Governance


Peter Raiswell - PRESIDENT


Peter's wide-ranging career experience includes finance, medical technology, and a variety of leadership positions. He also serves as Commodore of the Auxiliary for Coast Guard District 13, covering Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. From 2009 to 2019 Peter served with the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a field deployed Chief of Staff in federally declared major disasters.


Lori Hamilton Ridgeway - VICE-PRESIDENT


Michael is a retired social worker who spent over thirty years working with various disadvantaged populations, including 14 years as a Child Protective Service worker in Port Angeles. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Social Word and Community Planning in 1989 and has lived in Sequim since 1997.
 


Stuart Koop - TREASURER


Stuart Koop retired after 2 twenty-year careers. The first was in IT Services and the second was in Finance and Administration. Both careers were at several small colleges of 800-2000 students in the Midwest, East and West. He has an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Central College in Iowa and a masters degree in management information systems from University of Illinois-Springfield. He has lived in Sequim just over 4 years.


Karen Affeld - SECRETARY


Karen is Executive Director of the North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation & Development Council (NODC), the Economic Development District for Jefferson and Clallam counties. She has more than 25 years of experience in rural development, fundraising and non-profit administration, both as a staff and board member. She has lived in the Port Angeles area for five years. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.


At Large Directors


Wendy Brown, RN - DIRECTOR


During a 30 year career in nursing at both the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Wendy worked to provide direct patient and to ensure the protection of people who were "subjects" in research studies focused in oncology and HIV/AIDS. She retired in 2014 as the UW Assistant Director for Research Quality and Compliance where she developed the institution's first research education and monitoring program.


Mike Crim - DIRECTOR


Mike graduated from the University of Washington (UW) medical school and did his residency in Boise, ID, a UW affiliated program. He is a retired Family Practice Physician who practiced in Sequim for the past 30 years with the last 20 years at the Jamestown Family Practice. While in practice, Mike referred many patients to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County (VHOCC). He helped with VHOCC fundraising at the Reach for Hospice benefit regatta hosted by the Sequim Bay Yacht club for 30 years. He and his wife Lorrie, a retired Oncology Nurse still live in Sequim.


Roger Oakes - DIRECTOR


Roger is a retired family physician, who grew up in Port Angeles and practiced in this community for many years. He has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University, then graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. After serving in Vietnam as a Battalion Surgeon with the 101st Airborne, he returned to the UW to complete his residency training in family medicine. He is thrilled to be a part of Volunteer Hospice and contributing to keeping Rose Crumb's dream alive. Married with two sons who are also family physicians, he strongly believes in community service and the value of all families. Over the years much of his free time has been spent hiking, climbing, and skiing in the Olympics.


Tyrrell Prosser - DIRECTOR



Ted Ripley - DIRECTOR