Board of Directors

website creator 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 Jamie Nocula at jnocula@kitsap-humane.org.

Looking to contact Board members? Email khsboardofdirectors@kitsap-humane.org.

 

 

Jackie Costigan

Jackie worked for 40 years in the real estate and construction industries. She served in senior leadership for Turner Construction prior to founding her own company, Costigan Integrated, which focused on assisting clients in an owners’ representative role. CI was purchased by Unico Properties, where she worked on projects in the Pacific Northwest, Portland, Austin, Nashville, Salt Lake City, and Denver. She grew up in New England and currently lives on Bainbridge Island with her partner Sally, yellow Labrador retriever, Buster Posey, and cat Lucinda. She loves pickleball and music. Jackie was recruited to worked on the Russ and Linda Veterinary Lifesaving Center and Big Animal Farm as a volunteer and was so impressed with the organization and team that she decided to serve on the board.

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, 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, are on board with this.

Linda Gonzalez

Linda retired from the Navy in 2016 after 20 years of service, after which she moved to Western Washington and began working for King County International Airport as the Safety and Security Special Projects Manager. She was hired by Naval Base Kitsap in 2019 as the Deputy Emergency Manager. Linda started her career in emergency management while still in the military and easily transitioned her talents to her post military life. She is currently an Emergency Management Specialist with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and holds a PhD in Emergency Management. Dr. Gonzalez uses her knowledge to share preparedness information with all of Kitsap County, including pet-specific information for KHS.

Glynnis Klinefelter Sio

Glynnis is a Filipino-American human resources executive with 20 years of experience in the education and nonprofit sectors. She specializes in centering employee and organizational wellness through an equity-intuitive lens and compassionate leadership. When Glynnis is not working as the WA State Bar Association’s Director of HR & Chief Culture Officer, you can find her Polynesian dancing, going on food adventures with her family, or hiking with her two dogs.

Vanna Lombardi-Gillies

Vanna grew up, went to school, and worked in Canada before moving to the United States in 1995. She’s an Occupational Therapist by background and has worked in a variety of healthcare settings on both sides of the border. She considers herself a lifelong learner so she continued her education over the years and earned Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Healthcare Administration. She worked as a leader in the Rehabilitation Department at St. Michael Medical Center (formally Harrison) since moving to Washington State in 2005. She and her husband have rescued several beagles – “it’s hard to resist those soft brown eyes – but we love all dogs.”

Ruth Loring

A Tennessee native who joined the Kitsap Humane Society Board in 2024, Ruth grew up on a cattle farm before relocating to Washington State in 2012. She now works as an LVT and hospital manager at Apple Tree Cove Animal Hospital in Kitsap County, where she has decided to settle due to her love for the hospital and the community. Ruth is a firm believer in advocating for animal welfare, being a voice for the voiceless, promoting community development, and strengthening the bond between animals and humans. In Ruth’s household, there are dogs, cats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, and even a mouse named Boris.

Dr. 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.

Ronald P. Morse, D.D.S.

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

Lori Oberlander

Lori currently works for the Bremerton Housing Authority in the Contract Management Services department as a Contract Processing Administrator.  She helps process contract and funding renewals for Section 8 Project Based Housing.  Lori has many years of experience working with non-profits and the public service.  She is interested in serving people and animals in need and enjoys walking, baking, and connecting with people.

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.

Linda Scibilia

Linda holds an undergraduate degree in Animal Science from the University of Maine and a Masters in Animal Nutrition from Penn State, and earned her MBA in Finance after serving in various management position over 11 years at Penn State’s College of Agriculture. She later took her talents to Ford Motor Company and worked in corporate finance in several departments, including Manufacturing, Product Development, Marketing and Sales, Engineering, and Audit.  Her involvement in fundraising for animal welfare organizations began with The Humane Society of Huron Valley in Ann Arbor, Michigan and continued after she moved to Washington state in 2015 and participated in Kitsap Humane Society’s PetsWalk starting in 2017. Linda was excited and honored to join the KHS board in 2023 and looks forward to supporting the organization as it continues its excellence in leading-edge animal welfare.

