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Village Green Foundation

​2017 Board of Directors


McClure Consulting, LLC   

Principal of McClure Consulting Company, Mary has 45 years experience providing consulting services and business solutions for both private companies and public projects. Mary is also one of the founders of the Kingston Farmers' Market and currently serves as Commissioner for the Port of Kingston. Mary has been a Kingston resident since 1988.


gale kirsopp, treasurer

President / CEO, 4800 Group



Retired, VP Plant Engineering, UPS

Dave is Past President of the Greater Kingston Kiwanis as well as Vice-President of the Kingston Chamber Stakeholder's Committee and Vice-President of the Chamber's Events Committee. He serves on the Kitsap County Department of Community Development's Advisory Committee. In 2009 Dave oversaw the conversion of the military housing site to our Village Green Park utilizing over 80 volunteers. From 2010 - 2017, he oversaw the site development, infrastructure construction, building design and construction of our new Village Green Community Center. Dave has been a Kingston resident since 2000.


Katherine de bruyn, Secretary

Retired, Chief Information Officer, Perkins Coie

Currently serves on the Boards of the Seattle International Film Festival and Town Hall of Seattle. She also supports the Benaroya Research Institute. Past Board memberships include: Kinsey Institute, Indiana University; Technology Access Foundation, Seattle; American Lung Association of Washington; and the West Sound Wildlife Shelter on Bainbridge. Katherine has made her home in Kingston since 1979.



betsy cooper

Retired from Public Service

Betsy is a marine scientist whose career has focused on enviornmental policy. She worked for the City of New York and King County in watershed protection, environmental review and wastewater treatment. She has been active with local environmental groups and serving on Kingston planning advisory committees and on the Kingston Citizens Adviosry Council. Betsy has been a resident of Kingston since 1996.


Michele laboda

Community Services Specialist for North Kitsap Fire & Rescue 

Michele's long-standing support of the Village Green and other key organizations springs from the idea that a community is strengthened when its members can form connection through multi-use spaces like the Village Green. Working with local presschool and elementary students through NKF&R's prevention programs for over twenty years, Michele has strong ties with educators as well as with children and their families. She has worked in Kingston since 1994 and lived here since 1999.


chad lyons

Principal, Lyons Painting & Design, LLC    

Currently serves on the Executive Board of Kitsap Builders Association, Board of Directors of PDCA Commercial Forum, and Olympic Construction Partnership. Also, serves as an active member for KEDA and Chambers of Commerce for Kingston, Poulsbo and Bainbridge Isalnd. Chad moved to Kingston in 1998. 




Co-founder, Martingale Company   

Trustee, Past President and Co-Founder of Martingale Company, a publishing company. Because of her 32-year association with Martingale, Nancy has extensive business experieince that is invaluable to the Board and the project. Her involvement with the Kingston Chamber of Commerce and Kingston Stakeholders are a vital link to the other developments taking place in Kingston. She moved to Kingston in 2003. 




Metropolitan Park Commissioner   

Bobbie served as Foundation Board President from 2004-2008, then as Executive Director, 2008-2010, and is one of 5 commissioners of the Village Green Metropolitan Park District. Bobbie is a non-voting member who provides liaison to the MPD. Bobbie is a Certified Management Accountant who used to work in corporate financial management an has advanced degrees in adult education and workplace training. She first moved to Kingston in 1989. 


ceci sittser

Physician Liaison, Kitsap Physical Therapy & Sports Clinics    

Ceci works throughout Puget Sound connecting patients and physicians. She is an active member of the Medical Society and a member of the "Learning in the Olympics" committee which provides high quality continuing education for health care workers helping improve patient care. Ceci graduated from the University of Oregon and has advanced degrees in Marketing and Finance. In addition to serving on the Village Green Foundation Board, Ceci is the Chair of the VGF Senior & Adult Program Committee. Ceci volunteers numerous hours throughout Kitsap County helping charitable organizations, fun runs, community events and tribal elder programs. Ceci has been a Kingston community member since 2010.



debi tanner

​Financial Advisor, Edward Jones, Kingston

Current President of Kiwanis of Greater Poulsbo, current Board member of Kingston Chamber of Commerce, current Secretary of Princeton Point HOA, and active member of Soroptimist International of Greater North Kitsap. Debi has been a local resident ssince 1993.


Tomi Whalen,

Branch Librarian, Kitsap Regional Library    

Currently Branch Manager for both the Kingston and Little Boston branches of Kitsap Regional Library, Tomi brings experience in raising funds for the new library built at Little Boston as part of the Port Gamble S'Klallam House of Knowledge project. Tomi has lived in Kingston since childhood. 




Daniel Johnson,MSW

Executive Director, Village Green Foundation 

Daniel has worked in non-profit leadership for more than 35 years. He has an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters of Social Work in the area of community organizational services and non-profit management from the University of Washington. Daniel’s professional career has focused on fundraising, marketing, board development, strategic planning, change management and leadership. Joining Boys & Girls Clubs of King County in 1995 as a Branch Executive Director, he rose through the ranks to President & CEO where he served for 12 years. Under his leadership he raised $48M for capital improvements, grew the organization from a $6M to $14M serving 18,000 children with a staff of 400 and won top program in the nation two years in a row. Since leaving Boys & Girls Clubs Daniel has provided non-profit consulting.