YWCA announces new board members

BREMERTON — The YWCA of Kitsap County announced the election of new board members during a Jan. 16 meeting.

Executive Director Linda K. Joyce said the new board members are Robert Forbes, Wendy A. Miles, Gary Simpson and Ramon (Ray) Garrido.

Forbes is a community volunteer and former Bremerton police chief, Miles is a strategic planning manager for the Keyport Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Simpson is a Kitsap County deputy sheriff, and Garrido is a web developer andowner of a consulting business.

The four new members will join current board members: Sharon Fields, Group Health Cooperative, Oletha Carter-James, DSHS; Harriette Bryant, community volunteer; Janet Hobson, Kitsap Bank; Reshondra McInnis, Lockheed Martin; Gina Regynski, DON-NUWC Keyport; Jessica Borrelli, PSNS IMF; Shawntell Bradford, Teletech; Jeannee Renee Brown, Jeannee Renee Salon; Wilma Calantas, Kitsap Community Resources; Jessica Guidry, Kitsap County Health District; Erin Jennings, Windmill Writing, LLC; Kristina Komar, Lockheed Martin; Mitzy Marrero, Wells Fargo Bank; Julie Poston, Rejuv Spa and Massage; and DeAndrea Williams, Bremerton Housing Authority.

Fields is the board president.

The YWCA of Kitsap County provides temporary-emergency housing, transitional housing, and advocacy support for survivors of domestic violence and their children. YWCA Programs include: the ALIVE Shelter, ALIVE Legal Advocacy, ALIVE Bainbridge Island/North Kitsap, ALIVE Family Services, HomePlus, and ALIVE/DSHS WorkFirst.

Annually, over 6,000 women, men, and children access YWCA programs. The YWCA Community Center is located at 905 Pacific Avenue, Bremerton.

For information regarding the YWCA services and volunteer opportunities, call (360) 479-0522. For 24 hour Crisis Line: (800) 500-5513.


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