Ann Simons

Joining the Kitsap Humane Society Board in 2024, Ms. Simons has served in leadership positions on numerous non-profit boards and institutions including The Center for Women and Democracy, The Children’s Alliance, The YWCA of Olympia, and the Friends of the United Nations Family Planning Association. Early in her career she was inspired to build a not-for-profit women’s health foundation and published “The Health of Washington Women”. Ms. Simons also worked as a regional government affairs director for various Fortune 500 companies. She is currently a Commissioner on the WA State Women’s Commission and a strategic advisor to Action Corp. She is delighted to be a part of the Kitsap Humane Society Board and suspects there may be an animal or two that will be joining her household before her term is over.

Rana Tan

Rana Tan began volunteering at KHS in 2019 socializing cats, doing laundry, washing dishes and walking dogs. She then became actively involved in the foster program in 2021 and has had the honor of fostering many kittens in her home, including undersocialized and medically complex kittens. Rana moved to Bremerton in 1997 and was in private practice as a pulmonary/critical care physician until transitioning to hospital-based medicine in 2006. She served as the Chief Hospitalist at Harrison Medical Center for ten years before transitioning to remote physician advisory work for Sound Physicians in 2019, although she continues to work part-time as a hospitalist physician at St. Michael Medical Center and has served as chairperson of the Credentials Committee since 2017. Rana has been a member of the Board of Trustees at Bremerton Community Theatre (BCT) since 2007, initially as Volunteer Coordinator followed by Production Coordinator since 2008. In addition to her duties as Production Coordinator, Rana has been instrumental in fundraising efforts for BCT over the past ten years, including securing multiple grants for capital improvement projects totaling nearly $500,000 and coordinating BCT’s yearly participation in the Kitsap Great Give. Rana has also served as the Program Director for BCTjr, the Youth Theatre Program at BCT, since 2007. This program provides no-cost theatrical production and acting experience for dozens of children twice a year, with an opportunity to perform on the BCT stage for a large audience. Rana is grateful for the opportunity to serve on the KHS Board with particular interest in supporting the Veterinary Lifesaving Center and foster program.

Stacy Taylor

Stacy practiced for 31 years as a patent attorney in large law firms before becoming the chief legal officer of a commercial-stage biotech company focused on the diagnosis and treatment of disease. Her pre-law educational background is in biology and chemistry so her career has focused on the healthcare industry, including veterinary pharmaceutical companies. She grew up riding horses competitively, helping in her family’s Irish Setter breeding organization, and working as a vet tech. She is thrilled to support Kitsap Humane Society in its mission to shelter and rehabilitate companion animals.

Russ Young

Russ retired as CFO of a company with high employee morale, Lyondell Chemical. Before Lyondell, Russ was a financial executive with ARCO and served as Treasurer of the ARCO Foundation. Russ and his attorney wife, Linda, totally love KHS and are long-time supporters, including Linda sewing blankets over the years to keep the animals warm. Their household on Bainbridge is dominated by three rescued Shih Tzu mixes, older Mindy, and a pair of bonded rascals from KHS. Russ and Linda are eternally grateful that KHS’s compassionate staff helped the super-glued pair, Rosie and Molly, so they could joyfully spend the rest of their lives together.

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 their tenure.

Kitsap Humane Society’s Emeritus Board

  • Cary Bozeman
  • Sandra Butler
  • Lynn Fleischbein
  • Kay Fritchman
  • Frank Gibbons
  • Dr. Cary Hills
  • Shelley Kneip
  • Kathy Schultz
  • Rosemary Shaw
  • Kevin Sheehan
  • Erin Thomasson

In Memoriam

  • Sherry Appleton
  • Gerry Porter
  • Dr. James Moore
  • Becky Swanson