Our Board


Amanda is the CEO of Good Man Sanitation. She currently serves as Vice President of the Jefferson County Homebuilders Association and, is a founding member of the Jefferson County Collective Impact initiative and the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Network. Amanda was raised in a multi-generational, multicultural household and from an early age encouraged participation in civic and community activism. She strives to collaborate with local businesses and entrepreneurs to support the sustainable growth of living-wage jobs and to retain young families in Jefferson County. Amanda lives locally with her partner and their children.

The finest people call this place home and there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.

Vice Chair

For over 30 years, Teresa Verraes has been an innovator, entrepreneur and community leader in Jefferson County and beyond. She is the Executive Director at Northwind Art, founding director of the Port Townsend School of the Arts. Each community of Jefferson County has its own set of opportunities and challenges and JCF is here to provide the information and tools we need to make positive change for generations to come. Our community has a big heart and so many of us aren’t afraid to put our money where our mission is. We want to make a difference and I get great joy out of sharing how JCF can assist folks, focus resources and magnify the impacts on the things we collectively and individually care about.

Secretary/Resource Development Chair

Kate Roosevelt is passionate about the ability of the social sector and its leaders, partners, and champions to make lasting positive change in the world. She deeply values the unique role community foundations like JCF play in facilitating that change. She is Co-President of Campbell & Company, a national consulting firm that helps a wide range of nonprofit organizations grow and transform their impact through fundraising, communications, data science, and executive recruiting. I’m involved with JCF to help ensure Jefferson County is working and thriving for everyone who chooses to live here, especially those who are often marginalized and overlooked.


Katie Oman is the Chief Operating Officer of the Northwest Maritime Center. She joined NWMC in early 2021 after twenty years consulting on capital project and business planning for cultural nonprofits, cities, and educational institutions across North America. She holds an undergraduate degree in Architecture and a master’s in Public History and Cultural Heritage, with a focus in the economics of arts, culture, and heritage. Katie believes deeply in the power of nonprofit organizations to create and sustain public value in their communities over the long term. This requires a robust network of local supporters who share that vision for long-term value that transcends economic changes, social trends, and political cycles. Community foundations like JCF help people create and sustain this kind of lasting impact.

Being involved in supporting our community and helping people in so many different ways!

Board Member

Heidi Eisenhour serves District 2 on the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners. She was formerly Chief Operations Officer at the Northwest Maritime Center and the Wooden Boat Foundation, and Executive Director of Jefferson Land Trust. She has lived in Port Hadlock since the early 80’s and still resides there with her husband Ike, three dogs — Roux, Annabelle, and Milo — as well as 18 chickens. Her commitment to our community is what inspired her to serve on JCF’s Board. She saw JCF rising to the occasion of the COVID-19 pandemic and wanted to stay closely aligned with the efforts JCF was leading from housing our working families to serving our unhoused neighbors. She sees JCF as one of the guiding lights in our community and is proud to serve on the board. She hopes that through the work of organizations like JCF, and local government efforts, we can collaboratively build models for a vibrant future here in Jefferson County.

It’s the place and people that have kept me here, at home, for over 40 years.

Board Member

Bio to come.

A great community of engaged and caring people, and we are immersed in natural beauty.

Board Member

Christine O’Connor is a nationally respected career coach, and retired executive search consultant and arts administrator, with extensive experience in nonprofit management, recruitment, fundraising, and organizational consulting. She has developed and taught undergraduate or graduate-level arts management courses at Seattle University, University of Washington, and San Francisco State University, and has a longstanding commitment to increasing access to education, the arts, and economic opportunity.

She values JCF’s commitment to fostering consensus, collaboration, and positive change, as well as the Foundation’s commitment to listen and learn as it plays an active role in building community in this beautiful region.

I love the proximity of sea, land, and people forging a community dedicated to caring for all three.

Board Member

Susea Albee has been a self-employed accountant for over 20 years. Her specialty is helping organizations fulfill their mission by having accurate and current financial statements and crafting budgets that create and illuminate capacity.  She developed a passion for collaborative problem-solving and community building by serving on several public broadcasting boards in Alaska at the local, regional, and state levels for over two decades. 

She sees JCF as stewards of community values and sustainability and is honored and excited to be a part of this vibrant and forward-thinking organization. Susea sailed from Lummi Island to southeast Alaska in 1998 and lived on a sailboat raising 2 sons while starting her business and training to run ultra marathons. She returned home to the Pacific Northwest mid 2020 and lives in the woods with her son who attends Port Townsend High School and their rescue dog and adventure cat.