Tag: unsung heroes

Kol Medina

Unsung Hero — Kol Medina

Executive director, Kitsap Community Foundation

Kol Medina has been serving as the executive director for Kitsap Community Foundation since 2012. Though his fingers are on nearly all the activities of the small organization, his primary role is to lead the nonprofit and serve as the spokesperson, develop partnerships … read more

David Shurick — Detective, Poulsbo Police Department

Unsung Hero — David Shurick

David Shurick, a Poulsbo Police Department officer for 15 years, is credited with the launch of Kitsap County’s Crisis Intervention Team (CIT). The team, which today has 33 crisis intervention officers, receives special training to help minimize the use of force in crisis … read more

Chris Clark: COTN International President, Founder and CEO • Debbie Clark: COTN Senior Director of International Programs

Unsung Heroes — Chris and Debbie Clark

Children of the Nations (COTN)

Chris and Debbie Clark founded Children of the Nations (COTN) in 1995. A fifth-generation missionary born in Japan and raised in Liberia and the United States, Chris had worked for Youth for Christ for 10 years. Debbie, who grew up in Edmonds, worked … read more

Unsung Hero — Julie Ann Gustanski

Greater Gig Harbor Foundation

Julie Ann Gustanski is a founding member (together with Vernon Young, Eric Guenther and Mike Paul, Jr.) of the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation. All of her work for the foundation — including, currently, as the CEO — has been volunteer service. Prior to … read more

Roxanne Bryson

Unsung Hero — Roxanne Bryson

Executive Director, Holly Ridge Center

Roxanne Bryson’s inspiring and motivating leadership style is behind the success of the Holly Ridge Center. A servant-leader who puts others first, she has a passion for ensuring that children and adults with different disabilities receive the support they need to live to … read more

Kelsey and Stacy Marshall, Bainbridge Island

Unsung Hero — Kelsey and Stacy Marshall

Owners, Grounds for Change Coffee Roastery in Poulsbo

Since opening their business, Grounds for Change, 12 years ago, Stacy and Kelsey Marshall have been an example of not only building a sustainable company but also of giving back to their local and global community. Grounds for Change joined 1% for the … read more

Faith in Action

Unsung Hero — Patti Kleist

Executive Director, Faith in Action Senior Services

Faith in Action Senior Services, based in Belfair, was founded in 2001 with the mission of supporting independent living for seniors and disabled individuals. The nonprofit provides a variety of free, volunteer-based activities such as escorted transportation, respite care, housework, yard work and … read more

Jan Coen

Unsung Hero — Jan Coen

Coordinator, Gig Harbor Peninsula FISH Food Bank

Jan Coen has been involved with Gig Harbor’s FISH Community Services since its inception in 1976. When she and her husband moved to Gig Harbor in 1975, she was surprised not to find a coalition of churches working together to provide services to … read more

Stephanie Cline

Unsung Hero — Stephanie Cline

Executive Director, Harrison Medical Center Foundation

Stephanie Cline has served as the Harrison Medical Center Foundation’s executive director since June 2002. She has been involved with philanthropy and nonprofit fundraising and development for nearly 30 years. Since taking the helm of the foundation, Cline has successfully expanded the hospital’s … read more

Wet Apple Media W3C Valid HTML 5 PCS Web Hosting LLC