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 Jamie Nocula at jnocula@kitsap-humane.org.

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. 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 of Directors 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.

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.

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-Glliies

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

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.

Denise Steele

Denise Steele is a Mompreneur. Her business ventures include: helping people use safer scents in their home, real estate investing, public speaking, and being a Best Selling author. Denise, her husband, and their children enjoy their homestead that includes everything from guinea pigs, to chickens, to dogs. Denise is an avid networker and enjoys reading books on history and cultural anthropology when she is not teaching children or running the businesses.

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

I have been a practicing attorney since 1985. After 31 years as a patent attorney in large law firms, I am now the chief legal officer of Adaptive Biotechnologies, a commercial-stage biotech company that aims to translate the genetics of the adaptive immune system into clinical products to diagnose and treat disease.  My pre-law educational background is in biology and chemistry so my career has focused on the healthcare industry, including veterinary pharmaceutical companies.  I grew up riding horses competitively, helping in my family’s Irish Setter breeding organization and working as a vet tech.

I’ve never been without a menagerie around me and am thrilled to help 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
  • Lynn Fleischbein
  • Kay Fritchman
  • Frank Gibbons
  • Dr. Cary Hills
  • Shelley Kneip
  • Kathy Schultz
  • Rosemary Shaw
  • Kevin Sheehan
  • Erin Thomasson

In Memoriam

  • Gerry Porter
  • Dr. James Moore
  • Becky Swanson