scott Menard

Scott grew up in Calgary, Alberta, and has dual citizenship. He came to Seattle to attend the University of Washington and attained two degrees there (BA science and doctorate in education). Scott retired in 2005 after 30 years in education as a teacher, staff development trainer, high school principal, and central office administrator (assistant superintendent). He has over 20 years in human resources and has held numerous leadership positions in professional organizations. Scott is a returning KHS Board member, having previously served from 2012 to 2018, including two years as board president. Scott has always been an animal lover, having dogs and cats as pets his entire life. He and wife Marie (also a volunteer at KHS) have two dogs they adopted from KHS.

Kelly Morrow

Kelly is a CPA, an Accounting Reporting Manager at Nordstrom, and Business Manager at Sound Counsel Realty. She brings extensive financial accounting and auditing experience to the board and a deep passion for animal welfare and pet adoption. She lives on Bainbridge Island with her beloved rescue pups Violet and Willie, daughter Ruby, and husband Adam.

Ronald P. Morse, D.D.S.

Ron is a dentist. He retired as Rear Admiral and Chief of the Navy Dental Corps in 1995. Ron directed dental care for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps and retired after 36 years of distinguished service. Following his Naval career, Ron was an Affiliate Professor of Restorative Dentistry at the University of Washington from 1995-2005. Ron cares deeply about companion animals and the welfare of pets in our community.

Lori Oberlander

Currently employed with Department of Labor and Industries, overseeing their Customer Service program for Port Angeles and Bremerton Service locations. Previously served for 12 years as Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity in Kitsap County. Served 6 years in the Navy.

Emily Olson

Emily is a lifelong Kitsap County resident and currently lives in Port Orchard with her two dogs and two cats.  She works as SVP, Controller for Beneficial State Bank which focuses on proving banking can deliver social justice and environmental well-being while remaining financially sustainable.  Emily is a graduate of the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Master’s in Business Administration from Pinchot University.  She is committed to raising awareness of the issues KHS faces daily and the importance of its services to the Kitsap community.

Shannon Orr

After spending almost a decade working various finance positions in Silicon Valley, Shannon moved back home to the Puget Sound area. She immediately went to work for Starbucks Coffee Company and after 20+ years retired as the Chief Financial Officer for the Americas. Shannon has a Bachelor of Science in Finance and an MBA. She lives on Bainbridge Island with her partner Melanie and rescued Blue Heeler, Toby. Both Melanie and Shannon are animal lovers and huge supporters of KHS.

Nicolle Perisho

Nicolle is a veterinarian and a life-long resident of Kitsap County. She graduated from the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine and practices small animal medicine locally. Nicolle began as a volunteer with KHS in the Shelter Medicine Department, performing surgeries for shelter dogs and cats. She is a huge supporter of animal welfare and shelter medicine. She and her husband live in Poulsbo with their children (both furry and the non-furry kind).

David Sanders

David is an Executive Vice President at Casey Family Programs in Seattle, responsible for CFP’s public policy work. His work in support of child welfare has included directing the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. He brings extensive senior level administrative experience in local government and in balancing complex budgets. He and his wife are ardent animal lovers and have two dogs and two cats.

Lee Harper (Ex-officio)

As Executive Director of Kitsap Humane Society, Lee serves as an ex officio (non-voting) member of the board.  Lee has been our executive director since April 2021. Lee brings more than two decades of executive leadership, strategic planning, financial oversight, fundraising, and capital campaign experience, as well as a passion for community engagement, and an emphasis on collaborating with staff and volunteers. Most recently, she led the Phinney Neighborhood Association in Seattle as Executive Director for ten years.

Lee graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a degree in accounting. She then attended Seattle University where she received her master’s in Nonprofit Leadership and Management.

Drawn to the culture and lifesaving mission of KHS, Lee is a huge believer in the connection between people and pets. Lee and her partner, David, have two dogs named Columbo and Sticks. In her spare time, Lee is a dog trainer, and with her dog Columbo, they are a therapy dog team for Project Canine.

Emeritus Board

To be eligible to serve as a KHS Emeritus Board member, a member must have actively served at least one full 3-year term on KHS’ Board of Directors and had previously served in a leadership capacity on the Board during his/her tenure.

Kitsap Humane Society’s Emeritus Board

  • Cary Bozeman
  • Lynn Fleischbein
  • Kay Fritchman
  • Frank Gibbons
  • Dr. Cary Hills
  • Shelley Kneip
  • Dr. Scott Menard
  • Gerry Porter
  • Kathy Schultz
  • Rosemary Shaw
  • Kevin Sheehan
  • Erin Thomasson

In Memoriam

  • Dr. James Moore
  • Becky Swanson