BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Herb Cook, JCCF President, Member, Finance and Investment Committee

"Having observed the impact of a successful community foundation in Columbus, Ohio, my wife Kathe and I are pleased to support a young, ambitious foundation in Jefferson County, our new home. JCCF’s potential is limited only by the community’s imagination and generosity."

Herb is a retired journalist and publisher. Prior to his retirement, Herb was Chairman, CM Media Inc., Columbus, Ohio; and Editor, Columbus CEO Magazine. In addition to being Treasurer of Jefferson County Community Foundation, Herb is a Director and Secretary of the Pacific Northwest Association of Masters Swimmers (PNA), and a Director of Jefferson Community School.

 

 Doug Van Allen, JCCF Treasurer and Chair, GTCF Investment Committee; Chair, JCCF Investment Committee

"As a newer member of Jefferson County, I’m excited about the spirit and action of volunteers here. My search for a way to plug-in to the ‘big picture’ of what’s going on and what’s needed in the community, led me to JCCF. My special focus will be on promoting the long term sustainability of JCCF and it’s mission of grantmaking, leadership and strategic investment in this wonderful corner of the world."

Doug is a Certified Financial Planner ® and Investment Advisor working with primarily pre-retirees and retirees. His past community service includes: Committee member, Planned Giving – Morrison Child and Family Services in Portland, Oregon. Board member, Rosemont School for Girls, a secure residential facility for girls recovering from abuse and/or addiction issues. Past Chapter President – Portland Chapter of Better Investing, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching investment fundamentals.

Liesl Slabaugh, Secretary

"I am truly amazed and inspired by the diversity and productivity of the nonprofits that enrich and strengthen our community. Whether providing basic needs, arts, youth services, education, or environmental protection, nonprofits make our lives safer, healthier, more meaningful, and more fun. I support the Jefferson County Community Foundation because I want these nonprofits to be able to continue their good work into the future. I know that through the Community Foundation, my gifts will be stewarded and directed in the most thoughtful and impactful way possible."

Liesl Slabaugh, Development Director at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center and holds a BA in Philosophy from Haverford College and a Masters of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Management from the University of Colorado. She moved to Port Townsend in 1998 with her husband and twin daughters who are students at Port Townsend High School.

Ned LuceNed Luce, Director

Ned Luce was raised in Hudson, Ohio and graduated from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, IN. He spent four years as a Communications Technician in the US Navy and had 30 years with IBM in a variety of sales, management, product development, and financing roles. After retirement from IBM in Kansas City, MO, Ned ran his own small equipment leasing business and then became the Vice President of Operations for Clune and Associates, a different small leasing company. Ned and his wife BJ moved to Port Ludlow in 2008 to be closer to their children and grandchildren in Seattle. He currently does some business consulting and writes a weekly column called “Life in Ludlow” for the Port Townsend Leader. He and BJ are involved in a variety of charitable and community organizations in Eastern Jefferson County.

 

Kris Nelson, Director

Kris is the owner of two popular establishments in Port Townsend:  Alchemy Bistro and Wine Bar and Siren's Pub.  She was the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce President in 2010 and currently serves on the Port Townsend City Council. 

 

 

 

 

Kate BurkeKate Burke, Director

Kate Burke is currently the Marketing Manager for Jefferson Healthcare, the largest employer in Jefferson County.  She had been in the public parks sector for more than 25 years and came to Port Townsend in 2002 to be the Fort Worden area parks manager.  Kate has been part of the Port Townsend community serving on various boards and advisory committees such as the past president of the Chamber of Commerce, Jefferson Land Trust, Centrum, Port Townsend Marine Science Center and Coast Artillery Museum.  She is a Founding Member of the Port Townsend School of Woodworking and a current member of the Port Townsend Elks.  

 

 

Carla Caldwell, JCCF Executive Director

Before entering the nonprofit sector, Carla was a teacher and principal, as well as Director of Adult Education and Lay Ministry for the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle.  She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Washington and a Master of Divinity from Seattle University.

Carla serves as Executive Director to both JCCF and United Good Neighbors of Jefferson County.

 

 

DebbieReidDebbie Reid, JCCF Administrative Assistant

A graduate of Western Washington University, with many professional experiences working in a staff capacity for non-profit organizations, Debbie brings a myriad of experience and enthusiasm to the administrative operations of JCCF.  She is a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, an organization established to promote and provide educational opportunities for women, and is a member of the First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir.  Debbie's most valued role in life is that of mother to three "amazing" children.  Debbie is the Administrative Assistant for both JCCF and United Good Neighbors of Jefferson County (UGN).

 

board_anneschneiderAnne Schneider, JCCF Board Ambassador

After serving two terms on the JCCF Board of Directors, Anne continues to promote and advocate for the foundation.  As Board Ambassador, Anne lends her extensive community leadership experience and her creative vision to JCCF programs.

 

 

 

Cindy Hill Finnie, JCCF Board Ambassador
Cindy continues her involvement with JCCF as a Board Ambassador. Her two terms as JCCF Board of Directors, combined with her leadership experience in arts and community projects makes CIndy a valuable ally in promoting JCCF's mission.

 

 

 

 

David Goldsmith, JCCF Board Ambassador
With over 30 years of experience as a public servant and leadership positions in civic organizations, including two terms on the JCCF Board of Directors, David is valued in his role as JCCF Board Ambassador. David has worked exensively with community nonprofits, and understands the importance building stable and sustainable organizations.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Karen NicholsKaren Nichols, JCCF Board Ambassador
Karen served on the Board of Directors as Secretary and Scholarship Committee member. Having been a community member, business owner, and supporter of the nonprofit community, Karen is an important voice in promoting JCCF's mission and vision for our community.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Carol McGough jccf boardCarol McGough, JCCF Founder and Communications Manager

Carol was the convener of the Steering Committee that formed the foundation in 1995. She served on the founding Board of Directors and continues to be a key volunteer and advisor.  She currently maintains the JCCF website, writes news releases, and creates promotional materials for JCCF.

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